Hello everyone! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you know what that means…it’s time to celebrate all kinds of love: platonic, romantic, familial. Because, really, why should romantic relationships get all the spotlight? I mean, they’re cool but so are friends and family. So this post is going to highlight books that I enjoy featuring good relationships of all kinds: friendships, family relationships, and romantic relationships.
Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee (Goodreads link / link to my review) : romantic interracial ff relationship, awesome friendship between Jess, Emma, and Bells , Jess also has a great relationship with her parents
The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh (Goodreads link to first book/ Goodreads link to second book/ Link to my review of first book) : romantic mf relationship between two POC, awesome family relationships: Shahrzad and her family, Kalid & Jalal, awesome friendships: Shahrzad & Despina, Tariq & Rahim
The Princess Affair by Nell Stark (Goodreads link) (warning: nsfw): romantic ff relationship, great mf & ff friendships
The Diplomat by Sophia French (Goodreads link/link to my review) (warning: nsfw): romantic ff relationship, great sibling relationship between Loric & Elise, great family relationship between Elise & her mother, great friendship between Elise & Yorin and Rema & Yorin, great friendship between Rema & Alys, great friendship between Elise & Muhan and Rema & Muhan, great friendship/past romantic relationship between Rema & Jalaya, great friendship between Elise & Jalaya
Behind the Scenes: romantic mf relationship, great friendship between Ally & Vanessa, great relationship between Ally and her family
Under the Lights: romantic interracial ff relationship, great friendship between Ally & Vanessa, great friendship between Vanessa & Josh
We Awaken by Calista Lynne (Goodreads link/review coming soon!) : romantic interracial ff relationship (and both characters are asexual as well!), great relationship between Victoria & her brother
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Goodreads link) : romantic mf & mm relationships, great sibling relationship between Jude & Noah
Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour (Goodreads link) : romantic interracial ff relationship, great friendship between Emi & Charlotte
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before/PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han (Goodreads link to TATBILB, Goodreads link to PSISLY/ link to my review of both books) : romantic interracial mf relationship, great relationship between Lara Jean & her family
And that’s it (for now). Sorry I couldn’t think of any books without romance at all. If you know of any, let me know.
What are your favorite books that showcase love of all kinds?