Fall in love with these books on Valentine’s Day


Uchechi Owunna


“Americanah” follows the story of Ifemelu and Obinze, two Nigerian teenagers who meet in high school and fall in love. The story is set during the reign of the Nigerian Armed Forces. Renowned author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, wrote this book among other bestsellers like “The Purple Hibiscus” and “Half of a Yellow Sun.” “Americanah” is especially popular because of the undiluted realism of the two lovebirds’ struggles searching for better opportunities abroad. “Americanah” gives the saying, “If it’s meant to be, it will be” a deeper meaning.

How To Fall In Love

Do you believe you can give someone that has given up on life a reason to live? Christine takes on this mountain-like task when she makes a deal with desperate Adam on the Halfpenny Bridge. This tear-jerking read was written by Cecelia Ahern, who also wrote “P.S. I Love You” and “The Lyrebird.” Ahern is famous for her strong supporting characters. Read as Christine goes on a personal journey of finding herself and healing by engaging with the real world rather than the “How To” self-help books she collects.


Red, White & Royal Blue

You’ll be apprehensive as you follow Alex, the First Son of America, and Prince Henry of Wales. This hilarious love story was written by Casey McQuiston. “Red, White, and Royal Blue” is famous for its colorful diversity. McQuiston’s book features a female Republican American president, and one of the main characters is even biracial. This is a must-read for how accurately it reflects and confronts some of society’s most blatant problems.

The Love Hypothesis

“The Love Hypothesis” narrates the scandalous story of Olive, a demisexual Ph.D. biology student, and Adam, a young professor at her university. This burning tale begins when Olive desperately kisses Adam to show her best friend, Ahn, that she is happily in love and has a relationship.  Despite the main plot being quite a cliché, it is a book you won’t want to put down. The author, Ali Hazelwood, specializes in writing books centered around women in academia. The book adds color to the spectrum of what love can look like and how it is expressed.