Valentine’s Day… I can’t think of any other day that comes with so much pressure. If you’re single, you’re forced to watch all the “happy” couples celebrate their love all day and are bombarded with questions about your relationship status and how you plan to celebrate. On the other hand, if you’re in a relationship it can be just as bad, you stress to come up with the perfect gift/plan to really make your partner feel special and loved. But why? You don’t love that person more today than any other day. What’s the point? I guess I’ll never really understand the hype. In my opinion, we should celebrate our lives and loved ones every day. Then again, a little romance is nice from time to time. So whether you are single or in a relationship, if you want to soak up a little extra romance, check out the books below for your “love” fix!
THE NOTEBOOK-Nicholas Sparks
An intimate and addictive story about the romance between Noah and Allie is one that really stands the test of time, offering not just a touching love story but a real experience about the limitlessness of love.
THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE- Audrey Niffenegger
A life-affirming love story of a husband and wife that sees the limits of time and space completely melted away.
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS- John Green
A moving story of romance between two teens battling terminal illnesses. The young lovers experience a beautiful whirlwind romance, reaffirming to readers that the power of love can transcend everything, even death.
WUTHERING HEIGHTS- Emily Bronte
A classic, best enjoyed by the old-school romantic to really savor the deep and magnetic attraction between Catherine and her beau — a romance as eternal as the rocks beneath the famous moors of Wuthering Heights.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE- Jane Austen
Another classic, this story follows Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.