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The 27 Best Books About Love For Valentines Day

27 must be the number of love, because without trying we consulted 27 “Best valentines Day” book lists and came away with 27 titles appearing on more than one list and an additional 278 titles appearing on a single list a piece. Read two books a day until February 14th and then spend the extra half day you have at the end to shower your significant other with all the loving poetry, feelings, and positions (the Kama Sutra is on here after all) you sponged from your reading the previous two weeks.



The Top 27 Books For Valentines Day


27) All for Love by Laura Stoddart

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All For Love- A Romantic Anthology by Laura Stoddart


26) Endless Love by Scott Spencer

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Endless Love by Scott Spencer


25) Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

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Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie


24) Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


23) Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney Illustrated by Anita Jeram

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Guess How Much I Love You (Little Nutbrown Hare : Mały brązowy zajączek) by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram


22) Huggy Kissy by Leslie Patricelli

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Huggy Kissy (Leslie Patricelli Board Books) by Leslie Patricelli


21) Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Edith Grossman (Translator)


20) Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare


19) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


18) Paris, A Love Story: A Memoir by Kati Marton

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Paris- A Love Story by Kati Marton


17) The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

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The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner


16) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


15) The Kama Sutra

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The Kama Sutra


14) The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough


13) The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Harold Fry #1) by Rachel Joyce


12) The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton

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The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart (The Very Fairy Princess) by Julie Andrews Edwards, Christine Davenier (Illustrator)


11) To be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal

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To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal


10) Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda

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Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda


9) All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by David Isay

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All There Is- Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay


8) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


7) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë,


6) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


5) The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

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The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan


4) The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice

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The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, Anne Rice


3) The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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2) Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë


1) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Appears on: 8 Lists
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen



The Additional 278 Best Valentines Day Books Appearing on a Single List


 

