The 2016 Love/Hate Valentine’s Day Reading Challenge

How It Works 
This reading challenge is called The I Love/Hate Valentine’s Day Reading Challenge. What’s with the love/hate in the title? Those that are happily coupled generally enjoy Valentine’s Day while us Singletons (as Bridget Jones put it) hate Valentine’s Day.

You will choose what books you read based on whether or not you love Valentine’s Day or hate it. However, you may read from one or both categories and you are free to switch categories if you want throughout the month. Maybe Valentine’s Day will turn out to be a disaster or better than you ever expected!

If You Love Valentine’s Day: 
Those of you who love Valentine’s Day should choose romance or other genre books that are happy. They do not have to be specifically about Valentine’s Day or romance but must have love, hearts, and such on the cover or in the title.

For example:
Valentine Princess by Meg Cabot
Be My Valentine by Debbie Macomber
Plum Lovin’ by Janet Evanovich
Three Little Words by Susan Mallery
Candy Store by Bella Andre

If You Hate Valentine’s Day: 
Those of you who hate Valentine’s Day should choose books that have titles along this theme. Books should be about love lost, murder, or having a broken heart. They can be romance, mystery, or even horror.

For example:
The Trouble With Valentine’s Day by Rachel Gibson
Valentine’s Day is Killing Me by Mary Janice Davidson
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
The Girl You Left Behind by by Jojo Moyes
The Art of Deception by Nora Roberts

The Rules: 

  • This challenge begins February 1, 2016 and ends February 29, 2016.
  • I won’t be creating different levels. Read as little or as many books as you want.
  • You may include books of any format including traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks.
  • Books may be YA, adult, horror, romance, nonfiction, etc.
  • You may reread books.
  • Books may count towards other reading challenges.
  • Use the hashtag #LoveHateVDRC on social media
  • If you could be so kind, please place the The I Love/Hate Valentine’s Day Reading Challenge banner on your blog to help spread the word.
  • Please link back to this blog, post about it on Facebook, Tweet about it, and so on to help spread the word.

Signing Up
Before signing up, please create a post or page where you will list all the books you have read and then use that link for your Linky Tools. If you don’t have a blog you can still sign up by using a link to your Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, and so on.

Hippies Read Too (Host)
Rachel @ Goodreads