Ten Things I Hate About You: Book Edition

“I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact that you didn’t call. But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”

Love and hate, both such strong emotions, so strongly intertwined. We love to love, we love to hate, hate to love and hate to hate. It goes for people, material things, and of course books. There are so many books we love, so many books we hate, but then there are those we love to hate and hate to love. They are complicated, messy and we are not sure if what we feel for them is just that, love or hate.

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Books have a way of making you go completely wild with emotions, they take over your mind, and as a result make you feel like you no idea how or what to feel. Do I love this? Or do I hate it? It’s probably a bit of both right? Sometimes this is exactly what I think while reading, it’s a mess. I have a few books that make me feel like this, or well ten to be exact. Here is a list of ten books I have a love/hate relationship with:

  1. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  2. Friends vs. Family by C.L. Stone
  3. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
  4. The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
  5. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
  6. Coming in from the Cold by Sarina Bowen
  7. Heir of Fire by Sarah J Mass
  8. The Death Cure by James Dashner
  9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

These books are all different in how they make me feel. Some of these books are just books that just made me the dislike the series in general even though I really loved it before, whereas the others are books that just have a certain event that made me go “omg why did you do this, what is this, go back” but that I still love despite that. It’s all just a mess of strong and weird feelings that you make go bratwurst (what??).

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To end things I just want to say, we are all going to have different books that we love and that we hate. Certain books we love might still have aspects that we’re not able to stand. After all, we’re all different people with different taste.

This post is supposed to be a fun discussion post about the complexity of feelings we can have for books. However, if a book is problematic and hurtful then it’s our duty to say so and warn our peers. No one should ever have to read a book with bad representation.

Other than that, I do think love/hate relationships with books are good. They fuel discussion and make us have to think a bit more about our emotions. Also hating something in a book doesn’t mean you actually hate the book itself, which is something we should all remember.

Do you have a love/hate relationship with a book? If yes, which one?

Freebie Friday #1

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Hi guys! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week. Since it’s finally Friday I thought that it’s time for a celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with free books *insert happy dancing*.

In case you didn’t know this, I’m a person that loves free books. I mean who wouldn’t, they’re free! I think a lot of us can’t afford all that many books from time to time (this especially applies to us students) and I don’t think that should stop us from reading all the amazing books out there. That’s the reason I decided to start this blog meme called Freebie Friday. I don’t think I’ve seen it on any other blog, but if this is a concept you came up with then let me know and I’ll credit you in my future posts! The more the merrier I say and free books for all is a real delight.

Remember guys, the books I recommend are free the moment I publish my post but I can never guarantee they’re free for long so once you see it, grab it! That’s what I do.

For my First Freebie Friday I’m going to recommend two books I read last year, Addicted To You by Krista & Becca Ritchie and Coming In From The Cold by Sarina Bowen.

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Addicted To You by Krista & Becca Ritchie.

Buy it here. Add it on Goodreads.

Addicted To You is the first book in the Addicted series which is my favorite series in the whole world. It’s about two addicts who are childhood best friends and who pretend to be in a relationship in order to hide their addictions from their friends and family. Will Lily and Loren stop enabling each other and will their feelings go from pretend to something more?

 

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Coming In From The Cold by Sarina Bowen.

Buy it here. Add it on Goodreads.

Coming In From The Cold is book I read a while back that I really liked. It’s about Ski Racer Dane “Danger” Hollister and country girl Willow Reade. Stranded in a car during a blizzard make them connect on more levels than one. However Dane’s frightening secret and Willow’s tentative peace is working against them. Will they trust each other and end their misery?

That is it for this Friday! I hope you get these two books while they’re still free, and that you love them as much as I do. Have you already read any of these books, what did you think? Do you have any other books to recommend that are currently free?

May this Friday celebration continue, let’s go read a book shall we!