Happy Valentine’s Day!
My top five favorite love stories.
1. Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins “Pride and Prejudice,” Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners–one of the most popular novels of all time–that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. (goodreads)
2. Holland & Cece, Keeping You a Secret – Julie Anne Peters
As she begins a very tough last semester of high school, Holland finds herself puzzled about her future and intrigued by a transfer student who wants to start a lesbigay club at school. (goodreads)
3. Nick & Norah, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band’s show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City;and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date. (goodreads)
4. Ron & Hermione, Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling
With the release of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,the first in a series of tales about a young wizard in training, an international craze was born. Not since C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia has a children’s tale of magic and mystery so enthralled the reading public. And it’s easy to see why. Eleven-year-old Harry Potter, the plucky yet nerdy hero of this series, is the embodiment of every uncool kid’s fantasy. Unpopular in school, picked on by bullies, and persecuted by his adoptive family, the disheveled and bespectacled Harry manages to not only survive but thrive by discovering friends, magical powers, and a great destiny he never knew he had. (goodreads)
5. Anne & Gilbert, Anne of Green Gables series – L.M. Montgomery
Everyone’s favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over. (goodreads)