Maybe Someday (Maybe #1) by Colleen Hoover

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Title: Maybe Someday

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books

Series: Maybe #1

Release: March 18, 2014

Genre: New Adult Romance

Pages: 367

I decided to reread this book and just realized this is one of the only CoHo books I haven’t reviewed yet! I can’t believe it because it’s one of my favorites!

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At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter’s cheating on her–and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

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Maybe Someday is one of the first Colleen Hoover books I have read. I was completely blown away by the storytelling this book. I thought the inclusion of a soundtrack with original songs that were written into the book was so unique and more heartfelt. It made the reading experience more enjoyable. I recommend listening while you read because you will definitely have all the feels. ❤

Maybe Someday is such an angst-y book. Our main characters Sydney and Ridge have a growing attraction that just intensifies while they write beautiful, wonderful music together. Though it is wrong and totally messed up for them to be attracted to each other because Ridge has a girlfriend, they cannot help it. Nor could I help but root for them to get together. I loved their connection and their struggle with their growing attraction. They both had such a hard time fighting their feelings for each other. Although I really wish Ridge wouldn’t have chose to cheat.

I really admired Sydney in this book. She isn’t my favorite CoHo female character, but I admire her spirit. She doesn’t let people walk all over her. She stands up for herself and gives herself time to grieve. I find her heartbreak believable. She questions why she is attracted to Ridge and fights her feelings because she knows she’s not ready to have feelings for someone else right after she just got out of a relationship. She wants to be on her own. Be dependent.

Also, Ridge is such a sweetheart. I love Ridge. Take out the fact that he cheated, I’d say he’s nearly perfect. Plus, he’s wicked talented and who can resist?

What I really enjoyed were the side characters as well. Warren and Bridgette are so interesting to read. I am so glad they get their own novella so you can get a closer look into their relationship. If you haven’t read Maybe Not, you really should. (Although, you should after you read this book if you haven’t already!) Warren offers a great comic relief with his little pranks and ego. Everyone living in that apartment got along so splendidly and had such a great relationship with each other. It makes me wish they were my best friends.

Overall, this book gives all the feels.
Listen to the sountrack.
Fall in love with Sydney and Ridge.

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Top 5 Books I Want to Re-read

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It has been a very very long time since I’ve done a T5W so I thought I would today when I saw this week’s topic. Let’s talk about the books we want to reread! We all know we want to go back to some of our favorites. Now is the perfect time to showcase them!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam, Thoughts on Tomes on booktube (former Gingerreadslainey). Please join the goodreads group for future topics!

Now without further ado…

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These are just a few books that I really want to reread. Daughter of Smoke & Bone is so underrated and it’s magic is fantastic. I remember falling in love with this book from page one. As for the others, well…they reside in me and I desperately want to go back into those worlds. I have been wanting to reread November 9 since November 9th. I regret that I wasn’t able to. Maybe now that I just finished My Lady Jane I can???

What are some books you want to reread? 
Have you read any of these?

thanks for reading!

until next time xxoo

10 Books I Am Most Thankful For This Year

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This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is Thanksgiving related and a freebie. So I thought it was a perfect time to showcase some of the my most loved books that I am thankful for this year. I am keeping it within books that i read this year. Because if I use all books, I am going to become repetitive and I am sure most of you can predict what books I’d use!

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Please check out their page for future topics.

morehappy  IEWU morningstar

Okay first up are 3 books that had me sobbing. More Happy than Not is such an emotional, dark book. I didn’t expect to be punched in the gut with this book, but it was fabulous. Adam Silvera is the author to look out for. His storytelling was captivating. As for It Ends with Usoh my god guys heart ripped out and shredded to pieces. This book was too much agony. I couldn’t stop crying and I couldn’t get it out of my mind for at least two weeks. Morning Star was a great finale. Sobbing because it was over and beautifully written. Praise Pierce Brown ❤

thissavagesong  A Darker Shade final for Irene  hp7-hallows-duddle

Yes, the lovely Victoria Scwab gets featured twice because that’s how much I love her writing and her word building. ADSOM was my first read and I can’t wait to read more because she has some of the most wonderful characters! They are all my babies! Protect them at all costs! Yes, I can also include Harry Potter because I finally read it after all this time. It definitely lives up to the hype.

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So many great worlds and characters! Plus, hello Rhysand ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
Oh, and Magnus?! Yes please!

Last but not least,

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Perfect ending to a perfect duology 😀


What books are you thankful for?

until next time xxoo

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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Title: It Ends with Us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Released: August 2, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384

First initial reaction upon finishing It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover:

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But what else did I expect when it comes to Colleen?

