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Bad Romance

February 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Books, City Library

It was William Shakespeare who once wrote, “The course of true love never did run smooth.”  We all know that in order to find your prince or princess you may have to kiss some frogs before you find the right person.  So prior to Valentines Day I present to you some books to read if you are suffering from a broken heart.  For that (hopefully rare) occasion when love is not “true” and seems to have gone from bad to worse and Cupid’s aim has gone to hell in a handbasket.

The Pact: A love Story by Jodi Picoult

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

White Oleander by Janet Fitch

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

Othello by William Shakespeare

Waiting by Ha Jin

There is no shortage of tales of love gone wrong, it’s sad but true.  But in the end perhaps I can leave you with this quote form Henry David Thoreau: “There is no remedy for love, but to love more.”

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  • Charlotte

    You forgot The War of the Roses. That was a bad romance for sure.

  • admin

    Hi Charlotte,
    Truth be told, I have only seen the movie. If the book follows the movie plot—then I agree that it would definitely qualify as a “bad romance”.