Valentine’s Day = love in the air, so of course, some of us are in the mood for books focused on love and romance. We’ve put together a list of our favorite love literature. We recommend a fluffy blanket and a nice bottle of rosé. Whether you decide to celebrate or completely ignore this holiday, at least it’s a great excuse to dive into some captivating love stories, and then some. From classics to just-debuted, there’s a novel for every reader.
I heard about this book through a friend of a friend who has sworn they re-read it every year. This was also adapted into a foreign movie. A coming of age tale combined with romance makes for endless page turns. There is a lot of complexity of the relationships with the main characters in this novel, which really drew me in. This is a great read for those who like vivid images painted with words. Murakami makes no mistakes in taking us through the emotional turmoil of love, loss, and understanding.
Can’t get enough of Penn Badgley stalking women on your TV screen? Try reading the actual book! Part romance, part startling thriller, there’s nothing that Kepnes missed in her debut novel. Turn off Netflix and read the original inspiration instead. I bet you’ll rethink keeping your social media accounts public after this.
Picture an alternate, modern universe where the First Son of the U.S. falls for the Prince of Wales. Do you even need to insert any other kind of drama to drive this novel? No, but McQuiston paints such a vivid image that you’ll probably end up having to remind yourself that we don’t have two ‘princes’ in love in real life. As a dramedy, this book is perfect for getting lost in after a long day at the office.
If you miss the angst of “Game of Thrones,” then this series is the perfect new reading escape. A historical time-traveling topic that revolves around the ultimate romance story of lovers torn by the science of time…and of a ton of other dramatic details, makes for the perfect romance novel.
If you’re not reading Jane Austen around Valentine’s Day, are you even reading? This classic is my favorite novel and movie. Mr. Darcy, the original broody dreamboat is here to remind you of what love was like “back in the day.” A string of misunderstandings, which could easily be translated to the modern-day, leads to one of the most well-known love stories of today.
My first introduction to the endless talents of Jojo Moyes came from this trilogy. If you’re nursing a heartbreak, or just enjoy getting involved in the endless tornado of emotions that is life, then you’ll love this book. I literally read this one in just two days.
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