When trying to find a Valentine’s Day gift for your single partner in crime or current lover, there’s a lot to love about books. They are sweetly simple, making them acceptable for a new man in your life. But books also can convey that you put a lot of thought into the present, since you can draw on how well you know your best friend or longtime love to find the perfect title to add to their bookshelves. Popsugar has rounded up some books on love, sex, marriage, and the single life that range from humorous to earnest. We hope they help you spread some love come Feb. 14.
Eleanor & Park
I can’t emphasize enough how delightful and heart-wrenching Rainbow Rowell’s YA novel Eleanor & Park is. It’s a tender tale of misfits finding each other that will have you reminiscing about your own first love.
Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date
Katie Heaney hilariously chronicles her lackluster love life in Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. At 25, the blogger and writer had a college degree, plenty of friends, and a loving family — but she’d never had a boyfriend or even been on a second date.
A Million First Dates: Solving the Puzzle of Online Dating
Give Dan Slater’s A Million First Dates: Solving the Puzzle of Online Dating to any single girlfriends you know who’ve been wading in the online dating pool.
The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex
Comedian Kristen Schaal and her husband, Richard Blomquist, who used to write for The Daily Show, present a sexy guide appropriately titled The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex. Perfect for anyone who has a sense of humor about the bedroom, it includes sex myths and facts, vintage sex guides, and helpful information like various methods of contraception demonstrated on a banana.