Top Ten Books To Read On Valentine’s Day If You’re Single And Don’t Want To Feel It

AKA: The happiest, fluffiest romance books I’ve ever read. Because we all need a bit of fluff sometimes.

Hi! As always, this great tag was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s prompt is a Valentine’s Freebie’, so I’m on a mission to find the cutest romance books to read on Valentines Day – because sometimes the only thing we have going for us is fictional characters 😃 But also, so many romance novels end in heartbreak or death (I had to rule out a worrying number of books because the love interest literally died) but these are all strictly happy reads. What are some of your favourite romance books? Any other bookish things that drive you mad? Let me know in the comments ! 🙂

🏳️‍🌈 = LGBTQ+ romance 😙 = Young Adult 😚 = for older readers (although they’re mostly just older YA)

10. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 😙

Personally, I prefer Eleanor and Park to Fangirl, however that book doesn’t quite… meet the criteria of this post (no spoilers!). But, Fangirl is a gorgeously written romance about fan fiction and first love.

(Added bonus: you can read Carry On afterwards!)
Find my review of this book here

9. Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuinnston 🏳️‍🌈 😚

What would happen if the Prince of England and the son of the president fell in lurveee? If you like enemies-to-lovers books, royal drama and very cute relationships… read this. I have to admit, I wasn’t totally hooked the first time I tried it, but I’d love to read it again because I was maybe definitely a bit young haha.

8. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins 😚

I used to be obsessed with this series – and I have to admit it still makes me smile. Isla and the Happily Ever After is the last book in a trilogy that follows a group of friends around Paris, then New York, then back to Paris for this final book. You can read them in any order, but I particularly loved this book because all the storylines tie back together. It’s a sort of stupid but sweet series, a great pick me up.

7. Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire 🏳️‍🌈 😙

THIS BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BOOK! It’s more… substantial than Isla and the Happily Ever After (ie it’s made of holy water, not trash) and maybe not an adorable romance book, but makes you think and Alire’s writing is just poetry. It reminds me of Call Me By Your Name (although I have to admit I’ve only seen the film *runs away*).

Find my review of this book here

6. Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson, Eleanor Wood 😚

This is the story of 6 strangers who meet once, and then again every year on the anniversary of an event. It follows each of the characters and is incredibly moving and sweet. Would highly recommend!

Find my attempt at crosstiching the front cover here

5. I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver 🏳️‍🌈 😙

This is a gorgeous, gorgeous book about a non-binary teen who is kicked out of their house – but it’s happy, I promise! Okay, my next point is about how much it made me cry so maybe not 100% happy but Mason Deaver creates brilliantly told romance and characters.

Find my review of this book here

4. It Only Happens In The Movies by Holly Bourne 😚

Not as cheesy as you might think! After all, it is Holly Bourne haha. This is a funny, clever book about falling in love with others… and yourself. Also, the main character tries to combat why romance movies are bad, but in turn manages to complete a few of the cliches herself. So there’s loads of great rom-com recommendations! In short, a funny, feminist book about falling in love.

Find my review of this book here

3. Pumpkinheads by Erin Faith Hicks and Rainbow Rowell 😙

This is technically a graphic novel butttt it’s extremely cute and will make you smile. So I think technicalities are fine.

Find my review of this book here

2. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera 🏳️‍🌈 😚

This is a very very cute book. It’s about two boys who accidentally meet in a post office in NYC and end up going on loads of first dates because they keep messing up. It’s full of musicals (if you get the reference in the title, be my friend?), heart warming cringe and gorgeous characters.

And Number One Goes To…

1. Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli 🏳️‍🌈 😙

I figured I couldn’t list the all of the Simonverse books (because believe me, they would be the entire list), but Simon vs the Homo Sapiens and Leah On The Offbeat are my comfort books. I – just read them! You won’t regret it 🙂

Last week, I bought the epilogue novella (*starts crying at the words epilogue*) to the world, Love Creekwood, so I just had to binge read one of my favourite series. It was a very enjoyable experience! If you want to hear about the adorable domestic gayness that was Love Creekwood, I should have my review up on Sunday.

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I’m a teenager (and a Hufflepuff) from Manchester. I like oversized jumpers, music that isn't on the radio anymore and books. Pretty much any book I can get my hands on but my favourites are Young Adult, fantasy and science fiction. One day, I decided to share some of my opinions on some great - and not so great - books to people around the world. And here it is! I really enjoy it and I hope you do too. The aim is hundreds and thousands of book reviews (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite up to that. Yet.

42 thoughts on “Top Ten Books To Read On Valentine’s Day If You’re Single And Don’t Want To Feel It

    1. Happy books are great haha – especially when the world isn’t looking so great right now, I need some silly happy romance books to get me through 😂 Theres also the added bonus of some nice looking fictional characters…

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    1. I kind of see where you’re coming from? Honestly, I read it so long ago that I can’t really remeber anything except the ending (which was so inconclusive I’d hardly call it an ending!). There’s always a tough line in romance books between cute and downright ridiculous haha


      1. Felt the same way as you and I didn’t like being left like that (especially by books)
        The book was hyped quite a lot but not enough to my expectations 😂


      2. That’s happened to me before and it’s. So. Annoying. Like if I thought a book would be a 5 star read and then I don’t really enjoy it 😞 But *most* of the time the hype is worthwhile haha


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