Colleen Hoover is one of the most famous bestselling authors of novels and novellas currently. Most of her works are young adult fiction, romance novels, and thrillers. Many of her works have been self-published before being picked up by a publishing house.
Recently, she gained a massive surge in popularity when she went viral on TikTok. Some of her books like It Ends With Us, Verity, and Ugly Love have become fan-favorites in the #BookTok community.
Writing a reading order for Collee Hoover’s novellas and novellas is no easy task. Some books from different series she created were released within the same year, as well as other non-series titles. So, to make it easier first we made a list and put all the categories and books that are a part of them in order. Later, there is a brief synopsis for every book and the reading order is fully explained.
Colleen Hoover Books Order At A Glance
As you can see Collee Hoover has quite the oeuvre of works. There is something for everybody. Non-Series books for those who are maybe just looking for a quick summer read. Of course, there are four series for those who love to get lost in a new world. And, there are two collections of short stories written in distinctive ways by Collen and 25 other writers.
- Ugly Love (2014)
- November 9 (2015)
- Confess (2015)
- Too Late (2016)
- Without Merit (2017)
- Verity (2017)
- Regretting You (2019)
- Heart Bones (2020)
- Layla (2020)
- Reminders of Him (2022)
- One More Step (2020)
- Two More Days (2021)
- Slammed (2012)
- Point of Retreat (2012)
- This Girl (2013)
- Hopeless (2012)
- Losing Hope (2013)
- Finding Cinderella (2013)
- All Your Perfects (2018)
- Finding Perfect (2019)
Maybe Someday Series
- Maybe Someday (2014)
- Maybe Not (2014)
- Maybe Now (2018)
Never Never Series
- Never Never: The Complete Series (2017)
It Ends With Us Series
- It Ends With Us (2016)
- It Starts With Us (2022)
Colleen Hoover Books In Order: Fully Explained
These books have no sequels or prequels, they are stand-alone stories. And we sorted them by their released date.
1. Ugly Love (2014)
Ugly Love centers around Tate Collins who meets an airplane pilot Miles Archer and they set up an arrangement that could go perfect if Tate can stick to two rules Miles has for her. Of course, things get complicated and ugly.
2. November 9 (2015)
This book offers a refreshing take on the one-day-a-year trope. It is a juicy read with slow-burning love infused with serendipity. The story starts when Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, just a day before her cross-country move. Their undeniable and untimely attractions lead Fallon to spend her last day in L.A. with Ben
3. Confess (2015)
This is an emotionally charged book about Auburn Reed, who is determined to rebuild her broken life and wants to make the same mistakes again. But, this is rocked when she meets a moody artist, Owen Gentry. Soon, everything comes crumbling down and Auburn must ban Owen and his dark secret from her life forever.
4. Too Late (2016)
We meet Sloan who goes through thick and thin for the people she loves. After being stuck in a relationship with the morally corrupt Asa Jackson, she will do everything it takes to get away from him. But Asa sees their relationship completely differently. This book is not suitable for readers under 18.
5. Without Merit (2017)
This is a story about Merit. She has a complicated family, she has never felt a part of. Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good.
6. Verity (2017)
Lowen Ashleigh is invited to ghostwrite the latest book from bestselling author Verity Crawford after she ends up in a coma. Lowen comes to Verity’s house, hoping to work. But instead of that, she finds secrets, mystery, and a hidden, autobiographical manuscript that has Verity’s most terrible secrets.
7. Regretting You (2019)
This book is about the complicated nature of mother-daughter relationships and how different people process grief differently. We follow Morgan Grant and her teenage daughter, Clara, after a tragic accident. After that Morgan and Clara struggle to rebuild their lives and find a way to co-exist.
8. Heart Bones (2020)
Our protagonist is Beyah Grim, a girl who grew up in poverty and neglect. She meets Samson who is the polar opposite, he comes from wealth and privilege. The thing that bonds them is that they are drawn to sad things- to each other.
9. Layla (2020)
Layla is a paranormal romance, covering themes of eternal love and the afterlife. Leeds and Layla are convinced that they will spend the rest of their life together. But after a terrible attack, Layla is fighting for her life in the hospital and nothing will ever be the same.
