Things to watch/read/listen to on Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2013 — by Jade Bisht, Amy Lin and Carolyn Sun

Things to watch/read/listen to on Valentine's Day

Movies:

“Silver Linings Playbook” (2012) [R]
An odd relationship develops between a man and a woman both trying to get their lives back on track while figuring out how they feel about each other.

“The Notebook” (2004)
A man and woman fall in love yet can’t be together because of social differences.

“500 Days of Summer” (2009)
A sequence of unordered scenes in which a boy is in unrequited love with a girl who wants nothing more than a friend, despite liking him. Yet another example of sadly being friend-zoned.

“Juno” (2007)
A high school student faces unexpected pregnancy and struggles to figure out her feelings for the unborn baby’s father.

“Titanic” (1997)
A young woman and her fiance board the famed Titanic for a trip to America when she realizes she doesn’t want to go through with her marriage and falls in love with another passenger on board, right before the boat hits the iceberg.

Honorable Mentions:

“Pride and Prejudice” (2005)

“Love Actually” (2003) [R]

“Away We Go” (2009) [R]

“Beauty and the Beast” (1991)

“Forrest Gump” (1994)

Books:

“The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green
A girl fighting thyroid cancer reluctantly joins a support group and meets a disabled boy with cancer.

“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë
A classic about a young woman who overcomes Victorian-era class barriers in her quest to find true love.

“Lock and Key” by Sarah Dessen
Two people with completely different views of life are pushed together, and they realize that they have more in common than they originally thought.

“Just Listen” by Sarah Dessen
Last year, Annabel was the “girl who has everything.” Now, she is alone with no friends until she meets Owen, a music-obsessed, broody boy.

“Twilight” by Stephanie Meyer
Normal, utterly human Bella Swan meets a sparkling, 108-year-old and ridiculously perfect vampire, Edward Cullen, with a voice “like honey and velvet” and skin the temperature of an icebox.

Honorable Mentions:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Songs:

“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion

Who hasn’t heard of this?

“Words of Love” by The Beatles
A classic about true love.

“I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
A country track about giving your heart to the person you love.

“Tip Toes” by Jayme Dee
Upbeat and bubbly, this song describes a girl falling in love for the first time.

“Valentine’s Day” by Linkin Park
A song about being alone on Valentine’s Day. If you call Feb. 14 Singles Awareness Day, this is the song for you.

Honorable mentions:

Ours -Taylor Swift

Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

Deer In the Headlights – Owl City

Start of Something Good – Daughtry

Drops of Jupiter – Train

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