Book List: 3 Anti-Couple/Pro-Single Books (in lieu of the predictable Valentine's List)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

1) Revolutionary Road - If Nicolas Sparks' sappy novels make you wish you could find that "special someone," this book will do the opposite. It shows a couple that married young and over time the partners have grown to loathe their spouse and all the responsibility that goes with having a family.

2) Tara Road - To me this book was about discovering that love can hurt you, and ending up with "Mr. Right" is the worst thing that could happen to you.

3) The Great Gatsby or Anna Karenina - in both books falling in love leads to the rampant unhappiness of the lead characters and eventually to someone's demise. That's definitely enough to make me a bit wary of love.

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Captain Nick Sparrow said...

I saw the movie Revolutionary Road - what a downer. I thought it was going to be romantic!

Becca said...

Fantastic list! I haven't seen/read Revolutionary Road. Being newly single makes me want to pick up and read all these books now! :)

Anonymous said...

Great choices. We must have similar tastes as you liked my film picks. Revolutionary Road is such a brilliant book about surburban ennui. And Anna Karenina. Devastating.