Best Books to Read for Valentine’s

Lea Plörer
All books recommended for Valentine's

Forget the red roses and heart-shaped chocolates this Valentine’s Day! Dive into the world of love with a carefully curated selection of books. Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other, cherishing self-love, or simply enjoying the spirit of romance, you’ll find a title in here for you.


Bell Hooks "All about love"

“All About Love: New Visions” by Bell Hooks

You can’t talk about love without referencing Bell Hooks. This book tenderly explores love as an act of care and compassion for others as well as yourself. As Hooks brilliantly states, “The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb”.




“Normal People” by Sally RooneySally Rooney's most famous romance novel "Normal People"

Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t. Definitely a feel-good must read.




cover of "Giovanni's room" a queer romance by James Baldwin“Giovanni’s Room” by James Baldwin

A queer romance that should be on anyone’s reading list! Set in the contemporary Paris, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. Baldwin’s brilliant narrative delves into the mystery of loving with a sharp, probing imagination, and he creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the heart.




“Everything I Know about Love: A Memoir” by Dolly AdlertonDolly Adlerton "All i know about love"

In this funny and heartfelt memoir, the journalist and former Sunday Times columnist Dolly Alderton revisits the first time she fell in love, got her heartbroken, and then mended it back together. Personal anecdotes are coupled with cultural observations as she tries to make sense of love, romance, and partnership.




Love poems by Pablo Neruda“Love Poems” by Pablo Neruda

What’s more romantic than poetry—or better yet, poetry written on an Italian island? The Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda ventured to Capri to write this quintessential collection of love poems that are a must-read for Valentine’s day.





“The Course of Love” by Alain de BottonCover of the novel "The course of love" by Alain de Botton

Rabih and Kirsten meet, fall in love, get married. Think this is the end of the story? It’s only the beginning. With his trademark warmth and wit, Alain de Botton explores modern relationships with a novel that asks what it truly means to love and to be loved.





"Seven Days in June" by Tia Williams “Seven Days in June” by Tia Williams

When former teen lovers Eva and Shane reconnect at a literary event, their chemistry is still as strong as ever. The erotica writer and novelist then spend the next seven days reconnecting and reminiscing amidst a hot Brooklyn summer. But when old wounds begin to rise to the surface, the two writers reevaluate their second chance at love.




“One Last Stop” by Casey McQuiston"One last stop" by Casey McQuiston

One Last Stop is an exquisite queer romance novel exploring love and its power to reach across time and space. This romance proves that an instant electric connection can develop into the most beautiful happily-ever-afters.




Whether you’re seeking laughter, tears, or simply a heartwarming escape, these stories cover it all. So, light a candle, dim the lights, and get ready to fall in love, not just with your chosen read, but also with Faircado. Because as fellow readers we know the love for books, so connecting you with the best secondhand offers in seconds is a personal matter to us. Happy Valentine’s Day!