  • 101 Quizzes for Couples: Take These Tests to Find Out Who Really Knows Who!
  • 150 Shades of Play
  • A FAREWELL TO ARMS BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY
  • A Jane Austen Education
  • A Kiss Like This Mary Murphy
  • A Million First Dates: Solving the Puzzle of Online Dating
  • A Sport and a Pastime, James Salter
  • A Ticket to the Circus, by Norris Church Mailer
  • Above All Things by Tanis Rideout
  • All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost, Lan Samantha Chang
  • Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • An Amish Cradle” by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Vannetta Chapman
  • Angels Landing: A Cavanaugh Island Novel Rochelle Alers
  • Angels Walking: A Novel” by Karen Kingsbury
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
  • Anna Karenina
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Are You My Husband?’ by Rachel Carpenter and Sarah Bereckzki
  • Arturo’s Island, by Elsa Morante
  • Austensibly Ordinary Alyssa Goodnight
  • Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
  • Bad Behavior, Mary Gaitskill
  • Beach House No. 9 Christie Ridgway
  • Beautiful Sacrifice Elizabeth Lowell
  • Betty Crocker Cooking for Two: More Than 130 Delicious Recipes to Enjoy Together Betty Crocker
  • Beyond the Sunrise” by Mary Balogh
  • Big Sky Country Linda Lael Miller
  • BIRTHING THE ELEPHANT: THE WOMAN’S GO-FOR-IT! GUIDE TO OVERCOMING THE BIG CHALLENGES OF LAUNCHING A BUSINESS
  • Born of Fury (A League Novel)” by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Born of Silence: A League Novel Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Both Sides of Time by Caroline B. Cooney
  • Brideshead Revisited
  • Bridged (Callahan & McLane)” by Kendra Elliot
  • Bridges of Madison County
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  • CakeLove in the Morning: Recipes for Muffins, Scones, Pancakes, Waffles, Biscuits, Frittatas, and Other Breakfast Treats Joshua
    Cogan
  • Casually Cursed (A Southern Witch Novel)” by Kimberly Frost
  • Close Range: Wyoming Stories, Annie Proulx
  • Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Couples, John Updike
  • Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed Leslie Maitland
  • Damage, Josephine Hart
  • Dangerous Liaisons, Choderlos de Laclos
  • Darling Jim” by Christian Moerk
  • Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
  • Days of Abandonment, by Elena Ferrante
  • Deadly Echoes (Finding Sanctuary)” by Nancy Mehl
  • Death in Venice, Thomas Mann
  • Delta of Venus, Anaïs Nin
  • Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats That Shine Shaina Olmanson
  • Divide These
  • Emma,
  • Fangirl
  • Fanny Hill, John Cleland
  • Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy
  • Far from the Tree, by Andrew Solomon
  • Fear of Flying, Erica Jong
  • FIT2LOVE
  • Forbidden to Love the Duke: The Fenwick Sisters Affairs” by Jillian Hunter
  • Forever (Judy Blume)
  • Foxfire, Joyce Carol Oates
  • FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE by Marilyn Brant
  • Geek Love, by Katherine Dunn
  • Get Laid: 152 Ways to Seal the Deal’ by Amanda Hunter
  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • Girls in White Dresses
  • Going Solo
  • Gone Girl(Gillian Flynn)
  • Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love
  • Happy Together: Creating a Lifetime of Connection, Commitment, and Intimacy by Bill Cloke, Ph.D.
  • He Said, She Said
  • Hero” by Samantha Young
  • Highland Guard (The Murrays)” by Hannah Howell
  • House of Mirth
  • HOW DO LIONS SAY I LOVE YOU? BY DIANE MULDROW
  • How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance Marilyn Yalom
  • HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA BY JEAN REAGAN
  • How to Speak Fluent Lovey Dovey in 11 Languages in 24 Hours’ by Karen Salmansohn
  • How to Tell If Your Boyfriend is the Antichrist’ by Patricia Carlin
  • Hug
  • Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton
  • Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh
  • I Haiku You Betsy Snyder
  • I Like You
  • I LOVE YOU, VALENTINE! BY CINDY BRACKEN
  • If You Could Be Mine
  • IRON BUTTERFLIES by Birute Regine
  • Jaguar Pride (Heart of the Jaguar)” by Terry Spear
  • Joie de Vivre: Secretes of Wining, Dining, and Romancing Like the French Harriet Welty Rochefort
  • Just Kids, by Patti Smith
  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D.H. Lawrence
  • Laughable Loves, Milan Kundera
  • LEAVING WITH LOVE: ETERNAL MESSAGES FROM THE HEART by Gayla Gabriel
  • Let’s Throw a Valentine’s Day Party! Rachel Lynette
  • Letters of Ted Hughes
  • Little Failure
  • LIVING WITH CERTAINTY: EXPERIENCE DEEP-SOUL JOY written by Kristi LeBlanc
  • Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  • Lord Byron: The Major Works, Lord Byron
  • Love and Summer, by William Trevor
  • Love Is a Mix Tape, by Rob Sheffield
  • Love Journal
  • Love Letters of Great Men & Women, compiled by C.H. Charles
  • Love Letters of Great Men’ by John c. Kirkland
  • LOVE MONSTER BY RACHEL BRIGHT
  • Love Poems compiled by C.N. Edwards
  • Love Poems, Carol Ann Duffy, Picador
  • Love Poems, from Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets
  • Love Story by Erich Segal
  • Love, Splat
  • Love: Quotes and Passages From the Heart
  • Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
  • Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson
  • Make Me Yours Sophia Shaw
  • Marriage Poems from Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets
  • MARRYING GEORGE CLOONEY
  • Mating, Norman Rush
  • Me Without You by Ralph Lazar and Lisa Swerling
  • Missed Connections’ by Sophie Blackall
  • Modern Dating: A Field Guide
  • MY HEART IS LIKE A ZOO BY MICHAEL HALL
  • My Mistress’s Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro, edited by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • My Secret Garden, Nancy Friday
  • Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine
  • Netsuke” by Rikki Ducornet
  • Neü Sex
  • Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date
  • New Uses for Old Boyfriends” by Beth Kendrick
  • Next, James Hynes
  • No Cheating, No Dying
  • North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Not Merely Because of the Unknown That Was Stalking Toward Them” by Jenny Boully
  • ON TOBY’S TERMS by author Charmaine Hammond
  • One Girl Cookies: Recipes for Cakes, Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies, and Cookies from Brooklyn’s Beloved Bakery Dawn Casale
  • One Good Earl Deserves a Lover: The Second Rule of Scoundrels Sarah MacLean
  • One Last Thing Before I Go
  • One Wish (Thunder Point)” by Robyn Carr
