A February holiday in isolation- we've reached more than a year since the first case of Covid-19. How should we celebrate Valentine's Day with nothing but a book?
I've compiled a list of books to read this February 14th, when the winter seems to last for ages. For lovers of romance novels, and possibly rebellion, regret, drama, and destiny, here are some definite must-reads, from across decades:) You can find all of these on Goodreads!
To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han. While I am somewhat opposed to this series because of its half-hearted feminism, and messages that women should always say yes to everything (no!), I have to say that yes, this book is a classic romance novel. Many readers have fallen for the characters, the couples, and the plot. Who mailed the love letters????
You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson. Ah, this is one of our 2020 FAVORITES. We are rooting for these charming characters to find their way to each other:) We love this romance!
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. A passionate romance, but the question is, how will it come to be, if Madeline can't leave her house? You will see in this tragically lovely novel.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. A favorite among our members. This romance is amazing! A lot of you might have read this, but who's not up for a great re-read?
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Published April 7th, 2015, we still remember this book. I'm afraid I haven't read it, so no review, but I have heard amazing things about it! Have you read the 2020 release of Yes No Maybe So? One of my favorites. So this book is certainly on my February TBR!
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Another Want-To-Read book for me! This one's a light-hearted, funny book with some beloved characters. Or so I've heard... I've got a big list of books to read:)
Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, and Tobias Iaconis. Remember our December BOTM? ROOMANCEEEE:) again! Personally I am feeling slightly irritated at the romance genre at this point. Seriously, people, I don't think Valentine's Day has become more about love than store discounts and snacking excuses. But let's finish this list, at least!
Emma by Jane Austen. About 200 years ago this book was published, by a lady, Jane Austen's famous code name. We stand for female writers!!!! In this novel, our dear, witty Emma plays matchmaker for her small village. This isn't exactly a romance novel, if you don't make it so, but a great Valentine's Day read anyways. There was also a great movie, if you want to watch that!
Ok, that was my list. There are a lot of romance novels to read, so enjoy! And happy Valentine's Day!