9 Classic Books about Love Every Girl Should Read at Least Once ...

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Forget 50 Shades of Grey.

There really is nothing like a good old fashioned love story.

It doesnโ€™t matter how old a romance is, what it can tell us about love and its vagaries are timeless.

There are some fabulously enduring classic books about love that should be on your reading list:

1. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

One of the quintessential classic romance novels, Jane Austenโ€™s seminal masterpiece is a period tale that feels effortlessly contemporary due to its lasting and universal themes of marital pressure and finding love in the most unexpected of places.

Elizabeth Bennett is a heroine to remember, and you can watch the brilliant BBC adaptation starring Colin Firth as Mr.

Darcy to compliment your reading!

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2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

We have all heard the Kate Bush song, but how many of you have actually read the novel it is based on?

Emily Bronteโ€™s sweeping, dramatic tale of forbidden love between two young people who were brought up a siblings is full of intrigue and melodrama, but at its heart is a touching a memorable love story for the ages.

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3. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone With The Wind is the perfect example of a captivating Southern gothic mixed with irresistible romance.

Amidst the American Civil war, Scarlett Oโ€™Haraโ€™s love triangle with Rhett Butler and Ashley Wilkes proves for page turning brilliance, and the 1939 movie is arguably one of the greatest of all time.

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4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Louise May Alcottโ€™s nineteenth century novel is a favorite recommendation for coming of age tales that include genuine and believable romantic subplots.

The tale of four sisters growing up together is filled with first crushes, first kisses and lost love, proving to the reader that you cannot choose who you fall for no matter how much argument it causes at home.

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
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