Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: "LOVE" is in the Air

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

"LOVE" is in the Air!

This week, I assembled a list of YA books I read with titles, that feature the word LOVE in some form.


The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Jennifer E. Smith
Series: n/a
Publisher: Poppy

I am a solid member of the Jennifer E. Smith fan club, and I utterly adored this book. I loved they way they, and how circumstances kept bringing them back together. It totally delivered on the warm fuzzies.

Love Letters to the Dead
Ava Dellaira
Series: n/a
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Dellaria's writing is so beautiful, and this story got me right in the feels. I am a fan of epistolary and grief novels, and this one was both. It was quite deep and moving and left me with all sorts of tears to deal with.

Love and Other Unknown Variables
Shannon Lee Alexander
Series: n/a
Publisher: Entangled

I am going to start crying just thinking about this book. Though there was romance in this book, this was really about Charlie's journey for me. It was emotional and beautifully written, and I just loved it.

The Love That Split the World
Emily Henry
Series: n/a
Publisher: Razorbill

Both Henry's books were winners for me. I find her writing to be gorgeous and ethereal, and I was swept away by this story of identity and love, which was laced with a little magic.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Jenny Han
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Who doesn't love Lara Jean! She sits atop a list of some of my favorites, and I enjoyed her series so much. I am still holding out for a Kitty spinoff (are you listening, Jenny Han?), because I really need to that what happened "after". The series ending just didn't cut it for me.

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland
Rebekah Crane
Series: n/a
Publisher: Skyscape

This falls into the category of a funny book about unfunny things. These characters were dealing with some very major issues, but Crane managed to deliver a heartwarming and humorous read, which was also honest and heartbreaking.

Love and First Sight
Josh Sundquist
Series: n/a
Publisher: Little, Brown Books

Such a sweet and beautiful story of friendship and love. I laughed, I cried, I learned a lot about blindness. I have nothing but love for this story of first love.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Maurene Goo
Series: n/a
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

So. Much. Fun. Goo won me a fan with this book. I fell in love with Desi. She was such a hot mess when it came to romance, and her approach to getting her guy, though quite questionable, was hilarious to read about.

Love and Other Alien Experiences
Kerry Winfrey
Series: n/a
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Another solid read for me. This one has lots of nerd culture, as well as a heroine, who is dealing with anxiety disorder/agoraphobia. Major plot points are Mallory taking those small steps toward rejoining the outside world, and I thought Winfrey handled it well. I also loved the romance (obviously).

Speak Easy, Speak Love
McKelle George
Series: n/a
Publisher: Greenwillow

What a fantastic debut! This was a Much Ado About Nothing retelling, which was so charming, fun, and filled with fabulous characters I couldn't get enough of.

For MORE books with the word LOVE in the title, check out this list from Book Riot.



What are some of your favorite "LOVE" books?
Let us know in the comments!

46 comments:

  1. Nice pick! Love is indeed used a lot, and those are some great examples. I'm enjoying this weeks topic an seeig what everyone came up with. :)

    Love and Other Alien Experiences sounds like one I'd like to try.

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    1. I have such a soft spot for Love and Other Alien Experiences. It was fun and sweet and I loved the brothers and the romance and the way the author dealt with the MC's anxiety. Lots of good stuff there.

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  2. I've read a couple of lists with "LOVE" today, and they're all different books lol excellent choices!

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    1. I am not surprised to hear LOVE was popular. I had a whole bunch on my shelf, and if I went outside of my YA read shelf, I would have tons.

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  3. You're not the first person I've seen talk about books whose titles include the word love in them this week. It seems to be a very popular word.

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    1. Hence, why I had so many books with LOVE In the title

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  4. Great post! I can't believe how much 'love' is used... but at the same time I can lol. So many cute sounding books ahaha :)

    Here's my TTT!

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    1. This week's topic has been quite eye opening as to overused words.

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  5. Ooh these are some good picks! I've also read quite a few books on this list, for once! Haha! :)

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    1. With your penchant for romance, I am not surprised you have read some of these.

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  6. Great topic! I haven't read any of these sadly, but I have a few on my TBR list!

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    1. They were all great. I hope you get to read a few of them.

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  7. Great list, I never noticed before how often "love" is used in titles!

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    1. I only included books I have read. I know there are tons of YA books out there with LOVE in their title, that I have not read. You know, I love love, so it's all good.

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  8. I’ve seen so many “love” books. I expect it’ll be a popular word today. Great list!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I have not seen any LOVE lists. I must find them.

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  9. I keep hearing great things about Speak Easy, Speak Love. I really want to read it!

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    1. That book was excellent. Great characters, great story. I really enjoyed it.

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  10. I usually avoid books with "love" in the title-not a romance fan!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/top-ten-tuesday-156/

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    1. We are polar opposites, because if I see love, it makes me look harder at the book. XD

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  11. Oh nice picks!! Basically all new to me ones since they seem to be contemps! Great word choice though!

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  12. It's not hard to find books with this word, that's for sure! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. And these are just from my YA read shelf. Forget about my contemporary romance read shelf. My list would be miles long.

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  13. Oh wow, nearly every one is these is still on my TBR. I think Speak Easy, Speak Love is probably my favorite recent read that has love in the title. Such a great book!

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    1. It really was a fabulous book. I can't wait to read more from George.

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  14. Some of these I have read, a few I want to read and a couple are new to me!

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    1. I pared down my list by picking the more recent reads and the ones I really adored.

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  15. Look at all the love. This just reminded me that I really want to read Speak Easy, Speak Love.

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    1. You should read it. It was such a wonderful book.

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  16. This list is just another example of how little contemporary books I read, even though I like them, because love didn't appear on my list this week.

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    1. The furtherest I got from contemporary on this list was a little magical realism.

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  17. This is a great list and so many of these books are on my TBR. I have to read Jenny Han soon (I have copies of the series but need to make time).

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    1. If you don't get to read the Han series, you can watch the movie on Netflix soon.

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  18. It's so funny how many share words! Love was definitely a good one to pick!

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    1. It was a toss up between LOVE and KISS for me, but love won.

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  19. Love is probably one of the most common words in a title now that I am thinking about it. I have read three of your picks and really enjoyed them. Fun list!

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    1. Maybe in contemporary, and especially for me, because I am a contemporary romance fan.

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  20. I have never read a single one of those, but I have been reading some really good reviews about To All the Boys I've Loved Before :) so maybe I'll try it one day!

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    1. You know my lists are pretty much all YA contemporaries, but I think All the Boys has a wide appeal. Lara Jean and her family are so wonderful, and just have a special place in my heart.

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  21. I can't wait for the movie for 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' By Jenny Han. It sounds so cute!

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    1. I am really excited about that adaptation too, and since it's going straight to Netflix, I will definitely see it.

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  22. I've only read To All The Boys I've Loved Before, and I'm pretty sure I'm one of the few who couldn't get into it...

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. I am a huge contemporary romance reader, so it fit me to a tee, but I can understand it being outside of other readers' normal comfort zones.

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  23. I clearly need to get caught up on my love based books! Over half of these were on my TBR but I actually haven't read any of them yet.

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    1. There are a lot of great books up there. I hope you get to some of them one of these days.

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