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    31 Books That Portray Love In A Realistic Way

    Because sometimes, love is messy, crazy, confusing, and wonderful – sometimes all at the same time.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community for book recommendations with realistic love stories. Their responses were heartbreaking, touching, and might just make you believe in true love.

    1. This Love Story Will Self Destruct by Leslie Cohen

    2. Call Me By Your Name by Andrè Aciman

    3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

    4. Forever.... by Judy Blume

    5. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

    6. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

    7. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

    8. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

    9. Paper Towns by John Green

    10. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

    11. Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly

    12. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

    13. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

    14. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

    15. How It Feels to Fly by Kathryn Holmes

    16. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

    17. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

    18. One Day by David Nicholls

    19. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

    20. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

    21. You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

    22. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

    23. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

    24. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

    25. Every Day by David Levithan

    26. The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

    27. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

    28. Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchet

    29. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

    30. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

    31. Holding the Man by Timothy Conigrave

    Responses have been edited for clarity and length.

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