February 14

Book Love on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2015

This is totally an impulse post for me. The last few days, I haven’t been dreading Valentine’s Day, but I’ve been thinking about how unexpectedly different my life is this year on this day. This morning, however, I woke up, and I was just feeling so filled with love for the friends and family in my life who have been so awesome and so supportive and so loving and so caring during the last several weeks of “life snags” for me. This is a day for love, regardless of whose love you are celebrating, so go out and make the most of it!

Now, for those of you with a love for books (and I know there’s more than a few of you out there), I will offer some reading suggestions for today to fit your mood and feeling towards love today. Hopefully there’s something to strike your fancy below! If not, let me know, and we’ll find the perfect book for you together!


Nontraditional Love Stories

(but love stories nonetheless)

I absolutely adored The Paris Wife. Although you will be frustrated at times with how the love story plays out, you can feel the intensity of love between Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley. The love story may not end the way you’d like, but it will be past Valentine’s Day when you get to that part :) .

You all know my love for all books Renee Rosen, and as I write this post, I realize that she is the queen of nontraditional love stories! I would recommend either Dollface or What the Lady Wants as great love stories for Valentine’s Day!


Traditional (Well, Kind Of) Love Stories

 You all know my love All The Bright Places! This book will make you cry without a doubt, but if you want a story about finding love in unexpected places, then this is a good read for you! Violet and Finch have made a lasting impression on me!

Another YA love story that will warm your heart is The Fault in Our Stars. It will also make you cry, but it is a story and a couple that you will love!

If You Feel Like Hating Love…..

Really, what book do you question love more in than Gone Girl? You will be disgusted with the “love” you find in these pages! Honestly, I think I’m going to leave it at one recommendation for this category because this book seems to epitomize hateful love to me.

Loving Yourself

Wild is a book that I read when I was going through somewhat of a rough patch in life. Strayed’s journey to refind herself was moving for me, and I highly recommend this book if you are in a transitional phase in life.

The Last Lecture is a book that also moved me, but in a very different way than Wild. It will remind you to focus on the many things you have to be grateful for even when life seems bleak.


Celebrating Friendship Love

I just finished Friendship a couple of hours ago. Although this book started slowly for me, and there are some downsides overall, I do love how it portrays that friendships have ups and downs and evolve and grow over time as people grow and change themselves. I love when true friendship always wins out!

It’s been a while since I’ve read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but I remember loving this quick, heart warming read. I love girl power!


What books would you recommend to read today? 

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Posted February 14, 2015 by Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings in category "book recommendations


  1. By Martie on

    You are such an amazing person! Love that you have been so open about what you are feeling!
    Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

    Love Fault in our Stars.

    1. By cubbieblue26@gmail.com (Post author) on

      Thanks Martie! May you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and a very happy birthday!!!!


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