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The Hating Game
The Hating Game: A Novel | Sally Thorne
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Twainy
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🎧 I loved the story but Lucy was annoying on & off. Good narration. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheIndianBookworm
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Just came back on litsy after years.🙈
Started the year with this one, and of course the internet recommended it to me. Personally, I really enjoyed the book. The dynamics between the protagonists, the silly banter and the progress, I loved it all. As much as I liked the book, the movie just didn't cut it for me. Any other Sally thorne recommendations?
4/5🌟

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Twainy
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I‘ve found that a fluffy romance is a good palate cleanser between longer heavier books.

I haven‘t looked into more than the brief summary & it seems to be a light rom-com.

This signed special edition came from FairyLoot. The edges are yellow on top, pink on the bottom & ombré between. The white hardcover has gold foiling on the spine and a girl/guy facing each other across a table behind laptops on the front.

“He‘s the one she loves to hate.”

julesG 😍 Gorgeous edition. 2mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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FINALLY got around to watching this and it wasn‘t the train wreck I was kind of expecting (which is my default level of expectation for adaptations of books I loved reading)

BUT THEY CHANGED THE BREAKFAST SCENE!!! and that is a crime (there was also extensive time line change ups which made it feel a bit shallower IMO and nudged it into instalove territory)

sprainedbrain I agree that they made it more shallow. It‘s wasn‘t horrible though! 2mo
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sprainedbrain
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Pickpick

I listened to this on the recommendation of my #booksister @HOTPock3tt and absolutely loved it.

Funny, ridiculous, cute, and sexy all at once. Everything you want in a romcom. 😍

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Off to watch the movie!

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peanutnine
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I really enjoyed this enemies-to-lovers romance. I related to Lucy as a small woman who just wants to be taken seriously. Her banter with Josh and their childish office games were fun to watch play out. I love a grumpy guy who's secretly a big softie. I also watched the movie version and was pleasantly surprised by the adaptation, it was mostly true to the book.

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Meet the Parents

Klou Great!! 3mo
TheSpineView @Klou 🌞😊 3mo
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Well_Read_Redhead
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Wow! What a surprise this book ended up to be! An enemies to lovers rom-com is something I never thought I'd read, so imagine my utter delight when I fell in love with this book! All the characters were extremely likeable (except Josh's boss and dad, obviously). The narrator was spectacular! Her voice is adorable, and I loved how she voiced Lucy's boss. It reminded me of Eva Gabor's Lisa on Green Acres. Book 40 is one of my favorite books of 2022!

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peanutnine
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This is the second book I've read recently where the girl stands up for the guy against his disrespectful family like a badass and I am all for it.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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📚 Not a big Contemporary/Romance reader, but this one surprised me

📚 🧚🏻🧞‍♂️🧜🏻‍♀️🧝🏼‍♀️🧙🏻‍♂️🧛🏻‍♂️🧟‍♂️🥷🏻🤴🏻🪄🖼️⏳

📚 I love the feeling of entering a whole new world and just getting lost in it.

📚 Definitely cover art...😍

#ThoughtfulTuesday
Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94

Want to play? @BookNAround @NatalieR @hannah-leeloo

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Vanessa
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Finished this on the road just after visiting the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest in Arizona.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cute. Funny in places. Predictable ending. Quick summer read. Reminded me of You‘ve Got Mail, but more “adult” - some eye-rolling here with those scenes, and the writing was cringe-worthy at times, but it was entertaining otherwise.

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DebinHawaii
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#BookMoods

This one was top of mind for #BecameAMovie as I just finally watched the movie this past holiday weekend. It‘s been so long since I read the book that I can‘t speak to how closely the movie followed it, but it was a fairly cute rom-com.🤷🏻‍♀️

Eggs Perfect 🤩 6mo
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catrionataylor
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I really should‘ve written my review for The Hating Game right after reading it because I really did enjoy it. However I have since watched the movie and I feel it has maybe tainted my original view because now I can‘t separate them.

I would definitely recommend the book to anyone who enjoys enemies to lovers- 100%. The movie is also an ok rom-com but just not how I interpreted the book really.

🌟🌟🌟🌟

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BibliophileLibrarian
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Probably the BEST book-to-movie adaptation I have seen in a long while. Highly recommend both book and movie.

marleed Oh I saw the movie this week while grand dog sitting. Fun adaptation! 6mo
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emmalouise1
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Payday means book mail 🤣🙈 trying to expand into romance as a genre this year and wanted some light summer read 🥰

melmes Will you read tmi for the first time or? 7mo
melmes Let us know what you think about the books 7mo
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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️?

