Whether youâ€™re single or in a relationship, itâ€™s fun to have some themed reading to get you in the mood for the holiday. To help you out, weâ€™ve curated a list of books that are perfect for Valentineâ€™s Day.
Some are about love and relationships, while others focus on the classic themes of longing and loss. To keep things interesting, weâ€™ve thrown in a few books that are perfect for Galentineâ€™s Day â€“ those classics that celebrate the beauty of female friendship and the joy that comes from platonic relationships.
13. Call Me by Your Name â€“ AndrĂ© Aciman
AndrĂ© Acimanâ€™s coming-of-age romance Call Me by Your Name is one of the hottest, most romantic books ever published. Lucky for you a movie adaptation just came out, so you can supplement your reading with the cinematic interpretation.
The story follows a teenaged boy named Elio who falls in love with his fatherâ€™s summer intern â€“ an older student named Oliver. Set in Elioâ€™s family villa in Italy, their summer of intense feelings hidden behind a veneer of indifference will make you long for romance, fruit, and all things Italian.
Book 9: Call Me By Your Name, @aaciman. A beautiful, honest, intimate study on love/life. The screenplay adaptation was perfect, lifting the father's speech in part 4 verbatim. Though I preferred the Rome and the ending of the film, in all honesty. #CallMeByYourName pic.twitter.com/Br3AJ5ALIj
— Andy (@murderous_andy) January 23, 2018