Love is in the Air

1cd0956e-86f7-4292-9277-b6f794a3db37Valentine’s Day will be upon us before we know it!  If you would like to warm your heart with a good love story during these long, cold days of winter, we have just what you need no matter what kind of reader you are.

the_notebook_coverWe have an abundance of romance available in books, audiobooks, (and movies) by the kings and queens of the genre; Mary Kay Andrews, Mary Balogh, Jude Deveraux, Katie db8d87a6e25b9910ceba42460b07cbccFforde, John Green, Sophie Kinsella, Lisa Kleypass, Dean Koontz, Johanna Lindsey, Debbie Macomber, Alexander McCall Smith, Fern Michaels, and Nicholas Sparks among others.

Recent additions to our collection include I Almost Forgot About You by Terry imagesMcMillan, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, Two By Two by 51bi5m2edwl-_sy344_bo1204203200_Nicholas Sparks, A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay, The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan,  Nine Women, One Dress by Jane Rosen, and Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave to name just a few.           

Maybe you missed some of these titles; Still Life With Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Me whatimreading-rosieprojectBefore You by Jojo Moyes, A Spool of Blue Thread by one of my favorites, Anne Tyler, one of my very favorite books, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, The Marriage of Opposites by Alice nrm_1416307641-new-fifty-shades-grey-cover-picturHoffman, or the very popular The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud.  And of course there is always E. L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey!

And please don’t forget the classics!  Read some Bronte, some downloadAusten, Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, or make a real commitment and read Pasternak’s Dr. Zhivago! Read Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence and combine it 510yzqd6ukl-_sx302_bo1204203200_with a romantic weekend in lovely Lenox, Massachusetts where you can visit her country house, The Mount.  Pick up something by E. M. Forster or D. H. Lawrence. What about The Princess Bride by William Goldman?  Or if the thought of reading a classic is too daunting, check out the movie – we have a lot of them.

And if all else fails and you just aren’t feeling the romance this year you can pick up Beth Harbison’s Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger!




Author: Karen Proft

I have worked at NCPL since 2013 but libraries have always been my passion. When I'm not reading I enjoy traveling, hiking, gardening and spending time with family. Please support your local public library and read to your children!

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