10 Books for Valentine’s Day

Feb 07

These ten books are not your typical romance novels. They have love that is deeper, more profound, more real than any Fabio-covered paperback could contain. These are books filled with passion for hobbies, work and country…sentimental love for family, friends…realistic, raw love for another or for one’s self…sacrificing selfless love…life motivating love.

10 books perfect for Valentine’s Day presents for anyone you love, no matter their interests…

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The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


The History of Love is a journey of unfailing love, the story weaves through different lives as each character finds the common thread, love.

What kind of love is in this book? familial love, romantic love, self love, friendship love, love over the generations, long distance love, love for country and love for life.

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Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos


Belong to Me is a story of three women and all the love they share with one another and everyone around them.

What kind of love is in this book? familial love, romantic love, lifelong love, friendship love, parental love, self love and love for life.

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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand


Atlas Shrugged is a story of passion for whatever you choose to do. To love what you do and to take pride in it. To appreciate hard work and talent.

What kind of love is in this book? romantic love, passionate love, love for one’s work, love for self, love for others, familial love and love for life.

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My Invented Country by Isabel Allende


My Invented Country is a story of love for one’s country, how this love can inspire great novels, songs, poems… revolutions.

What kind of love is in this book? self love, selfless love, love for one’s country and passion for what one believes in.

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East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler

East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart is exactly what the title indicates…the story of a woman who loved flying so much she pursued it at all costs.

What kind of love is in this book? self love, love for hobby, love for work, romantic love, and love for life.

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The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Merrill Block

The Story of Forgetting is a story of woman who suffers early-onset Alzheimer’s, the family who must stand by and watch and the ancestral story of those who came and suffered before her.

What kind of love is in this book? familial love, self love, love for life, love for memory, love for history, love for knowledge and passionate love.

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Listening Is An Act of Love edited by Dave Isay


Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life From the Storycorps Project is a book filled with short stories told by every day people about all that is real in love and life, the simple, the extraordinary.

What kind of love is in this book? familial love, passionate love, romantic love, love for country, love for self, self-less love, love for charity, love for work, love for humanity and love for life.

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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective and a World of Literary Obsession is a tale of a man who really did love books too much, so much he stole them just so he could have them and continues to do so even after going to prison for it.

What kind of love is in this book? obsessive love, love for hobby, love for books.

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Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano

Elizabeth Street: A Novel Based on True Events is a multi-generational story set in a small Italian village in the 1900s, crossing the Atlantic to New York’s Lower East Side to tell the dramatic story of the heroine, Giovanna, and how she triumphs over tragedy.

What kind of love is in this book? romantic love, passionate love, familial love, love for country, love for future, love for past, love for history, love for self, love for life.

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Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA is the story of how focus interest can change the world forever. It is a story of how Rosalind Franklin loved science and how her scientific work and scientific photography led to the discovery of DNA.

What kind of love is in this book? love for hobby, love for work, love for science, love for self, self-less love, familial love, romantic love and love for life.

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