Sunny days and bike rides. Rainy days and Netflix binges. Being drunk and eating tacos. Being sober and eating tacos. Some things are just better together.
Guess what, this rule lends itself to books as well. When you’ve hit on a certain feeling that a good read can give you—especially a loveydovey feeling—you want to prolong it as long as possible. So prepare ahead of time and bring two books to bed tonight. Think of the following list as a personal ad for people in love with reading: a pair of books for every romantic feeling. All the novels are relationshipish, ranging from platonic to bow-chicka-bow-wow.
“We Didn’t” by Stuart Dybek + Paper Lantern: Love Stories by Stuart Dybek
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan + Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Sex Criminals, Volume 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarksy + Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad by Bob Morris + Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray
All text from Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence. Copyright © 2017 by the author and reprinted by permission of Flatiron Books.