15 Books to Read If You Loved 'The Idea of You'

By Carrie McBride, Communications
May 9, 2024
a man and woman walk down a city street with arms around each other

Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine star in 'The Idea of You.'

Based on Robinne Lee's 2017 novel of the same name, The Idea of You, recently released on Prime Video, explores an age gap romance between art gallery owner Solène, who is approaching middle age, and the much younger Hayes Campbell, international pop star (and "talented, kind feminist") of the boy band August Moon. Their unexpected attraction grows into something deeper, but can it survive the scrutiny of the paparazzi, social media, and the rabid Moonheads?

If you've already read the book or are in line for it, try one of the titles below which explore some of the same themes including May-December relationships, celebrity romances, and love under the microscope. 

Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.