A cute office romance with fun chemistry. Clichés abound. ?

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Laughterhp
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Bailedbailed

Ugh. Bailing at 46%, I‘m just not feeling it. This was recommended to me (and now makes me nervous for the other books this person recommended). I honestly don‘t care about seeing them get together. I‘m also so distracted about where this is set… set in a city, but they need a car and the country is far enough for a flight.

This was my #bookspin book 🤷🏻‍♀️

I was reading this so I could watch the movie on Hulu. Maybe I‘ll watch it anyway.

Kimberlone I think the movie is actually better! The book didn‘t really impress me when I read it originally. 7mo
HeyT I forgot they made a movie. I read this a few years ago in audio as background during a gaming grind fest. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just doesn't match!! 7mo
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Laughterhp
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Here are my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin books for May!

I‘m feeling good about May! So hopefully I‘ll read both of these.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I really enjoyed The Hating Game. 7mo
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carlthecattt
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Lighthearted, funny, intriguing and feel good.
I needed something lighthearted after the few heavy reads and it was exactly what I was looking for.
The buildup is perfect, and I was so happy to go on the roller coaster of emotions with Lucy.
This is one book to movie that I‘m excited to watch.

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themonaisa
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Loved this book + finally got to see the movie 😭💛🥰🥲 soooo cute! Actually great adaptation that didn‘t feel like it took out too much where you lost the plot. Pacing was really good; random artsy transitions were nice but not always needed. Characters were great, and so was the chem between Lucy + Josh! Great performance from Lucy Hale too! Overall really happy with it and would watch again!! 🥰🎥🍿

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abookdragonsretreat
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I really loved the narrative from our main character Lucy, she's funny and brutally honest, and I loved seeing her hate for our love interest Josh turn into romance. Their banter was ridiculously funny and I adored the way they interacted and the hate/love relationship. The plot was simple yet romantic, which a little spice. I did feel like the main plot was rushed at the end as it was mostly romance focused, but things did still get wrapped up.

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fictionaddictbooks
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So I tried to read this book again before bed last night and I finally hit gold🥇🥇🎖🎖. Really glad I didn't bail on it and wish I can replicate this type of patience and persistence in other real life situations.

When I woke up this morning, it felt like a really good day to bake some shortbread cookies. 😋😋😊

Yuki_Onna Yummy! 😊 Cool pic, dear ❣ 9mo
fictionaddictbooks @Yuki_Onna Thank you😘 9mo
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fictionaddictbooks

Why did I choose to read this book in the first place? I'm 4 chapters in and yet to read anything interesting. I'm actually struggling to read it.😡😡😡

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fictionaddictbooks
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The Hating Game
I have a theory. Hating some one feels disturbingly similar to being in love with them.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Christy2318
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Enemies to lovers is the best #romantsy trope. Fight me. 😂

DGRachel It‘s my favorite trope! 9mo
Octoberwoman My favorite trope also! 9mo
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ScientistSam
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Reread this since I'd like to see the movie at some point. I still really enjoyed it, but some of the HR things make me shudder now that I'm at a later point in my career!

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TheSpineView
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Eggs Perfect 🤩 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙📚💛 10mo
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themonaisa
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Heck yes. So fun; I really liked what their friendship looked like once they both realized they were fighting over nothing. Funny characters too

annahenke Have you seen the movie yet? 10mo
themonaisa @annahenke not yet! Have you? Didn‘t know what to think after the trailer but have heard really great things about it. 10mo
annahenke @themonaisa I thought it was cute. 10mo
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themonaisa YESS ok great 😍 it also seems like it‘ll stick closely to the book @annahenke Did you rent it off Amazon? 9mo
annahenke @themonaisa yeah I did! 9mo
themonaisa @annahenke going to rent it!! I‘ll keep you posted! 9mo
themonaisa @annahenke JUST SAW THE MOVIE!!! 😭💛 so cute!!! It was actually way better than I expected & stayed really true to the story! There‘s such a fun magic in seeing great books come to life like that🥳 8mo
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Jenni3014
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January Wrap Up and my absolute favorite was The Hating Game. Didn‘t expect much surprise out of an enemies to lovers storyline but the banter was fabulous and this book will be staying in my collection forever.

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Cathyloves2read
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I‘m not usually one for romance novels,but this story was so cute!It didn‘t 100% convert me,but it opens the door to the possibility that I may read more of this genre.It just seemed the perfect time of year, almost Valentine‘s Day and all. The main female character was so likable from the start, the male not so much. The story was predictable, but I guess that‘s to be expected with romance novels. This book has been made into a movie-interesting…

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wen4blu
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Time for a rom com!

