Hello, book lovers! 💕
While it’s not the most favorited holiday during the year, Valentine’s Day is still a major holiday where the stores get all decked out with overpriced candy, chocolate, stuffed bears that say I LOVE YOU, and so much pink and red. I normally don’t like this holiday very much; who needs one day out of the year to tell/show a significant that they love them? It’s mostly a cash grab, if you ask me. But with all the love in the air, and with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching (like literally the end of this week) I figured it was fitting to give some romance recommendations. Because I don’t know about you, but I’m usually in the mood to read a cheesy romance book around this time of year. And if you’re single this year, you can consider one of these books are your Valentine.
1. Any of Kasie West’s books
All of Kasie West’s books are adorable and deliciously cheesy. The ones that I have read I have devoured and loved. They’re quick to get through, and will keep a smile on your face the entire time. My initial reactions after finishing many of them was: awe. Like literally I was the heart-eye emoji.
My personal favorite is By Your Side. It wasn’t a fluffy contemporary like I was expecting, but a contemporary book that dealt with anxiety, which I could connect with. It also takes place in a library, where both the main characters are accidentally locked in for the night. And they begin to open up to each other.
I also really enjoyed P.S. I Like You, mainly for the mystery aspect that it had where the main characters don’t know who the other is, but they’re sending letters back and forth, in which they’re sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other.
2. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
3. Well Met by Jen Deluca
4. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
5. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
I wholeheartedly recommend all of these books if you’re looking for some mushy-gushy feels on this Valentine’s Day. Or if you want to be eternally happy while reading them. And if you have read any of them, what did you think? I’d love to gush about them in the comments below!