Valentine's Day Reading Round-Ups

As the day of hearts and flowers approaches, there’s been the usual slew of Valentine’s Day recommended reads swamping the internet, including:

— these shout-outs to The Forgotten Room, from Prevention Magazine and Kirkus;

— a list from Shelf Pleasures, with The Secret History of the Pink Carnation heading a list that includes Jane Eyre, A Discovery of Witches, and The Historian;

— and a selection from the Quirky Bookworm that includes Mary Stewart’s Madam, Will You Talk? and my That Summer.

As for my Valentine’s Day reads, when Prevention Magazine asked me to select a few books written within the past six months, I chose Sara Gruen’s At the Water’s Edge, Jennifer Robson’s Moonlight Over Paris, Meredith Duran’s Lady Be Good, and Kristan Higgins’s Anything for You.

If I could pick any book ever…. That becomes much harder. Definitely Mary Stewart’s Nine Coaches Waiting, and quite possibly Robin McKinley’s Beauty, Lisa Kleypas’s The Devil in Winter, and something by Eva Ibbotsen….

What’s on your Valentine’s Day recommended reading list?


  1. Carla on February 14, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Re reading that summer, this time audiobook 🙂

  2. Joan on February 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Over Valentine weekend I read D.E. Stevenson’s Miss Buncle’s Book which was charming and funny.

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