What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

work-in-progress & taking recommendations!

the short: I want a place to write about my favorite love-based (platonic, romantic, familial, etc.) narratives, so here's a diddly darn list for it

the long: the first things I ever loved were all centered around romance, around desire, around longing, around love.

the first books I read (other than Junie B. Jones) were my mother's paperback romances. I eventually moved onto reading (and rereading) every cheesy, cliche, summery YA novel I could get my hands on.

the first movies I loved were bad (and I mean... really bad... like, Monster-in-Law with JLo and Spanglish with Adam Sandler bad) romantic comedies.

and then, you know, things happen. your taste changes and develops. you start to read…

Read notes
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 50/50
  • A Royal Affair
  • Amélie
  • Arrival
  • Beaches
  • Before Midnight
  • Before Sunrise
  • Before Sunset
  • Beginners
  • Brave
  • Carol
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Her
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Interstellar
  • Jackie
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • La La Land
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Open Hearts
  • Paterson
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Raw
  • Room
  • Say Anything...
  • Secretary
  • Short Term 12
  • Sing Street
  • Sink or Swim
  • Spirited Away
  • Stand by Me
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • This Is Where I Leave You
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Your Name.