Must-Read Books On Love And Relationship

Literature has evolved through the times to cater to many audiences. Classics are timeless regarding their context, writing style, and other more characteristics.

Nowadays, one of the more popular topics that authors love to write about and people would prefer reading is love. The emergence of this genre has created a pool of readers interested in relationships thus making them crave for other plotlines related to the topic such as love affairs. This style has produced some of the most exciting plots that could race your heart or make you fall in love and here are ten books to name a few:


1. John Gray Ph.D.’s, Men Are from Mars; Women Are from Venus




This book is one of the highest-selling literature pieces due to the writer’s understanding of the nature of women and how men master their strength in maintaining the relationship. It doesn’t merely focus on the man alone, but for both sexes. The insights of this book are so relatable that many people bought it and read it for themselves after so many great reviews.

“Maybe there is some truth to the saying that ‘Men are from Mars and Women from Venus’ after all. Remember that Mars is the highly revered Roman god of warfare. Yet — paradoxically — to win a war actually requires men to work closely together and this explains the evolution of male solidarity,” writes Mark Van Vugt, Ph.D.

2. The 100 Simple Secrets of Great Relationships (David Niven, Ph.D.)

As the title suggests, the book can help you work on yourself for a better future relationship. The book features tips aiming to help people in keeping a relationship longer and stronger. By following what is in the book, people can answer their questions on where they went wrong and why their partners left them.

“Passionate, romantic love is very important, but long-term couples also engage in deliberate acts of love that nurture their partner and their overall couple relationship,” says Mudita Rastogi, Ph.D.

3. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman





In every relationship, there is no doubt that people will come across your way asking “what have you seen in him/her that made you stay that long?” And only you can answer it. This book talks about how someone can express their love to somebody else as well as that unconditional feeling people have for the one they love. There are things that only lovers can understand, and that is the language of love.

“Healthy adult love exists when both partners are emotionally interdependent; meaning that both partners love one another, care for one another, desire physical closeness with one another, but respect each other enough to have their own identities as well,” says Meredith Hansen, Psy.D.

4. Chad Stone’s, The Love Magnet Rules: 101 Tips for Meeting, Dating, and Keeping a New Love


Are having a hard time finding that certain someone? If it is, then, it will help you to read this book. It contains a lot of tips on how to find new love and how you can make it last longer.


5. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man (Steve Harvey)


For sure, you’ve already heard about Steve Harvey because he is one of the most promising TV and radio personalities in the United States. Despite his fantastic job on TV, he also published a book from the insights of love that he learned. It talks about women; how to be smart as well as how to be understanding to their partners since understanding is the key to a prosperous relationship.


6. First Love Comes, Then Comes Money by Bethany and Scott Palmer


When you first date, you tend to impress the person the best way you can, even if you’re on a tight budget. This book focuses on helping couples who are just too shy to talk about expenses. One cannot deny the fact that in a relationship, you spend money. If you are ready to settle down with your current partner, it might be best for you to start saving. Read this book if you are unsure of how to do it.


7. How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships (Leil Lowndes)


This book talks about what you should do if you want to start talking to someone and making a good impression on them. It works for people who are in a relationship, to help it grow stronger and as well single people for them to have a better perspective when entering a relationship.


8. Getting Over Getting Mad at Judy Ford




When you’re in a relationship, fights and arguments are always on the way. If you want to overcome the anger that you feel when you’re fighting with your partner for you to have a long-lasting relationship, then opening this book will be a great suggestion.


9. Mali Apple and Joe Dunn’s – The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships


A relationship enveloped in trust, love, and honesty can undoubtedly last longer. If you are not yet fully committed to your partner and you want to find a way on how to tell him or her everything, then you can read this for good advice.


10. Getting to “I Do”: The Secret to Doing Relationships Right by Dr. Patricia Allen


As people mature, they are now searching for partners whom they can settle with for the rest of their lives. If you are this person who is still unsure of how to make things right with your lover, then reading this book will help you a lot for that current partner to be your lifetime partner.

What Made Me Love The Tao Of Pooh

Reading books is one of the things that I enjoy doing. I make it to the point that I have at least one novel or reading material on my bag wherever I go. That is just how I am. I find comfort in knowing that I can start reading at any time of the day. One of the recent books that I fell in love with is The Tao of Pooh, which was written by Benjamin Hoff.




The book used the fictional characters of the classic Winnie The Pooh story to introduce the concepts and principles of Taoism. It was first published in early 1982. Every page of the book will surely captivate its readers. I have to say that it has become one of my favorite books of all time. Allow me to share the quotes that changed me life:

“Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got.”

We all want to achieve genuine happiness, right? The Tao of Pooh tells us that to make this happen, all we need to do is to practice the art of appreciation. We must notice all the right things we have in our lives. We have to learn how to appreciate ourselves and how far we’ve traveled in this life. Sometimes, we just want to have contentment so we can expect more blessings to come.

“Gratitude creates positive emotions, like joy, love, and contentment, which research shows can undo the grip of negative emotions like anxiety,” writes Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D.

“The main problem with this great obsession for saving time is very simple: you can’t save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.”




This line struck me the most. Have you noticed how we always keep on complaining that time isn’t enough? We think that twenty-four hours a day are insufficient to do everything we want, Well, maybe it is about time to change the way we think about time. Instead of doing everything all at once, why don’t we start doing the things that matter first? Take note; we can spend time wisely.

“It’s just so helpful to know where every hour is going because then you can really control your time better,” Nicholas Scheidt, PsyD, says.

You’d be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are.”

There are times when we experience depression or frustration only because we are not getting what we want. We try our best to change the natural course of life, which is why we often end up getting hurt or finding ourselves broken. The Tao of Pooh reminds us of the fact that things are as they are. We need to be aware that no matter what happens, there are just some things beyond our reach. We need to understand that square pegs will never fit into round holes.

“This same principle of acceptance being healthy and healing is true for whatever emotional pains you contend with through life,” writes Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D.

The book is indeed a great treasure. No wonder it has stayed in the New York Times bestseller list for forty-nine straight weeks. The author, Benjamin Hoff, succeed in presenting Taoism to everyone. Your life will undoubtedly change after reading this excellent novel. If you are looking for a new story to read, make sure to include The Tao of Pooh next in line.