The days of pink and red chocolate boxes are upon us. The days where the caramel and the nougat chocolates are seized up quickly while the coconut, raspberry ganache, and Key limes add deceptive weight to the dark brown plastic. I’m Cameron, an Intern at The Cabin. I would like to to suggest a list of Romance novels that are diverse, yet potentially bittersweet just in time for your Valentines holiday.
1. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
From the mind of John Green, this book follows the story of Hazel and Gus both in a cancer support group. After the two find themselves in love, they are swept up in an opportunity to meet a famous yet secluded author.
2. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
From the mind of Maggie Stiefvater, this story follows a girl named Grace who becomes mesmerized by wolves in her back-yard. Through these peculiar wolves, Grace learns about community, life and death through the eyes of a wolf firsthand.
3. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Two lovers are separated by fate and feuding families. Our protagonists engineer a plot to unite and escape from tradition.
4. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
5. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Heterochromia is revealed as a sign of the beholder’s natural talent and mastery over a skill. Our protagonist attempts to live and love in a world where she has a talent for fighting. The book takes place in the castle-age.
7. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
9. Anne of Avonlea by L.M Montgomery
10. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James
11. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
12. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
13. The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
Our protagonist’s wife disappears from his life. He goes on a spiritual journey on his way to find her.
14. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
An emotional rollercoaster that follows two lovers and the culture composed of cruelty that keeps them from a long life of happiness.