Colleen Hoover is the number one New York Times bestselling author behind more than twenty captivating novels.
She’s most famous for her romantic thrillers and young adult fiction, but as Hoover, herself says, “I don’t like to be confined to one genre. If you put me in a box, I’ll claw my way out.”
And so, each new book is filled with surprises, and this genre-spanning author has plenty more surprises up her sleeve in 2023 and beyond.
As a critically acclaimed writer, Colleen Hoover is also the co-founder of the non-profit online bookstore and subscription service, The Bookworm Box. Each month, subscribers receive signed copies of brand new exciting books from authors around the globe, and all the proceeds are donated to charities helping those in need.
Colleen Hoover Books
Colleen Hoover has five book series and multiple standalone novels to explore. Plus, she’s produced several short stories and anthologies, too.
But with so much work to explore, it can be hard to know where to begin. So, in this post, I’ll give you a full list of Colleen Hoover’s work in reading and publication order to help you decide where to start your reading journey.
But first, let’s learn a little more about the author and her career.
Who is Colleen Hoover?
Hoover was born and raised in Texas. Before becoming the internationally bestselling writer she is today, she was a social worker and a teacher. But in 2011, she decided to follow a dream she never imagined she’d fulfill and penned her debut novel, Slammed.
She had no intention of publishing her work, but her mother had just bought a Kindle e-reader, so Hoover self-published it on Amazon so that she could read it.
Success didn’t come overnight, but after a few months, the novel began attracting attention. Popular book blogger Maryse Black loved the story and gave it a glowing, five-star review. From then on, Hoover’s work began to get noticed by a much wider audience.
Within a matter of months, her first two novels, Slammed and Point of Retreat, was at number 8 and 18 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and suddenly, publishers were desperate to sign this previously unknown author.
In 2013, Hoover was able to quit her job as a social worker and dedicate herself to writing full-time. And from then on, there’s been no stopping her.
Her books have taken the number one spot on the New York Times Bestsellers list multiple times, and she still holds the record for the first-ever self-published author to top the list.
As of today, Colleen Hoover is one of the most beloved authors in America, and her incredible rise to success looks set to continue for many years.
Colleen Hoover’s Books in Order
So, now that we’re better acquainted with Colleen Hoover let’s dive into her work.
Below, I’ll list all her novels, novellas, short stories, and anthologies, beginning with her debut series, Slammed.
|Sr. No.||Title||Publication Date||Print Length||Publisher||Where to Buy|
|1||The Slammed Books||September 18, 2012||352 pages||Atria||Amazon|
|2||The Hopeless Books||May 7, 2013||416 pages||Atria Books||Amazon|
|3||The Maybe Books||March 18, 2014||384 pages||Atria Books||Amazon|
|4||The Never Never Books||January 8, 2015||158 pages||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform||Amazon|
|5||The It Ends with Us Books||April 18, 2023||400 pages||Atria Books||Amazon|
|6||Colleen Hoover’s Standalone Novels||August 5, 2014||336 pages||Atria||Amazon|
|7||Colleen Hoover’s Anthologies||May 27, 2021||624 pages||Independently published||Amazon|
The Slammed Books
Colleen Hoover’s debut series begins with the 2011 self-published title, Slammed. The novel follows a resilient 18-year-old named Layken, who is a rock to her mother and little brother. Yet, in the wake of her father’s unexpected death, she’s been struggling to cope.
But all that changes when the handsome Will Cooper moves into the neighborhood. This irresistible 21-year-old makes her laugh like no one else, and she falls head over heels for him in a matter of days.
Suddenly, the future doesn’t look so dark anymore. But it’s not long before an earth-shattering revelation rips their bond apart at the seams.
The Slammed Books in Reading and Publication Order
Each book in the Slammed series is interconnected. So, to get the most out of these novels, it’s best to read them in the order they were published, listed below.
