Hello, everyone! I think it’s been literally one month since I’ve last posted anything, whoops. But the month of chocolate and romance has revived me, and I am ready to recommend you guys some books that are perfect for Valentine’s Day! (Also I have a schedule all set up for the next two weeks, so if everything goes according to plan I won’t disappear without a trace for another month.) Sometimes we just need to read a nice and fluffy romance, and what better day to do that than on one specifically and officially celebrated with romance? So, just in case you want a quick, lighthearted romance book to curl up with tomorrow or you’re looking for a really last minute Valentine’s Day present, here are 14 books that’ll be perfect for you!
Because, you know, relationships come and go, but books are forever. (Unless they’re library books. You have to return those. Sorry.)
1. It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm
I still can’t believe how underappreciated this book is. It’s one of the funniest and most uniquely told romances and I haven’t heard anyone talk about it. Read it!! It’s written purely in interview format and it’s super quick and 100% worth it.
2. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Honestly it’s been so long since I’ve read this so I can’t remember specifics, but I remember enjoying it so much and I gave it the rare 5 stars, so I trust my past self enough to recommend this now. Plus it’s a classic phone swap romance and who doesn’t love those?
3. The Selection series by Kiera Cass
Listen, I know this series will be on every Valentine’s Day recommendation lists but they’re there for a reason! I’ve read all 5 of them and I still don’t fully understand the extreme addictive appeal, but if you’re looking to read an entire book on V-Day, these books are your best bet. This series is basically just a better made version of The Bachelor so if you like that show or just want to read about women hanging out and wearing fancy dresses, this series is for you.
4. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
For those of you who want virtually no preamble in their romances and are fans of insta-love, this one’s for you. (But, like, the good kind of insta-love, where the characters work so well together and it makes sense for them to immediately like each other.) Also, if you choose to read this, maybe have some tissues nearby. Just in case. You never know.
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Okay, this isn’t exaaaactly light and fluffy but it’s Pride and Prejudice! A classic, nay, a STAPLE of romance. So it’s gotta be on this list. It’s out of my hands.
6. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
This book is just a really cute contemporary. Plus it focuses a lot on family as well as romance which is really refreshing to read, since a lot of romance books push aside the characters’ families. Plus, the main character’s two moms are getting married so it’s like two romance plot lines for the price of one!
7. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Okay, it’s not a short book, I know, but it goes by so fast and every character is great in their own way and they’re all so fun to read about. Plus, the main character is a dog walker and she falls for an author, so…there’s literally no beginning to a romance I can think of that’s better than that.
8. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Okay, I JUST finished this yesterday so I can personally confirm that this is a great book to read for V-Day. It’s not as fluffy as some, but it’s definitely one of the funniest books on this list. This book is about a woman enlisting this guy to help find her biological father, which just leads to shenanigan after shenanigan and I loved it.
9. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
This may or may not be a thinly veiled attempt to recommend you guys my new favorite book (which I’ll never get tired of saying) since it’s a little light on the romance, but it’s worth it for the ending. Trust me. I know I’ve been AWOL for a month and you have no reason to trust me but TRUST ME.
10. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han
Honestly, as soon as I see the words ‘fluffy romance’ my mind immediately thinks of this series. These books are the definition of fluffy romance. If you’re looking for a quick book where the characters don’t really face any problems aside from their dating life (which is sometimes just what we need) and where the main character bakes a lot and makes the best fashion choices, read this one.
11. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
This book is a little on the more serious side, but it really captures fandom culture and modern relationships. If you want to read a more internet-central romance for a change, this book is the one for you. Plus it has some GREAT illustrations throughout, which is always a plus.
12. Meet Cute by… a whole bunch of authors
Okay, I admit I haven’t finished all the stories yet, but so far it’s been super fun to read. It’s an anthology where each story is two people meeting for the first time…in a cute way. Hence: meet cute. If you don’t have the time to read a book but still don’t want to miss reading some romance, reading these short stories would be a perfect middle ground.
13. The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
This book just made me super happy after I finished it. It’s one of the cutest and most unique books I’ve read, and it’s all about making love potions and matchmaking which is the BEST premise for a book. Plus you learn a lot about plants, which is cool. This book is just a good time all around.
14. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
I didn’t expect a Cinderella retelling to be able to stick so closely to the Disney Cinderella storyline in a modern setting and still keep the same level of fantastical elements but this book did it! And it was wonderful and adorable.
What are some of your guys’ favorite fluffy romance books? Any exciting plans for Valentine’s Day? Is anyone just gonna curl up on their bed and watch rom-coms? Because I sure am. Let me know! ❤