Literary Journey: Books that explore Love to Read for February

Literary Journey: Books that explore Love to Read for February



hello welcome to literary life I wanted to do something a little bit different and I wanted to talk about actual books that I think that this month is the perfect one for so it being February it's the time of love and it's the time of relationships and I thought what are some of the books I have read that I feel like just really gave a unique experience of what it means to love someone or to be loved and what it means to have relationships that have become such an integral part of your life and who you are so I here I forced myself to pick five books and I would just I'd love to share them with you and I'm hoping that perhaps I can introduce you to something you haven't read and then I would love to hear from any of you what books are the come to your mind and share with me below because I'd like to experience some books for the month and that I may not have thought to otherwise so let's get started one of the first books that came to mind is waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman this book is about a soldier who is horribly injured in the Lord to the point where he's pretty much burned disfigured and in a coma and his wife is left having to you know care about him for over a period of years but not having him really there other than pieces have them in her body and the book is told through his experience and you get a little bit of jumping back into time and it is just a really unique perspective of not just love over time but love in the face of a semi absence and in the face of trauma and in the face of a form of loss and I absolutely absolutely love the story so if you're looking for something that's a little bit more intense and causes you to really reflect and think to yourself you know what what does it mean truly to be human into love and all of its flawed and challenge ways I think this is a book to go ahead and grab for the month and it's a fairly thin one so I know Valentine's Day is coming up and February's a sharp month as it is so hopefully this is one you can get the next one that I thought was really unique in fun I think I read last year was called the irresistible Henry house so this book is started at a time when colleges actually had practice babies um I had not known that and I had googled it and it was a thing and so I think it's in the early nineteen forties fifties time so basically the only woman going to college at that period of time tended to be for more affluent families and they were pretty much going to learn how to be a wife and find a husband so part of that training was for them to take I don't know I guess it would be like Home Economics classes and child rearing was one of them so where did they get the practice babies they got him from orphanages um so they would bring these babies in in the series of woman's taking the I guess how to be another class would um practice being a mother I'm the practice babies this is real by the way now the fiction part is this book which is based on that and so Henry house is one of these practice babies there is just something about this boy who eventually becomes a man that people just primarily women just fall in love with so it is sort of a fun tale of this man who people women gravitate toward but something inside him isn't allowing him to truly connect on a unique level until later in life and he begins to explore why that is and what it means to truly love and connect with another person so this isn't really any another really neat perspective on what does it mean to love to be loved and just fascinating if you had not heard about practice babies so I highly recommend that one okay in the third book I'm gonna recommend I'm pretty sure most people have heard of if not seen the movie and that's marlini but here's why this would be my list if you haven't read the book this book is is a beautiful story not just about the love between us and pet but also between the husband and wife who get Marley the dog but their marriage and the relationship over time as they are dealing with the challenges of being a young couple being limited economically building their careers juggling careers and having children and having families and then the love of a dog on top of that so you have several different components in this book and I just absolutely absolutely adored it I'm still trying to get my husband to see the movie for that very reason but I think it is such a story that resonates with us even if you don't have a pet because the I remember being so caught off guard and surprised by how this book really captures relationships and history and lifetimes of what a you know just what it means to be married and have a family and all of it so it is just such a cool book so don't get caught up on the dog even though Marley is fabulous but it is it is a really neat just well done and more much more complex look at our families and ourselves and our partners and our children and all of it some early me the fourth book I thought of was an American marriage fan Terry Jones this book blew me away this is one of my favorites that I read last year so this book is about an african-american couple who are both I believe from the blow definitely from the south ones from the Atlanta Georgia area one I think is from Louisiana but I may be wrong but one of them come from a more affluent background one of them comes from I think more of a working-class background but they they meet fall in love getting married and they're both I you know I would just I would basically say they're but they're both decent hard-working people that are struggling with the things most people do at that point in their lives when he is wrongly convicted of a crime and is sent to prison and that what I loved about this story is it it looks at the impact of loving someone because they it is about five years that he has kept in prison and they had convicted have no contact and what does that do not just to a relationship but to a fairly new relationship and then he is released because evidence comes out and overturns his conviction and so the good the couple tries to reconnect and oh god this book just outside of dealing with love and with race and with socioeconomic status I mean it just touched on everything and just did it beautifully so I absolutely absolutely adore this book in American marriage and if you haven't heard of it definitely check it out and if you have it ready it this is definitely one to read as well and the final book about love and relationships that came to my mind was where the crawdads Singh by Delia Daliah Jim Owens so this book is set in the marshes of North Carolina on it basically follows a girl who grows up in very impoverished circumstances and ends up kind of becoming what's known to the locals as the marsh girl because she's out there living alone and raising herself and throughout that time she's kind of removed herself from human contact for a period of time and then she encounters a couple of men and develops a different relationship with them a connection with them and through it follows her the book follows her from childhood through her adult life and how these relationships come into play and but what this book is going to capture is not just love that a child has for her parent or parents but the love that we can't we have for each other and being in love and her falling in love and adolescents and falling in love in adulthood and it's just sort of layered and this you know really beautiful setting and then but complicated by the the dynamics of the culture and the dynamics of the impoverishment and I'm just another really really well done the character developments amazing and beautiful story beautiful story so those were my thoughts and I would have you know I just absolutely loved them and I had more of an I figured next year will be another round I'm so yes definite if you have if you pick them up let me know what you ended up thinking and if you have books that you think really do a great job of capturing you know what it means to love from a unique perspective share them with me below I would love to explore but as always thank you for watching I hope you found this fun and have a good one happy reading

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