  • OPENING THE GATES OF THE HEART: A JOURNEY OF HEALING
  • Orlando, Virginia Woolf
  • Our Love is Here to Stay Postcards
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Overcome (The Breeds)” by Lora Leigh
  • Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) Amy Thomas
  • Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch, Ph.D
  • Penguin’s Poems for Love, ed. Laura Barber
  • Persuasion, by Jane Austen
  • PETALS FROM THE SKY by Mingmei Yip
  • Peyton Place, Grace Metalious
  • Plant a Kiss,
  • Portrait of a Lady
  • Possession, A.S. Byatt
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Radioactive’ by Lauren Redniss
  • Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier
  • Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abromovitch
  • ROMEO AND JULIET BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
  • Rookery” by Traci Brimhall
  • Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
  • Rubyfruit Jungle, Rita Mae Brown
  • See a Heart, Share a Heart Eric Telchin
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Sex After . . . : Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes
  • Sexually, I’m More of a Switzerland,
  • Shakespeare’s Love Sonnets’ Illustrated by Caitlin Keegan
  • She Laughted at Love Valentines
  • Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh
  • Shiver Karen Robards
  • Silence Once Begun, by Jesse Ball
  • Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts: Quicker, Smarter Recipes Alice Medrich
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Pearl Poet
  • Snowy Valentine
  • Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
  • Somerset, by Leila Meacham
  • Splat the Cat: Funny Valentine Rob Scotton
  • Sprinklebakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist Heather Baird
  • State of Wonder.
  • Stella Bain, by Anita Shreve
  • Still Life with Bread Crumbs, by Anna Quindlen
  • Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
  • Stoner, by John Williams
  • Story of O, Pauline Réage
  • Story of the Eye, Georges Bataille
  • Sweet Stuff: A Cupcake Club Romance Donna Kauffman
  • The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
  • THE ANGEL & THE BROWN-EYED BOY by Sandy Nathan
  • The Art of Eating, by MFK Fisher
  • The Bible
  • THE BIGGEST KISS BY JOANNA WALSH AND JUDI ABBOT
  • The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing, by Rumi
  • The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae Stephanie Laurens
  • The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home Diana Kuan
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean M. Auel
  • The Companion Guide to Venice
  • The Complete Claudine, Colette
  • The Cookie Sutra’ by Edward Jaye
  • The Crane Wife
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  • The Dot and the Line’ by Norton Juster
  • The Dud Avocado
  • The English Patient
  • The Epicure’s Lament, Kate Christensen
  • The Epicurious Cookbook: More Than 250 of Our Best-Loved, Four-Fork Recipes for Weeknights, Weekends, and Special Occasions Tanya
    Wenman Steel
  • The Feast of Love
  • The First Kiss (Sweetest Kisses)” by Grace Burrowes
  • The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  • The Folding Star, Alan Hollinghurst
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Contini, by Giorgio Bassani
  • The Girls of Mischief Bay” by Susan Mallery
  • The Giving Tree.” (Shel Silverstein)
  • The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss
  • The Immortal Who Loved Me: An Argeneau Novel” by Lyndsay Sands
  • The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Joy of Sex
  • The Last Enchantments
  • The Letters of TS Eliot
  • The Little Book of Heartbreak: Love Gone Wrong Through the Ages, by Meghan Laslocky
  • The Look of Love’ by Jennifer McKnight-Trontz
  • The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn
  • The Lover, Marguerite Duras
  • The Magus, John Fowles
  • THE MAN WHISPERER
  • The Married Kama Sutra
  • The Midwife of Hope River” (Patsy Harman)
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo
  • The New Faber Book of Love Poems, ed. James Fenton
  • The New InterCourses: An Aphrodesiac Cookbook’ by martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge
  • The Newlywed Cookbook: Fresh Ideas and Modern Recipes for Cooking With and For Each Other Sarah Copeland
  • The Picador Book of Love Poems, ed. John Stammers
  • The Princess Bride, William Goldman
  • The Proposal Mary Balogh
  • The Raven” by Sylvain Reynard
  • The Scent of Pine, by Lara Vapnyar
  • The Science of Kissing
  • The Science of Love Robin Dunbar
  • The Science of Single
  • The Secret History, Donna Tartt
  • The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver
  • The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex
  • The Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
  • The Son
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  • The Struggle Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
  • The Tutor’s Daughter Julie Klassen
  • The Valentine Bears
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Virgins, Pamela Erens
  • The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever Brenda Ferber
  • There’s No One I Love Like You Jutta Langreuter
  • Too Many Valentines
  • Troilus and Criseyde
  • Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Twenty-Seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit
  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  • Two in the Kitchen: A Cookbook for Newlyweds Christine Dufault and Jordan Mackay
  • Twosomes: Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom Marilyn Singer
  • Under the Roofs of Paris, Henry Miller
  • Under the Wide and Starry Sky, by Nancy Horan
  • Us: Americans Talk About Love
  • Vaclev & Lena by Haley Tanner
  • Vampires in the Lemon Grove
  • Vintage Cakes: Timeless Recipes for Cupcakes, Flips, Rolls, Layer, Angel, Bundt, Chiffon, and Icebox Cakes for Today’s Sweet Tooth
    Julie Richarson
  • Viper Game: A GhostWalker Novel” by Christine Feehan
  • Vox, Nicholson Baker
  • Wedding Bell Blues’ by Michael Barson and Steven Heller
  • Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
  • Why Can’t You Read My Mind? Overcoming the 9 Toxic Thought Patterns that Get in the Way of a Loving Relationship by Jeffrey Bernstein,
    Ph.D. and Susan Magee
  • Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman
  • Wild Horses (The Montana Hamiltons)” by B. J. Daniels
  • Words in Air
  • You Are My Cupcake by Joyce Wan
  • You’re Lovable to Me
  • Zombie in Love

The 27 “Best Valentines Day” Book Lists Arranged by Date Published

 

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