Today’s official JoeShopping Blog post was written by Featured Blogger OceanDreams.
Valentine’s Day is here! What are your plans? If you don’t have plans why not read a good book? This is exactly what I plan on doing since my love is far away. We celebrated this day of love prior to me leaving California though, so I’m not too sad. Plus – in all honestly I’m not a huge fan of going out on the actual day February 14th. It’s usually very busy and hard to find a restaurant if you don’t plan ahead. Which, by the way, we’re bad at doing because my love and I are very spontaneous.
Here are some books that I have read that I consider highly romantic, sweet, and just all around good love stories. Yes – I think guys would like them too. So pull out your inner romantic side, sit by the fire, and read a nice, romantic book for Valentine’s Day.
P.S. I Love You - $10
Yes, I admit this book is a tad sad, but it’s a grand love story between a man and a woman named Holly and Gerry. Without revealing too much, read and be healed along with Holly as she grieves over a loved one and learns to find herself and even laugh through the pain. Plus it has plenty of romance! Did you know that this book was made into a movie? Buy P.S. I Love You on DVD after reading the very well written book.
The Lucky One – $15 – $25
I admit I haven’t read this book yet, but the author himself is enough cause to read this book! Nicholas Sparks never ceases to amaze us with his wonderful novels. This particular book is about a man who almost dies but feels his “lucky” picture of a young woman saves him. He journeys to find this young woman and the rest is history. This book is also slated to come out on the big screen. Find out more about The Lucky One (starring Zac Efron btw) on Internet Movie Database.
The Thorn Birds - $10
If you haven’t read The Thorn Birds I beg you to do so. This is a heartwrenching and extremely well written book about a love story between a young woman in Australia and a priest. We learn about their heartache and love for generations in this book. It this doesn’t pull at your heart strings I don’t know what will. My mom and I LOVE watching this mini series, which by the way, have you seen the mini series?! One of my favorites. Ever.
Where The Heart Is - $10
Another outstanding read that you might have heard of is Where The Heart Is. This is a sweet story about a woman who gets pregnant, finds herself, and finds love in the most unexpected places. This is yet another book that turned into a great film. If you haven’t seen the movie watch Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd before they got even bigger in the film industry.
Open – $10 – $25
If you’re a fan of autobiographies and inspirational literature, this book is for you. Guys – I think you would love this book. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I have incredible respect for Andre Agassi, tennis champ. Andre gives us a glimpse of his life and how he handled challenges along the way. If you’re wondering what this has to do with Valentine’s Day, keep reading. The book really gets even more inspiring when we learn about his marriage with Brooke Shields and his current love Steffi Graf’s relationship.
I would encourage you to put a few of these books (if not all of them) on your need-to-read list. Not only are they great books to read starting on Valentine’s Day, but they’re great beyond Valentine’s Day. Cuddle up next your loved one and read a good book that will make you want to fall in love all over again.
Today’s official JoeShopping Blog post was written by Featured Blogger OceanDreams, a.k.a. Sierra. Sierra is an ocean dreamer who is a freelance writer, blogger and fashion addict. Some of her additional interests include excercising near the ocean, shopping, interior design, social media, Disneyland and more. You can catch Sierra on her blog Ocean Dreams and you can find her on Twitter at @oceandreams4u.