Books to Read in February

Liv Avenida Blog welcomes you to the month of February! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so we thought we’d share with you a few popular books including the theme of love. Whether you’re in the mood for a young adult novel, a classic, or a memoir, there is something for you! Pick up one of these books this month to read in your Chandler, AZ apartment:

A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz

William, a young graduate student, never thought twice about Jane Austen, because he thought he had nothing to gain from her writing. However, after he read Emma, his world started to transform! In this memoir, the author lyrically articulates how his life experiences intertwine with the life lessons and misfortunes that Austen’s beloved characters undergo as well. If you’re a fan of Jane Austen, or if you too need a little convincing of the relevancy of her books, don’t miss this one!

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

While it was considered deeply controversial during its time, Wuthering Heights has become one of the most significant classics of the English literary canon. Join orphan Heathcliff brought to Wuthering Heights and headstrong Catherine Earnshaw as their companionship evolves into a dark romance, challenging current ideals of morality, gender equality, and religious hypocrisy. Written in the heart of the Romantic era, the setting is key to the story. If you haven’t read this classic yet, consider doing so this month!

Paris: A Love Story by Kati Marton

“This is a memoir for anyone who has ever fallen in love in Paris, or with Paris. Paris: A Love Story is for anyone who has ever had their heart broken or their life upended.”

If you’re in need of a particularly honest account of love, loss, and grief, Kati Marton’s memoir about her experiences in life and love in Paris is a perfect one to read this month.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

If you’re looking for something light, entertaining, and relatable this year, then Eleanor & Park is the right fit for you. It details the story of a red-haired girl named Eleanor and a half-Korean boy named Park who experience a first love together. After meeting on a school bus, the two misfits slowly connect through mix tapes and comic books, eventually falling for each other. Don’t miss Rainbow Rowell’s magical debut into young adult literature!

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