Happy Monday bookish people! I hope you are all having a good day today. I am bringing you a book review for one of the books that I read in March, The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood.
In this book review I will give star ratings to four categories and I will write a little bit about each one. I will try to keep it as spoiler free as possible. I hope you enjoy my book review.
The Love Hypothesis Plot:
Rating: 3 out of 5.
I went into this book with a lot of opinions, which isn’t brilliant because I usually like to start reading with no preconceptions for the story, one being that I am not a huge fan of romance books but I thought I would give this one a go and the other opinion was that a lot of people love this book. It’s all over my bookstagram pages, twitter and BookTube. This book appealed to me because of it featuring a PhD student and being set in a school, especially as the one romance book I do like so far was also set in a school.
Of course without spoiling anything I will say that there were scenes that I enjoyed, such as the scene where they start up their fake relationship and also the sports themed scene. The build up in this book was great, it spent a lot of time creating characters to root for and a story with multiple layers, I liked that there was a deeper substance to this book, although towards the middle it started to drag a little bit for me because I felt like I knew where the story was going. There was a twist, a very shocking event that I felt was a topic that needed to be addressed more in the book, it seemed to happen and then be solved far too quickly.
The Love Hypothesis Characters:
Rating: 4 out of 5.
I really liked Olive as a protagonist, I felt that she and I shared some personality traits, and while I wouldn’t do some of the things that Olive does in the book this made me very interested in what happened to her throughout the story.
Dr Adam is also an intriguing character, he is intelligent, charming, caring – to the people he likes- and his character is built up with a backstory that is slowly revealed. Although I still find the element of teacher and student a little creepy, even though there are only a few years between them.
The Love Hypothesis Writing and Dialogue:
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Ali Hazelwood’s writing is very conversational and modern which I really liked for this story and the dialogue was one of my favourite elements. The conversations between Olive and Adam are where you really see the characters developing, in themselves and in their relationship.
The Love Hypothesis Overall:
Rating: 4 out of 5.
I gave this book four stars overall because I can see why other people have enjoyed it so much. I personally don’t think I will ever read this book again, just because I already know the story and the surprises won’t be surprises anymore and without them I don’t think I would have enjoyed the book as much.
As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships–but her best friend does, and that’s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.
That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor–and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford’s reigning lab tyrant agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive’s career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding… six-pack abs.
Suddenly their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. And Olive discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.
That’s it for this book review, I hope you all enjoyed it!
Happy Tuesday bookish people! I am happy to be bringing you my March TBR today. I have a good feeling about March, I am hoping to get a lot of reading done, there’s so many good books on my TBR that I desperately want to pick up. Also, it’s my birthday on the 25th of March! I’ll be 23 and I had actually forgotten how close it was, I hadn’t made a list and so I was trying to think of the books I wanted and put them on an Amazon wishlist here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/3H1PW8BGD9KF7/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1
Anyway, onto the TBR!
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
I have heard so many good things about this book and even though I am not usually the biggest fan of romance novels, I am willing to give each one a try though so we shall see if I enjoy this one or not.
Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey
Again, another contemporary romance book but I mean it has books on the front so at least I will enjoy the setting, also it has enemies to lovers from what I have read and I do enjoy that trope.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I loved The Starless Sea by the same author, it’s my favourite book and this seems to have the same magical realism so I am hopeful that I will really enjoy this book.
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
A historical murder mystery set on a boat. Of course I want to read this book.
Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco
I am so excited to continue this series, Emilia is one of my favourite female protagonists and Wrath is such a good morally grey character. I love it!
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
This is a book that I have been putting off for ages, well ever since I finished A Court of Thorns and Roses but I am excited to read it because I have heard it is the best book in the series.
City of Brass by S A Chakraborty
I have already started this book a year ago but I put it down for some reason and I haven’t thought about picking it up again until now.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
This is another book that I have heard really good things about so I am excited to read this one.
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow
Witches in a historical setting, I am very excited about this book.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T J Klune
This books kind of reminds me of the Umbrella Academy but a bit more peaceful so that’s why I was drawn to this book to start with.
The Girl in the Tower by katherine Arden
this is the second book in the bear and the nightingale series and I absolutely loved the first book so I am really excited to continue this dark and wintery series.
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
I have recently been enjoying books with an academic setting so hopefully I will enjoy this book.
Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder
This books sounds very interesting to me and a friend has read it and enjoyed it which makes me want to read it even more.
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
This looks like a very cute middle grade book. Plus I love the cover, it is very inviting.
The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman
This is the third book in the Invisible Library series, I really love Irene and Kai from this series and I can’t wait to see what adventures they are going to go on next.
House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas
This is one of my most anticipated books of this year so I am nervous to read it, it is also huge so it might take me a while but I am very excited, I am trying my hardest to not see any spoilers for it.
That’s it for my march TBR, I hope you all enjoyed it! What are you planning on reading this month?
Happy Saturday bookish people! If I am scheduling this right this should be my first post of 2022 which is crazy because 2021 went by so fast. I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year and that you are all excited about what 2022 could bring.
So let’s talk about what I did or didn’t read in December 2021 and what I thought of the books!
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – none of you will be surprised that again, no I haven’t read this book yet. I will but I didn’t get to it in 2021.
