Lets Talk About Love by Claire KannAlice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting--working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed shes asexual). Alice is done with dating--no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.
But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).
When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.
BOOKS EVERYONE ELSE HATES BUT I LOVE - Casey Aonso
14 Books About Love That Will Make You Melt, Cry, and Feel It All
It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive. It's funny how we often remind each other that, when it comes to romance, happy endings only exist in fairytales. The truth of the matter is that most books about love aren't happy at all. They show us seduction, passion, and romance, sure, but they also confront us with the ugly things that rise in the absence and wake of love: betrayal, loss, contempt, grief, and pretty much anything else that breaks hearts. Indeed, most books about love are the manifestation of an artist's heartbreak and healing process. The goods one are like a hand-squeeze that says, Hey, I've stood where you're standing, yet here's this beautiful thing I turned it into so we can witness each other and find a connection. And because misery loves company, there's just something about reading these books in the carnage of a breakup or heartache that feels healing.
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But what exactly is love? How does its mechanism spur such poeticism, and how does it lodge itself in our minds, hearts and souls so completely, so stubbornly, as to permeate every aspect of the human imagination? On Love public library is precisely the kind of thoughtful, poetic, highly intelligent tome De Botton has grown famous for. Every fall into love involves [to adapt Oscar Wilde] the triumph of hope over self-knowledge. We fall in love hoping that we will not find in the other what we know is in ourselves — all the cowardice, weakness, laziness, dishonesty, compromise and brute stupidity.