Here at Flux, we are all about love every day, not just on Valentine’s Day. So we’re celebrating all month long with special guest posts from some of our favorite authors who bring the swoon, angst, and romance! They’ll be weighing in on some of their favorite romantic reads to give you all the feels this February.
First up, The Dog Walker’s Diary author Kathryn Donahue shares her top picks to get those hearts aflutter. Here are her favorites!
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
True love. Pirates. Giants. Miracles. Fencing. Rodents of Unusual Size. Cliffs of Insanity. Pit of Despair. “Is this a kissing book?” the grandson asks. Just the purest most passionate kiss of all time!
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman believes he has designed a mathematical algorithm to solve “The Wife Problem.” Oh Don, you might be the most adorable suitor in modern literature, but you sure have a lot to learn about women!
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, we root for the irresistible every time. And nowhere in literature is this more fun to behold than seeing the effect Elizabeth Bennet has on Mr. Darcy. Hey, if love cannot transform curmudgeons into the men of our dreams, what good is it?
About our author guest blogger
Kathryn Donahue is a freelance writer and former canine advice columnist for The Deepwell Press. Her humor essays have been published in First Sunday, and she won The Spotlight Award for her one act play, The Sty. She lives with her husband and welsh corgi in Batavia, New York. She is the author of The Dog Walker’s Diary.
The Dog Walker’s Diary
In this quirky, contemporary romance, literary agent Daniel Ashe couldn’t be less of a romantic leading man if he tried, that is until he hires Annie Doherty to walk his dogs. Annie has a way with words and leaves him stories he can’t seem to get out of his head. A workaholic who doesn’t believe in love, Daniel doesn’t have time for distractions, but he can’t help being drawn in to Annie’s fascinating world.
Try out these awesome, lovey reads today and check back soon for more author recommendations!