Top 26 Books About Love And Life

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This article showcases our top picks for the Books About Love And Life. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

But You’re Still So Young by Kayleen Schaefer

This product was recommended by Lauren Daly from Liberty University

I read this book last year when I turned 30 and it completely changed my perspective about what I should and shouldn’t be doing at this point in my life. It was so comforting and encouraging to read accounts from various other thirtysomethings struggling through the same economy-driven decisions I was facing. I highly recommend this book!

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This product was recommended by Chloe Choe from Off Hour Hustle

The Kite Runner is a riveting novel about love, sacrifice, and learnings throughout the life of Amir. It’s a great read for high school students and adults alike as it teaches about the history of Afghanistan’s monarchy and the exodus of refugees to Pakistan while also touching on the beauty of friendship, a father’s love, and growing up.

The Rules Of Love by Richard Templar

This product was recommended by Olu Ojo from Frenz Hub

The Rules Of Love: A Personal Code For Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships is a non-fiction, self-help book by British author and entrepreneur Richard Templar. It was published on December 19, 2002, through Amber Books. In this book, Templar presents a set of rules that he believes will lead to a more successful relationship for listeners. In addition, he describes certain behaviors that he believes will make a relationship too complicated or unrealistic to succeed. He also discusses the roles of partners in long-term relationships and how those roles can change over time as they attempt to build trust within one another. In it, he encourages readers to take their time when beginning new relationships as well as keeping expectations realistic as you cannot have everything you want from another individual due to different life goals and personal wants and needs being unpredictable. The Rules Of Love: A Personal Code for Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships has been praised by the likes of Forbes who believes that Templar’s lack of experience in psychology would be an advantage towards his success when writing books aimed at helping people. It reached number 58 on the British bestseller list published by The Times. In addition, the book has been translated into several languages, including French and German.

Love Is by Kim Sorrelle

This product was recommended by Sheila Hughes from Kimsorrelle

This is the most indepth year long study on the real meaning of love. I learned things that I never knew about love. We learn love as we go and as we grow up and everything we learn is not necessarily right. This book hits the nail on the head. And it is funny and very entertaining. I could not put it down. This book changed my life and will change anybody’s life who reads it. It really is what the world needs now!

Only Love is Real by Brian Weiss

This product was recommended by Danielle Selber from Matchmaker at Tribe 12

I usually approach the woo-woo side of love with a healthy bit of unease, but Only Love is Real managed to soften my skeptical heart. It details the experience of psychologist Dr. Brian Weiss, who realizes that two of his patients are reporting the same shared past life experiences across centuries despite being complete strangers in the present. You can take the stories at face value or you can see them as convenient parables; either way, the subject matter is an invitation to dig into big, existential questions about concepts like soulmates, destiny, free will and what happens after we die. The way the mystery unfolds is deliciously readable, like a beach read with a deeply philosophical undertone. It is a book that stays with you long after it’s shelved.

Love by Leo F. Buscaglia

This product was recommended by Lynda Fairly from Numlooker

What Life Is All About is a unique book written by Leo F. Buscaglia that defines love in multiple aspects. The book is about you and about every guy who ever fell in love with someone or is currently in the love of someone special. The book was released in 1996 and inspired a lot and taught the definition of love to thousands. It is overall a good book about love that can be gifted to loved ones.

What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage by Amy Sutherland

This product was recommended by Lynda Fairly from Numlooker

The book is all about the trainer of animals who treat them badly and use them just to earn a huge penny and have no feelings for them who do dangerous stunts for them in circuses. The book guides to maintenance of healthy relations of the trainers with their trainee animals. The book is so practical that it is more than enough to bring tears from the eyes of the readers even if the reader is less emotional.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

This product was recommended by Michael Jan Baldicana from Dream Chasers

Everyone who watch the movie with the same knew that this story is about a young man who survives a disturbing shipwreck in a lifeboat for months with Richard Parker, a large Bengal Tiger. I choose this book as one of my favorites because what I learned from this, is life is about adventure — a sense that as we grow older, we feel young. And as we go to this adventure, we create stories. These stories are survival, hope and love. Same as Pi and Richard Parker, we need to survive in our life. We should never lose hope as we continue our own journey and we need to treat others even if it is an animal better and with respect. We should just keep going until we achieve our goals and the things we love.

Guitar Zero by Gary Marcus

This product was recommended by Andrew Dodson from Really Simple Guitar

Gary Marcus’ book is written for anyone who felt it would be a waste of time to pursue a hobby in music, despite the challenges that come with learning that language. At the age of 38, Marcus made a firm decision to learn the guitar. He had even played the video game, “Guitar Hero,” but to no avail, until he made a conscious decision to dedicate time out of each of his days to learn the instrument. Soon, he was improvising and understanding the language of music, turning his long dreamt of hobby to a reality. I like this book because after playing the guitar as a high schooler, the instrument faded with me as I went through college, went into the professional working world, getting married, having children — you know, life happened. I eventually realized, though, that I needed the joy of music to have a happy life.

