Valentine’s Day Books to keep you warm

Love to read this valentine's day

What better way to keep warm this Valentine’s Day than with a romance novel? We have taken a look at 10 of the best books from various categories in romance, from poetry to fantasy, humour to old time classics, we hope to have found something read worthy for everyone’s tastes this Valentine’s day.

10 best new releases in love stories

  • Cover of the book, The Light Between Oceans.

    A captivating, beautiful, and stunningly accomplished debut novel that opens in 1918 Australia - the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make one devastating choice that forever changes two worlds. Australia, 1926. After four harrowing years fighting on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns home to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a d...(Read More)

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    based on 350,305 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Course of Love.

    "An engrossing tale that provides plenty of food for thought" (People, Best New Books pick), this playful, wise, and profoundly moving second novel from the internationally bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life tracks the beautifully complicated arc of a romantic partnership.The long-awaited and beguiling second novel from Alain de Botton that tracks the beautif...(Read More)

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    based on 16,997 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Thomas and Mary: A Love Story.

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    based on 134 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Paris for One.

    Bestselling author Jojo Moyes brings us a charming and heart-warming short story in association with Quick Reads.Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She has never even been on a weekend away with her boyfriend. Everyone knows she is just not the adventurous type.But, when her boyfriend doesn't turn up for their romantic mini-break, Nell has the chance to prove every...(Read More)

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    based on 8,047 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Bones of Grace (Bangla Desh #3).

    The much-anticipated new novel by the Granta 'Best of Young British' Novelist'Anwar told me that it wasn't until he almost died that he realised he needed to find the woman he had once loved. I've thought about that a lot in the last few years, that if Anwar hadn't worked on that building site, he might never have gone looking for Megna, and if he hadn't done that, I might stil...(Read More)

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    based on 438 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Improbability of Love.

    A dazzling, witty and tenderly savage satire of London life and the art world that is also a surprising and wonderful love story.When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, popula...(Read More)

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    based on 10,705 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Little Paris Bookshop.

    “There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.”Monsieur Perdu calls himself a litera...(Read More)

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    based on 64,269 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Course of Love.

    "An engrossing tale that provides plenty of food for thought" (People, Best New Books pick), this playful, wise, and profoundly moving second novel from the internationally bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life tracks the beautifully complicated arc of a romantic partnership.The long-awaited and beguiling second novel from Alain de Botton that tracks the beautif...(Read More)

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    based on 16,997 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Consumed (Firefighters, #1).

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Anne Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by...(Read More)

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    based on 5,914 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Royal Runaway.

    For fans of The Princess Diaries and The Royal We comes a fun and daring novel about a modern-day princess who teams up with a spy to find out what happened to the fiancé who left her at the altar—and who just might get her own fairytale in the process.Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent is so over this princess thing.After her fiancé j...(Read More)

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    based on 1,355 ratings.

10 best Classic Romance Novels

  • Cover of the book, Agnes Grey.

    Agnes Grey is the touching story of a young girl who decides to enter the world as a governess, but whose bright illusions of acceptance, freedom and friendship are gradually destroyed.Drawing on her own experience, Anne Brontë charts the development of gentle Agnes and sympathetically depicts the harsh treatment she receives along the way. Leaving her idyllic home and close-k...(Read More)

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    based on 44,900 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Great Gatsby.

    Alternate Cover Edition ISBN: 0743273567 (ISBN13: 9780743273565)THE GREAT GATSBY, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his new love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Islan...(Read More)

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    based on 3,235,896 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Pride and Prejudice.

    Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679783268Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work "her own darling child" and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, "as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print." The romantic clash between the opinionated Eliz...(Read More)

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    based on 2,532,558 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Jane Eyre.

    Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard. But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Th...(Read More)

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    based on 1,420,257 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Sense and Sensibility.

    Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780141439662'The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!'Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open...(Read More)

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    based on 855,712 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Dear John.

    An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart. But 9/11 changes e...(Read More)

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    based on 498,124 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1).

    Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?—Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1813By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s sister, the lovely—and almost-on-the-shelf—Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth—it’s all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marr...(Read More)

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    based on 72,940 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Gone with the Wind.

    Margaret Mitchell's monumental epic of the South won a Pulitzer Prize, gave rise to the most popular motion picture of our time, and inspired a sequel that became the fastest selling novel of the century. It is one of the most popular books ever written: more than 28 million copies of the book have been sold in more than 37 countries. Today, more than 60 years after its initial...(Read More)

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    based on 985,922 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Anna Karenina.

    Acclaimed by many as the world's greatest novel, Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in literature. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to ful...(Read More)

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    based on 552,431 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

    It's New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany's. And nice girls don't, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveller, a tease. She is irrepressibly 'top banana in the shock department'...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
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    based on 190,212 ratings.

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10 best Love Stories with humour

  • Cover of the book, Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1).

    Meet Bridget Jones—a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could:a. lose 7 poundsb. stop smokingc. develop Inner Poise"123 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds in the middle of the night? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier? Repulsive, horrifying notion), alcohol units 4 (excellent), cigarettes 21 (poor ...(Read More)

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    based on 824,786 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Fever Pitch.

    In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that's before the players even take the field.Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis o...(Read More)

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    based on 30,957 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, How to Build a Girl.

    The New York Times bestselling author hailed as “the UK’s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one” (Marie Claire) makes her fiction debut with a hilarious yet deeply moving coming of age novel.What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and po...(Read More)

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    based on 25,820 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Vanity Fair.

    A novel that chronicles the lives of two women who could not be more different: Becky Sharp, an orphan whose only resources are her vast ambitions, her native wit, and her loose morals; and her schoolmate Amelia Sedley, a typically naive Victorian heroine, the pampered daughter of a wealthy family.

