If you've got a special someone and want to read more about love, pick of one of these good books to read.

By Rebecca Renner
January 08, 2019
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You're with someone new, it's going well, and you're looking for a good books to read on love. You have a relationship to navigate and complex feelings to express. The right read can help you put your passion into words, and when it comes to relationship problems, help you find examples of what to do—or what not to do.

Love stories aren’t limited to the traditional romance novel fare (though those can indeed be good books to read when you’re in love). Since medieval times, romantic love has played an integral role in some of the most important stories in literature. In Shakespeare’s plays, passion drives the heroes and heroines to fight battles, don disguises, and face death.

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By the time of Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, romantic love still held the imagination of readers despite the stricture of their society’s morals and manners. Sometimes romance was shared in a subtle glance or correspondence in letters.

Into the 20th century, our obsession with tragic love affairs continued, bringing books like The Great Gatsby to wide audiences. Today, readers continue to devour books about love, especially ones that end in tragedy. Take the popularity of The Fault in Our Stars, for example. As readers, we will never get enough of love and heartache.

When it comes to love stories, there is something for everyone. Whether you want to read a sweet romance with an adorable meet cute or a historical love affair that ends in tragedy, there are dozens of good books to read out there to satisfy your passion.

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