- THE BELL TOWER
Looking for something sweet to read this Valentine’s Day? Go with your cravings! Check out these books and get something in line with your favorite treat. Many of them are brand new additions to the OWHL!
If you like Candy Hearts, try…
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Macallan and Levi are best friends from the first day they meet in seventh grade, but over the years their close friendship keeps interfering with their dating life because everyone else regards them as a couple. Booklist called it a “pitch-perfect rom-com” and it has appeal for younger teens.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
From School Library Journal: “In this lovely, lighthearted romance, high school junior Lara Jean writes never-to-be-mailed letters to every boy she’s ever liked… this is as much the story of a family as it is about falling in love. Readers will remember the Song sisters and the boys in their lives long after the final page turn.”
If you like scoop of vanilla ice cream, try…
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A.J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life. Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books — an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love. This was one of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2014.
If you like Brownies (and want to make them), try…
Get Cooking: 150 Simple Recipes to Get You started in the Kitchen by Mollie Katzen
From the he bestselling author of The Moosewood Cookbook and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, here are 150 foolproof, basic recipes for soups, homemade pasta, roast chicken, burgers, vegan specialities, and more that anyone can enjoy making. This weekend, try making her Intensely Chocolate Brownies and everyone will want to be your valentine.
If you like Tres Leches Cake, try…
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today’s gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways. “Many will read the final pages with their hearts in their throats,” says Publisher’s Weekly.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now. After her husband and the kids leave to visit his family, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts. Is that what she’s supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?