Stepping into February is like stepping into the shortest and one of the most romantic months of the year. With exactly a week until Valentine’s Day, a lot of cheesy posts will be doing the rounds on the internet. It does not matter what your plans are for this Valentine’s, as long as you end it in the right way. And if you are one of those old-school romantics who would rather spend the fun holiday curled up with a book, then you have landed at the right place. Not just yourself, these romantic books can also be considered as the perfect gift for your loved ones. Here is our list of the top 7 romantic books for this Valentine’s Day.
When Clare was six, Henry was thirty-six. Both got married when Clare turned twenty-three and Henry turned thirty-one. Sounds impossible? Well, not so much in this amazingly written fantasy fiction romance novel. Henry is diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder, which resets his genetic clock and he finds himself in misplaced time- past and future. Read this book to find out how his disappearances affect the marriage and love that Clare and Henry share for each other.
They say that no one can truly forget their first love. Eleanor & Park is the perfect book to bring back all those nostalgic memories. This story is set over the course of one high school year between two sixteen-year-olds. The story is one roller coaster ride about 2 misfits and one extraordinary love. The author Rainbow Rowell has done a tremendous job with this novel. This is one of those romantic books that will leave you desperately wanting for more.
After 3 decades of being married, things take a turn for the worst and Douglas and Connie decide to end their marriage. They decide to put it off until the family trip to Europe. But could this trip be just what they need to save their marriage and family? Narrated from Douglas’s point of view, it is a story about a man trying to salvage his marriage with the woman he loves. In all true sense, this book is slyly witty and teaches you the value of family.
For every girl out there who imagined being married and happy by 24, Girls in White Dresses is the perfect gift for you and all the other girls in your gang. The book is about friendship and dating disasters put together in a quirky and wickedly hilarious manner. Girls in White Dresses revolves around three women try to deal with the pressures of work, family and love. At the same time, the book manages to capture the frustrations and zealous joys of modern life.
Don Tillman, a professor of genetics has it all sorted out. He is going to find the perfect partner using a scientific survey. Or at least he hopes to. He knows everything his perfect partner will be and that does not include being a barmaid, a late-arriver, a drinker or a smoker. His plans are on track until Rosie walks into his life. She is everything he did not hope for, yet she challenges everything he thinks he knows. This is one of those romantic books that will give your Valentine’s Day a quirky edge.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green can do no wrong. This moving romantic tale between two teenagers battling terminal illness is absolutely engrossing and heart-wrenching. Battling with the last stage of cancer, Hazel meets Augustus Waters, a boy who appears at the Cancer Kid Support Group. From laughing one minute to crying the next, this book has everything. This tearjerker will move you to believe in true love. Isn’t that exactly what we expect from romantic books? The book was also awarded as the winner for Goodreads Choice 2012.
P.S- Watch the movie after completing the book to get your heartstrings tugged at for the second time by the endearing story of Hazel and Augustus.
One of the most classic romantic books, Wuthering Heights is a masterpiece of love and revenge. Back in 1847, when the book was published it was said to be too forward for its time. And today, it is a book that every book enthusiast should not miss. The book follows the life of a particular Mr Heathcliff and his feeling for Catherine. It is an unconventional love story without any real heroes or heroines. Unlike every other novel, Wuthering Heights brings out the feelings of the characters in every single page.