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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We all enjoy a little romance on the day of love. Some turn to rom-coms on TV, but others enjoy a sweet romantic novel to get them their yearly dose of love. Here are some of the best romantic books to read on Valentine’s Day.
The first recommendation is any book by Kasie West. She is known for writing cute high school romance novels. They are all appropriate for anyone of any age and can make even the most cynical of people smile at the cheesiness. Some of her books are On the Fence, The Distance Between Us, P.S. I Like You, Listen to your Heart and By Your Side, among so many others.
If you prefer romance with some fantasy, then the Twilight series, by Stephenie Meyer, might be the book for you. It’s a series of books by Stephenie Meyer, and they have vampires and werewolves in them, and the romance is in the form of a love triangle. She just recently came out with a book called Midnight Sun, which is the first book, but in the male love interest’s perspective. Also by Meyer is a novella spin off in the perspective of a side character called The Short and Second Life of Bree Tanner, but I don’t suggest reading that book until after the end of Eclipse, the third book. That book is also a love story, albeit a sad one.
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum is yet another sweet love story. In it, a struggling teenager named Jessie is contacted through email by a mysterious stranger who helps her out. She slowly falls in love with her virtual friend while crushing on a guy in class. This romantic comedy book is one that you can read over and over again. Another book with the same feel is Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. It’s about a girl who is sent to a school in France and falls for an English-French boy while there.
For the readers who prefer sadder romances, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes are the best options. They make you want to cry while still getting swept off your feet by a beautiful romance. The Fault in Our Stars is a cancer love story like no other, and Me Before You is about a girl trying to convince someone that life is still worth living while falling for him.
Valentine’s Day is nothing without a little love, and these books are the best way to get that. Some, unfortunately, don’t have a specific novel that they like to read on Valentine’s Day like freshman Margaret Vaughn-Foster who says, “I don’t have a favorite book to read around Valentine’s Day.” These recommendations can help. Whether you like fluffy, lighthearted love stories, fantastical love triangles, or sad romances, there’s a perfect book out there for you.