I love making and giving gifts but some of the best gifts are books. There is nothing that compares to the gift of the written word, strung together on a page to form another universe, another story. It is books that connect us and teach us of passion, friendship, laughter, survival, and love. And that's what Valentine's Day is about, right? Love.
Here are fifteen books for any & every Valentine. Or for yourself. :D
All the books are linked directly to Amazon (and you can help support Sweet Roots by buying one of these books through the links below). Please review before buying. Come back to let me know if you find anything you enjoy or love! I'd love to hear your reviews.
For the nerd or nerdette
Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galazy meets Game of Thrones...
For the romantic
The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
A story about a woman who passed her childhood through foster care systems and learns to help others heal through the meaning of flowers. (Also great for a gardening friend)
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
An inspiring story with beautiful imagery - where a political birthday party turns into chaos as terrorists break in and take the whole party hostage... But slowly unlikely bonds are made and from chaos comes love, friendship and danger.
For those who think deep and laugh hard
When A Camel Breaks Your Heart (Kindle Single)
by Kodi Scheer - A Western woman wakes up to find her first generation American-Muslim fiance turns into a camel. Two Hearts. One Love. Two Countries. One War.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel
by Maria Semple
- A mixed media story of a mother and daughter relationship in an absurd world.
For the History Lover
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy
An Epic American drama of four people and two love stories not far apart.
For the child in your life
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
A very extraordinary story of a gorilla and the baby elephant that he befriends.
For the young adult
On Fallen Wings by Jamie McHenry *A Personal Favorite* Will Rhiannon have to choose between the faerie life she cherishes and the fiance she loves? (Currently free on Amazon - price can change at any time). And the sequel From Rising Flames.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Two worlds meet as the sheltered Aria must survive in the harsh outside with savage Perry.
(Those who enjoyed The Hunger Games
seem to enjoy this book).
For the Fantasy Lover
The Woodcutter by Kate Danley
A whole new story of the fairytale realm.
Rethana's Surrender (Legends of the Light-Walkers, #1)
) and it's sequel Rethana's Trial (Legends of the Light-Walkers, #2) by Courtney Cantrell.
Torn between two men and struggling to understand her power, Rethana fights to save her sister.
For the Movie Buff
The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel by Matthew Quick
If you can't get to the movies, you can read this endearing story.
and other novels that are soon to be major motion pictures...
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion A different kind of zombie story.
City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
Or one that's already out on film:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
or the film is available on DVD