5 Love Stories for the Unromantic

5 love stories for the unromantic

I'm not known for being a romantic. I roll my eyes at Facebook declarations of love on Valentine's Day and send my husband sarcastic Some Ecards in lieu of my own.

Don't get me wrong, I do believe in romance. Romance for me is my husband filling my gas tank (*notaeuphemism*) or fixing my computer. I'm not a jewellery and flowers girl.

Romance novels can be fun and I enjoy them from time to time, but love stories aren't just stories that have passionate kisses on the deck of a ship. Love stories don't even have to be about romantic love. I've complied a list of  5 somewhat unconventional love stories for this upcoming Valentine's Day.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Orphan Anne finds love in an unlikely place: the home of two elderly siblings. They make an odd but loving family. Anne also falls in love with Avonlea, and finally finds a place to call home. 





Barks and Purrs by Colette. People have a special relationship with their pets, but what do pets feel? Barks and Purrs is told from Toby-Dog and Kiki the Demure's point of view. While Kiki might be standoffish, Toby is all love: "I love—Her and Him devotedly, with a love that lifts me up to them."




H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald. After Helen MacDonald lost her father, she bought herself a hawk to train. The hawk becomes her whole world.





Lady Into Fox by David Garnett. A man stays devoted to his wife, even after she suddenly turns into a fox.





Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley. Lucy grew up in a family that loved to cook and eat. They loved to travel the world, trying different dishes. Relish is Lucy's love letter to food.




    Have you read any unconventional love stories?  

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      1. Such a good book for people who love to eat!

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    2. Love this! I actually had forgotten about Lady into Fox -- it was making the rounds on the blogosphere a while ago, and I never got around to reading it. Soon maybe!

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      1. It's such a strange little book but so good.

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    3. IN LOVE with your choices...especially Anne and Relish. H is for Hawk is on my library list because ALL THE PRAISE.

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    4. Love this list, because I am totally not a romantic! :) I haven't read any of these, but would love to check them out. I don't know if it's really considered a nontraditional romance, but I loved The Night Circus--has a romance within it, but the plot itself is so much more than that.

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      1. I read that one a long time ago. That's a good choice too!

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    5. I am a romantic, and I've never read any of these books. That said, I think thiis is a really great list, especially the books with animals!

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      1. I love books about animals as long as they don't die.

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    6. Oooh pretty highlight boxes! Anyway, sorry to be distracted by the shiny. I loved Relish and of course Anne with Green Gables (though I totally admit that I prefer the mini-series to the actual book...).

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    7. LOVE this list! And perfect for those of us who do not enjoy Valentine's Day.

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