Ah, Valentine’s Day. If you aren’t celebrating with an S.O. it’s NOT the end of the world, okay? Seriously. I’m all about self-love first – if you didn’t know, check out collab I did here. So to all the hotties out there celebrating Valentine’s Day happily alone, here’s some inspo for your night if you don’t have a plan.
I fully intend on delighting myself to some raspberries and champagne (per Mireille Guiliano), lighting some candles, wearing my favorite sleepwear, and reading some poetry or a good book. I mean that sounds f*cking ideal, right?
Here are some of my favorites book selections that you should 100% pick up on your way home from work today. Trust me on this one.
Poetry: What Is This Thing Called Love, Kim Addonizio
Shoutout to Because I Got Wine for recently posting about this book of poetry. I read some excerpts online and immediately called Barnes & Noble to order it in for me. Her style of writing is beautiful with a raw sexiness to it. I’ve only gotten through the first section so far, but to say that I’m hooked is an understatement.
Poetry: French Love Poems, New Directions
I was walking through Barnes & Noble the other day and stumbled upon this book. Right now, I’m picking up my French again with Rosetta Stone so I had to check this book out. It’s so miniature so you can bring it everywhere. It’s full of classic French poetry (i.e. Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Labe, etc). But what’s so cool about it is that it has the French version on the left side and the English translation on the right. It’s been fun actually applying my French…well at least attempting. Keeping this in my purse at all times.
Poetry: Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur
Rupi’s poetry is very simple and short, but full of heartache, wisdom, and poise. I sat on the floor of Barnes & Noble (a regular occurrence) reading this and got sucked in. Like I said, each poem is very short, but it will get your mind turning. Definitely a great nightstand book to have. The book cover aesthetic is very minimal chic.
Novel: My Not So Perfect Life, Sophie Kinsella
I have not read this book yet, HOWEVER I love Sophie Kinsella. Most of her books are rom-com, feel-good, easy reads. I think we could all use one of those once in awhile. This is one of her newest books and I am super excited to read this once I’m done with the other 10 books I’m in the middle of reading, lol.
Philosophy: The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, Meik Wiking
Yet another book on my to-read list. I have been hearing about this book and Hygge EVERYWHERE. Typically I’m not a bandwagon type of gal, but this has got me interested. Danes are allegedly the happiest people in the world and this book spills all the secrets on Danish well-being. Who doesn’t want to add some positivity into their everyday life?
Any other books I’m missing that you guys are into? Let me know in the comments below!
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