Is Valentine’s Day just about love between significant others? Is that truly all there is to this romance filled celebration? Certainly not! While one cannot deny that Valentine’s Day is largely celebrated by lovers, at its core, the main focus of this timeless celebration of love is exactly that, love. And not just the romantic kind either. Love can take various forms and shapes such as passionate love, familial love and self-love. With self-love being the most important for if you don’t love yourself, how do you expect others to love you? Thus, in preparation for the coming Valentine’s Day celebration, show yourself some love by feeding your soul with some good Valentine book reads.
1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Many of you might recognise this title right away on account of the trailer for it being shown in cinemas nationwide. However, before it was made into a major motion picture that stars Hollywood darlings such as Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson, it was no scratch that still is a much-beloved coming of age novel for young girls and women alike. The novel follows the life and personal growth of the March siblings with the main protagonist being Jo, the second oldest sibling of four. Unlike other young women her age (including her sisters) who are more concerned with finding a suitable man to marry, Jo’s interest lies in her writing and love for books. This novel is a must-read for those who enjoy a good classic novel that to this day remains relevant and inspirational.
2. Even God is Single (So Stop Giving Me a Hard Time) by Karen Salmansohn
The title might be a bit scandalous for some but as the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover or in this case by its title. From the title itself, you can pretty much guess what kind of book it’ll be. This edgy book celebrates the wonders of singlehood and provides reaffirmation for all singles out there to live their life how they see fit and not according to other people’s measure of happiness. The witty manner in which the author approaches the various topics within make for an easy and fun reading experience.
3. Let’s All be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have by Annie F. Downs
How does this title tie in with Valentine’s Day? Well, whether you’re in a relationship or not, there are risks to both options. And when facing these risks head-on, bravery is needed. For, if you let your fears control you; you’ll end up missing out on a lot of wonderful opportunities. The author herself admits through the witty use of anecdotes and funny illustrations to not being the bravest person in the world but that doesn’t stop her from trying to overcome her personal fears. So join her crusade by also battling your own fears and living life to the fullest!
These are only just some of the wonderful reading options that one can read either before, during or after Valentine’s Day. If your significant other enjoys reading books and novels on a daily basis, you can even gift them a book for Valentine’s Day. For book lovers, a meaningful gift such as this is leaps and bounds better than jewellery or chocolates. Or, if you’re looking for a gift that’s personally tailor-made to their taste, explore Printcious’ online gift store.