"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Monday, February 10, 2020

TTT: Books with LOVE in the title

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with LOVE in the title

Books I've read:  (I should say for full disclosure, I don't necessarily recommend all of these books. Some I didn't even like. One I didn't even finish.)

Adult titles:
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World 
  • You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
  • Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
YA/MG titles:
  • The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
  • Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
  • Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay 
  • The Statistical Possibility of Love At First Sight by Jennifer Smith
  • Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Children's titles:
  • Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse
  • God's Great Love For You by Rick Warren
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Poetry Books:
  • Love Found: 50 Classic Poems of Desire, Longing and Devotion edited by Jennifer Orkin Lewis
  • The Ordering of Love: New and Collected Poems of Madeleine L'Engle
  • The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis by Caroline Kennedy
  • Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation edited by Roger Housdon
Books I want to read:
  • The Love Letters by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
  • Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  • Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
  • The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth Church
  • Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • For the Love of Books by Graham Tarrant
Surprisingly, even though I eventually found several books with LOVE in the title, there were not as many as I thought there would be (and several titles were pretty obscure.)



  1. Which ones did you not like and not finish?

    1. Eat, Pray, Love. Something about that book really bugged me but I know a lot of people liked it and like the author. To each his own.

  2. I've only read a few of these and they weren't necessarily my favorites, but this a good list. I'll have to go search my read books and see how many have love in the title; you've got me curious.

    1. I had a few more but I was tired of typing. I should have added TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE on my TBR. It's been there for year, though, so it seems like I don't really want to read it.

  3. Wow. Interesting that you read so few books with the word love in the title.

  4. Some of those YA/ MG books have the best titles!

  5. Love Found sounds really good.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  6. It's interesting to realize just how many books reference love in their titles. Wow!

    My TTT .

  7. Lots of books are about love in some way or another, so I guess it makes sense that there are tons of books with "love" in the title.

    Happy TTT!

  8. You found a ton of titles with "love" in them. Awesome!

  9. This seems to be a popular topic this week. LOVE all your different choices! ;-)

  10. I don't think I've read any of these, but I LOVE what you did here.

  11. So many great picks! I am definitely taking notes on some of the novels I've not heard of. Swoon.

  12. What a great list! I love the concept and now want to go through the books I've read, too :) (though Blogger's search tool stinks).

    I see lots of books I've enjoyed and more that I still want to read. Of course, I am curious about which ones you didn't like and/or didn't finish!

    Of those you listed, I enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love and "loved" The History of Love, and want to read Geek Love.

    Thanks for sharing -


    Book By Book

    1. I didn't like Wesley the Owl, Love and Leftovers, The Statistical Possibility..., Love is the Drug.

      I didn't finish Eat, Pray, Love.

    2. I sorted on my books on goodreads for "love". Of course some books aren't on the list because I read them before I added all books to that list.


I look forward to your comments and interactions! Join in the conversation.