23 Books You Need To Read Before You Get Married

1. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

“It gives a good sense of what struggle can be like in a marriage despite the love involved, especially if you’re marrying someone you’ve known your whole life.”

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2. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Honestly. Marriage isn’t a fairy tale. You have joyful times and horrible times. Success in marriage, like in life, isn’t about things never going wrong, but in having things go wrong and still choosing, every day, to keep going.”

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3. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

“Every character has their own version of what marriage is/should be and was really fascinating to read. Throw in some kids, and it turns out you really get to know your spouse and other people by how they interact with their children.”

Sheridan Watson

4. Lila and Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Lila is incredibly beautiful, generally, and an amazing look at a marriage between two vastly different people — and it’s even better if you read Gilead first.”

Rachel Sanders

5.Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith

Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith

“By the author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It’s the story of the first year of marriage, when not everything is easy. It’s helped me keep perspective in my own first year of married life!”

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