Do you think that Valentine’s Day is a holiday made up by the card companies? Are you sick of gushy rom-coms that all seem to share the same, not so funny plot? Well, the North Bergen Public Library has the perfect Anti-Valentine’s Day booklist for you!  

Books about Heartbreak and Love Gone Wrong

Not in the mood for a romance? Try one of these books about heartbreak and love gone completely wrong.

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder

Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors On the Dark Side of Love

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Books with Fake Boy/Girlfriends

Fake dating? You can’t get any more anti-valentine’s day than that!

10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Frankly In Love by David Yoon

Books about Friendship

So, maybe you don’t want a book about love, how about a book about friendship? (Fair warning: there may be a little bit of romance in these books! Stay clear if you want no part of that!)

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

Rayne & Delilah’s Midnight Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

All branches of the North Bergen Library will be closed on Friday, December 8, 2023 for staff development.