The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet all the more astute theorists of love acknowledge that we would all love better if we used it as a verb.”

bell hooks

Instead of a dozen roses today, how about one book of love from a dozen choices?

As a fun Valentine’s Day treat, here’s twelve books by writers with the word LOVE in the title.

1.  Love, Toni Morrison

2.  Baby Love, Rebecca Walker

3.  A Love Noire,  Erica Simone Turnipseed

4.  Honey, I Love (and other love poems), Eloise Greenfield

5.  It’s all Love –Black Writers on Soul Mates, Family and Friends, Marita Golden

6.  Gorilla My Love, Toni Cade Bambara

7.  Love Supreme: Real Life Stories of Black Love, TaRessa and Calvin Stovall.

8.  Mother Love,  Rita Dove

9.  Homemade Love,  j. California cooper

10.  All About Love, bell Hooks

11.  A Love Story, Denene Millner & Nick Chiles

12.  A Deeper Love Inside, Sister Souljah

Any more come to mind? What books would you add?

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About The Author

Bridgett M. Davis' latest novel, INTO THE GO-SLOW, will be published by Feminist Press in September '14. Bridgett is the Director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program at Baruch College and a founding member of ringShout, a group dedicated to promoting ambitious black literature. As the Books Editor for Bold As Love, she curates Sundays @. . ., a monthly reading series for works in progress.

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