7 Romantic Reads to Put You in the V-Day Mood
If you resolved to read more in the new year, you might be looking at the best books of 2016 and thinking the list (though totes exciting!) is a bit daunting. Reading, say, 50 books in one year might sound like a crazy goal, but once you start spending time with characters you really care about, the chapters just fly by — and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better page-turner than a romantic read. Here are seven of our favorites to get your heart singing.
1. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah ($28): This piece of historical fiction focuses on a pair of sisters who live in a Nazi-occupied French town during WWII. Even though they have different roles in their homes and country, love is the common thing they’re fighting for.
4. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson ($11): This non-linear story has two first-person protagonists: Jude and Noah, a twin boy and girl who each have different perspectives on the way they grew up — as well as the way love fits into their lives and relationship with each other.
7. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger ($16): Yes, the chemistry between Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana is timeless in the 2009 movie. But if you take the time to read the book, the details, backstories and magic of the plot come to life in a way that even our favorite actors can’t imitate.