Valentine’s Day 2018: Give Books!

Valentine’s Day 2018 is right around the corner. Have you thought about the gifts you’ll be giving to your loved ones?

Love comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be romantic, or a parent’s love for a child, or the love shared in a great friendship. Whatever the reason for your love, check out this list of books that are perfect for gift-giving on Valentine’s Day 2018. As a bonus: All of them are printed on Domtar publishing paper.

The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at a support group for kids with cancer, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Gold

by Chris Cleave

If your dreams pull you in one direction and your heart in another, which should you follow? This is the question that haunts Kate Meadows, a world-champion athlete whose eight-year-old daughter Sophie is battling a recurrence of childhood leukemia just as Kate is about to compete for her last chance at an Olympic gold medal.

For years, Kate has sacrificed everything for her family and watched her best friend and closest rival, Zoe Castle, conquer the world stage. Kate has never won gold and will have to go through Zoe — who has everything to lose — to get it. Now her child is facing a life-threatening illness, and the stakes are higher than ever. How can she do what is right for her daughter without abandoning all of her dreams?

In One Person

by John Irving

This is a story of unfulfilled love and an impassioned embrace of our differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of the novel, tells the tragicomic story of his life as a “suspect.” “In One Person” is a poignant tribute to Billy’s friends and lovers — a theatrical cast of characters who defy category and convention.

We Are Not Ourselves

by Matthew Thomas

Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on how much alcohol has been consumed. From an early age, Eileen has wished that she lived somewhere else. She sets her sights on upper-class Bronxville, New York, and an American dream is born.

Driven by her desire, Eileen places her stock and love in Ed Leary, a handsome young scientist, and begins a family with him. Over the years, Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house. It slowly becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper, more incomprehensible psychological shift.

An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen, Ed and their son try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known and preserve — against long odds — an idea of the future they have cherished.

All of the book descriptions in this Valentine’s Day 2018 reading list were adapted from amazon.com.

 

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