Unrequited Love Book Lists
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The 50 Greatest Unrequited Love Stories Ever
Preferably one with more sunshine and less snow. As book lovers know, some of the greatest novels of all time feature stories of unrequited love : the longing, the heartache, the distraction of loving someone who cannot or will not ever love you back, the lengths one will go to move on from a love that simply cannot be. This might be the most epic and recognized tale of unrequited love ever written. If you're into that kind of thing. Click here to buy.
The quest for love makes a great story. The happy endings relieved embraces, engagements, sex made all the hotter by the building tension of various plot complications give us a nice dose of literary oxytocin. Tales of relationship interruptus may not yield much oxytocin, but arguably they offer something much more profound: insights into how unreciprocated love forces us to reckon with ourselves. With apologies to Jane Austen, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the pre-Millennial Disney Industrial Complex, the rule for the list is simple: The unreciprocated yearning must come to naught. No eleventh hour unions, wedding bells, rides into the sunset, or necrophiliac kisses that end decades-long slumbers. A Freudian nightmare: Your first big crush is having an affair with your dad, who beats your beloved with a riding crop. Naomi Hill is an ambitious, self-destructive singer and single mother trying to make it in the s Chicago jazz scene.
The possibility that something as beautiful as love might not be returned had always seemed unfair to me. I'm no stranger to the perils of unrequited love and is there anything more devastating than not having one's affection returned? If one positive thing can be said about not having your feelings answered, it's that it makes one heck of a compelling story, and it's not a new concept to literature. From Shakespeare to Victor Hugo, from J. Rowling to Louisa May Alcott, the mines of unrequited love seem exhaustible, and with good reason. We allow ourselves to dwell in the fantasy of the person without ever having to deal with the very worst of a reality with them.
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Not only have the pickings been broad and diverse, but several titles have crossed over to mainstream, including The Wedding Date and The Kiss Quotient. This list of 50 Must-Read Contemporary Romance Novels will extend back beyond , but sticks to titles released this decade.
While unrequited love can afflict much pain on the admirer, it can be entertaining to read some of the great books about unrequited love. When immersing yourself in books that feature unrequited love, it is only natural to sit at the edge of your seat and wonder if there will be a happy ending. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of the great modern books about unrequited love and a coming of age story all in one. As a cult-favorite tale, the book takes a unique look at life in high school and how experiences can be both funny and heartbreaking as you grow up and straddle the line between adolescence and adulthood. If you want to laugh and cry all at once, this book is an entertaining modern classic to try.
Carla: Ahhh I love some unrequited love stories. I want that deep ache. Do you remember my first and favorite from Kristen Ashley? And do you remember that punch to the gut when she overhead him disgruntled about her being around? And oh boy, I wanted her to so prove a point.