Valentine’s Day is next week and whether you have plans or not, one thing you need to incorporate into your day is a book! If you already do have books on your agenda, congratulations – you’re a stellar bookworm! But for those of us who are thinking of drowning in crappy TV, think again. A book on Valentine’s Day is the best love one could get. Here are five romantic books you could read on Valentine’s Day!
1) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Over a year in 1986, Eleanor & Park fell in love. This story will bring you back to remembering your first love and will give you a glimpse into this love story between two misfits.
2) Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
While Catherine and Heathcliff’s love story isn’t at all traditional, there’s no doubting the romance between them. Even when Heathcliff cries out in agony over Catherine’s grave (spoiler alert), this Brontë classic is sure to bring your Valentine’s Day a serious and romantic read.
3) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
If Claire and Jamie aren’t on the top of your list this Valentine’s, what are you thinking?! Claire travels through time and falls in love with Jamie and well, I won’t give away anything else. Outlander is one of those books that will draw you in and keep you in with the twisted, yet true love story.
4) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Okay – if there’s one English classic you need to read this holiday, it’s Pride and Prejudice. The complicated relationship between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet is one of the most celebrated romance novels of all time. Over 200 years later, and people still love it!
5) The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
We’re all familiar with the movie, but how many of you have read the book? This heart-breaking, at times frustrating novel is sure to add some love to your Valentine’s Day. Curl up with The Notebook, make yourself a cup of tea, and prepare to shed some tears of love.
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