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Books to Fall in Love With 2013

Valentine's Day

Books to Fall in Love With 2013

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Still stuck on what to buy your Valentine? We have the answer --- and it's all about books! Recently we gave readers the chance to win one of our five Bookreporter.com Valentine's Day prize packages, which included one copy of each of our featured books and some delicious Ghirardelli chocolate. Even if you weren't a winner, we encourage you to take a look at our feature and see which of our titles you would like to give to your Valentine --- or yourself.

Our featured Valentine’s Day titles are:

All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay - Relationships

 

In ALL THERE IS, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares stories of love and marriage from the revolutionary oral history project, revealing the many and remarkable journeys that relationships can take. In stories that carry us from the excitement and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong commitment, we discover that love is found in the most unexpected of places.

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin - Historical Fiction

 

Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Drawing on the rich history of the 20th century and featuring cameos from such notable characters as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, THE AVIATOR'S WIFE is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage --- revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows.

Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday by Jordan Matter - Photography

 

The mystery of the body in motion. The surprise of seeing what seems impossible. The art of a moment --- a moment of joy, love, silence, grief, effort, life --- captured. In one thrilling photograph after another, DANCERS AMONG US presents professional dancers from across the country --- leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking, while in the midst of daily living. There’s no photo manipulation here, no trampolines, no gimmicks, no tricks. Just a photographer, his vision, and the serendipity of what happens when the shutter clicks.

The Love Dog by Elsa Watson - Romance

 

After being fired from her job as a paralegal, Samantha Novak is asked to write an expose on the reality television dating show "The Love Dog" for a Hollywood tabloid. She finds that digging up dirt on set is harder then she thought. If she doesn’t reveal to the world that the reality show isn’t exactly “real,” her new career will be over before it starts. But when she falls in love with the show's star and leading man, will she still have the heart to expose its dirty secrets?

Mistress of My Fate: Book One of The Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot by Hallie Rubenhold - Historical Romance

 

Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, MISTRESS OF MY FATE is the first book in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble children of a lord and lady. At just 16 years old, circumstance and a passionate
love affair tear Henrietta away from everything she knows, leading to a new life fending for herself on the streets of 18th-century London as a courtesan, gambler, and spirited intellect of the city.

One Month to Love: 30 Days to Grow and Deepen Your Closest Relationships by Kerry Shook and Chris Shook - Love & Romance/Relationships

 

The ONE MONTH TO LOVE 30-day challenge is the greatest adventure you’ll ever take, helping you deepen the important relationships in your life. Authors Kerry and Chris Shook use timeless, biblical wisdom to walk through three stages of relationships: First Glance, Second Look and Lasting Love.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain - Psychology/Relationships

 

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. In QUIET, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so.

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles - Historical Fiction

 

Set in New York City in 1938, RULES OF CIVILITY tells the story of an uncompromising 25-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.

S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline - Women's Fiction/Erotica

 

Cassie Robichaud’s life has been filled with regret and loneliness since the death of her husband. But when she discovers a notebook left behind by a mysterious woman at the café where she works, Cassie’s world is forever changed. The notebook’s stunningly explicit confessions shock and fascinate Cassie, and eventually lead her to S∙E∙C∙R∙E∙T, an underground society dedicated to helping women realize their wildest, most intimate sexual fantasies.

Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them by Betsy Prioleau - Relationships/Gender Studies


Contrary to popular myth and dogma, the men who consistently beguile women belie the familiar stereotypes. As Betsy Prioleau points out, legendary ladies’ men are a different, complex species altogether, often without looks or money. Prioleau cuts through the cultural lore and reveals who these master lovers really are and the arts they practice to enswoon women.