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Our Favorite Books featuring LOVE & ROMANCE

If you're looking for a great love story or a fresh perspective on the subject of real love

Get the tissues ready. Plenty of heart-tugging and d'awwwwwwww moments are about to ensue.

Thera's Recommendations:

A pragmatic young science nerd trying to keep herself and her family from being deported meets a dreamy poet rebelling against his own family's wishes in order to follow his heart.

Condemned by Mexican tradition to care for her mother until she dies, Tita is the youngest daughter of the house who has been forbidden to marry. But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. A charming and magical love story unfolds.

Joseph's Recommendations:

Two beach house neighbors: A romance writer who has lost her faith in love and a literary writer stuck in a creative rut engage in a summer-long challenge that changes everything they once believed about happily ever afters.

A reimagined story of the warrior Achilles and the exiled prince Patroclus who meet by chance and forge a legendary bond between them which will be tested by the cruel Fates.

Jenise's Recommendation:

The renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist dissects our collective view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society deprived of love.

Lucy's recommendations:

Elizabeth's wakes up one morning to discover she's somehow been transported into her favorite novel, but she quickly finds out that the glamorous world of nineteenth century England is much more dangerous than she imagined. She then meets a stern, yet dashing sea captain who needs her help and enlists her in his quest to finding a treasure he's been searching for all his life. Oh, and did we mention pirates?

Brown maps the necessary skills necessary and provides an actionable framework for meaningful connection. She offers insights in how to transmute some of our most painful experiences into sources of understanding, meaning and choices of self-discovery.

Valentin's Recommendations:

They were from two different worlds and in their youth they fell in love, but in the end Fermina Daza rejected Florentino Ariza in exchange for a stable and public life--she married a doctor/public health official who was beloved by their community. Set during a vicious outbreak of cholera in a fictional city in Columbia at the turn of the 19th century, a rich tale of unrequited love unfolds, as Florentino waits decade after decade in the hopes that the strong-willed Fermina will once again take his arm.

Giovanni, a beautiful, witty bar boy coaxes out a tangible passion within David, an American who has long been riddled with despair and loneliness, providing an uncharted space to explore the undeniable desire within him. Set in the backdrop of 1950's Paris, things heat up in this beautifully tragic tale of love doomed by lust, deception and fear.

That's are all of our picks. What are your favorite love stories/books about love? Leave a comment below!

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