Reading books about love can be bittersweet. Because we do not always just sympathize with the protagonists - it seems that we remember our own stories, our crushes, and it’s as though we relive them with renewed vigor. Even if you are now annoyed by the prolonged quarantine, worried about a postponed wedding, these books will help you get back to the present moment. And remember how much you really have now - next to you there is a person with whom you want to share your life. These love books will remind you of the value of this feeling.
The "Dark alleys" Collection, by Ivan Bunin
A classic collection of love stories written by Bunin during the Second World War. They are familiar to you from school, but you can reread them at any stage of life - and each time you see something special and new. And even if you don’t fully understand some of the stories, you cannot feel others, but you definitely find a few special ones, making your heart stop, and making you think about for a long time after you return the book to the shelf.
“The English Patient” by Michael Ondaatje
The best-selling book about love and war, which was based on an Oscar-winning film starring Juliet Binoche and William Dafoe. Burned beyond recognition, the pilot finds himself alone in an abandoned Italian villa with a young nurse who looks after him, slowly dying. To her he tells his story of love for a woman who was married to someone else.
“Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” by Sue Johnson
A non-fiction, practical book by a professor of psychology, in which she talks about her methodology, which helps couples find a common language and, no matter how sickly sweet it sounds, to "live happily ever after." In the book, Sue answers the question “what is love”, explains why we are destroying our dear relationships, although we seem to want the best, and claims that this is not just a romantic feeling, but the real foundation of society.
“Important Years. Why you shouldn't put off life for later" by Mag Jay
Another practical book about how being in your 20s and 30s and the choices we make at that time affect our lives. The book is divided into three parts, and one of them is dedicated to love - it talks about sympathy, living together and choosing your companion. It is worth reading to analyze your relationship with the groom and confirm you made the right choice.