February 14, 2020– Ahhh, today is the day of love and to celebrate being in love. Whether it’s your spouse or a partner or yourself, here are some unconventional choices (that are my personal recommendations as I’ve read each one) that will help you fall in love with reading. For the record, love should be celebrated every day.
- The Bride Test by Helen Hoang– Khai Diep avoids relationships because his autism makes him feel unable to love. His well-meaning mother takes matters into her own hands and tries to find him a wife. Khai will soon find out that there is more than one way to love.
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens– My personal favourite. The driving, all-consuming power of love. And the loneliness of loving someone so much and never having them love you back. Enough said. (I’m not crying, you’re crying!)
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne-Oh man, this one is gut-wrenching, but another one of my most favourite love stories. Adulteress Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A to shame her. Her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, who she will never identify to the masses, is wracked with guilt, while her husband, Roger Chillingworth, seeks revenge.
- The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory-A really fun read about two people who get stuck in an elevator together and agree to pose as a fake couple at an ex’s wedding. Such a great book with a less than typical romance.
I hope that you’ll check out the list above! Happy Valentine’s Day!