Our Top Books For Couples To Read Together
This Valentine’s Day, why not spend some quality time with your significant other by snuggling up and reading a book together? Reading together as a couple can be a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to spend time together. We’ve curated a list of the top books for couples to read together that will spark meaningful conversations and inspire thoughtful discussions.
Benefits Of Books For Couples To Read Together
Research shows that reading together as a couple can have endless positive impacts on your relationship. Not only can it provide a way to get to know each other better, but it can also help to improve communication skills. Reading together can be entertaining and a great way to learn how to discuss difficult topics in a constructive way. If you’re looking to unlock these benefits, then these are our top books for couples to read together.
1. Everything I Know About Love: A Memoir
by Dolly Alderton
Everything I Know About Love is about the highs and lows of dating, the importance of strong friendships, and the ultimate realization that you are sufficient. Dolly Alderton talks about the rollercoaster of falling in love, getting a job, and having nights out partying with great friends. She highlights that Ivan from the corner shop is likely the most dependable man in her life.
Dolly Alderton, a former Sunday Times columnist, reflects on her own experiences of maturing into an adult in this memoir. Everything I Know About Love received a raving review from Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, who said “Dolly Alderton has always been a sparkling Roman candle of talent. She is funny, smart, and explosively engaged in the wonders and weirdness of the world.”Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Books Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
2. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
by Gary Chapman
The 5 Love Languages, a #1 New York Times international bestseller, has changed the lives of millions of people in relationships all over the world. Dr. Gary Chapman’s strategy for expressing and receiving affection can improve the depth and quality of the connection with your partner, whether your relationship is strong or in decline. The Couple’s Personal Profile assessment is also included so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.
The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. One Amazon reviewer suggested that “reading this book with who you love will allow you both to stop frequently throughout the pages and talk, learn, smile, and probably cry… but then go on to a much happier fulfilling life together once the book is closed.” This is an amazing book for couples to read together!Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Books Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
3. The Thursday Murder Club
by Richard Osman
Every week, four unalike individuals in a tranquil retirement community meet to review unsolved crimes, referring to themselves as the Thursday Murder Club. When a local builder is discovered dead, the Thursday Murder Club unexpectedly find themselves in the midst of their first real-life case. As the number of bodies rises, can this eccentric but talented group of people solve the murder before it is too late?
A New York Times bestseller and a soon-to-be major motion picture from Steven Spielberg, The Thursday Murder Club is noted as “witty, endearing and greatly entertaining” by the Wall Street Journal. Looking for the perfect mystery series for couples to read together? Then this is the perfect debut novel for you.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Books Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
4. Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone
by Benjamin Stevenson
Ernest Cummingham wishes he’d killed whoever decided his family reunion should be at a ski resort, however, this story turns out to be more complicated than that. Everyone in his family has killed someone. Some of the high achievers have killed more than once. Has Ernest killed someone? Yes, he has. Who was it though? Let’s get started.
Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone is perfect for fans of Knives Out, Clue, and Agatha Christie. Not only is it “utterly original, hugely entertaining, and a must-read for every fan of the mystery genre,” according to Jane Harper, but many readers note that this novel is a perfect mix of fun and suspense.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Books Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
5. Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge Book 1)
by Jill Shalvis
Lily Danville’s life has fallen apart. She has no money and no home, so she is returning to the city that she swore she would never go back to: Cedar Ridge, Colorado. Despite the memories of her sister’s tragic death and a kiss shared with Aidan Kincaid, Lily gets a job at the town’s popular resort. Lily deals with the guilt of betraying her sister, yet as the secrets of the past come to the surface, she can only hope that it’s not too late for her to find love, a family, and forgiveness.
Jill Shalvis’s writing is best known for its humor and heart. This makes Second Chance Summer not only sexy but also emotion-packed. Publishers Weekly affirms that “Shalvis knows all the right buttons to push… The flubs and flaws are hilarious, the grief feels credible, and the sparks fly in this solid, light romance from the always-reliable Shalvis.”Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Books Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
6. The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy
by Megan Bannen
Hart is fed up after another confrontation with Mercy so he decides to write a letter to an anonymous person. Surprisingly, a mysterious response came back and a shaky friendship was formed. If only he was aware that he was exposing his true feelings to the person who made him the angriest – Mercy. As the looming threats from Tanria come closer, their correspondence develops. Can their burgeoning romance survive when they find out the person they have been writing to is their worst enemy?
Fantasy meets romance in this novel by Megan Bannen. The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy is the perfect book to escape into for couples. Author Helen Hoang says that this book is “a uniquely charming mixture of whimsy and the macabre that completely won me over. If you ever wished for an adult romance that felt like Howl’s Moving Castle, THIS IS THAT BOOK.”Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Books Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
7. You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty
by Akwaeke Emezi
Five years have passed since the tragic loss of her beloved, and Feyi has since grown into her own individual – she is an artist with her own studio and shares a brownstone flat with her closest friend, Joy. Joy insists that it is now time for Feyi to start to date again. Feyi is not prepared for anything too serious, yet a passionate meeting at a rooftop gathering leads to an unexpected summer: a luxury trip to a tropical paradise, lavish feasts in a famous chef’s luxurious residence, and a notable curator who wants to promote her art.
Regarded as one of the best romance novels of 2022, You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty will tug at you and your partners’ heartstrings. This book has been praised by a New York Times Book review as “an unabashed ode to living with, and despite, pain and mortality.” Valentine’s day is a great chance to read one of our top books for couples!Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Books Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
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