Fiction books about love for Valentine’s Day and beyond
This. This book right here is what helped me find my love for rom-com/modern romance reads. Imagine this: You’re the first son of the United States and you fall in love with your sworn enemy, who also happens to be a prince. Can you imagine the media frenzy and speculation? Well, we dive real deep into this dynamic in Red, White & Royal Blue. As soon as I finished this book I already wanted to re-read it. It’s THAT good, y’all.
Casey McQuiston is a GENIUS and I cannot wait for her sophomore effort to come out. You can certainly bet I’ll be pre-ordering that as soon as it’s available.
Also, once you do read this one, come back and tell me what you thought of it, please!
This was our second Literary League pick and I thoroughly enjoyed it for exactly what it is – a sweet rom-com story about missed opportunities, mixed signals, and miscommunication. This reminds me a bit of One Day In December, which I LOVED, so if you’re looking for a follow-up to that gem of a book, this one’s it!
This is a book about a different kind of love. Normal People is frustrating and intriguing and heartbreaking. Like her Conversations With Friends, Sally Rooney explores a nuanced love and how relationships shape our lives. This might not be a rom-com, but it’s a powerful novel that closely examines love’s unique ability to bring us together and simultaneously tear us apart.
I just finished up a book that I didn’t exactly love, so when I started this one this morning I was ecstatic. It feels so good to be reading an enjoyable book again. Truly though, it’s gotten me back into my reading groove and I’m feeling great. This one is particularly near and dear to my heart because it takes place right here in Atlanta! Let me set the scene for you: Two young ex-friends reconnect while volunteering for a state senate candidate, but not before spotting each other in a Target as one of them topples an entire pyramid of tangelos. Is that a meet cute or what?
Oh right, and it’s already topping the charts as a New York Times bestseller, in case you needed even more of a push to read this.
This is the perfect book for your winter blues. I read this one during the summer so I always equate it with sunny summer days, which is sure to perk you up if you’re over winter (which I am not because I love winter with all my heart. That’s for another day, though.). Jasmine Guillory is the *queen* of rom-com and The Proposal is one of my favorites. Picture this: You go to a baseball game with your boyfriend who you’re not really sure is going to be a long-term match and he ends up PROPOSING. On the big screen, which is also your nightmare.
Yep, that’s how this one kicks off. And, it’ll take you on quite the ride.
Have you read any books about love that you’re adoring lately?