Greetings and salutations. It’s another week of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the ladies at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is a Valentine’s Day freebie, so I went with Top Valentine’s Day Reads on my TBR…
I’ll also share a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day reads, although I’m not sure if they’re all going to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside… They’ll definitely elicit some emotion.
Top TBR Valentine’s Day Reads:
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
- Us by David Nicholls.
- The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan.
- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. A double appearance on my TBR list?!
- The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes.
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Another double appearance?!
Top Valentine’s Day Recommendations:
- One Day by David Nicholls. Emma and Dexter meet on the night after their graduation and after spending one night with each other, they spend a lifetime thinking about each other. The book revisits Emma and Dexter every day on St. Swithin’s Day, July 15. Dexter, an irresponsible party-animal, and Emma, a lost literary type, are on two different life paths but they keep running into each other. And in the end, I cried for various reasons.
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman. If you’ve seen the movie (and I’m assuming many have), then you need to read the book. The first few chapters are a little different, but the rest of the text is phenomenal. If you’re looking for a book/movie adaptation that stayed true to the original text, then read this.
- Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. Premise of the book: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” If you haven’t read it, add it to your TBR.
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Alternating between present day and the late 1920s, Jacob Jankowski recalls his time working as a veterinarian for Benzini Brothers’ traveling circus. Slowly he falls in love with Marlena, the equestrian, but not without her vicious husband and circus animal trainer being a force to reckon with. Be prepared to cry at this one too.
Okay, in the end it adds up to 10, whew! Have you read any of the books on either of my lists? Would you recommend them to others? Which is your favorite?