9 Great Books About Love and Relationships

9 Great Books About Love and Relationships

27 Apr, 2022 posted by Noah

Shakespeare said that the way of genuine love never ran smooth. However, perhaps we should be thankful for this, for how else would we have such wonderful books about the path love can take? These nine titles are worth reading.

These 9 Books About Love And Relationships Are Worth A Read

Love is a word that can have a lot of different meanings to a lot of different people. It’s hard to explain or even to know what you’re feeling at the time. But what if you could learn about love from other people’s experiences? What you’re feeling might not be so unique after all. Here are some great books about love, dating, and relationships to help you better understand the emotion of love.

Book: The Course of Love. Writer: Alain de Botton

Book: The Course of Love. Writer: Alain de Botton
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Before I read this book, it had been recommended to me numerous times. The description stated that the film was a “super realistic” depiction of a relationship. I can simply exist and get a dose of reality without reading a dose of reality. What a mistake I made.

I have read it several times since.) The story of a long-term relationship is indeed realistic, but it also captures the hopes, fears, insecurities and longings that we all believe are our own—a beautiful novel.

I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to understand more about the human condition. It’s a book that not only addresses the various aspects of love but also explains the relationships between love and other aspects of life, like success, happiness and fulfillment. It’s a book that makes you think about your life, your relationships, and your happiness. I think the book is a great read for both singles and those in a relationship. It’s a book that makes you think about how you deal with relationships, how you view love and how you view your partner.

Book: Heartburn Writer: Nora Ephron

Book: Heartburn Writer: Nora Ephron
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Sometimes wrong is nothing unless we remember our mistakes. In Rachel Samstat’s case, she’s seven months pregnant and just discovered that her husband has had an affair with a Venetian blind – he’s “capable of having sex with a Venetian blind.” That’s the premise for this novel, based on actual events in Ephron’s life, which manages to turn a terrible situation into a comedy. Recipes are interspersed throughout the chapters as a bonus.

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Book: What I Know for Sure Writer: Oprah Winfrey

Book: What I Know for Sure Writer: Oprah Winfrey
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Hugs are sometimes needed. There are moments when tough love is needed. When you’re struggling, it can be helpful to hear that someone else has been through the same thing. This book provides both, as well as more. These essays, a collection of Oprah’s “What I Know For Sure” columns from O Magazine, cover tumultuous relationships, self-esteem, friendship, career, connection, resilience, and finding your way. They feel like deep, meaningful conversations with a good friend. Throughout my life, I have turned to them over and over again through various stages, and I expect I will continue to do so for years to come.

Book: Eleanor & Park Writer: Rainbow Rowell

Book: Eleanor & Park Writer: Rainbow Rowell
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It is the perfect description of young love – the all-encompassing, idyllic feeling of discovering your soul mate through a chance encounter on a bus with another teen. This book will bring back many memories for parents of teens. Please do not be discouraged by the YA label. In spite of being about teens, it’s about universal feelings of love that anyone can relate to.

Book: Pride and Prejudice Writer: Jane Austen

Book: Pride and Prejudice Writer: Jane Austen
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The classic romance is hailed as one of the most beloved love stories of all time. But Austen’s story reminds us that love has always been complex and annoying. Taking place in rural England, the book follows the five (very different) Bennet sisters, whose matriarch, Mrs Bennet, cannot wait to marry. I cannot read her novels without imagining nearly every character being portrayed by Colin Firth. Her books never stop to stun me – sharp wit, brilliant observations, timeless emotions. It stands the test of time.

Book: The Art of Communicating Writer: Thich Nhat Hanh

Book: The Art of Communicating Writer: Thich Nhat Hanh
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Human relationships depend on communication, so this book is perfect for all humans, regardless of where they are in their lives or what chapter they are in. The renowned monk and author discussed how to listen mindfully and express yourself authentically. The idea that conversation is a source of nourishment, whether food or toxicity, really appealed to me. This book offers specific examples for individuals, couples, and families that we can all use to communicate more effectively.

Book: How to Be a Person in the World Writer: Heather Havrilesky

Book: How to Be a Person in the World Writer: Heather Havrilesky
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Are you having trouble getting a date to commit? Have you anytime inquired as to why you make a few inadmissible choices and continually settle on some unacceptable decisions constantly Check out Heather Havrilesky’s book? I am so familiar with a few of the essays in this book that I refer to them in conversations – “He sounds like the guy who won’t move his art of the chair so his date can sit down.” For the best advice, this book offers the perspective of someone who knows it will all be okay.

Book: All About Love Writer: Bell Hooks

Book: All About Love Writer: Bell Hooks
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This book by bell hooks, a scholar, critic, and feminist, would not be complete without a list of books about love. This is a treatise exploring the topic “What is love?”, including sentences such as “the word ‘love’ is usually used as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” after which my life was never the same again. While the text gets frustratingly hetero-normative, the book is no less provocative and profound.

Book: Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love Writer Dr Sue Johnson

Book: Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love Writer Dr Sue Johnson
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I have not read this book, but three of my friends have been “prescribed” it by therapists, and all have said that it has helped them greatly. The book uses attachment theory to help couples break free of their ‘demon dialogue’ for better communication. It has received rave reviews from readers. Have you read it?

Did you enjoy any of these books?