The Best Love Stories

As Valentine’s Day approaches, bibliophiles get misty-eyed as they reflect on their lifelong love affair with books. This year, the book lovers at Abebooks penned their valentine in the form of the list of the best love stories, giving an entirely new meaning to the phrase, “read ’em and weep.” Books are listed alphabetically:

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Atonement by Ian McWan
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The Griffin & Sabine Trilogy by Nick Bantock
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Love Story by Erich Segal
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
One Day by David Nicholls
Possession by A.S. Byatt
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

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