Top 5 Books for Valentine’s Day


There’s no better bed companion than a great book.

Whether you are celebrating ‘Love Day’ with your one-and-only or you’re solo YOLO, there is no better bed companion than a great book. And with that in mind, we gave our Top 5 Books for Valentine’s Day a romance-themed rating in a language every modern lover can understand.

Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

The Fairy Tale Love

Looking for a happily ever after? Be our guest! This gorgeous, hardcover edition of Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s original 1740 fairy tale is truly unlike any other adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Released to coincide with Disney’s eponymous, live-action film, award-winning design studio MinaLima (the geniuses behind the iconic Harry Potter graphics) offer an enchanting volume with plenty of pop-out interactive elements and enchanting illustrations. The perfect gift for Valentines of all ages (or yourself).

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

The First Love

Ever wish you could go back to a time when a ‘hand-hold’ was life? When gazing at the back of your crush’s head in Algebra class was the highlight of your day? Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell’s first YA bestseller, captures the longing, innocence and beguiling nature of first love, and will have adult readers wishing they had read it at age 16 (because it’s better than any other teenage romance they did read). If you’ve been curious about taking your first bite out of young adult fiction, Eleanor & Park is the perfect appetizer.

One Day by David Nicholls

The Passionate Affair

Like any good love affair, this totally engrossing, unputdownable story is a bit of a rollercoaster at times, but you won’t regret it. In One Day, we first meet Emma and Dexter—fresh out of university and crazy about one another—on July 15th 1988, but the relationship has many ups and downs as we follow them through the years, and always on the same day. The twist is we always catch up with them on the same day, a clever tactic employed author David Nicholls. Honest and bittersweet, One Day will leave you thinking about the importance of love, and ready to make the most of it the next time it comes knocking.

The Vintage Girl’s Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood

The Friend with Benefits

Part-romance, part-ode to friendship, and part-makeover story, The Vintage Girl’s Guide to Love and Romance is a fun and flirty read that’s got more to offer than any traditional ‘chick lit’. Very modern (and very irresponsible) Jess is out of a job and a place to live when she seeks the help of her long-lost grandmother, Matilda, author of vintage Good Woman guides (cue the makeover montage). Nostalgia is having a moment, and plenty of pop culture references from the ‘80s and ‘90s will have Millennial-and-older readers chuckling along at these ladies’ escapades.

Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittendeld

The Book Beaufriend

This smart retelling of Pride and Prejudice has all the wit and charm of Jane Austen, but with brilliantly interpreted modern-day updates (and a lot of lols). Not since Amy Heckerling’s 1995 cult classic Clueless has an Austen adaptation been so wickedly funny. Let’s just say the explosive interactions between Elizabeth Bennet, a magazine writer, and haughty neurosurgeon Darcy would have made Miss Austen blush. Eligible is thoroughly enjoyable: you could call it the book equivalent of a hilarious new beau who can make you snort milk, but has a Netflix history loaded with science docs.

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