It’s the month of romance, February! And while some of us (read: only me) are nursing a cold and headache, others are planning mushy dates around Valentine's Day (never mind if it's over). Not that I’m complaining, of course not. I’m just revelling in the joy of reading some of the most romantic stories this entire month. Fair warning: these aren’t all just run-off-the-mill love stories. These are books about love - for one’s self, for another, for thought or for a dream. The rest of the world can have their dates, I’ll keep my books, thank you very much. And, if you’re anything like me, chances are you want in on all the reads you can stock up on and curl up with right before winter draws to a slow close.
Letters To My Ex by Nikita Singh
We’ve all been there - harboring unexpressed feelings about our exes; having not said out loud the things we wished when they were around. Building on these suppressed feelings is Nikita Singh’s latest novel, Letters To My Ex. The story is told through letters exchanged between two ex-lovers. The more you read, the more familiar it seems. Nikita Singh is well known to young readers in India as one of the most promising romance novelists we have at the moment. And Letters To My Ex is proof that the author wears the title well. Don’t be surprised if you catch yourself reminiscing to the point where you tear up and feel a throb of resonance. It’s a good read whether you’re in love and struggling to talk about it; or whether you’ve said it all and still aren’t done talking. You’ll keep revisiting this one for a long time to come.