FP Book Club: 3 Reads To Fall In Love With

Three books, all different, but connected in one way: love….

Happy Valentines Day, babes! To celebrate, I decided to bring the book club back. Because, if I’m being brutally honest, I fall in l o v e with literary characters on a daily basis. Just yesterday, I picked up a novel, and met a new best friend within its pages — how cool is that?

So. Here’s my list. Three books, all different, but connected in one way: love. Each of these honors a deep love story, and I’m a sucker for that, as you may know.

 

Vinegar Girl. Anne Tyler.

Shakespeare was the voice of romance, and nothing will ever change that. But, Anne Tyler’s loose telling of The Taming of the Shrew was witty, modern, and left me smiling. I was quickly intrigued by its main character, Kate, who at times had me literally laughing out loud in my chair over her sticky love situation. If you are someone intimidated by reading Shakespeare, but hungry for a taste of his work, this book is for you.

Eleanor & Park. Rainbow Rowell.

I’m so excited about sharing this one I could squeal. You may have read it, because it is just about everyone’s favorite love story but, if you haven’t, go to the library now. This book may fall under the YA (gulp — Young Adult) category, and I may be 25, but hey, who cares? I love a little nostalgia in life. A good young love story makes my heart feel all fluttery. You know how I mentioned getting a BFF out of a novel? Well, Eleanor is one of them. Her big red hair, questionable outfitting, and misfit behavior mixes perfectly with her sweet, sweet love story. 5 out of 5 stars on this one.

A Man Called Ove. Fredrik Backman.

This story made me cry for a solid hour. Not like sniffly tears but, like, eye-swelling tears. I guarantee you will feel every single emotion ever invented while reading this book. Quite simply, the story revolves around an old man named Ove and his struggle with happiness, relationships, and the last few years of his life. This book is not one I would normally have picked to read, but I am so happy I did. It reminded me to try out new reads, and stick with them. Give Ove a little love.

If you don’t have a Valentine today, go grab a big cup of joe, and one of these books. I promise you’ll find one somewhere in the pages.

+ What are 3 books you have fallen in love with? Pretty please comment them below as possible reads for our next book club!

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Comments

  1. I read Anthropology of an American Girl by Hilary T. Hamann this summer. It follows a girl named Eveline from her high school years through her college years. It’s a coming-of-age story I recommend to every female. It really captures what it’s like during those years.

  2. I loved A Man Called Ove! You aren’t alone, I also cried my eyes out but it was worth every tear. Thanks for the other two suggestions, can’t wait to try. Happy Valentines Day!

  3. Ooh everyone should definitely read the 100-year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. It really has a great sense of humor throughout the novel and a good tear or two here and there. It was also a book that I would not pick up and normally read but I randomly picked it out out of the hundreds of books I could choose from and I was pleased with my choice! When I went back to the book store one of the employees had surprisingly recommended the same back under employee’s choice.

  4. If anyone wants a suuuuper cute romance book, “The Sky is Everywhere” is sooo cute. It’s mostly a YA book but READ IT!

  5. Love this post! I still haven’t read A Man Called Ove! I recently read and LOVED Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake. I read it from cover to cover in one afternoon. Blake does an excellent job of exploring the impact one choice has on two different families. Written in stunning language, this is an achingly beautiful and realistic love story.

  6. I’m going to pick up Vinegar Girl, I love Shakespeare but would probably rather a modern take on this subject matter. I usually stick to memoirs and I’m currently reading Spinster – a great choice for anyone single on V-Day! It’s an exploration by the forty-something author, Kate Bolick, of her five “awakeners”, women who inspired her to truly embrace her inner desire for singledom.

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