Lets Talk About Love by Claire KannAlice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting--working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed shes asexual). Alice is done with dating--no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.
But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).
When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.
Book Review and Discussion - Let's Talk About Love, Claire Kann
14 Books About Love That Will Make You Melt, Cry, and Feel It All
But what exactly is love? How does its mechanism spur such poeticism, and how does it lodge itself in our minds, hearts and souls so completely, so stubbornly, as to permeate every aspect of the human imagination? On Love public library is precisely the kind of thoughtful, poetic, highly intelligent tome De Botton has grown famous for. Every fall into love involves [to adapt Oscar Wilde] the triumph of hope over self-knowledge. We fall in love hoping that we will not find in the other what we know is in ourselves — all the cowardice, weakness, laziness, dishonesty, compromise and brute stupidity.
It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive. It's funny how we often remind each other that, when it comes to romance, happy endings only exist in fairytales. The truth of the matter is that most books about love aren't happy at all. They show us seduction, passion, and romance, sure, but they also confront us with the ugly things that rise in the absence and wake of love: betrayal, loss, contempt, grief, and pretty much anything else that breaks hearts. Indeed, most books about love are the manifestation of an artist's heartbreak and healing process.
Every February, the fairy tales begin in earnest: Prince Charming, true love's kiss, and happily ever afters are everywhere you look. Quite frankly, it can make real-life romantic relationships look pretty pathetic. If you're sick of Valentine's Day's unrealistic portrayal of romance, you might want to check out these nonfiction books about love that will reshape the way you think about romance, soulmates, and finding "the one. It is easy to be cynical about love, especially around Valentine's Day. The holiday is supposed to honor love in its purest form, but instead, it has become an excuse for advertisers, Hollywood, and the entire chocolate industry to make women and men everywhere feel unfulfilled in their own romantic relationships. How are we supposed to feel positively about the possibilities love holds when all of the examples we're given are just so, well, unrealistic? As always, the answer lies in books.
Nov 9, Whether it's love at first sight or an affair to remember, books about love have a way of taking hold of your heart and never letting go.
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WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE - RAYMOND CARVER - BOOK REVIEW
The topic of love is one that gets endlessly covered in literature. In some ways it was. What was harder was to find books from a variety of genres that matched that description. Not to mention trying to find books that were diverse that featured love so explicitly. Love has many meanings and the books with love in the title should be just as varied. An extraordinarily different story by Robert Munsch is a gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for their child—forever.
Do you believe in true love? Love at first sight? Literature has always shown us that true love can be magical, and it can be quotidian. Readers have seen true love exist in the smallest parts of life, as well as in the grand romantic gestures. In literature, true love can move the earth and stars, and it can withstand the most intense obstacles.