13 Books About Love That Will Make You Melt, Cry, and Feel It All
It's funny how we often remind each other that, when it comes to romance, happy endings only exist in fairytales. The truth of the matter is that most books about love aren't happy at all. They depict seduction, passion, and romance, sure, but they also confront us with the ugly things that arise in the absence and wake of love: betrayal, loss, contempt, grief, and pretty much anything else that breaks hearts. Indeed, most books about love are the manifestation of an artist's heartbreak and healing process. The good ones are like a hand-squeeze that says, Hey, I've stood where you're standing. And because misery loves company, there's just something about reading these books in the carnage of a breakup or heartache that feels healing. Our hearts break for all sorts of reasons, and they heal in all sorts of ways, including through art.
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