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    based on 108,223 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1).

    The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she's gaining an intimate knowledge of her new neighbor's nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy's athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an...(Read More)

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    based on 155,964 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Unidentified Redhead (Redhead, #1).

    The first in USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton’s Redhead series is a playful and erotic romance between an aspiring actress and Hollywood’s hottest new leading man.When Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles to become a working actress, it’s a second shot at a life-long dream. With some help from her best-friend agent, will that dream become a reality—or at thir...(Read More)

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    based on 28,177 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Normal People.

    Connell and Marianne both grow up in the same town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. But they both get places to study at university in Dublin, and a connection that has grown between them despite the social tangle of school lasts long into the following years.Sally Rooney's second novel is a deeply political novel, just as it's ...(Read More)

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    based on 25,726 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Game of Hearts (Fandom Hearts, #3).

    Kyla Summers has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime to get her cosplay business off the ground, and only one thing stands in her way. She needs someone to take over the auto shop, and there’s only one person she can think of to call…Jericho Salomon hasn’t been back in his home town since he joined a biker gang and rode off nine years ago. When his best friend’s ...(Read More)

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    based on 191 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Hating Game.

    Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;2) A person’s undoing;3) Joshua Templeman. Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive ass...(Read More)

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    based on 70,135 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Everything I Know About Love.

    A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the wayWhen it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, fi...(Read More)

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    based on 13,210 ratings.

10 best Fantasy Love stories

  • Cover of the book, Caraval (Caraval, #1).

    Remember, it’s only a game…Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.But this year, Scarlett...(Read More)

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    based on 90,146 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Outlander (Outlander, #1).

    The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.Hurled back in...(Read More)

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    based on 697,694 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Stardust.

    Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall—named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and for the coveted prize of her hand, Tristran vows to retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends him over the ancient...(Read More)

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    based on 306,912 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #1).

    KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER...BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP ITCatalia "Cat" Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods-and her homicidal mother-have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusi...(Read More)

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    based on 15,564 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1).

    Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ...Dragged to a magical kingdom for the m...(Read More)

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    based on 309,118 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Twilight (Twilight, #1).

    About three things I was absolutely positive.First, Edward was a vampire.Second, there was a part of him—and I didn't know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cull...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 4,376,526 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1).

    This is a previously published edition of ISBN13: 9781599906959.After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.Her opponents are men-th...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
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    based on 456,725 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Of Fire and Stars (Of Fire and Stars, #1).

    Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.Now, Denna mus...(Read More)

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    based on 9,909 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Power.

    In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there's a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power...(Read More)

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    based on 94,084 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Master of Crows (Master of Crows, #1).

    What would you do to win your freedom? This is the question that sets bondwoman, Martise of Asher, on a dangerous path. In exchange for her freedom, she bargains with her masters, the mage-priests of Conclave, to spy on the renegade sorcerer, Silhara of Neith. The priests want Martise to expose the sorcerer's treachery and turn him over to Conclave justice. A risky endeavor, bu...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 11,635 ratings.

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10 best Love poetry for Valentine’s

  • Cover of the book, Love Her Wild.

    For fans of Milk & Honey and Chasers of the Light, the first collection of poetry by Instagram sensation Atticus.Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetryIn Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and r...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 10,344 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Eye Level: Poems.

    Jenny Xie’s award-winning debut, Eye Level, takes us far and near, to Phnom Penh, Corfu, Hanoi, New York, and elsewhere, as we travel closer and closer to the acutely felt solitude that centers this searching, moving collection. Animated by a restless inner questioning, these poems meditate on the forces that moor the self and set it in motion, from immigration to travel to e...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 435 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship.

    A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2018In 2012, Sarah Ruhl was a distinguished author and playwright, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Max Ritvo, a student in her playwriting class at Yale University, was an exuberant, opinionated, and highly gifted poet. He was also in remission from pediatric cancer.Over the next four years--in which Ritvo's illness returned and his health decline...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
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    based on 114 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, She is Fierce.

    A stunning gift book containing 150 bold, brave and beautiful poems by women – from classic, well loved poets to innovative and bold modern voices. From suffragettes to school girls, from spoken word superstars to civil rights activists, from aristocratic ladies to kitchen maids, these are voices that deserve to be heard.Collected by anthologist Ana Sampson She is Fierce: Bra...(Read More)

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    based on 38 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Birthday Letters.

    Formerly Poet Laureate to Queen Elizabeth II, the late Ted Hughes (1930-98) is recognized as one of the few contemporary poets whose work has mythic scope and power. And few episodes in postwar literature have the legendary stature of Hughes's romance with, and marriage to, the great American poet Sylvia Plath.The poems in Birthday Letters are addressed (with just two exception...(Read More)

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    based on 7,964 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Rumi: The Book of Love.

    The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its forms—erotic, platonic, divine—and Coleman Barks presents the best of them in this delightful and inspiring collection. Rendered with freshness, intensity, and beauty as Barks alone can do, these startling and rich poems range from the "wholeness"...(Read More)

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    based on 3,259 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Mind, Heart and Soul.

    'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen FrySometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspir...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
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    based on 271 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1).

    An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social ritu...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 373,086 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Love Poems for Married People.

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Based on his wildly popular New Yorker piece, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious collection of love poems for, well, married people. Full of brilliant wit, dynamic energy, and a heavy dose of reality, Love Poems for Married People takes the poetic form, turns it upside down and leaves it in the dishwasher to dry. Inspired by one ...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
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    based on 241 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Milk and Honey.

    milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetne...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 228,096 ratings.

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