Romantic Books for Valentine’s Day

Three charming books to read on February 14


Eva Stegic

“One Last Stop” by Casey McQuiston follows two girls who find love on a train, and the antics that follow.

Uma Bhardwaj, Columnist

“One Last Stop”

Do you like the subway? Sapphic love stories? Time travel? All of the above?? If so, you’re going to love Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop. Definitely the least innocent book on this list, One Last Stop follows two girls who meet on a train and all of the antics that follow, exploring queer culture through different eras in the most adorable way possible. Mara Noel ‘24 explains that “this girl is like a time traveler but she still is able to be in love with this other girl and they’re still able to have a beautiful and an amazing relationship.” 

“Scattered Showers”

I’m a sucker for short story collections, and this one did not let me down. It has every kind of love story, from fantasy to realistic fiction to fairy tale. Because it’s so broad, it could’ve potentially gotten really predictable and obnoxious, but I thought that it did all that it was trying to do really well and just ended up being really cozy and nice to read.

“The 7½ Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”

This is NOT the love story you expect it to be. It’s a sparkling saga with a sparkling main character (a famous Hollywood actress, finally wanting to find someone to write her biography), but despite its glam exterior, The 7½ Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has a beautiful story and a heartbreakingly genuine tone. Focusing not only on Evelyn, but also on the woman writing down her life story, it’s a deep and powerful novel that’s still fun to read.