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


Forget 50 Shades of Grey. There really is nothing like a good old fashioned love story. It doesn’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:

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Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen One of the quintessential classic romance novels, Jane Austen’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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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 Bronte’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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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 O’Hara’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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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Louise May Alcott’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

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare’s classic tale of teenage romance is a must read for all lovers of literature and romance. Though ultimately tragic, Shakespeare’s representation of first and true love is beautiful in parts and completely unforgettable. Even if you studied it at school, give Romeo and Juliet another go and fall in love all over again.

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The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlett Letter was the inspiration behind the smash hit comedy Easy A starring Emma Stone, and tells the story of a woman who is outcast by her community for falling in love and having a child out of wedlock. Full of twists and turns, The Scarlett Letter is a great read and provides lessons on love and the punishment the people unjustly give for it.

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence If you think Fifty Shades Of Grey is as raunchy as it gets, you won’t believe the kind of antics that Lady Chatterley and her groundskeeper lover get up to in this D.H. Lawrence novel! The book was banned when it was released but has since been analyzed in more critical way, and though sex makes up a lot of the subject matter, love does run through the narrative too.

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A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

A Room with a View by E.M. Forster Another classic romance novel that has been given the big screen treatment, E.M. Forster’s A Room With A View tells a tale of young love blossoming in the beautiful setting of Italy. Picturesque and poetic, the film adaptation starring a young Helena Bonham Carter is definitely worth checking out.

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald’s early twentieth century masterpiece explores love in a different kind of way, showcasing the potential dangers of unrequited love and loving somebody perhaps too much. Gatsby and his tragic long life love for Daisy is bittersweet but beautiful to read, and Baz Luhrmann’s recent film adaptation displays this brilliantly.

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How many of these have you read? What’s next on your list?

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I don't think the scarlet letter is really about love; it involves the aftermath of a romantic/sexual interaction, but it's mostly about society's judgmental attitudes toward outcasts etc.

4 of my fav books! Bingo

Read all of them over the years. How about Emile Zola's Thérese Raquin ? It's such a powerful story of a married woman's love for another and how they murder her husband. It was a great film too. It caused a dreadful scandal in the late 1800's when it was published in Paris and was on the banned Catholic list of reading on pain of excommunication. I read it though when I was 20 and it made a terrific impression on me.


Yeah! But these are CLASSIC NOVELS. Very different from Sparks' Novels (Modern)

lady chatterley's lover. i want to read it hehehe

The faults in our stars is not a classic and there are more classics that are way better than these ones.

Such lovely book!! Have all of these on my bookshelf! Definitely must reads! :) but as agreed...Jane Eyre should have undoubtedly made the list!

Wuthering heights is a great book and brought interest in me for literature .

Wouldn't really label the Great Gatsby as a love story. I would categorize the relationship between Gatsby and daisy as lustful, not love. Daisy didn't even go to gatsby's funeral...

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