Book Hangover: The Hating Game

One of the worst things about reading a great book is that you can never read it for the first time again.

There is absolutely nothing like reading an amazing book for the very first time. It leaves you just a bit melancholy when you turn that final page.

It is the feeling you get after those moments when tackling your TBR list for something similar seems daunting and impossible that I like to call a Book Hangover.

My remedy is usually to either listen to the book on audio if I read the hard copy or read it if I listened to it on audio. I also force my sisters and mom to read the book, then stalk them as they do so … asking for updates every 4 seconds.

If there is a fandom associated with the book, you’d better believe I look for that, too.

And then, there is the difficult journey of trying to find a book similar enough to the book I just read so that I can start the process all over again.

I am here today for all those The Hating Game fans who have gone through this process. I’ve gathered a few books that I’ve read that are fantastic remedies for the book hangover you might be experiencing at the hands of Sally Thorne.


6 Book Recommendations for The Hating Game by Sally Thorne Fans

From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata

This book is so achingly similar to The Hating Game in so many ways, but it also has the unique touch of Mariana Zapata. I’ll be posting my review to this one soon, but take my word for it, if you want hilarious teasing banter, great sick scenes, and an epic slow burn… this is the book for you.

Goodreads | Amazon


Captain by Lauren Rowe

This book is quite a bit more steamy than The Hating Game, but still has a bit of that enemies-to-lovers vibe. Though, it’s actually more like lust-to-enemies-to-lovers vibe. Anyway, Lauren Rowe knows how to sell you on attraction between two characters for sure! And the banter is on point.

Review | Goodreads | Amazon


The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

The wall of winnipeg and me
There is going to be a lot of Mariana Zapata on this list simply because she is the queen of slow burn romances. I’ve seen this book recommended several times to fans of The Hating Game, and it’s not hard to see why. Though the relationship between the two main characters isn’t full-on hate, there is definitely some animosity there.

Goodreads | Amazon


Kulti by Mariana Zapata

Kulti by Mariana Zapata
Kulti definitely has some Joshua vibes. This is a great book for those who have a double hangover after reading The Hating Game and The Wall of Winnipeg and Me. If you never read a sports romance, Mariana Zapata is a great introduction to them!

Goodreads | Amazon


Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

If it’s a workplace romance that you are looking for, Attachments is a unique and absolutely adorable one! Lincoln is no Joshua, he’s actually extremely sweet and adorable instead of prickly and hot, but you’ll love him just the same!

Review | Goodreads | Amazon


Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren

If you want the workplace romance and enemies-to-lovers, this book is for you. Particularly if you are all about badass professional women!

Goodreads | Amazon


If you want to relive the greatness of The Hating Game in a blog post, then check out my Favorite Quotes post where I share all of the quotes I love from the book!

That’s all I have for now, folks! Let me know if you have any The Hating Game Book Hangover Remedy books in the comments!


32 thoughts on “Book Hangover: The Hating Game

  1. Oh my God! now I’m Scared to read The Hating Game which is scheduled on my March TBR… but I know what you mean I spend hours trying to find similar books when I’m stuck with a book hangover.. and if it’s a series hangover it’s even worse…

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    1. I totally understand! And this book is a quick read, you don’t want to blow through it, but you absolutely do and then regret that it is over 😛

      At least with this book you have some suggestions for your hangover, now!

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  2. I haven’t read The Hating Game yet but am hoping to pick it up soon 😊 I hear you about book hangovers! I just finished Wintersong and am still thinking about it days later 😊🙃

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    1. From Lukov with Love is definitely the most similar to The Hating Game! I’m glad this was good timing for you! I remember when I turned that final page of The Hating Game, I was like, “NOOOOOOO!!!! I want a Strawberry wedding!”

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  3. I always shove that book into my bestie’s face after I’m done, then hound her as well! lol. Have you ever tried to remedy a book hangover with another in the same series, just be let down and feel empty when it doesn’t meet expectations? I hate that feeling!

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    1. OMG YES! Right there with you. There have been a couple books that I thought were going to leave me with a bad hangover, but then the following books in the same series were even more amazing. The great thing about a really good series is that you can just start from the beginning all over again 😛

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