Love it or loathe it, once February rolls around, romance is on the cards. The pandemic might have cancelled your plans for an overpriced meal for two but Valentine’s Day is still very much happening, which is making us dive into the pages of a romance. Whether you first felt your heart flutter reading Romeo & Juliet or Call Me By Your Name, the power of a great love story can’t be underestimated and the classics have it in spades.
If you fancy diving into a new romantic tale this month, you’ll be happy to know that 2021 is providing the goods in the form of a new novel surrounding two young Black British people falling in love in south London. However, if you would rather sidestep any mention of romance this February, our list has plenty of non V-Day-related reading material too. From a factual read discussing the dangerously distracting power of the internet to a novel set during the Great Depression, there's something for everyone this February.
To take a look at everything R29 staff are reading this month, click through the slideshow ahead…
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