The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes) by Henri Alaine-Fournier

This product was recommended by Yasser Al-dhamary from Skills Build Training

Henri’s book accurately captures the direct correlation between love and life. It vividly captures and narrates how lost love can translate to an unfulfilled life that cannot be satisfied by any replacement but the very thing that appeals to the heart. In the book, a young man strays into a mysterious village in a forest and meets a girl that appeals to his heart in the most unusual way. He is unable to relocate the mysterious place again but the image and passion for the girl haunt him all the days of his life. Despite trying to love again, he never finds a replica of the mysterious woman that he met once and this throws his life into a dark abyss of wishful thinking and painful memories. His life is miserable until many years into his adulthood, he meets her again and they fall in love. The lost and found love reverses his misery and he lives happily ever after. The story resonates perfectly with modern life where it is possible to find love that changes one’s life and no matter how hard we try, it can never be replaced.

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

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Of Human Bondage presents the connection between unfair life and unfair love. The man in the story loses his mother at birth while his father had died some months prior. His tough life starts when he goes to live with a harsh, abusive uncle. The young man, having never known good life, falls in love with a mean, possessive, destructive and disdaining woman but he can never let go of her since he thinks life is always tough and brutal. The book explains why many people, due to bad quality of life, put up with walking on eggshells in their relationships. They think getting out will make things worse or they will endure the same fate elsewhere. However, once they make the bold move to leave, they find that life can be better and fulfilling no matter how difficult it can be to make this decision. In short, it preaches that a bad life is no excuse to put up with toxic love and vice-versa.

Forever by Judy Blume

This product was recommended by Jonathan Gron from OwlRatings

If there was ever a realistic book about first love and how it influences life henceforth, it should be Forever by Judy Blume. Just like Katherine in the book, we fall so deeply in love for the first time and hope that it will last forever. However, life brings up factors like distance, new discoveries, temptations, lust, and other unavoidable misfortunes that mess with our first love. Do we get bitter and live with the pain or wipe our tears and move on? The book shows the struggles and comparisons that we go through life as we can never escape the grip of the first time we fell in love. In a nutshell, this book is a good read in that it lays it bare that once in a while, we might come across strong love that does not necessarily last forever because life has its own plans. Therefore, this is a normal occurrence that will affect all of us once or severally in our lifetimes.

Fan Girl by Rainbow Rowell

This product was recommended by Mia Green from FIND THIS BEST

In modern-day life, the world is full of depressed people- people full of insecurities, uncertainty and anxiety. At the same time, love is going around and we are confused as to whether we can love truly while engrossed in anxiety. In the book, a girl suffering from anxiety cannot decide whether to give in to a boy who is deeply in love with her. The book unearths the struggles that we undergo as we try to balance between retaining the walls that keep us within our shells of anxiety or breaking them down and letting love pour in. The relationship between life in the 21st century and how it is affecting romantic relationships is accurately elaborated in the pages. It reveals that this is a widespread problem affecting everyone as life and love engage in a tug-of-war.

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

This product was recommended by Alina Clark from CocoDoc

A marvelous book, Tiny Beautiful Things reminded me of the prevalence of human suffering and the part we can play in easing one another’s burdens. Based on an advice column, Dear Sugar, it’s filled with letters to Sugar asking for advice on love, heartache, disappointment, and suffering. From cancer to adultery and death to Christmas, Sugar responds with tough, shrewd compassion. She doesn’t candy coat her responses or pull any punches. And yet…and yet, no one who reads them could dispute her genuine concern and compassion for her advice seekers. She calls them “sweet pea,” and signs her letters, “Yours, Sugar.”Have a good day!

Creative Love by Jeremy Roloff

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

As a necessary sequel to their New York Times, a bestselling book, A Love Letter Life, Jeremy and Audrey Roloff provide Creative Love, a timeless relationship guide for couples that offers practical advice for crafting a fun, fulfilling, and lifelong love narrative. You may recognise the Roloffs from their television show Little People, Big World, their Behind the Scenes podcast, or from their online presence as a growing family.

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

The 5 Love Languages exposes the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Dr Gary Chapman’s tried-and-true method of expressing and receiving love will help you enjoy deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your spouse starting now. The Five Love Languages is a practical and helpful book. This revised version reveals inherent truths and utilises current, usable information effectively.

Real Life, Real Love by DJ Envy and Gia Casey

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

Gia and Raashaun discuss the full timeline of their love storey in Real Life, Real Love with astounding transparency, searing honesty, and a lot of comedy. It’s a fascinating story about developing together, an inspirational roadmap for individuals looking for the same unconditional love in their marriages, and an in-depth look at how to stay equal after being pushed into the spotlight.

