Whether you’re still single or already in a relationship this valentine’s, get the warm and fuzzy feelings with Diwan’s romantic books recommendation for this month.
The Love Poems of Rumi
By Jalal Al-Din Rumi
Rumi’s poems express the deepest longings of the human heart for its beloved, for that transcendent intimacy which is the source of the divine. Exalted yearning, ravishing ecstasy, and consuming desire emerge from these poems as powerfully today as they did on their creation more than 700 years ago.
The Map of Love
By Ahdaf Soueif
Ahdaf Soueif has created a thoroughly seductive and mesmerizing tale that unfurls across Egypt, England, and the United States over the course of a century. Combining the romance and intricate narrative of a nineteenth-century novel with a very modern sense of culture and politics, both sexual and international.
The Woman Who Wanted More
By Vicky Zimmerman
Two lonely women. An unlikely friendship. And one big life lesson: never be ashamed to ask for more. An unlikely friendship between two lonely and stubborn souls, one at the end of her life, one stuck in the middle, who come to show each other that food is for feasting, life is for living and the way to a man’s heart is … irrelevant!
Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts
By Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and James O. Pawelski
Written by positive psychology experts and husband-and-wife team Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and James O. Pawelski, this is the first book using the principles of positive psychology to create thriving romantic relationships. Combining extensive scientific research and real-life examples, this book will help you find and feed the good in yourself and your partner.
Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other
In this gentle and compassionate guide, Osho takes his readers step-by-step through what makes people afraid of intimacy, how to encounter those fears and go beyond them, and what they can do to nourish themselves and their relationships to support more openness and trust. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness
How to Be an Adult in Love: Letting Love in Safely and Showing It Recklessly
By David Richo
Richo provides wisdom from Buddhism, psychology, and a range of spiritual traditions, along with a wealth of practices both for avoiding the pitfalls that can occur in love relationships and for enhancing the way love shows up in our lives. He then leads us on to love’s inevitable outcome: developing a heart that loves universally and indiscriminately.
Tricia Guild: In My View
By Tricia Guild
As one of the world’s foremost interior designers, Tricia Guild has a passionate belief that the way we choose to live has a significant impact on our well-being and happiness. The homes that we live in, the things that we surround ourselves with, and the everyday choices we make, can profoundly affect our outlook and positivity.