This Valentine’s Day, spend the night doing something (instead of someone) you love: reading. We think one of these seven books should hit the spot.
Queen of Hearts, Volume One: The Crown by Colleen Oakes
As Princess of Wonderland, Dinah’s days are an endless monotony of tea, tarts and humiliation from her cruel father until a shocking murder rocks the palace and Dinah is framed for the crime. It’s up to Dinah to unravel the mysteries that lurk both inside and under the palace before she loses her own head to a clever foe without a face. This is the story of a princess who became a villain.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Lou can tell you how many steps it takes for her to reach the bus stop from her home. She can also tell you for a fact that she likes her job and that she may not be in love with her boyfriend anymore. What Lou could not tell you is that she’s about to get fired and that what’s coming is what will keep her sane. Will Traynor knows that his accident left him unappreciative of living and that everything feels small, but he knows how to fix it. Will does not know that Lou is coming into his life with changes that will stick with both of them forever.
He Did You A Favor by Debra Rogers
You have just had your heart ripped apart by some guy. You feel alone and have turned to tub after tub of ice cream therapy for answers. But in her book, Rogers claims that maybe he did you a favor after all. The book offers a comical look and hands-on guide full of advice to help women get away from the wrong relationships and start looking for the right ones that they deserve.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman is a professor of genetics who has never been on a second date, has fewer than five friends and is convinced that he’s just not cut out for romance, which is why he’s surprised when an acquaintance says he would make a good husband. Don develops The Wife Project, his evidence-based, scientific method of finding the perfect partner. Rosie Jarman fits none of Don’s criteria, but needs his genetic expertise to help find her birth father. An unlikely relationship develops, and Don begins to realize that love doesn’t always follow scientific results.
Born to Receive by Amanda Owen
Born to Receive provides women with seven practical steps that are easy to integrate into daily lifestyles and will help them get ahead in the world. The book gives readers examples from inspiring women, exercises, special tips and resources that will help women develop better health, happiness and goal-achievement strategies. In addition, Owen helps women to relieve stress by using power that they already possess. Born to Receive provides readers with a simple but life-changing message: it is acceptable to receive.
First Love by James Patterson
Study hard, avoid attention and above all don’t tell anyone that all you want to do is escape it all. That’s the motto of “good girl” Axi Moore. Her best friend Robinson, who she happens to be desperately in love with, is the only one she can talk to about everything. Axi breaks the rules for the first time when she spontaneously asks Robinson to travel on an unplanned cross-country trek with her. The journey takes a turn for the worse, and things quickly go from carefree to out of control.
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
It starts with an illusory gunshot and finishes with a new tin roof, and what comes in between is the story of photographer Rebecca Winter. While her photos may have made her a heroine to women, her career is declining and her money dwindling. Rebecca flees the city and ends up in the middle of nowhere, which is where she meets a roofer named Jim Bates. Jim helps Rebecca to discover that there’s more to life than what is observed through a camera lens and that life can be more exhilarating than she ever dreamed.