All Of Us Villains by Amanda Foody – I was so excited for this one but I wasn’t in the mood to read such a dark fantasy so I am hoping to read it soon.
Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson – I didn’t get around to this one either.
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia – I did not read this book.
Good Girl Bad Blood by Holly Jackson – I did read this one! I liked it but not quite as much as I enjoyed the first book in the series.
In the Crypt with the Candlestick by Daisy Waugh – I did not read this one.
It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood – I didn’t read this book.
Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco – I really wanted to get around to this one but in the end I didn’t.
Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens – I read this one and I really loved it, except for the ending.
Murder in Midwinter – I started reading this one but I haven’t quite finished it.
Not Here to be Liked by Michelle Quach – I read this book but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.
Once Upon A Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber – I also was very excited to read this but I didn’t in December.
Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian – I didn’t read this book.
The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict – I did read this one and I have posted a book review of it.
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling – I didn’t read this one
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood – I wanted to read this one but then I heard some reactions to it and it has put me off a little bit.
The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman – I read this one and I liked it but again it wasn’t as good as the first book in the series.
The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood – I didn’t read this one
Traitors Kiss by Erin Beaty – I didn’t read this one either
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – I didn’t read this one
Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson – I did not read this
Well Met by Jen De Luca – I did not read this one.
So from my TBR i ended up reading five and I started reading one other. On top of my TBR I read Murder on Christmas Eve, Rivers of London, Unsolved Deaths, and six of the books in the Pony Mad Princess series. That brings my total of book read to 14 in December which is a great amount.
That’s it for my December TBR, I hope you all enjoyed it!
Happy Wednesday bookish people! Merry Bookmas day 29! I honestly can’t believe I have made it this far and actually posted for 29 days (hopefully! as long as all these posts schedule properly).
End of the Year Book Tag!
Are there an books you started this year that you need to finish?
The Guest List by Lucy Foley and The City of Brass by S A Chakraborty
Do You Have An Autumnal Book To Transition Into The End Of The Year?
I’m going to say any contemporary book for this, I’m not sure why but I just feel that the genre of contemporary has a very Autumnal feel to it.
A New release You Are Still Waiting For?
A Three Dog Problem by S J Bennett
Three Books You Want To Read Before The End Of The Year?
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood, The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict and Murder And Mistletoe by Robin Stevens
A Book That Could Still Become Your Favourite of The Year?
Well, I am writing this at the end of November so technically any book on my December TBR but I will say Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco.
Have You Started Making Reading Plans for 2022 Yet?
Not really, I have my list of releases that I want to buy but that doesn’t mean I will read them quickly after and I always make a monthly TBR based on my TBR game so I have no idea what I may end up reading yet.
That’s it for this book tag, my final book tag of the year! I hope you all enjoyed it. What would your answers have been?
Happy Wednesday bookish people! And a merry bookmas! As I announced last week I am going to be posting every day in December and this is the first of these posts. Of course I had to start my blogmas/ bookmas with my TBR for December so I hope you all enjoy reading about what I plan to read in December and the thoughts I already have about the books.
My December TBR:
Well Met by Jen de Luca – This month I have included lots of books that are outside of my comfort zone in my TBR and this is one of them. It mentions a Renaissance fair and that sounds very unique and interesting.
The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman – I read his first book either this year or last year, I can’t quite remember and it was very enjoyable so hopefully the second book lives up to it.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia – I am interested in reading this book because it has been compared to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and I loved hat book.
Kingdom of The Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco – I love Kerri Maniscalco’s work and Kingdom of the wicked is no different, I can’t wait to be back with Wrath and Emilia.
Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson – The description makes me think of Six of Crows a little bit so I have high hopes for this one.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – again this book is on my TBR, I will read it eventually!
Not Here to be Liked by Michelle Quach – I’m not usually drawn to this genre but the synopsis really interested me and I’m not completely sure why.
All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody – this is like a very dark version of the Hunger Games mixed with family gangs.
Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson – I love her books and a fantasy book about magic and nuns sounds amazing.
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood – again, another book outside of my comfort zone but I am looking forward to giving it a chance.
In The Crypt With A Candlestick by Daisy Waugh – a 1920’s themed murder mystery makes me think of Agatha Christie which I love so hopefully I will enjoy it.
The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood – this is written by the writer of Death In Paradise which is one of my favourite TV shows so hopefully this book is good too.
Once Upon A Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber – I love the Caraval series and this book follows one of the characters from that so I’m excited to read it.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – this is a book that I have heard a lot about so I want to get around to it soon.
Traitors Kiss by Erin Beaty – I don’t know much about this book other than it has a lovely cover.
The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict – this is a festive themed book that I am excited to read
It sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood – I don’t know much about this book either, other than it is outside my usual genre
Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian – it’s set in an ice cream shop, I don’t need to know anything else about it.
Good Girl Bad Blood by Holly Jackson – I loved A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder and I can’t wait to read the second one in the series
Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens – another festive themed book that I am very glad I managed to get onto my TBR.
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling – I have seen so many good things about this book and I know it has comedy in it so I should enjoy it.
Murder In Midwinter – a collection of crime short stories set in winter should be a nice change of pace.
That’s it for my December TBR, have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?