Deanwood Staff Picks for Valentines Day
Want to celebrate the season by reading a book about love (or lust?) Here are some favorites of the Deanwood staff:
|Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan is a fantastic LGBT read for young adults.|
The novel is loosely inspired by true events, and it is told from the perspectives of gay men who have died of AIDS and are watching over the current generation. The book follows six gay teenagers for an intense two days.
All of them are connected by one event, two boys kissing to break the Guinness Book of World Records' record for longest continuous kiss.
|Put the forgettable movie version of Audrey Niffenegger's 2003 novel out of your mind. |
The Time Traveler's Wife is a page turner that mixes just the right amounts of science fiction and romance in with its literary suspense.
|Love & Basketball has been a favorite movie a generation of young athletes and romantics.|
It follows aspiring basketball players and neighbors Monica and Quincy through their childhood, teen years and young adulthood as they alternate between friendship, rivalry and more.
|Not feeling up to candy hearts and flowers this year?|
Gone Girl is the ultimate anti-Valentines Day book, and will make you feel like you dodged a bullet by being single. Follow the increasingly insane capers of narcissist Nick and psychopath Amy as they transform from a loving couple into a pair of intelligent people who are determined to destroy each others' lives.