Valentine’s Day: What to Read

February is about love, romance, and tingly feelings. Here are my favorite feel-good books to read around Valentine's Day (Happily Ever After ending required).

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Book Info

Genre: Young Adult/Romance
Number of Pages: 371
Perspective: Alternating First
Location: California

I’ll Give You The Sun follows a set of twins, Jude and Noah, through middle school and high school. The perspectives alternate between Noah’s, when the twins are still close at the ages of 13 and 14, and Jude’s, when they are 16 and no longer speaking. It pieces together a puzzle of tragedy, secrets, and longing for forgiveness.

See review here.

Book Info

Genre: Young Adult/Romance
Number of Pages: 371
Perspective: Alternating First
Location: California

This is a coming-of-age story featuring the perspectives of two teens trying to get out of their rundown small town: Skylar and Josh. Skylar is a seventeen-year-old with a full scholarship to an art school starting in the fall. She yearns to leave the town that holds her back, but she doesn’t want to leave her alcoholic mother behind with her new scummy boyfriend. Josh, on the other hand, got his chance to leave by joining the Marines, but he was forced to come back after losing his leg in Afghanistan. The only thing these two have in common is that they work at a tiny old motel in town. This creates a relationship between two people who just really need to be understood.

See review here. 

Book Info

Genre: Young Adult
Number of Pages: 307
Perspective: First
Location: LA, California

Madeleine has a serious and rare medical condition that prevents her from leaving her house. She never has a reason to leave until the boy next door teaches her that sometimes living life is worth the risk.

See review here.

Book Info

Genre: Romance
Number of Pages: 320
Perspective: Alternating First
Location: California and New York

November 9 is the story of Ben and Fallon. On the day they meet, Ben helps Fallon in an argument against her dad. They immediately have a connection, but Fallon is moving—that night. They agree to meet in the same spot on the same date every year for a few years, with no additional contact. This is so that they both have a chance to experience life and mature. But life and love are never that simple.

See review here.

Book Info

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Number of Pages: 355
Perspective: First
Location: Charlottesville, VA

Lara Jean writes love letters to all of her past crushes—five in total—including one to her older sister’s recent ex-boyfriend. She keeps them hidden in a hatbox, never intending to actually send them. Until one day someone sends them out without her knowing.

See review here. 

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