10. Reminders of Him (2022)
Kenna Rowan gets out of prison after five years for a tragic mistake. She hopes to reunite with her four-year-old daughter, but everyone is her way. The only hope comes in the form of a local bartender, Ledger Ward who has secrets of his own.
1. One More Step (2020) and Two More Days (2021)
Collections are anthologies of short stories. These short stories are very special because the only thing they have in common is the first sentence. There are 26 authors featured in these anthologies, each of them wrote a different, unrelated story starting off with the same first sentence. The first sentences are “ONE MORE STEP would mean certain death.” and “TWO MORE DAYS until it happens.“
1. Slammed (2012)
In the first book Slammed, we follow the thrilling romance of an 18-year-old girl, Layken. After the unexpected death of her father, Layken is forced to be the rock for her mother and younger brother. She is resilient on the outside, but inside she is losing hope. Until she meets Will Cooper, a 21-year-old new neighbor who has a passion for slam poetry.
2. Point of Retreat (2012)
In the sequel, Point of Retreat, Layken, and Will’s emotion-packed story continues, a stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will’s past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other.
3. This Girl (2013)
And in the last book, This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view.
1. Hopeless (2012)
The first novel, Hopeless, follows the story of a seventeen-year-old Skye who meets Dean Holder, a bad boy with a reputation and dark secrets. He terrifies her, but also he awakes feelings in her like she’s never had before. Skye tries to keep a distance from him, but he insists on knowing everything about her. And after she finally gives in, she finds out that discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies.
2. Losing Hope (2013)
In the second novel, Losing Hope, we see Skye and Holder’s story unfold from Holder’s perspective. Once again the plot is filled with themes of redemption and healing, and this sequel is just as sexy and passionate as the first one.
3. Finding Cinderella (2013)
In Finding Cinderella Holder and Skye are just minor characters. This is a novella, and it is meant to be read after Losing Hope. It focuses on a steamy high school love story of Dean and Skye’s friends, Daniel and Six.
4. All Your Perfects (2018)
All Your Perfects is a novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This can be read as a standalone story, but its conclusion is in the novella, Finding Perfect.
5. Finding Perfects (2019)
Finding Perfect is a novella that offers a heartwarming conclusion with the characters from Hopeless and All Your Perfects.
Maybe Someday Series
1. Maybe Someday (2014)
Maybe Someday is a controversial book that split the reading community with its themes of dissatisfaction and cheating. Also, this book is filled with betrayal, lies, love, and lust. We meet a fun protagonist, Sydney, who finds out her boyfriend had cheated on her with her best friend. He finds solace in her friend, Ridge, a talented writer who lives with his girlfriend Maya. So Sydney is faced with the chance of betrayal, just like she was
2. Maybe Not (2014)
After the first novel comes Maybe Not which is a novella. It is a 160-page novella that follows the hilarious Warren as he takes in a new roommate, Bridgette. This novella is filled with clever humor and it has the trope enemies-to-lovers, which is a fan favorite in the genre.
3. Maybe Now (2018)
Maybe Now is the sequel to Maybe Someday. And it doesn’t have anything to do with Maybe not, but Colleen says this is the correct order. In this book, we get back with Sydney and Ridge who have to navigate their new relationship.
Never Never Series
1. Never Never: The Complete Series (2017)
This is a three-part story co-written by Colleen and Tarryn Fisher. This is a young adult novel that follows two teens, Charlie Wynwood, and Silas Nash, whose entire memories vanished one day in the middle of class. They have been best friends forever and in love with each other since they were fourteen. But now, these sudden strangers have to stick together to find out the truth about what happened to them. This is a romantic thriller with light paranormal themes and plot twists that you would have never predicted.
It Ends With Us Series
1. It Ends With Us (2016)
It Ends With Us is a very personal book. Lily falls in love with Ryle, a dark, mysterious doctor. But, soon after that, her first love Atlas shows up. This book’s theme is romance, but with very real problems and mature themes. The endnote from the author reveals that the themes for this book were drawn from her own life.
2. It Starts With Us (2022)
It Starts With Us comes out on October 18th, 2022. This time instead of Lily, we get the story from Atlas’ perspective. If after reading It Ends With Us you want to read more about the characters, this book is a must-read! Is Start With Us feels like Colleen’s reward for the loyal fans of Lily and Atlas.