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Our Favorite Stories of Love

Happy Valentine's Day! Below you will find a list of our favorite relationships - romantic, familial, platonic - the stories of love that we, well, love. 

Emma Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781528707589
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Published: Read Books - August 10th, 2018

The romance of Mr. Knightley and Emma Woodhouse - Emily


My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609450786
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012

The friendship of Elena and Lila - Emily


The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

The sisterhood of Desiree and Stella. - Emily


Outlawed Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635575422
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 5th, 2021

A favorite story of found family from Josh!


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Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524798642
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

A favorite story of romance from Josh!


I Married You for Happiness Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802145918
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Published: Grove Press - September 11th, 2012

A favorite story of marriage and long-term relationship from Josh!


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We Are Not Free Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358131434
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

The characters in this book come together to create a living, breathing community containing a full range of relationship dynamics. When everything else is taken from these Japanese-American teens when they are sent to the incarceration camps during WWII, they rely on each other more than ever to get through the day. - Steph


Stargazing Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

I think almost everyone has had the experience of being jealous of their best friend, but it's something I've seen so rarely explored in media and I adore how it's presented in this graphic novel. Christine and Moon are very different, but it's through their friendship they're able to understand themselves and who they want to be in the world. - Steph


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By Jessie Oliveros, Dana Wulfekotte (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481489157
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

Growing up, I was very close with my grandparents and my relationship with them is central to who I am, so I always have a particular softness for books about kids and their grandparents. As in this book, my grandmother had Alzheimer's and watching her lose hold of those precious memories was very challenging. I adore the way memories are pictured as balloons in this book and how the main character, James, learns to hold those memories for both him and his grandpa. - Steph


Our Super Adventure Vol. 1: Press Start to Begin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781620105825
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Published: Oni Press - March 26th, 2019

I've been following these comics on Instagram for years and literally every single one of them makes me squee and shove my phone at my partner over how much they remind me of us. They're filled with all the soft, small moments you collect in a life together and are guaranteed to add joy to your day! - Steph


The Song of Achilles: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

The love of Patroclus and Achilles - Gracie


Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening Cover Image
By Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632157096
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Published: Image Comics - July 19th, 2016

The friendship of Kippa and Maika - Gracie


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Libertie: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207014
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 30th, 2021

I loved Kaitlyn Greenidge's last book, and this one absolutely delivers! I can't think of a more interesting mother-daughter dynamic set in both time and place that is vivid and heart wrenching and captivating. - Gracie


The Bedlam Stacks Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781620409695
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 15th, 2018

Natasha Pulley is my favorite writer of relationships, hands down. THE BEDLAM STACKS features not only magical writing of place and time, but of a male friendship that is emotional, tested, and lasting. If you want a more romantic love story, try Pulley's THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET. She also has THE KINGDOMS coming out in May, which I have not read yet but I highly doubt it disappoints. - Becca 


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Meddling Kids: A Novel (Blumhouse Books) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101974445
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Published: Anchor - May 29th, 2018

A cheeky nod to the Scooby Doo gang - a foursome of former "meddling kids" meets up again years later in various forms - ghost, human, and you bet there is a dog - to begrudgingly face off against the horrors thought to be dispelled in their youth. Meddling Kids is a deliciously spooky and humorous nod to those friendships and experiences that bind us together and stay with us for good. - Becca


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Americanah Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

AMERICANAH will forever be on all my lists. Just read it, yeah? - Becca


Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

It has been a while since I read LESS, but I adored this humorous yet honest look at love and relationships. You'll laugh and cry at Arthur and his fumbling, but be rooting for him just the same. - Becca


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385341004
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 5th, 2009

Friendship, romance, wartime community resilience - all told through letters?! It is an oldie, but a goodie! - Becca


Matilda Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142410370
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Published: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007

Name a better story of found family, love of books, and vanquishing of evil. I'll wait. - Becca


Library Lion Cover Image
By Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763637842
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Published: Candlewick - June 25th, 2009

A librarian and a lion become the best of friends and all the adults reading this book to their children weep. My work here is done. - Becca