Whether you’re single or in a relationship, it’s fun to have some themed reading to get you in the mood for the holiday. To help you out, we’ve curated a list of books that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Some are about love and relationships, while others focus on the classic themes of longing and loss. To keep things interesting, we’ve thrown in a few books that are perfect for Galentine’s Day – those classics that celebrate the beauty of female friendship and the joy that comes from platonic relationships.
13. Call Me by Your Name – André Aciman
André Aciman’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 father’s summer intern – an older student named Oliver. Set in Elio’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