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mdemanatee
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What did everyone think of the Hating Game movie? I'll admit to being a little wary at first, and there were parts that didn't 100% work for me, but I ended up having a great time. Which is what I went in for, so success. https://youtu.be/LXRVigoT3RY

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kimmypete1
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Thanks for the tag @TheAromaofBooks

I‘m not a big recommender, mostly because I read a lot of romance. However Here goes…

Fingersmith - one of the biggest “@$&%” moments in a book.

Hating Game - witty banter and a lot of fun.

Ready Player One - one amazing wild ride.

Any of Molly Harpers paranormal romances. They are light and funny and I go to them anytime I need a pick me up.

#SundaySoapBox @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Love The Hating Game & RP1 - I have a couple of Harper's romances in the queue but haven't gotten to them yet. I have to be in just the right mood for paranormal haha 11mo
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krifevr
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this book totally had me hooked, i finished it within a day. I absolutely loved both the characters in this and I also loved the enemy to lovers troupe.5/5 if you‘re into romcoms.

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LitStephanie
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Mehso-so

This book is fantastic for the first third or so. Two executive assistants who constantly bicker are competing for the same job. I laughed so much at the witty, cutting humor describing office life, team building, and annoying coworkers. Then the book slows way down and becomes a little dramafest as the two competitors realize they are attracted to each other, and the heroine becomes a sadly desperate mess lusting after this guy. Once the 👇

LitStephanie romance plot plays out, the author doesn't even bother to tie up the other loose ends of the plot, one of which is as important as the romance. It's like she forgot or got tired. 11mo
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Julsmarshall
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Finally watching this movie! So excited!

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MaggieCarr
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Cute but definitely enjoyed Second First Chances even more, likely because of the elderly subcharacters in that one. Already scheduled a streaming movie night for The Hating Game and looked up the trailer-- noticed huge glitches in casting with Lucy's eye color not matching up but...

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nichollinlove
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I was quickly grabbed up by this story and held hostage. I could not put it down. It went a bit off the rails with Lucy's anxiety but I kind of loved that too. Anxiety disorders deserve the representation. I don't know why I held off on this book for so long, it was so good!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Christy2318
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I‘ve been waiting on this movie for years because the book is one of my favorites. The movie was delightful and stuck pretty closely to the book. I loved it!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #romcom #romantsy

Nessavamusic I really enjoyed it too! 12mo
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Nessavamusic
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This was so cute. I loved the book when it came out. The cast is charming and it sticks pretty closely to the book, as far as I can remember having read it a couple years ago. Delightfully this movie has Christmas in it so +6 points for #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

Hestapleton I love this book! No idea it was made into a movie! 12mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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4¾⭐This is all about the fine line between love and hate and how easily one can confuse the two. Lucy and Josh are such a cute couple whether they are fighting with each other or loving on each other…plus their witty banter was so much fun. Katie Schoor did a wonderful job with the delivery of that banter as well. I should have read this sooner but I hate cartoon covers which is what this originally had...so I kept passing it up.

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Maggieslibraryyx
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This book gave me the tropes I needed and blew me away. The spice, slow burn, angst 😍 5/5⭐️

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jessinikkip
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Selfie Scavenger Hunt, my favorite place to read is anywhere this fellow can curl up with me. Especially starting this month off COVID positive, I dont feel good and I'll take all the snuggles I can get

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

Reggie Oof, I hope you feel better! 12mo
TrishB Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 12mo
Dodi Hope you feel better soon. 12mo
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jessinikkip Thank y'all! We fortunately had been fully vaccinated so its ot as bad as it could be. Mostly congested and SO tired. Coughing if Im active at all and taste is abit weird but more like with the flu not just gone. So I keep telling myself, we are lucky, it could be a lot worse 12mo
Bookwormjillk Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 12mo
wordslinger42 I hope that you feel better soon 💜💜 12mo
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon 12mo
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jackilynn
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😍

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atl_scfl
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Wanted to read this one soon, as the movie is coming out in a couple of weeks. Super cute rom-com, with your typical enemies to lovers trope. The banter between Lucy and Josh was pretty funny at times. Fairly quick read. Will definitely read more by the author!

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KristiAhlers
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I found this to be a fun little rom-con that didn‘t take itself too seriously! Joshua and Luce were fun characters and I did actually laugh out loud a few times. Yes it‘s trope is enemies to lovers and they did do the love hate rumba but still it was a fun book. Sometimes a book can just be and doesn‘t always have to have to have a deep message. That‘s what this one was. Fun and lighthearted.