A Single Gal’s Top 14 Reads This Valentine’s Day


Here’s the thing: although I’ve never had a date on Valentine’s Day, I’m not actually opposed to the concept. 

If you, like me, find yourself without plans this February 14th and want to mark the occasion anyway, what better way to do so than by picking up a romance novel?

Top 14 Reads This Valentine’s Day

This one might feel like a no-brainer, especially with the Netflix series propelling this charming series right to the tops of everyone’s TBR piles. But for those still hesitant about embarking on an eight-book journey, let this list be your encouragement to take the plunge.

The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn

Set among the titular Bridgerton family, and spanning approximately a decade altogether, each of the books in the series follows one of the siblings through the ups and downs of finding love among London’s high society in the early 1800s.

Alright, technically, this is a young adult fantasy, not a romance novel. Now that said, the central love story is written and framed very much with those romance novel beats.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

It’s actually not difficult to imagine that with a few slight tweaks, the Wrath and the Dawn duology could be repackaged and reshelved in the romance aisle. Not that I would ever suggest that in earnest.

Each of her books delicately blends the best tropes — from rivals to lovers, to fake dating, to workplace romance — together with a grounded style that she does so well.

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

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