One of my favorite quotes ever is ‘Love is the closest thing to magic.’ I don’t know where I picked it up from, but it has stayed with me! I genuinely believe that people, relationships can save you from stress, from hard times, sometimes even from yourself. That at the end of the day it’s people who are your real earnings.
On that note, here are some books that celebrate relationships and the season of love!
Books on Love: Recommendations for Early Readers
by Anam Fatima & Greystroke
The main character in this story is always told that her sister is different, but sometimes she can’t fathom why. To her, Chhoti is her friend, and she is the coolest! This book will introduce you to a family that’ll feel like your own, it’s honest and vulnerable, simple and hilarious
by Sunaina Ali & Debasmita Dasgupta
This picture book says so much in just a few words! It’s about this one day when daddy is home and you get to spend all day with him! It’s a day when everything is an adventure, everything is fun!
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by Bijal Vachharajani
Sani is terrified of animals but then her mother brings home a furry feline and trouble ensues! A hilarious account of overcoming your fear and finding friendship in unexpected places!
Books on Love: Recommendations for Middle Graders
Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble
by Anna Meriano and Mirelle Ortega
When Leonara finds out that she comes from a family of witches and all her sisters are practicing, her curious heart decides to figure everything out on her own, while her family thinks she is too young! A soulful story about wanting to be one with your family, wanting to grow up real fast, its about making mistakes and growing from them, and about bonds of love!
Our Nana was a Nutcase
by Ranjit Lal
I talk about this book a little too much but its always the first book that comes to my mind when i think of love and family bonds! It’s about four siblings who are raised by their nutty grandfather, but when Dadu starts to lose his memory, the children come together to save him from being left alone! This book is everything family is about and will feel like long, warm hug at the end of the day.
Books on Love: Recommendations for Young Adults
The Sun is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoons
This is the story of two teens, a Korean American boy, and a Jamaican American girl, who stumble into each other one day and get talking. She’s about to be deported, he has a college interview that he must go to but they form a connection that helps them escape the rest of their lives. It’s a beautiful book that’s way more than a romance, it’s about soul connections, about two opposite word views that’ll give you loads to think about, and it’s about the universe and how it picks people for your life!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
by Jenny Han
Lara Jean writes letters to all her crushes. It’s her way of dealing with her feelings. She never sends them, never intends to! But then her letters get sent anyway and now she must deal with her crushes one on one! I love this book for how it explores crushes and first love and growing up! Also, I love how it explores family and sisterhood!