Isn’t It Romantic? The Fault in Our Stars

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This week’s book and movie recommendation is the young adult bestseller, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. If  you’re thinking, “I don’t read young adult fiction,” you may want to make an exception. If you are a romance reader, then love stories are simply wonderful, well, in young adult fiction you are often reading a “first love” story which has a poignancy and sweetness that is unmatched. There is also a film version of this heart-breaking (and heart-building) book. Check out either or both, and be sure to bring your tissues.

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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The celebrated tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who inadvertently travels through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate affair endures across a sea of time and captures them in an impossibly romantic trap that tests the strength of fate and basks in the bonds of love.

For more nontraditional love stories, check out these three titles:

Goodbye For Now by Laurie Frankel

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Landline by Rainbow Rowell