Welcome back to my blog. Today I am doing something a little bit different. I am doing a Valentines post. Generally speaking, I don’t get the point of Valentines. But I have decided to do a little post for all of you that love the season, or those of you that just like book recommendation. So today I am doing my Valentines Reads. If you have seen any of my previous reads posts then you will know what to expect from this. If you haven’t, then basically in talk about my books that I have been reading/love for a specific time of the year. Today’s books are all books with romances that I absolutely adore in them. They aren’t necessarily romance books, but they all contain a love story that I love. I really hope that makes sense. So, here are my valentines reads.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
This is a truly stunning story that will leave you breathless. In this book you follow Lou as she takes a new job as carer for Will, a paraplegic man who has lost his desire to carry on. Throughout this book you see Lou trying to keep Will going and attempting to bring him, essentially, to life, while unexpectedly falling for each other. This is a beautiful story that will truly leave you speechless The characters are so relatable and real, the storylines are so engaging and so incredibly well written. If you want a truly stunning romance, then this is the book for you.
When We Collided by Emery Lord
This book is a stunning young adult contemporary. It follows two main characters, Jonah and Vivi as they spend their summer falling in love with each other. Vivi whirls into town, this vibrant, bundle of energy and turns Jonah’s life upside down. All is not as simple as it may seem though. Jonah is still grieving his father, dealing with his mothers break down and trying to play parent to his three young siblings and Vivi has plenty of demons herself. It is a beautiful story about love and loss, darkness and light. It is truly wonderful.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
If you are looking for a dystopian series that will completely pull you in, this is the one for you. This trilogy is truly incredible. Set in a future USA, you follow 16 year old Tris as she tries to navigate her way through the complex but restricting world in which she lives. You follow her as she discovers who she is, falls in love and saves the people that she loves, multiple times. This trilogy is incredibly well written and very gripping. You cant help but be pulled into the story. They are the perfect books to lose yourself in. The relationship in this book is just so perfect. It always feels so real and you cant help but really feel a proper connection to Four and Tris, I love them.
Penryn And The End Of Days by Susan E E
I’m not going to say to much about this series as I have spoken about it so much already, but it is incredible. I absolutely love it. Set in a post apocalyptic world, where angles are ravaging the world. This book is full of loss and love, pain and glory. If you like books like The Hunger Games or Divergent, you need to read these incredible books. The storylines are incredible and the romance aspect of it is just so brilliant. It is very much a whirlwind romance that isn’t the full focus of the book, it is just an aspect of it. But I truly love the couple they are just so perfect for each other and my god, you need to read these books.
Summer Days And Summer Nights by Various
This isn’t a actually a novel, this book is a collection of 12 short stories, by 12 different authors. Some of the authors include, Cassandra Claire, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth and Jenifer E Smith among others. All of these stories are summer romances and they are brilliant. You will fall in love over and over again. Each and every story is just incredible. If you don’t have a lot of time to read or just want something very easy, this is the book for you.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is a beautiful story about magic and love. Once you start this book, you wont want to put it down. The main story follows Celia and Marco, two magicians that have been bound to complete against each other in a game of magic. You follow them as they help to create ‘Le Cirque Des Reves’, a magical circus that will fill your dreams, compete and fall in love. With beautiful writing, intriguing storylines and stunning characters, this is a book that you cant help but fall in love with. You will want to read it in one sitting.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
I’m not going to say to much about this one as I know everyone already knows all about it. This is a stunning YA contemporary about a pair of teenagers with cancer who fall in love as they fight for their lives. It is a truly stunning book that will leave you speechless and heartbroken. I don’t often full on cry at books, but I swear I was ugly crying while reading this book. If you are only going to read one book this year, it should be this one.
You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan
This is a truly unexpected story. You follow two teenagers, Mark and Katie, as they both are struggling their relationships. The pair meet and become instant friends and help each other navigate through the treacherous waters that are first love. The entire book is set over Pride week in San Francisco. This is a truly beautiful story full to the brim with love, in all shapes and forms. You cannot fail to be warmed by this story. What makes with story even better is that it is woven with some very deep and important messages, such as acceptance, tolerance and finding yourself. It is the perfect book for Valentines day.
And there we have it. As you can see none of them are really just standard romance novels, but literally all of them contain a brilliant love story that just tugs at the heart strings. All of these books are perfect for this time of year if, unlike me, you read love related books around valentines. They are also perfect if you just wanted some really good romance based book recommendation. I also haven’t included any books that already have a theme if that makes sense, so none that are set at Christmas or Halloween or so on. What have you been reading lately? Any recommendation? I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post and I will see you all again soon.