Words in the Title – ‘love’

words in the title

This will the most random way of finding new exciting reads. Each week I’ll choose some random word and I’ll try to find books with this word in the title that I find interesting. This might result in my TBR growing exponentially. Each week though, I’ll first look if there’s a book that I already read that has this word in the title.

This week’s word is: love

This is Valentine’s week, so the word of the week is of course LOVE. If you celebrate Valentine’s day, I hope you have a great day. And no matter f you celebrate or not, I hope you all feel loved ❤

– Books I’ve read –

  • The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman – I read it a long time ago, the main character is a horrible guy, but I still loved how the story was told and how the selfishness of the main character was portrayed.
  • First Love, Last Rites by Ian McEwan – collection of intense short stories
  • Dear Fang, With Love by Rufi Thorpe – beautiful story, I highly recommend it, read me review here.

– Books I want to read –

  • Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed – #OwnVoices YA contemporary about Indian-American Muslim girl, it has a lot of positive reviews from bloggers I follow.
  • All About Love by bell hooks – Our Shared Shelf bookclub selection, I didn’t read it when it was picked up by the book club, and I need to catch up.
  • Everything Love Is by Claire King – blurb says it’s “mysterious and unforgettable story of love” and I’m curious about it.

– Books I do not want to read –

  • The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry – there are some aspects of this book that sound really good to me, it’s full of feminism, diversity and sex-positivity, but at the same time I feel like I can get this in other books that I’m more interested in reading. If I’m not interested in the premise, all the positives of the book are for nothing for me.
  • A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen, Lucy Ivison – teen contemporary romance novel that I’m just never going to pick up.
  • All Stories Are Love Stories by Elizabeth Percer – somehow fitting for this week: “On Valentine’s Day, two major earthquakes strike San Francisco within the same hour, devastating the city and its primary entry points, sparking fires throughout, and leaving its residents without power, gas, or water.” Love story among survivors of the natural disaster.

Last week’s ‘Words in the title’ – I

Words for next weeks:

19th February – you

26th February – winter


One thought on “Words in the Title – ‘love’

  1. Laila@BigReadingLife says:

    I read Love Affairs of Nathaniel P for my book group and it was such a good book to discuss! I’m glad you’re a fan of it. I agree, he was an awful person, but the writing was so good! There’s also a novella told from the perspective of his friend, Aurit – it was also very good!


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