Getty Images / iThinkstock / Photobos 1. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami Vintage Try this instead of: "Hey beautiful, give us a smile." 2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera Harper Infinitely more effective than: Sending a "sexy" Snapchat. 3. Orlando by Virginia Woolf Penguin Way sexier than: Buying her the cheapest drink at the bar. 4. The Lover by Marguerite Duras Pantheon So much better than: Awkwardly brushing your arm against his when you walk by. 5. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell St. Martin's Press Way more endearing than: Accidentally liking an Instagram photo while you're stalk-scrolling through his feed. 6. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Alfred A. Knopf More likely to win his heart than: Getting drunk at a holiday party and spilling your feelings everywhere, like wine down your shirt. 7. The Book of Salt by Monique Truong Mariner Books More powerful than: Your best, subtlest wink. (It ain't that subtle.) 8. Selected Poems of E. E. Cummings Liveright Gets the job done better than: Copy-paste Tinder pick-up lines. 9. The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway Charles Scribner's Sons So much more seductive than: Anything any pick-up artist has ever done. 10. A Room With A View by E. M. Forster Penguin More likely to get you a date than: Cornering someone on the subway. 11. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence Penguin Wins hearts faster than: Calling yourself a "nice guy" on your OKCupid profile. 12. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Dutton More likely to charm him than: Having your friend ask his friend what he thinks about you. 13. So Bright And Delicate, Poems and Letters of John Keats Penguin More likely to get you a date this Friday than: Demanding an explanation for why a girl isn't responding to your text messages. 14. The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner Charles Scribner's Sons A stronger love-magnet than: "Hey baby, did it hurt when you fell from heaven?" 15. Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson Dalkey Archive Press Gets the point across better than: "A/S/L?" 16. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis Picador Wins more hearts than: Unsolicited grinding at the club.