The Hopeless Books
This electrifying young adult series begins with the 2012 novel, Hopeless, where we meet seventeen-year-old Sky Davis, a girl with a bad reputation and a troubled past.
Soon, Sky falls for her equally troubled classmate, Dean Holder. Dean fascinates and terrifies her, and even though she knows he’s trouble, she can’t get him out of her mind.
But just when she’s ready to give her heart to him, Sky discovers that Dean has been hiding a secret, a secret that will change the course of her life forever.
The Hopeless Books in Reading and Publication Order
Each book in the Hopeless series is interconnected. So, to get the most out of these novels, it’s best to read them in the order they were published, listed below.
The Maybe Books
The Maybe series starts with the 2014 novel, Maybe Someday, where we meet a young college girl named Sydney.
Sydney has just discovered that the boyfriend she thought she could trust has been cheating on her, and now, her future looks uncertain.
But it’s not long before her enigmatic neighbor, Ridge, catches her eye, and the pair fall deeply in love.
The Maybe Books in Reading and Publication Order
Book one, Maybe Someday, and book three, Maybe Now, are interconnected, so it’s best to read them in publication order.
However, book two, Maybe Not, is a spin-off novella starring Ridge’s roommate Warren, which is unrelated to the main story.
The Never Never Books (With Tarryn Fisher)
In 2015, Colleen Hoover joined forces with fellow bestselling author, Tarryn Fisher, to pen this gripping romantic mystery series.
The story follows Charlie Wynwood and Silas Nas, who have been inseparable since they were little.
When they were growing up, since their childhood, the pair were the best of friends. Then, at fourteen, their close relationship transformed into romantic love, and their future looked written in the stars.
But one day, their memories of their life together mysteriously vanish overnight. Every cherished moment is erased from their minds, and now, the pair must work together to uncover the truth about their shared past.
But as they unearth their lost memories, they discover some terrifying truths about their relationship. It leaves them questioning why they were ever together in the first place.
The Never Never Book in Reading and Publication Order
Each book in the Never Never series is interconnected. So, to get the most out of these novels, it’s best to read them in the order they were published, listed below.
The It Ends with Us Books
This two-part series tells the evocative tale of Lily, Ryle, and Atlas. In book one, businesswoman Lily is head over heels in love with handsome and intelligent neurosurgeon Ryle.
But their picture-perfect relationship is stretched to breaking point when her ex-boyfriend Atlas suddenly reappears on the scene.
The It Ends with Us Books in Reading and Publication Order
The two books in the It Ends with Us series are interconnected. So, to get the most out of these novels, it’s best to read them in the order they were published, listed below.
Colleen Hoover’s Standalone Novels
Alongside her best-selling series listed above, Colleen Hoover has also penned eleven standalone titles. Here they are in the order they were published.
- Ugly Love (2014)
- Confess (2015)
- November 9 (2015)
- Too Late (2016)
- Without Merit (2017)
- All Your Perfects (2018)
- Verity (2018)
- Regretting You (2019)
- Heart Bones (2020)
- Layla (2020)
- Reminders of Him (2022)
Colleen Hoover’s Short Stories
Colleen Hoover is most famous for her gripping, full-length novels, but she also has three shorter reads to explore.
- A Father’s Kiss (2014)
- Saint (2020)
- The Dress (2021)
Colleen Hoover’s Anthologies
The short stories above all feature alongside work from other talented and diverse authors in Hoover’s three anthologies listed below.
The One More Step and Two More Days are produced by Hoover’s non-profit subscription service, The Bookworm Box. Each feature works by twenty-six authors, including Hoover herself, who are each given the same first sentence. What follows afterward is completely down to them.
Here are Colleen Hoover’s anthologies in the order they were published.
Colleen Hoover is one of the most popular young adult and romantic thriller writers of the 21st century. Her bestselling books have sold millions of copies around the globe, and she has plenty more exciting work to come in 2023 and beyond.
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