Ah, Valentine’s Day – bundles of roses, boxes of chocolate, and fancy restaurant reservations. Sure, it’s nice to have a holiday of love, to show those who mean most in your life how much you care and appreciate them. But for some of us, the path to true love has been a series of heartbreaks.
You are not alone, friend.
Your neighbors at Flyleaf have dedicated a display table just for you. It’s our official “Flyleaf Books Lonely Hearts Club: Love Gone Wrong for the Anti-Valentine’s Day Reveler.” Our staff compiled books to counter the lovey-dovey groove of Valentine’s Day with a more practical collection of wonderful novels, short stories, and biographies where love doesn’t necessarily mean a happy ending. Here are a few of our picks:
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
Oedipus the King by Sophocles
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory