As a reading enthusiast, nothing brings me more joy than recommending, lending, or giving books I love to friends with similar literary taste. Reading is often a solitary activity, but by sharing a book with someone else, you’re inviting them on a journey with you — to laugh, cry, learn, connect with characters, and just get swept up in the adventure. Plus, I just find so much happiness from a good story that I’m always looking for opportunities to spread that same fuzzy feeling to others. I can’t help it!
When giving a book to a friend, I like to go beyond the general genre and match specific story themes to their interests. Not only does this make the gift more personal, but it’s also a sure bet they’ll like at least some parts of the book. If you’re looking to give a romance book to a friend or are in need of some recommendations for yourself, ahead are some of the love stories I’d recommend to my own friends based on their interests.