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    23 Books You Need To Read Before You Get Married

    These chapters will help you start your new one.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what book(s) people should read before getting married. Here are some of the best suggestions:

    1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

    2. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

    3. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

    4. Lila and Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

    5. Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith

    6. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

    7. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

    8. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

    9. The Seven Principles for Making a Marriage Work by John M. Gottman

    10. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray

    11. Sex at Dawn at Christopher Ryan

    12. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

    13. All About Love by bell hooks

    14. The Conscious Bride by Sheryl Paul

    15. The Journal Of Best Practices by David Finch

    16. Passionate Marriage by Dr. David Schnarch

    17. The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

    18. Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson

    19. The New Monogamy by Tammy Nelson

    20. "I Do, Now What?" by Giuliana and Bill Rancic

    21. Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

    22. The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm

    23. I Do, But I Don’t by Kamy Wicoff

    Submissions have been lightly edited for length/clarity.

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