I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that Valentine’s Day is an overhyped holiday. In fact, it’s not really a holiday at all! But I do think love is worth celebrating. Love of all shapes and sizes is fantastic. So today I’m sharing some books about love!
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
This is a great high fantasy YA series for older teens and adults, due to explicit sexual scenes. This series begins as a retelling of Beauty and the Beast but grows into so much more. These books depict several kinds of love: romantic, both healthy and not, and familial. This is one of my favorite series and I love book two even more!
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
This is another great YA novel. Here, our protagonist is dealing with his grief after his best friend and ex-boyfriend dies. He ends up connecting with his deceased friend’s newer boyfriend and the two find love in surprising places.
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
This is a retelling of Antigone and features a beautifully written story with dynamic characters and a compelling modernization. Shamsie writes eloquently of various types of love, including familial, romantic, and for your country.
The Time in Between by Maria Dueñas
This is one of my favorite books! Ultimately, this book mostly depicts love gone wrong and what it takes to survive different types of heartbreak. This story features fantastic storytelling and is quite the sweeping saga.
Literally any of Jane Austen’s books
I realize this is more of a catch all, but any of Austen’s novels would fall under the theme of today’s post. Her books feature courtships with varying degrees of success and Austen’s signature biting wit. You can read my overview post on Jane Austen here.
That’s it for today! What books about love do you recommend?