‘Tis the season of love and as a special treat, we’ve compiled a list of books about love that we love that we’d love to share with you (too much love in one sentence—never!). We hope you find reading inspiration from our picks and that you share your love of reading with others on this loveliest of days.
Happy Valentine’s Day,
Your friends at BHML
Jen’s picks for adults:
The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion – A hilarious and heartwarming love story!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Reid Jenkins – A tug-on-your-heartstrings story of finding real & lasting love set in the glitz and glamor of Hollywood’s heyday. Full of unexpected twists, romantic entanglements, and betrayals that will keep you turning the pages!
Beach Read by Emily Henry – A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.
Jen’s picks for Kids:
Love Around the World: Family and Friendship Across the Globe by Alli Brydon – Beautifully illustrated picture book about how love is expressed in different cultures and countries all around the world.
I Love You Already by Jory John & Benji Davies – A Fun picture book that highlights the love between two friends.
Love by Matt De La Pena and Loren Long – Lyrical, soothing, and inspirational. Explores love from the beginning of life throughout childhood and beyond. Beautifully written and illustrated!
Something Wilder by Christina Lauren – A light, fun adventure with a heartwarming romance at its core; “Romancing the Stone” but in book form!
Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman – Classic Rom-Com-Nov (Romantic Comedy Novel—yes, I did just make that up) with a twist…your celebrity crush has a crush on you!
Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman – Written by two best friends, this book celebrates the love we share in our closest friendships.
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner – Love stories aren’t just for lovers. This beautiful and touching memoir centers around the author’s relationship with her mother.
Bones and All by Camille Deangelis – Girl meets boy…but girl and boy are cannibals?! Strangely whimsical and endearing.
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence
Home Body by Rupi Kaur
The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry
In Search of Small Gods by Jim Harrison
20-Minute Retreats by Rachel Harris
The Love Object by Edna O’Brien
Katherine by Anya Seton and Horse by Geraldine Brooks
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman, With Love from London by Sarah Jio, Book Lovers by Emily Henry, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, and The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts