Love Stories Across the Genres

There are so many amazing love stories in literature. For Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you. But to put a fun twist on it, I picked my favorite love stories from a variety of genres: classics, contemporary novel, drama, fantasy, history, memoir, middle grades fiction, mystery, poetry, science fiction, and young adult. Enjoy!


Jane Eyre – by Charlotte Brontë

jane eyre

Contemporary Novel

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – by Jamie Ford

hotel at the corner


The Importance of Being Earnest – by Oscar Wilde

the importance


The Princess Bride – by William Goldman

the princess bride


My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams – edited by Margaret Hogan and C. James Taylor

my dearest friend


The Dirty Life: a Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love – by Kristin Kimball

dirty life

Middle Grades Fiction

Ella Enchanted – by Gail Carson Levine

ella enchanted


Busman’s Honeymoon – by Dorothy Sayers

busman's honeymoon


To My Husband and Other Poems – by Anne Bradstreet

to my husband

Science Fiction

Shards of Honor – by Lois McMaster Bujold

shards of honor

Young Adult

Beauty – by Robin McKinley


What are some of your favorite love stories in literature? Have you found amazing love stories in genres of literature that you didn’t expect?



7 thoughts on “Love Stories Across the Genres

  1. MaryHill

    I read the Adams letters book. It was so sweet and inspiring. Abigail’s intelligence and feminism placed her out of time. She should have worked in the women’s lib movement. Thanks for sharing on Literacy Musing Mondays this week again

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  2. Tina at Mommynificent

    What a super fun post! Love the different genres twist! I loved the Dorothy Sayers book so much! Also enjoyed The Princess Bride and Jane Eyre. I can’t remember if I’ve actually read The Importance of Being Earnest or just seen the movie, but I love the story nonetheless.

    As for my favorite love stories in literature, I’d have to mention Father Tim and Cynthia from the Mitford books for sure. And Debbie Viguie’s Psalm 23 mysteries include the makings of an epic love story in my humble opinion!

    Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on this week! I loved it!

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