February is for Lovers: Books for Romance, the Warm & Fuzzies, and Heartache

February is the month for love. It is the one time a year when it is on the majority of people's minds. Love is also one of the most personal, intimate things a person can experience. As a result, when an author gets those feelings right in a story, it can be magical. Love also produces varied feelings depending on what point in a relationship the person is. When a couple is first together, they are filled with warm, fuzzy feelings associated with a budding romance. This is particularly true in young love, which is why the novels chosen to depict this feeling are all young adult. From there, a relationship progresses into a deeper love, that true romantic feeling of being bonded with another soul (I am a hopeless romantic, so sue me). This love is the love of old, the love that has been depicted in art and literature for centuries. As a result, I chose the representative novels to be a mix of classics and epic romances. The final stage of love, though not one every relationship hits, is heartbreak. The novels selected will bring a tear to your eye (or at least did mine) and depict the darker side of love as well as love lost. Do you agree with my recommendations? Are there any books you would add to the list? Let me know in the comments!

Warm and Fuzzies

Daughter of Smoke & Bone
The Fault in Our Stars
The Gemma Doyle Trilogy

The Iron Fey Boxed Set: The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, The Iron Knight


The Princess Bride
Pride and Prejudice
Lord of the Fading Lands
Jane Eyre
Beren and LĂșthien
Much Ado About Nothing


A Walk to Remember
Me Before You
The Time Traveler's Wife
Giovanni's Room