February 8, 2019
Books are wonderful last minute, thoughtful gifts for Galentines or Valentines!
If you need a bookish gift that includes a romantic theme for a Galentine/Valentine or for yourself for February 14, here are my favorite light women’s fiction reads and a couple of light historical fiction titles that I can confidently and wholeheartedly recommend for an enjoyable, appropriate, and appreciated reading experience for most readers.
Titles are Amazon affiliate links and my reviews are linked.
(in no particular order)
Wouldn’t you pick this up just because of the title and cover?!
This WW1 love story is not a Christmas book despite the title and can be enjoyed at any time of year. (WW1 historical fiction, epistolary format) 5 romantic stars.
For fans of Gilmore Girls (Luke’s Diner and Stars Hollow…. complete with autumn leaves, comfort food, and quirky townsfolk). 3.5 Stars.
For fans of stories about strong women, lighthouses, and historical fiction (England and Maine). 4.5 Stars.
Light science fiction with time travel and mother/daughter themes. 4 Stars.
Sweet story of love and friendship beginning in Seattle, Washington and continuing in a Japanese internment camp. Some first loves last a life time. 4 romantic stars. (not reviewed)
The island of Guernsey after WW11 is an ideal setting for an unexpected romance. Told in epistolary format. A favorite book that is also a movie. A book and movie would be thoughtful and appreciated gifts! 5 romantic stars. (not reviewed)
Guernsey Movie (also available on Netflix)
Seniors can find love too! 4 romantic and bittersweet stars for this old favorite. (not reviewed)
Our Souls at Night is available on Neflix.
Two individuals dealing with loneliness and grief develop a significant friendship through letters. (epistolary format)
An engaging and well written castaways love story! 5 romantic stars.
The quirky owner of a vinyl records store and a mysterious woman find love.
More Valentine/Galentine Gift Reading Ideas
The Caffeinated Bibliophile also has a list of Christian romantic reads in her post Ten Christian Romance Books to Read for Valentine’s Day.
If you have questions about any of the recommendations, or if you’d like a recommendation for a different genre, I’d be happy to answer in the comments or in email.
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
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~Rainer Maria Rilke
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~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
This is important information! Why getting lost in a book is so good for you according to science!
In Movie News….
For Fredrik Backman fans, Britt-Marie Was Here will be a movie! (I also heard that a Beartown series is being produced for Europe HBO…so maybe soon in the US?)
And….here’s the trailer for Where’d You Go Bernadette starring Cate Blanchette.
(You might consider adding these books to your ‘want to read list’ in preparation!)
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