Create a Romantic Book Club
Gather other couples that have an interest in reading and start up a romantic book club. Pick classic romantic books, biographies, modern fictional stories, or even non-fiction relationship books to read every month. Organize questions to discuss at each meeting such as, “What do you think are the weaknesses in the main characters’ relationship?” or “Do you agree or disagree with the author’s remark about dating in Chapter 10?” A book club can consist of a large group of people, or it can just be you and your sweetheart.
Read Each Others Favorite Books and Authors
It is a wonderful gesture to find out what books your sweetheart loves and read them yourself. It not only gives you something to discuss with each other, but it also helps you get a look into their preferences and viewpoint. Feel free to even read the books your sweetheart doesn’t like, just so you can bash the book together or argue its valid qualities.
For the more creative couples, you can enjoy literature by writing together. Write short stories, poems, or even a novel together. If one of you is a better artist than writer, have that person do illustrations while the other writes. Write a story with yourselves as the main characters, or create something to professionally publish.
See Plays or Shows Based on Books
If there is a local play or show in your area coming soon, read the book before seeing the show. Discuss how the book was different than the show, what parts you liked better in the show, what parts you liked better in the book, and how the show measured up to your imagination.
→ If one of your has a short attention span when it comes to reading, or you simply don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to a large novel, read poetry or short stories together.
→ Get a local library card and pay special attention to library events that you can enjoy as a couple.
→ If you’re reading a play, take on roles and read it to each other in character, acting it out if you wish.
→ If you don’t want to start a book club, you can always join an existing one in your area. Chances are it won’t be romance-based, but it will be a fun activity to do together.