A Happy Life in an Open Relationship by Susan Wenzel

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

Here is a great manual from love, sex, and communication specialist for anybody interested in open relationships. Susan Wenzel, a relationship therapist in an open marriage, provides expert advice on negotiating the complicated emotional landscape of multi-partner relationships, from polyamory to swinging.

Love Your Life by Kinsella Sophie

This product was recommended by Jonathan Tian from Mobitrix

When we find love, some part of us feels complete. Sometimes you find yourself loving someone you don’t love their ways of life. In this book, Sophie Kinsella is sick of online dating and decides she wants a break from dating. So when she signs up for a semi-silent, anonymous writing retreat, love is the last thing on her mind until she meets a handsome stranger. They commit their love without even knowing each other’s real names. Afterward, disaster follows after disaster since they’re both driven mad by each other’s weird quirks and annoying habits.

You Only Live Once by Noor Hibbert

This product was recommended by Jonathan Tian from Mobitrix

We often find ourselves existing on autopilot, sleepwalking through life with no purpose and neglecting our dreams. How would it be discerning to have a life you truly want and know how to make it happen? This book is my recommendation since it shows you that positive thinking is just the beginning. You will start to demand more of yourself and for yourself from there. You’ll also learn how to take control, gain a new and healthier perspective and see that life is for the making and the taking.

The Pragmatist’s Guide to Sexuality by Malcolm Collins

This product was recommended by Simone Collins from The Pragmatist Foundation

Those in the US who get turned on by watching a predator eat a person outnumber the entire population of Massachusetts, a random American is about as likely to be turned on by parent-child roleplay as they are to be Black, and more Americans are turned on by feces than have a PhD. What the heck is going on here? Why do strange, often-inconvenient things activate a system that presumably evolved to compel humans to reproduce? Why do some things arouse some while repulsing others? Have we got a book for you! The Pragmatist’s Guide to Sexuality takes a deep dive into research surrounding human sexuality while also presenting one of the most comprehensive studies into what arouses people, using this data to explore everything from the social structures of early hominids to the future of dating.

The Pragmatist’s Guide to Relationships by Malcolm Collins

This product was recommended by Simone Collins from The Pragmatist Foundation

The Pragmatist’s Guide to Relationships presents a data-driven dissection of sex, dating, and marriage by taking a deep dive into academic literature and stress testing strategies advocated by “marriage gurus” and self-styled pick-up artists. Combining insights from these disparate fields, we construct novel models detailing how humans secure partners and make long-term relationships work while exploring how these systems can be exploited to one’s advantage in a world of broken dating markets and plummeting marriage rates. This guide acts as an instruction manual for mate acquisition strategies of all stripes, providing the foundation needed to excel at any number of tricky tasks—be it getting laid, writing a marriage contract, training a spouse, determining whether a partner cheated, exploring the world of non-monogamy, or finding the perfect long-term partner.

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

This product was recommended by Smriti Tuteja from Yogic-Experience

I have never read anything as profound as “The keeper of lost things”. A perfect depiction of love, loss, and the value of life, this book is like a warm blanket in harsh winters. All the characters have a beautiful story and the book leaves you teary-eyed. The main character Anthony collects objects that people have lost. Sounds strange? Anthony’s mission stems from his own loss; he lost his beloved fiancée years ago and he thus resolved to reunite people with the things they lose. As he dies, he passes over the responsibility to his caretaker who is fighting her own battles after a messy divorce. On her mission, Laura finds ways to heal. There is another beautiful story that is woven between Anthony’s story. The story of Eunice and Bomber is of unconditional companionship that is not romantic in nature. The stories behind the lost objects, the connection, and every emotion in the book will heal you and convince you about the beauty of life. Mystery, intrigue, magic, kindness, and love abound in the book and make for a perfect read when you are low.

Always a princess by Clyve Rose

This product was recommended by Clyve Rose from Black Chateau Enterprises

An exhilarating page-turner Always A Princess proves an exceptional read on a beautiful romance and love story which is sure to be well received by fans of this ever-popular genre. Definitely deserving of your attention, it is recommended without reservation!

Love and Life by Dr. Laura Schlessinger

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

The author, a talk show host with millions of followers, seeks to offer advice on love and life in a no-nonsense but ethical way. She addresses anyone looking for love, success, fulfillment, or just a normal responsible existence. Dr. Laura passes the advice in a firm, provocative but thought-provoking way. This book is centered on providing solutions to everyday situations.

Love Your Life by Victoria Osteen

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

If you feel like life is moving too fast or as if you are always trying to keep up with responsibilities and commitments, this book is for you. The author draws on her experience at finding a balance in life despite operating in multiple roles. Her book assumes the tone of a caring friend willing to help you live a positive life filled with self-love. The book also features true testimonies of people who have overcome various obstacles in life.

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