Book 23: Dating You/Hating You

Book: Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren
Rating: 2/5

Well that was disappointing. It actually started off kind of charming but then devolved into snarky office politics and some weird bs with hidden shell corporations that I skimmed through.

Some good thoughts here.

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Book 22: The Hating Game

Book: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

And the re-reads continue! I liked the romance a little less this time around but still really enjoyed Josh. Looking forward to Sally Thorne’s new book this year!

Goal: Read 12 books that I already own. Progress: 3/12 Note: Apparently not including ebooks in this. And apparently only doing re-reads which wasn’t really the point. 

Books 9 – 17

Well, I seem to have gone on a romance novel re-reading binge. I just couldn’t get into anything new so I decided to go to some tried and true novels. With the exception of The Royal Trade which reminded me exactly why I don’t like new books lately.

9. The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen

10. The Mistake by Elle Kenney

11. The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen

12. The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen

13. The Deal by Elle Kennedy

14. Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

15. Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne

16. The Royal Trade – Erin Hayes: This. 100% this.  And to be honest, I had to read the actual review, and not just the summary to remember if I had even finished this book or not. (rating: 1/5)

17. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: Turns out, I remembered very little of this book, I couldn’t even remember who Blue was! But still totally adorable.

Books 7 & 8: Canton 1 & 2

Books: One & Only and Sweet & Wild by Viv Daniels
Rating: 4/5, 1.5?/5

I’m glad that I re-read One & Only first. It was such an adorable and charming book! And I was 100% on board until the last part where they were actually a couple and then it was like Tess & Dylan can’t live without each other which was kind of weird because Tess was such an great independent character to begin with. The part that made this book interesting was the will-they-won’t-they of the situation. And that amazing tension between Tess and Dylan wasn’t in Sweet & Wild between Hannah & Boone. Sweet & Wild was so disappointing in comparison. It was dull, predicable, and so full of the same NA tropes it was almost unreadable. Hannah was so uninteresting, and was so shallow and spoiled. I wish she was more relate able since this is a situation many people find them selves in. What’s with her awful friends? And that weird double date. And I don’t even want to think about this book anymore, it makes me so annoyed.

Book 6: Opal

Book: Opal by Maggie Stiefvater
Rating: 2.5?/5

Disappointing. I was expecting the magical world from the Raven Cycle and this just didn’t deliver. It was boring and I didn’t enjoy Opal’s POV. I wanted more of the characters I loved.

Good review here and here.