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  • Ryanne Harper

Our Favorite Love Stories

It's February and we all know what that means. Valentine's Day! Which I do not care about at all. Seriously. I think it's a weird holiday and, for the most part, it seems to have been created to sell junk to people and make other people feel bad. But, maybe that's just me. If you dig it, cool. I'm more of a post Valentine's discount on candy day kinda gal.

But, in the spirit of the holiday, today is all about my top three love stories.

Warning: if you're looking for an ode to Jane Eyre, or Jane Austen for that matter, you're reading the wrong blog. You will find no shout outs to the Janes here.

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

Read this book and tell me it isn't a love story. It totally is. It just so happens to be the love between a dog and their person. This book is beautiful, guys. Truly. I challenge you to read this book and not sob your dang head off.

Enzo is an old boy. Hims is also the best boy. He's reflecting on his long life with his best friend and companion. They've been through a lot together and Enzo isn't sure if his bestie can go on without him. Read this book. And then hang out with your dog.

Every Day, David Levithan

Okay, this one is about humans. Sort of. A - no, not the one from Pretty Little Liars - is difficult to describe. They wake up each day in the body of a new person. They live that person's life for one day before moving on.

Because A is considerate, they avoid making major decisions or doing anything that may alter their host's trajectory during the time they spend together. Because manners, guys. Then something happens. A meets a girl. The already complicated situation gets way more complicated.

Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell

Alright, this one is one hundred percent about humans. I LOVE THIS BOOK. Park is an adorable boy from the right part of town. Eleanor is a hot mess from the wrong part of town. And these two could not be more perfect and sappy. The best way to describe this book is heartwarming. Literally.

And this is one of my favorite lines of all time:

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice.She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

I'll take that over some Jane Eyre crap any day. Then there's the ending. I won't spoil it, but I was super in to it.

So, that's it. My favorite love stories. Whether you're a fan of Valentine's Day or not, I hope you have a rad day, readers.


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