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Book Review: Conversations on Love by Natasha Lunn

We’re two days into a new month and, on top of the non-related book stuff, I’m looking forward to reading some more books (including some on the shelf in the new house I can officially say I’ve moved into as of Monday!).

A new month means a new TBR and, two days in, I’ve already read the first book on the list: Conversations on Love by Natasha Lunn.

I started this one having bought it due to the hype around it, as well enjoying other non-fiction like Everything I Know About Love and How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? , and I’m happy to report – it lived up to the (probably mainly self imposed) hype.

Blurb

After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, journalist Natasha Lunn set out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. She turned to authors and experts to learn about their experiences, as well as drawing on her own, asking: How do we find love? How do we sustain it? And how do we survive when we lose it? 

In Conversations on Love she began to find the answers:

Philippa Perry on falling in love slowly
Dolly Alderton on vulnerability
Stephen Grosz on accepting change
Candice Carty-Williams on friendship
Lisa Taddeo on the loneliness of loss
Diana Evans on parenthood
Emily Nagoski on the science of sex
Alain de Botton on the psychology of being alone
Esther Perel on unrealistic expectations
Roxane Gay on redefining romance

and many more…

My Thoughts

As I mentioned, this book was one of my anticipated reads (I don’t keep a list but, if I did, I’m pretty sure it’d be on there – even just for the cover!) and – even though it took me a while to read – I’m glad to say it was as good (no wait, better!) as I thought it would be.

In this book, Conversations on Love, Lunn talks about her own experience of love – the good, the bad and the life lessons she’s learned over time. It was interesting and insightful and parts of it really resonated with me, it was if Lunn had grabbed thoughts and feelings straight from my brain and lobbed them on the pages (as cheesy as this sounds).

It wasn’t just Lunn, though, who offers in her viewpoints on love — as the reader is treated to the views and experiences of authors and experts. I enjoyed reading these different stories of joy, heartbreak and real life.

Without sounding cheesy, this was just the book I needed. It made me realise that I’m surrounded by love. Although I’m lacking in the romantic love some people have, I am not without love. So, if you’re a fan of non fiction (or in need of a little love), I highly recommend this book.

You can follow Natasha Lunn on Twitter and Instagram

You can purchase this book here.

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