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To all the lunatics, lovers, and poets out there: Happy Valentine's Day. The Valentine season is a polarizing one, and all those red hearts and dangling candies can stir up a lot of emotions — but love it (o, sweet love!), or hate it (grumble, card companies, grumble), it's guaranteed to be improved by a good book. So, if you're looking for something to read while you scarf down chocolate, or perhaps while lolling in bed (alone or with a friend), here are a few suggestions for any Valentine's disposition — whether you're a true-love believer or a Scully-sized skeptic. After all, there's nothing sexier than a reader.
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