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(ALTHOUGH I DO RECOMMEND GOING IN BLIND. I DID AND IT WAS WORTH IT)

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

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“All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”

In all honesty, I can see the maturity and intensity that Colleen brought to us in her writing with this novel. This book is so important and everyone needs to read it right now. It has such a strong theme that gave me so much to think about! I personally have never been in this situation, but everything about this book made me feel like I was feeling everything in the pit of my own stomach. I felt like this was happening to me. My heart was breaking and I was shaking because I was so scared and just…sad.

I wish cutting my feelings off for the person who hurt me was as easy as I used to think it would be. Preventing your heart from forgiving someone you love is actually a hell of a lot harder than simply forgiving them.

I am not going to talk too much about the characters or the story because I really encourage everyone to read this going in blind and not knowing a single thing. But it is worth it. Colleen not only brings us a heartwarming and heartbreaking story, but she shows gives readers a lot to think about. There are some tough themes in this novel and it makes it that much more important to read.

I am going to say that I loved Lily. She had so much drive, she was independent and strong and inspiring. She did what she felt was right no matter what even if it was scary. I admire her strength. I think a lot of people will. How she handled her situations with our two boys was smart. This book is very much about her empowering journey and even though I rooted for her from the very beginning, I do have to admit I was heartbroken by the outcome. I am very much a hopeless romantic and would have loved a better end, but I am very much #TeamLily! I found myself literally screaming “YES YOU GO GIRL” a few times!

Yes, I fell in love with Ryle the same way Lily did. Yes, I fell in love with Atlas the same way that Lily did. I couldn’t help it. I am a hopeless romantic! 

This story was so raw, bold, powerful, and HEAVY. 

Thank you, Colleen.

Thank you for being brave and bold.

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Now Go! 

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until next time,

Dee

Books with Hard Topics | Top 5 Wednesday

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Hi hi! I am actually here today to give you a T5W! Top 5 Wednesday was created by Gingerreadslainey on booktube and is now hosted by Thoughts on Tomes on booktube. You can join the Goodreads group for any and all future topics here. I haven’t done one in forever so I thought today I would tackle the topic.

So without further ado…

BOOKS WITH “HARD” TOPICS.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

mebeforeyouThis book has some very hard topics woven into the story. It not only deals with depression, but the topic of euthanasia or assisted suicide. I see many people give this book a lot of hate because of the topics or how it was dealt with because one of the characters is handicapped, but I think it was handled perfectly. This book broke my heart and made me rethink many things and I am so glad I read it.

 

 

 

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

I absolutely loved this book! This book follows a girl named Skylar who begins working at a small motel in her “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” town where she is thrown together with Josh who just returned home after serving in the Marines and is an amputee. Josh suffers from PTSD and my heart breaks for him. Every time he had nightmares of his time in service and his pain of phantom limb. This is a special book and I love Heather Demetrios for writing it. I have never read a book like this before I picked this book up and thought it was so important to show this side of PTSD.

Another thing that I really enjoyed about this book was that Skyler was straightedge. I don’t see many MCs in YA that are straightedge either. Some characters won’t drink or do drugs but they don’t label themselves straightedge and I thought that was kind of cool 🙂

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

maybesomedayThis is one of my favorite Colleen Hoover books. It was one of the first CoHo books I ever read and I fell in love with it. I know many probably don’t like this book because of the subject matter but I loved it. This book deals with infidelity and I honestly think it was dealt with in such a way that I couldn’t hate the characters. Ridge, our male swoon-worthy MC, is deaf. So we not only deal with infidelity but also the subject of one of our MCs having a “disability”.

Plus, all the music and lyrics within this  novel just leaves a special imprint on my heart. ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Hopeless & Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

hopeless I don’t really want to say what this book deals with because it would technically be a spoiler, but I will say it’s tough. If you’ve read it…you know. And in Losing Hope, we see another hard topic: suicide. In the first book, Hopeless we learn our male MC Dean Holder’s sister, Les, has committed suicide. In Losing Hope, we see the affect of her suicide has left on her family and how hard it hit Dean.

 

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

awalktoremember Cancer. Two teens who are from separate circles fall in love and then that love goes through one of the toughest obstacles. The girl has cancer. I read this so long ago and it was one of the first books to ever break my heart.

 

 

 

 

 

Well there you have it. Just some of my choices, I am sure there are more, but I couldn’t think of anymore. I know TFiOS probably should have been on this list but I assumed everyone else would use it so I put A Walk to Remember instead 😀

Anyway, what are some of your favorite books with “hard” topics?

Until next time,
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