Twenty-eight kinds of love, twenty-eight ways of loving, twenty-eight varied love stories in twenty-eight days.
Here’s Pachuvachuva’s bookish spin in this season of hearts.
Grab some coffee, sit back and relax as this is one very long post. 😉
|1||YA||Flipped||Wendelin van Draanen||Love/Hate/Love Relationship|
|2||Boy Proof||Cecil Castelucci||Who needs boys? Who needs friends? Apparently, she does.|
|3||Flavor of the Week||Tucker Shaw||Love + Food = Great Combo|
|4||Getting to Third Date||Kelly McClymer||Secret Crush|
|5||Royally Jacked||Niki Burnham||A royal match|
|6||Chick Lit||Almost Married||Tara FT Sering||Being contented with current relationship vs. Going after the greener grass on the other side of the fence|
|7||No Strings Attached||Mina V. Esguerra||May-December Affair|
|8||Drama Queen||Abi Aquino||“Seeing someone in a new light”|
|9||The Breakup Diaries||Maya O. Calica||Getting over a heartbreak|
The Best Day of Someone Else’s Life
|Always the bridesmaid, never the bride (or is it?)|
|11||With an Element of Fantasy||Legend||Jude Deveraux||Time Travel to right a wrong|
|12||The Frog King||Adam Davies||Based on the premise of “The Frog Prince”|
|13||The Princess Bride||William Goldman||S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure|
|14||Dream Factory||Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler||A love story set in Disneyland (you can’t get any more magical than that)|
Whew! Let’s take a breather, shall we? 🙂
Let me explain a bit how these books made our list.
Just because it’s Valentines and we want to be one in love with the world yet at the same time we wanted to do more than just the usual male/female angle to a love story that’s why our selection is quite eclectic. Somehow, there’s something for everyone. Hope you do like the books we’ll be reviewing.
Now on to the 2nd part of this very long list. ^_^
|15||Love Stories at the prime of one’s life||Julie and Romeo||Jeanne Ray||“Forbidden Love” as comical as Shakespearean tragedy|
|16||P.S. I Love You||Cecelia Ahern||Love beyond the grave|
|17||Must Love Dogs||Claire Cook||Middle-aged teacher gets back into the dating scene after divorce|
|18||The Brontë Project||Jennifer Vandever||Love á la Charlotte Brontë|
|19||Love, Rosie||Cecelia Ahern||Missed chances at true love|
|20||When culture influences love||The Hundred Secret Senses||Amy Tan||2 stories, 2 different times, 1 great element: love (Chinese)|
|21||Like Water for Chocolate||Laura Esquivel||Romance done Mexican style|
|22||The Journey of Om||Chandru Bhojwani||Getting over a heartbreak (Indian)|
|23||The Groom to Have Been||Saher Alam||Rebelling over arranged marriages (Indian)|
|24||Snow Flower and the Secret Fan||Lisa See||The test of friendship between 2 women (Chinese)|
|25||The Song of Songs||Sholom Aleichem||Taboo relationship between uncle and niece raised as brother and sister (Hebrew); also a picture book|
|26||Just different||The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs||Jack Gantos||A darkly comic tale of a son/daughter’s love for his/her mother|
|27||Love in the Time of Taffeta||Eugénie Olson||When photography, prom dresses and affairs with married bosses collide|
|28||Reluctant Burglar||Jill Elizabeth Nelson||FBI Agent falls in love with suspected art theft quarry|
And why stop at 28 when you can go further?
That’s why we bring you this sweet extra.
|29||Guide/Fun Stuff||Jane Austen’s Guide to Dating||Lauren Henderson||Who among Austen’s characters best mirrors your dating style?|
So everyday for 28 days starting February 1st, we will be reviewing these days because we at Pachuvachuva are very much in love with everything books.
So stay tune for that. Who knows? We just might spring you with a giveaway or two. 😉
The list presented is available in PDF format here.
The “L*ve only” image was edited in Adobe Photoshop using various brushes downloaded from the internet.
Image of books was taken using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2 © Pachuvachuva, 2011.