After finishing the charming and compelling journey in ‘The Love Hypothesis’, you might find yourself longing for more. This post is a curation of books that share common threads with ‘The Love Hypothesis’, from academic romance and laugh-out-loud romantic comedies to deeper explorations of the human heart.
Whether you’re a scientist at heart, a lover of wit and humor, or someone who enjoys unraveling the complexities of relationships, this curated list has something for you.
So, why wait? Let’s dive into your next literary adventure!
The Science of Love: Books for Fans of Academic Romance
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Rowell’s ‘Attachments’ is a love story that’s innovative and heartwarming. The story revolves around an IT guy who falls in love with a woman whose emails he’s supposed to be monitoring. As he becomes more invested in her life through her correspondence, readers witness a romance bloom through an unconventional and delightful narrative.
Fans of ‘The Love Hypothesis’ would appreciate the unconventional setting and intelligent characters. Like Adam and Olive’s relationship, the protagonists in ‘Attachments’ navigate the intricacies of romance within their professional space, providing an interesting dynamic for readers to enjoy.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
‘The Rosie Project’ introduces readers to Don Tillman, a genetics professor with a methodical, scientific approach to everything in life — including love. When he embarks on the ‘Wife Project’ to find a suitable partner, he crosses paths with the fiery and unconventional Rosie.
This book resonates with ‘The Love Hypothesis’ fans due to its combination of science, humor, and unexpected romance. Both books feature protagonists who approach relationships with a scientific mindset, creating entertaining plots where love challenges their logical plans.
Laugh-Out-Loud Rom-Coms: Light-hearted Books with a Dash of Science
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
In ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’, McQuiston spins a tale of love between the First Son of the United States and the Prince of Wales. It’s a vibrant romantic comedy that presents a beautiful blend of politics, royalty, and love, with plenty of laughter along the way.
‘The Love Hypothesis’ fans will appreciate the combination of humor, romance, and intriguing dynamics, similar to the relationship between Olive and Adam. Both books explore the blossoming of unexpected relationships in the spotlight, and the struggle to reconcile personal feelings with public expectations.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
‘The Hating Game’ is a delightful read about two corporate rivals who share an office and a strong dislike for each other. The witty banter and playful rivalry between the characters keep the readers on their toes, and the tension evolves into an unexpected romance.
Readers who enjoyed the academic rivalry in ‘The Love Hypothesis’ will enjoy the similar dynamics in this book. Both stories offer an engaging exploration of how competitive relationships can evolve into romantic ones, wrapped in humor and delightful character development.
The Complexity of Human Relationships: Deep Dives into the Human Heart
Normal People by Sally Rooney
In ‘Normal People’, Rooney tells the story of Marianne and Connell, two individuals who form a deep, complex connection that persists through time and various life circumstances. The book is a profound exploration of how relationships can shape and define us.
Like ‘The Love Hypothesis’, this novel examines the intricate dynamics of relationships, albeit with a more intense and dramatic tone. Fans of Ali Hazelwood’s novel will appreciate the authentic portrayal of emotional growth and the exploration of how love can thrive amidst complexity.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine’ is a poignant tale about a woman who leads a simple life, regulated by routines, yet is far from ‘fine’. Her life takes a turn when she and a coworker save an elderly man’s life, ushering in the transformative power of human connection.
This book resonates with ‘The Love Hypothesis’ readers as it emphasizes the transformative power of relationships. Though Eleanor’s journey is more focused on friendship and self-discovery, it maintains a similar theme of how human connections can challenge and change our perspective on life.
The Crossroads of Fiction and Reality: Non-fiction Books for ‘The Love Hypothesis’ Fans
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel
In ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’, Kanigel chronicles the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician who made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, and continued fractions. The book highlights Ramanujan’s brilliant mind and his journey from obscurity to recognition in the realm of mathematics.
Fans of ‘The Love Hypothesis’ will appreciate the parallels between the protagonist’s pursuit of scientific achievement and Ramanujan’s relentless dedication to his mathematical studies. While the romantic element isn’t present in this book, readers will find the exploration of Ramanujan’s life and work compelling.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ unravels the story of a woman whose cancer cells have been instrumental in numerous scientific breakthroughs. Skloot explores the ethical issues related to medical research, racial inequality, and patient consent, through a narrative that is both informative and deeply human.
This book appeals to ‘The Love Hypothesis’ fans due to its strong scientific focus and the exploration of ethical dilemmas. Just as Olive grapples with scientific responsibilities and personal challenges, readers can observe similar themes in Skloot’s recounting of the real-life impacts of scientific advancements.
More Recommendations: A Bonus List of Captivating Reads
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Two authors with writer’s block find solace and inspiration in each other in this charming story. Its selection stems from the similarity in how characters in both ‘The Love Hypothesis’ and ‘Beach Read’ inspire and challenge each other to grow.
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
In this heartwarming novel, a young widow and a former baseball player form an unexpected bond. It’s selected for its focus on personal growth, healing, and the transformative power of unexpected relationships, much like ‘The Love Hypothesis’.
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
‘The Flatshare’ is about two characters sharing an apartment (and a bed) but have never met. This quirky premise and the evolution of an unconventional relationship will appeal to fans of ‘The Love Hypothesis’.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
This novel follows the chronically ill Chloe Brown as she makes a ‘get a life’ list and enlists the help of a handyman/artist. Its selection comes from the engaging characters and dynamic relationships that bear similarity to those in ‘The Love Hypothesis’.
Chemistry by Weike Wang
A novel about a chemistry PhD student who needs to figure out her life, ‘Chemistry’ combines elements of science, humor, and life’s messiness in a way that fans of ‘The Love Hypothesis’ would appreciate.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
A unique love story between a woman with Asperger’s and the man she hires to teach her about relationships. This novel’s deep exploration of its characters’ vulnerabilities and strengths will resonate with ‘The Love Hypothesis’ fans.
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This novel explores two parallel universes based on a single decision made by the protagonist. The blend of romance, science, and fate make it a compelling read for fans of ‘The Love Hypothesis’.
This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell
Filled with heart and humor, Mansell’s novel about unexpected friendships and romances mirrors the delightful narrative and character dynamics that readers enjoyed in ‘The Love Hypothesis’.
Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
This is a story of self-discovery, resilience, and transformation that features a strong, relatable female protagonist. ‘The Love Hypothesis’ fans will appreciate the honesty, humor, and growth in this novel.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
While not a straightforward romantic novel, it delves into relationships, identity, and the price of fame, much like ‘The Love Hypothesis’ explores identity, ambition, and the balance between personal and professional life.
After a captivating journey with ‘The Love Hypothesis’, these titles promise to keep you engaged, entertained, and thought-provoked. Each book presents unique characters and narratives, but they all share themes that resonated with us in Ali Hazelwood’s novel – the power of human connection, the intersection of logic and emotion, and the transformative influence of love and friendship.
It’s now time to explore these books and enjoy the wonderful stories they have to offer.