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.
This book cannot be returned.
The romance of Mr. Knightley and Emma Woodhouse - Emily
The friendship of Elena and Lila - Emily
The sisterhood of Desiree and Stella. - Emily
A favorite story of found family from Josh!
A favorite story of romance from Josh!
A favorite story of marriage and long-term relationship from Josh!
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
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
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
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 love of Patroclus and Achilles - Gracie
The friendship of Kippa and Maika - Gracie
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
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
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
AMERICANAH will forever be on all my lists. Just read it, yeah? - Becca
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
Friendship, romance, wartime community resilience - all told through letters?! It is an oldie, but a goodie! - Becca
Name a better story of found family, love of books, and vanquishing of evil. I'll wait. - Becca
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