Book Roundup – January 2024

Hello, welcome to book roundup of January 2024. My book count for this month is of the same as last month’s, with only three books read. Now, here me out – this is due to the fact that I have met with a reading slump after meeting the oh-so-swoony Jack Smith-Turner in Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood. If you’ve read that book, you’d know what I mean. Tsk.

TLDR – I read 3 books this month: Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood, Hunting Eden by VH Nicolson, and Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren.


Title: Love, Theoretically
Author: Ali Hazelwood
Genre: romance
Trope: enemies to lovers, only one bed, miscommunication
Finished on: Jan 9, 2024

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Jack Smith-Turner alone is enough to make you want to read this book. Despite being a single POV book (the POV being from the FMC), you really feel how bad Jack is pining over her. It’s brilliant. Like he’s been #1 in my book BF list for months and we don’t even have his POV! It took me almost two weeks to start a new book because I was scared of being disappointed of other MMC. That’s how much power he has over me.

Title: Hunting Eden
Author: VH Nicolson
Genre: romance
Trope: sports romance, secret baby
Finished on: Jan 27, 2024

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is the kind of book where it’s good, nothing’s wrong with it, but then it’s also nothing to write home about. It’s very spicy which can be sort of a turn off for me because I like angst and slow burn. I do not want them going at it every three chapters. If you like the secret baby trope (although it’s really towards the end of the book), maybe give it a try?

Title: Love and Other Words
Author: Christina Lauren
Genre: romance
Trope: best friends to lovers to strangers, second chance romance
Finished on: Jan 28, 2024

Rating: 5 out of 5.

MY, OH MY. If you asked me what book that has been on my mind living rent free since I read it– it’s Love and Other Words. Best friends to lovers to strangers, a second chance romance 11 years after? I eat this up so well, so full, so good. This is the only book so far that I would want to read for the first time, again.

Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for February 2024 Book Roundup.

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