Valentine’s Day Books for All Ages
January 18, 2022
The most romantic day of the year is almost here! If you’ve been heartsick for must-read Valentine’s Day books, look no further! We’ve curated a list of the loveliest books for readers of all ages. Grab some chocolates, and keep on reading!
Fans of Wreck This Journal will love this playful, interactive journal! Grab your valentine, flip to a random page and use the prompts to jot down whatever silly thoughts or sweet memories pop into your brain.
Do you know who makes the perfect valentine? Yourself! Make this Valentine’s Day about loving yourself. Use this book as a guide for how you can embrace and celebrate each and every part of you.
The next read is all about how you can reach out to others with love, which is what Valentine’s Day is all about! Read 101 creative ideas and prompts that you can use today to truly make a difference in the lives of your loved ones. P.S. have you seen how pretty the cover is!?
Whether you’re in love, heartbroken, or enjoying the single life, you’ll be amazed by this whimsical, romantic poetry collection written by Instagram sensation Atticus. His words have captured the hearts of thousands of followers, and this book will be sure to win you over, too!
For those of you that gravitate towards reading nonfiction, we recommend this insightful memoir that uncovers unique stories about matters of the heart. Written by award-winning musician and actor Common, this book offers an inspiring exploration of how love and mindfulness can build communities. Plus, it will encourage you to take better control of your life through actions and words.
Grab the tissues and get ready to happy cry! This photography book is one of the most beautiful, heart-warming collections of love stories that you’ll ever see. Filled with photos and stories of couples who have built their lives together, it’s an indispensable trove of wisdom on love and the lessons they have learned along the way. No wonder it’s one of our favorite giftable Valentine’s Day books.
The first fiction recommendation is an intoxicating love story with a knockout ending. It’s 1960, and Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital. She can remember nothing. Not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply “B,” asking her to leave her husband. If you want to find out what happens in this must-read romance, you are just going to have to get a copy for yourself! Or, you could read spoilers, but where’s the fun in that?
There’s nothing better than a book that brings you joy and makes you laugh-out-loud. This book does just that! It follows a group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be glad you picked it up.
Do you know what’s better than a love story? What about a love story that takes place in a bookstore? We might be slightly biased, but The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted is one of the most perfect Valentine’s day books for literature lovers. A journey about unthinkable loss, love and the healing capacity of the written word, you won’t escape this book without some tears.
Do you have Valentine’s Day plans yet? Why not devour this romcom in just a few hours? Get whisked away to a remote writers’ retreat in coastal Italy and read about what’s in store for Ava when she arrives. Like a glorious dinner party with friends, this book will keep you happy, warm, and staying up far later than you should so you don’t miss a thing.
Kids’ & Tweens’
Firstly, if you’re looking for Valentine’s Day books for young kids, you can never go wrong with a Sandra Boynton book! We recommend I Love You, Little Pookie. This is a sweet and simple board book that offers a declaration of unwavering love from Mom to her wonderful child.
Secondly, one of our favorite Valentine’s Day books for kids is I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth. Crawl up with your little one and follow along as a bear and a cub go through their day and show their love for each other. It’s just so cute!
Coming in third, is a book for fans of the Little Critter books! Not only is Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! an adorable story about a Valentine’s Day celebration, but it also comes with gatefold flaps that your little readers can pull back to discover fun Valentine’s Day surprises!
Our fourth recommendation for kids’ Valentine’s Day books is a perfect read for tweens. While The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane isn’t specifically about Valentine’s Day, it is, however, a book full of heart that will have you falling in love with the main character, Maybelle. Pick up a copy for your tween (or even yourself – it’s allowed! Encouraged, really!) and enjoy this road trip story that gets to the core of what it means to create family, to be brave, and to accept the flaws of being human.
And lastly on our list of kids’ Valentine’s Day books is A Charlie Brown Valentine written by Charles M. Schulz. Introduce your little ones to classic characters Charlie, Snoopy and Peppermint Patty and bond over the goofy but heartfelt message in this book.
If you couldn’t get enough of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, this needs to be your next read! Grab some cinnamon hearts and curl up with this romcom about Sunny Dae, a self-proclaimed total nerd that ends up trapped in an electric lie that forces him to transform into a rockstar.
Did someone say modern romance retelling? Oh wait, we did! Of Curses and Kisses is a contemporary spin on Beauty and the Beast from New York Times bestselling author Sandhya Menon. Read about how Jaya Rao, an East Indian princess, and Grey Emerson, an English lord, suffer the effects of a centuries-old feud when they meet at an elite Colorado boarding school.
A romantic love story AND a story about self-love? We think we hit the jackpot with Love is a Revolution! Add this to your pile of Valentine’s Day books and follow Nala Roberston’s journey to self-acceptance in all facets of her life.
Does the title of this book sound familiar? If so, you might have seen trailers for or watched the 2020 film adaptation. Whether you caught this film on the big screen or not, we recommend you experience the story again in its original form. You’re sure to find yourself getting wrapped up in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.
If elegance, saucy secrets and forbidden love pique your interest, then you need to pick up a copy of American Royals. Follow along as author Katharine McGee imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded–and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history.
We hope that you enjoyed our Valentine’s Day recommendations and that one or two of these lovely reads caught your eye. Now that we’ve shared our list of Valentine’s Day books for all ages, it’s your turn! Feel free to share your own recommendations for must-read Valentine’s Day books in the comments below. We can’t wait to see them!