Colleen Hoover (born December 11, 1979) is one of the most popular authors of romance and young adult fiction today. She is best known for her 2016 romance novel It Ends with Us.
Her books have been translated into several languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Hoover’s writing style has been praised for its realism and for its ability to connect with her readers.
Her novels often deal with difficult topics, such as abuse and mental illness, and she has been praised for her handling of these sensitive subjects.
Here are some of the books that Colleen Hoover has recommended.
Easy by Tammara Webber
Tammara Webber’s Easy is a book that explores the complicated and sometimes messy reality of college life and love.
The story follows the lives of Jacqueline, Lucas, and their friends as they navigate through the ups and downs of relationships, family, and self-discovery.
While Easy may be fiction, it feels incredibly real due to Webber’s relatable writing style. Her characters are flawed and make mistakes, but they’re also incredibly genuine which makes them easy to root for.
And even though the novel does explore some dark themes, there’s an overall sense of hope and possibility that makes it a truly enjoyable read.
Every Day by David Levithan
Every Day by David Levithan is a 2012 young adult novel. The story follows “A”, a genderless entity who wakes up every day in a different body, living a different life.
While “A” does not have a physical body of their own, they are able to possess the bodies of other people for 24 hours at a time.
“A” falls in love with Rhiannon, a girl who is in a relationship with Justin. While “A” is hesitant to tell Rhiannon about their true identity, they eventually confess and the two begin dating.
However, things become complicated when “A” wakes up in Justin’s body one day and realizes that he has feelings for Rhiannon as well.
Every Day explores the concepts of identity, love, and relationships in a unique and thought-provoking way.
Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Kurt Vonnegut’s Galapagos is a novel about the future of humanity set on a remote island chain. The book is equal parts science fiction and satire and addresses themes of evolution, ecology, and the human condition.
In Galapagos, Vonnegut offers a darkly humorous look at what might happen if we continue down the path of self-destruction.
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
Caroline Kepnes’ thriller, Hidden Bodies, is a chilling tale of obsession and murder. Joe Goldberg is a charming, handsome man who seems to be perfect for everyone he meets.
But beneath the surface, Joe is a sociopath who will do anything to keep the object of his affection close to him. When Joe meets Beck, he’s immediately smitten and will stop at nothing to make her his own.
As their relationship progresses, Joe becomes more and more obsessed with Beck to the point where he’s willing to kill anyone who gets in his way. The bodies start piling up and it’s only a matter of time before Beck realizes that she’s in way over her head.
Caroline Kepnes has crafted a truly terrifying thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end.
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
In the Unlikely Event is a novel by Judy Blume. The novel is set in the early 1950s in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The novel follows the lives of three teenage girls, who are affected by a series of plane crashes in their hometown.
The first crash occurs on December 16, 1951, when a plane carrying American Airlines Flight 6 crashed into a neighborhood near the girls’ homes.
The second crash happened on February 1, 1952, when a United Air Lines plane carrying cargo and mail crashed into Elizabeth’s Mount Carmel Cemetery.
The third and final crash occurred on March 8, 1952, when a TWA plane carrying passengers and crew to Newark Airport crashed into Elizabeth’s Ironbound section.
The girls must deal with the aftermath of the crashes as well as their own personal problems.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Before You is a novel by Jojo Moyes. The novel tells the story of Louisa Clark, a 26-year-old woman from a small town who takes a job as a carer for Will Traynor, a wealthy 35-year-old man who has been left paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident.
The novel has been praised for its romantic elements, as well as its thought-provoking exploration of themes such as disability, love, and grief. It has sold over 8 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into a 2016 film starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin.
The Andy Cohen Diaries by Andy Cohen
Andy Cohen, the beloved host of Watch What Happens Life, has written a memoir about his life on television. The Andy Cohen Diaries chronicles Cohen’s behind-the-scenes experiences working on some of television’s most iconic shows, from The Real Housewives to Saturday Night Live.
Cohen offers readers a unique and candid look at what it’s like to work in the entertainment industry. He shares stories about his friendships with celebrities, his thoughts on the future of television, and what it was like to come out as gay in the early 1990s.
The Andy Cohen Diaries is a must-read for anyone who loves television or wants to know more about the man behind one of America’s most popular shows.
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
In her novel, “The Japanese Lover,” Isabel Allende tells the story of a woman who falls in love with a Japanese man while she is interned in a WWII concentration camp.
“The Japanese Lover” is a departure from Allende’s previous work in that it is set in San Francisco during World War II and the present day. The story centers on Alma Belasco, an elderly Jewish woman who recalls her love affair with a young Japanese man named Ichimei Fukuda.
Though their relationship is forbidden by both their families and the government, Alma and Ichimei continue to meet in secret.
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay is a book about a girl who is struggling to find her place in the world. Nastya Kashnikov has been through some tough times, and she’s not sure if she can handle any more. But when she meets Drew Baylor, she realizes that maybe there is something worth fighting for.
Nastya is a strong and determined young woman, and Drew is the perfect person to help her find her way. The two of them form an unlikely friendship that quickly turns into something more. With Drew’s help, Nastya starts to see the beauty in life again.
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay is a touching and inspiring story about finding hope in the midst of darkness. It’s a must-read for anyone who needs a little reminder that love always wins in the end.
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein’s 1974 book “Where the Sidewalk Ends” is a collection of poems and drawings that explore the world beyond the concrete sidewalk.
Many of the poems in the book deal with themes of death and loss, but there is also a sense of hope and possibility. The illustrations are simple but effective, and they help to bring the poems to life.
“Where the Sidewalk Ends” is a classic children’s book that will continue to be loved by generations to come.
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