Ten Love Stories Everyone Should Read
There’s no better way to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day than curling up with a good, romantic book! Day 7 of ‘Ten Days of Valentine’s Day,’ provides a list from BookPage of ten classic love stories everyone should read. Each tale would also make a perfect gift for your sweetheart. Added bonus: books last longer than flowers and are less fattening than chocolate!
Jane Eyre: A true classic, enlivened by a strong heroine who knows what she wants –and what she deserves.
Great Expectations: Pip’s obsession with Estella is epic and heartbreaking. You root for him and them throughout the entire novel.
Possession: The twinned stories of modern-day scholars and 19th-century poets make for a romantic, suspenseful tale.
About Alice: Trillin proves true love is real by creating this stirring tribute to his life with his wife of nearly 40 years, written five years after her death from cancer.
The Thornbirds: Forbidden love with a sexy priest set against the turbulent Australian frontier — what’s not to like?
The Princess Bride: Full of romance, humor and adventure, this is a love story for all ages.
Love in the Time of Cholera: Youthful romance is eventually rewarded in Garcia-Marquez’s contemporary classic.
Romeo and Juliet: No work of fiction has better captured the feeling of first love.
Gone With The Wind: The romance between headstrong Scarlett and debonair Rhett is as turbulent as the times they live in.
The Flame and the Flower: This 1972 novel kicked off the romance genre as we know it today.
What’s your favorite love story?