8 Types of Love Recommendations #2

Now I know Valentine’s Day is over and that is when I last did a post like this but I had to give you all some fresh recommendations.

Philia – Affectionate Love

A love that runs deep in friendships

  • Rin and Kitty – The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang
  • The Wrecklings – The Secret of Haven Point by Lisette Auton
  • Leonie, Niamh, Helena and Elle – Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson

These recommendations are based on some of my favourite friendships from the books I read in the last year.

Storge – Familiar Love

A love for family

  • The entire main cast – The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
  • The Bellinger Sisters – The Bellinger Sisters Duology by Tessa Bailey
  • The Grace Field Orphans – The Promised Neverland series by Kaiu Shirai

These recommendations are based on some of my favourite found family/siblings situations from the books, I read in the last year.

Pragma – Enduring Love

Duos who have been together for a long time

  • Signa and Death – Belladonna series by Adalyn Grace
  • Wimsey and Bunter – Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Izumi and Sig – Fullmetal Alchemist series by Hiromi Arakawa

Eros – Romantic Love

  • Shirayuki and Zen – Snow White with the Red Hair series by Sorata Akiduki
  • Fatma and Siti – A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark
  • Ella and Madeleine – Thieves by Lucie Bryon

Ludus – Playful Love

Beginning stages of love

  • J.B. and Keyana – Promise Boys by Nick Brooks
  • Viv and Tandri – Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree
  • Hirotaka and Narumi – Wotakoi series by Fujita

Mania – Obsessive Love

  • Indigo and Azure – The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi
  • Marion and Countess Lisavet – House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson
  • Christine and Erik – The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Philautia – Self Love

  • Phryne Fisher – Miss Fisher Mysteries by Kerry Greenwood
  • Amanda LeDuc – Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability and Making Space by Amanda LeDuc
  • Vasya – The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

I wanted to choose characters (and in one case a real person) who either practised self-love straight away or learnt to love themselves over the course of a lot of growth and learning.

Agape – Selfless Love

The love you have for others

  • Annaleigh – House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
  • Wayne – The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson
  • Michael – Mercia’s Take by Daniel Wiles

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