9 Books That Will Satisfy You More Than a Hot Date This Valentine’s Day
Matador Network Editors Matt Hershberger, Ana Bulnes, and Morgane Croissant selected 9 books (fiction and non-fiction) about love and romance of all kinds. This Valentine’s Day, cozy up on the couch and enjoy the company of good literature.
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
There’s probably no better Valentine’s book for the broken-hearted than Nick Hornby’s 1995 classic High Fidelity. Rob Fleming is a 30something Londoner who just broke up with his long-time girlfriend. A pop music fanatic, Rob compulsively makes “Desert Island, Top 5” lists of everything, so in the wake of the break-up, he ranks the “Desert Island, Top 5” worst break-ups he’s ever gone through. It’s funny, it’s melancholy, and it’ll make you feel a little better about your failed relationships. There’s also a killer movie adaptation starring John Cusack (the main difference is that one’s set in Chicago). -Matt Hershberger