Top 10 Most Romantic Books: The Perfect Valentine’s Gift

Brace yourself guys, we’re officially entering the Cupid season! Romantic books

On your left, you can see flower bouquets of all colors ready to be sent. On your right, you can see all kinds of chocolates and sugary treats you can share with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. 

But you know what? Those beautiful flowers will eventually wilt and the chocolate will be gone. 

On the contrary, a good heartwarming book will always be there for you. Whether you need a good pick-me-up, or to set the mood for (or help endure) the most romantic time of the year. 

Still need more convincing? Here are 5 reasons why you should get romantic books for your special someone this Valentine.

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1. Shows thoughtfulness 

Gifting a book requires more thought than simply going with the standard flowers, chocolates, or teddy bears. So, your book-loving S.O. will definitely be thrilled with your thoughtfulness when they unwrap your literary gift. romantic books

2. You can be as romantic or unromantic as you like

There is a vast spectrum of book genres you can choose from. You can go for sappy, sexy, fun — it all depends on who you’re giving the book to and the message you’re trying to convey.

3. Communicates your feelings without you having to say it

Do you struggle a lot when trying to communicate your feelings to your crush or lover? Good news! You don’t have to get stressed out trying to put your feelings into words anymore — someone has already done that for you! All you need to do is choose the right romantic book to do so.

4. A great way to make the first move

When revealing your feelings to your crush, the right book can provide you with both a safety net and a spark that can jumpstart your long-awaited romance. If you give your crush a book on Valentine and turns out they didn’t like you back, you can simply shrug and say “Don’t read too much into it, I just thought it was a good read” and stay friends!

5. Can be opened again, and again, and again

Unlike the standard Valentine gifts, your S.O. can enjoy your gift again and again — anytime they want to. And when they do, they’ll definitely be thinking of you!

To help you win brownie points from that special someone, here are the 10 most romantic books that are perfect as a Valentine’s Day gift (or to read by yourself!)

Top 5 Romance Novels & Authors

1. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The best thing about romantic books is that it lets us see the different ways people can find each other and fall in love — and this book is one of the most creative. The Kiss Quotient is about a young woman who’s struggling with high-functioning autism, who then hires a male escort to help hone her romantic skills and find love.

The author of this book, Helen Hoang has difficulties socializing all her life. Until she found out that the reason for that is because of her Asperger’s syndrome. This inspires the novelist to create characters that are also on the autism spectrum, bringing a fresh take on the romance genre. 

2. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Everyone loves a good enemies-to-lover story. This romantic book is about two nemeses, forced to pose as a married couple on a honeymoon. I mean, what could go wrong? If your S.O. is looking for an easy-breezy read, witty banter with a healthy dose of sexual tension — this book will be the perfect gift for them!

The author of this book, Christina Lauren (pen name for Christina Hobbs & Lauren Billings) has written 16 New York Times bestselling novels. So feel free to check out their collection if you want more options. 

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

It won’t be a romance book list if it doesn’t include at least one book by Jane Austen. Her work has been turned into various film adaptations and has been charming readers for over 200 years. 

If you’re looking for a good old fashioned romance novel, the story between the feisty Ms. Elizabeth Bennett and brooding Mr. Darcy will be a classy Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart. 

4. Vision in White by Nora Roberts

If you’re looking for a creative storyline, a wry sense of humor, and a dual-perspective narrative style, then Nora Roberts is the perfect romance author for you! Nora Roberts, who’s a recognized household name has written over 200 romance novels since 1980, very impressive, right? 

This book, Vision in White, is the first of a 4-book series about 4 best friends who find love while working in the cutthroat wedding industry. 

5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

If you’re looking for a perfect mix between exciting fantasy and heartwarming romance, then you can never go wrong with books written by Sarah J.Maas. A personal favorite of mine is A Court of Thorns and Roses (The first book in the trilogy), which is a unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast — with an incredibly interesting twist. 

Beware! whoever reads this book will fall madly in love with a certain winged hero, ugly cry in a certain heartbreaking chapter, and crave for more after they finish the whole series. 

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Bonus Recommendation: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I know I said 5, but this one is also a must-read! Unless you’re fully disconnected from the internet over the last year, you’ve probably heard of Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. 

Reading this book is like getting something you never knew you needed. The story is about the son of the president of the United States and his nemesis, the young Prince of Wales. This book will make you laugh, curl your toes, and cry — in the best way possible.


Top 5 Romantic Poetry Collections

6. Love Poems by Pablo Neruda

Sweep your lover off their feet with Neruda’s collection of passionate poems to his lover, Matilde Urrutia.

When it was originally published in 1952, it was deemed outrageous and provocative, but eventually, it got the praise it deserved, and you can enjoy these steamy poems with your lover!

7. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey explore the notion of love through the lens of suffering and survival.

The poet, Rupi Kaur, took the readers on a journey of love — love during and after loss, amidst tragedy and violence, and revealed sweet moments that exist in between.

So if you’re looking for something romantic but have a little more depth, this is the book for your honey!

8. Love Letters of Great Men by John C. Kirkland

This book was famously featured in the movie Sex and The City.

Love Letters of Great Men is a collection of real, romantic letters written by famous men such as Beethoven, Churchill, Mark Twain, and F. Scott Fitzgerald to their lovers.

Let the sweet words from these great men help you tell your sweetheart how much they mean to you!

9. Love Poems by John Kenney

This collection is perfect for parents and married couples!

These charming and funny poems from Thurber-prize winner John Kenney perfectly described the realities of marriage and parenthood. Funny, relatable, and real, those are 3 words that perfectly describe this poetry book.

Perfect to share a good laugh with your spouse!

10. Love Her Wild by Atticus

Love Her Wild is a collection of poems written by Instagram sensation Atticus, who was dubbed one of the most “tattoo-able” poets.

His poems are beautiful, exuberant and will make the female in your life feel celebrated and loved.

Definitely a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift!

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