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February 9, 2021

top ten books with love in the title
posted by soe 1:58 am

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday from That Artsy Reader Girl invites us to come up with our own topic about Valentine’s Day or love. I’ve opted to go with the top ten books I’ve read with “Love” in the title:

  1. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss: A teenager and a senior citizen bond over a book the girl’s mother is translating.
  2. Love Is a Mix-Tape by Rob Sheffield: A memoir of Sheffield’s late wife and his grief in losing her, as told through music. Heartbreaking, but even more so because it’s so relatable.
  3. Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern: A boy and a girl grow up and grow apart and grow back together again, always brought back together by the power of the letters they send each other.
  4. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech: A boy begrudgingly writes a series of poems for a class assignment — and turns it into both a conversation with his teacher and an ode to a beloved pet.
  5. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins: This collection of romantic holiday-themed short stories written by the hottest YA authors of the time is varied and charming.
  6. Book Love by Debbie Tung: A highly relatable collection of comics about being a bibliophile.
  7. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough: Historical fiction about a young woman who wants to fly planes, a wealthy young man with a bright future, and the supernatural characters of Love and Death, whose games have caused all the star-crossed lovers throughout time. The final chapter of this book has been my mind a lot recently.
  8. The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone: A biography of Elizebeth Smith Friedman and her husband, William, and the role they played in the advent of cryptology and modern spycraft in the first half of the 20th century.
  9. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han: Really, the whole series of Lara Jean Covey Song novels, about what happens when diaristic love letters you meant to remain private end up in the hands of your crushes.
  10. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch: After her mother dies, a teen learns her mother has asked a strange man who lives in Italy (in a cemetery) to be her guardian. She comes to understand that choice by reading the journal her mother kept during her own teen odyssey to Italy decades earlier.

How about you? Are there Love books you’ve loved?

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