Books That Made Me Fall in Love with Falling in Love

First off, let me begin by saying Happy Valentine’s day to all of you book nerds! I hope your dates all get you a book, or take you to the bookstore or a library, because let’s be honest, that is the perfect Valentine’s date for us book nerds. (or maybe that’s just me) And since today is Valentine’s day and love is in the air, I decided to make a blog post that goes with today’s special event.

Today, I’m going to be talking about books that made me fall in love with falling in love! Did that even make sense? Basically, I’m going to tell you guys all about the books that made me yearn for love, books that made my heart swoon, books that made me see all these different kinds of love, books that taught me so much about love. So if you’re looking for your next read and you’re up for something romantic and fluffy, or just all around lovely, read on!

1) Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQ+
My Rating: 5 stars

Okay, so, most of the time I am not fond of the love-at-first-sight trope. It just doesn’t seem realistic enough for me. However, Autoboyography showed just how beautiful and exhilarating it can be. I loved how it wasn’t the typical love-at-first-sight route. I mean, yes, there was instant attraction, that much is true. But Sebastian and Tanner’s love story was more of a journey. It wasn’t this picture-perfect, unicorns-and-sunshine love story and I appreciated that.

2) Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
My Rating: 5 stars

If you guys happen to follow me on bookstagram, you would know that I love everything about Six of Crows Duology and that Leigh Bardugo is my queen. However, one thing in particular that I really love about this duology is how well-written Kaz and Inej’s relationship is. Both Kaz and Inej went through traumatic experiences and I love that the author recognized that and she didn’t rush their story whatsoever. Kaz and Inej’s relationship taught me that love really does take work and it takes time, and that is completely okay.

3) Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
My Rating: 4 stars

I had the opportunity to read Five Feet Apart in advance last year and I loved it! Stella and Will’s love story was hard and frustrating, but for me, it was also very hopeful. Their love story showed me that sometimes love is not enough—it really isn’t. It takes discipline and sacrifice as well. This book also showed me that going with your heart is not the way, you need to try and think clearly, too. Now, I really can’t wait for the movie and see Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse bring this story to life!

4) Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
My Rating: 4.5 stars

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is written by the same author who wrote Autoboyography! This time though, it’s an Adult romance novel, instead of YA. This book is fluffy, steamy, and lovely all at the same time! Hazel and Josh’s love story was a beautifully-written friends-to-bestfriends-to-lovers trope, and I am a sucker for that kind of story. This book showed me that you’re going to find someone that will really fit with you and every part of your personality. Not just someone who tolerates you, but someone who accepts you whoever you are. And that’s exactly what love is.

5) Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
My Rating: 5 stars

Eliza and Her Monsters definitely has a special place in my heart. The relationship between Eliza and Wallace was just so good. It was fluffy and cute, and it really made my heart swoon. I also loved it because Eliza was able to find someone that really understood her—her insecurities, her doubts, her feelings. And that for me was really beautiful. Also, the book showed that mental health should be prioritized. If you love someone, you try to understand that tough situation. And no matter how much you love someone, your mental health should matter first.

 

And there you have it! Those are 5 books that really made me feel like falling in love! (and somehow they taught me a thing or two!) These books are great and I definitely recommend these books to everyone.

How about you guys? Got a particular book in mind that made your heart feel all kinds of things? Comment down below!

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Book Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

Title: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

Author: Christina Lauren

Genre/s: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Comedy

My rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?

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I have been rereading Harry Potter ever since the 1st of January (I’ve been tweeting my journey here), but a few days ago, I decided to a break before I started on Order of the Phoenix. And so, I got my hands on a Kindle edition of Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating!

I loved Christina Lauren’s Autoboyography, and it’s no surprise that I loved this book as well. It was hilarious, it was wholesome, it was cheesy, it was romantic, it was steamy, it was everything! This is exactly what I needed.

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10 Most Anticipated Books in 2019

Hello book nerds! January’s in full swing (and I can’t believe it’s already the 20th whaaatt), so it’s definitely time to share to you my most anticipated books in 2019.

Now, let me tell you, I have a lot. I have multiple upcoming books in mind. But in this blog post, I will just be talking about 10 of my most anticipated books this 2019, my own top 10, so we don’t get carried away. So without further ado, here they are:

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Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Title: Crazy Rich Asians

Author: Kevin Kwan

Genre/s: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

My rating: 3.5/5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn’t know is that Nick’s family home happens to look like a palace, that she’ll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick’s formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should–and should not–marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider’s look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

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August last year, we saw the movie adaptation of this book hit the cinemas, take the world by storm, and make history. Since then, I vowed to read the book first before I watch the movie. And last Christmas, one of my closest friends gifted me a movie tie-in copy of it, and I read it right away.

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