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For The Love Of Reading: 10 Best Romance Books To Read In February

By Feb 4, 2015March 20th, 20153 Comments

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Do you feel love in the air? You might recognize its sweet scent as a tinge of chocolate mixed with the smell of leather and pages of old books. At least, that is how love smells in my world, for there are few things I love more than a really good book, especially when it comes to the best romance books around.

I’m taking the time to let a little romance sneak into my reading this month. Do you want to join me? I have a list of the best books to read for love in February that will help you get started.

Our top pick for the best romance books to read in February. We love a reading challenge!

10 Best Romance Books To Read In February

Though often dismissed as fluff, the romantic novel can be a wonderful genre. There are stories full of depth. You can find yourself crying on one page and laughing on the next. Just like any good work of fiction, you may find yourself looking at the world in a new way.

Without further ado, here is our list of 9 best romance novels to read during the month of February. (Note: This post includes affiliate links.)

1. Pride And Prejudice

You can’t really say romantic novel without bringing up Jane Austen, can you? I’m fairly certain it is against the law to list romantic books without at least one of her novels making the list. If you haven’t read Pride and Prejudice since your 11th grade English class, pick it back up again. You will find a whole new appreciation for Elizabeth Bennet. Or be daring and read something else by Austen. You simply cannot go wrong.

Pride and Prejudice

2. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Talking about romance in small, English villages, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand was one of the most lovely books I read last year. Helen Simonson gives us an old-fashioned retired army major and a shopkeeper whose love of literature brings them together in an unlikely romance that is not accepted by their fellow villagers due to beliefs about class and race.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

3. Jane Eyre

This is one of my favorites. I reread it last year with my daughter, and fell in love with Jane Eyre all over again. You will find within its pages a love story, but you will also find a strong, independent female character who is well ahead of her time, as well as a creepy Gothic thriller. Just remember to have a box of tissues nearby once you start it.

Jane Eyre

4. The Sugar Queen

Sarah Addison Allen’s newest book, First Frost, was listed on our 12 Books You Must Read In 2015 list for good reason. We love her. But my favorite Allen novel will always be The Sugar Queen. The relationships are interesting, the snack food is sweet, and the romance is lovely. I was so drawn to Josey and the small town in which she lives. It is one of those books that sticks with you after you close the cover on the last page. You probably don’t need tissues for this one, but a package of Oreos wouldn’t go amiss.

The Sugar Queen

5. Anne Of Windy Poplars

Our of all the books in the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery, I always think of Anne of Windy Poplars as the perfect book for love and cold weather. Comprised of letters from Anne to Gilbert, it is full of love and sweetness, and thoughts about exactly which kind of pen and paper are perfect for writing a love poem.

Anne Of Windy Poplars

6. Outlander

Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series isn’t strictly a romance. It starts with Claire, a World War II nurse in Scotland who is transported back in time from 1945 to 1743. A meticulously researched historical fiction results with adventure, war, friendship, and mystery. But the heart of the story beats out the relationship between Claire and Jamie, and you will find yourself swept up in their love that is able to transcend time and space. There is so much I want to say about this series, but I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll just tell you to prepare for an epic journey.


7. Arabella

Georgette Heyer wrote lovely Regency romance novels. If you haven’t read Heyer before, start with Arabella, and get ready to fall in love.


8. Eleanor & Park

For those of you who like YA novels, Eleanor & Park is the book for you in this season of love. It is the story of two sixteen year olds who are drawn together by music and comic books. You will cheer for them as they overcome obstacles and cry as they…well, I won’t tell you. I’ll just say that I stayed up all night reading this one, and it was totally worth it.

Eleanor & Park

9. Fifty Shades Of Grey

Love it or hate it, Fifty Shades of Grey won’t be ignored. This is your chance to read it for yourself before the movie comes out later this month.


10. A Spool Of Blue Thread

It won’t be released until February 10th, but A Spool of Blue Thread is already at the top of my reading list for this month. The story spans four generations of the Whitshanks family and the house they call home, revealing their secrets, celebrations, and shared stories. While it might not be a romance in the classic sense of the word, I think it will be a story of love.

A Spool Of Blue Thread

There you go! Our 10 best romance books to touch your heart during the season of love. Do you have a favorite love story? Let me know in the comments so I can add it to my reading list.

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Check out our list of 12 books you absolutely must read in 2015!

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  • I’ve read most of these but thank you for giving me new ones to check out!

  • Katherine says:

    I used to read Pride and Prejudice once a year. It’s one of my favorite books of all times (at that’s coming from a person who can’t chose her favorite anything, because I just love them all!) I’ve read several others on this list, but your descriptions make me want to read them all!

    • Tracie Nall says:

      I usually read at least one Austen novel a year. I think I’m due for a Pride and Prejudice read this year for sure! Totally get what you are saying about picking favorites. It is SO hard. Especially when you are trying to pick from a list of great books.