18 Books That’ll Win The Heart Of Your Valentine

Make Valentine’s Day more romantic with one of these ~lovely~ books.

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which book would make the most romantic V-day gift. Here’s what they said.

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Signet

“Most romantic novel for me is Brontë’s Jane Eyre. The chemistry between Jane and Rochester is electric, and so sweet.”

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2. One Day by David Nicholls

Vintage

“It’s heartbreaking, hilarious, and beautifully written. Having someone think of you as they read it would be a very good thing.”

—Lisa Z Warren, Facebook

3. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

St. Martin’s Griffin

“It’s a love story that builds slowly and realistically. It’s also a very truthful look at modern sexuality but done in a casual way and that’s really friggin’ cool to me. Plus, there are wizards.”

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4. 95 Poems by e.e. cummings

Liveright

“It has many sweet poems about love and flowers, along with more serious, eloquent works.”

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5. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Scribner

“It’s 518 pages of long-lasting, never-ending love.”

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6. All the Words Are Yours by Tyler Knott Gregson

TarcherPerigee

“It’s a collection of love haiku. I’m not even a poetry fan, but his writing is breathtakingly beautiful and hopelessly romantic. It will honestly give you a deeper understanding of what it is to love.”

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7. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

W.W. Norton

“It taught me how to feel again after a terrible breakup, after I’d blocked out feeling anything for anyone ever again. Two knocks was all it took. Two knocks. Yes.”

—Catherine Mullins, Facebook

8. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Atria Books

“It isn’t one of those love-at-first-sight deals and it’s so realistic and beautifully written. Even with the characters’ difficult pasts, everything was so relatable. The characters didn’t love each other out of need but out of this weird friendship they gained.”

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9. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

HarperTeen

“First and foremost it’s a great book that is well-written and extremely thoughtful. It’s about a lot of different relationship types, and reflects on them in a way that leaves you yearning for more. The book really affected how I see the world and the people around me. It may not be super romantic, but romance and love is about more than just love between a couple. Jellicoe Road has it all — the love between friends, family, siblings and couples.”

—Ellen Summer, Facebook

10. If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

“This book is written in second-person point-of-view and is a journey in finding the right book — it will take you through a labyrinth that ultimately ends in finding your one true love.”

—GapBoo Ahn, Facebook

11. Lovesick by Angeles Mastretta

Riverhead

“Loved the book since I was a teenager. The way it shows two types of love is just beautiful.”

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12. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Knopf Books for Young Readers

“It’s a good book to give because it takes you on an emotional rollercoaster and is so beautiful in every way.”

—Simran Bhatia, Facebook

13. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Pocket Books

“It’s so real about love and makes it easy to connect to. Makes me cry every time.”

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14. Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins

Bantam

“It’s a sort of love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes.”

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15. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

HarperCollins

“It explores the way it feels to be loved for the first time in your life and growing up without it.”

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16. Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Simon & Schuster

“While it isn’t classified as a romance novel, her boyfriend’s devotion to her is nothing but romantic and beautiful, especially when she is struggling through her mysterious illness.”

—Ann Catherine Hughes, Facebook

17. The Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins

Speak

“It’s an amazing romantic comedy trilogy. Every girl — Anna, Lola, and Isla — gets her own love story. As you go through the series, their stories intertwine, as if they all met each other in their own books. It’s so cute!!!”

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18. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Vintage Classics

“When all else fails, can’t go wrong with Pride & Prejudice. :)”

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