If you’re wondering what Colleen Hoover book to read first or next, these are the best Colleen Hoover romance books beloved beyond all others by readers worldwide.

It’s no secret that Colleen Hoover is one of the most successful authors of our generation, writing unputdownable romance books that all feel very different, yet are all compulsively readable.

She’s great at getting the reader to care about the characters while also moving the plot along quickly.

(And she always holds a special place in my own heart because I was reading It Ends With Us on the beach when I got engaged.)

Methodology: As an avid reader of Colleen Hoover’s novels myself, I have my own personal favorite (revealed below), but in order to give you the fairest assessment of the best Colleen Hoover books, I also took into account: New York Times bestseller rankings, GoodReads reviews, Instagram posts, and Instagram poll of my readers, and TikTok posts — and the numbers were actually pretty clear how CoHo’s books stack up with readers generally.

Below are answers to a few frequently asked questions, followed by the five best Colleen Hoover books ranked according to all criteria set forth above, so that you can easily choose your next great Colleen Hoover novel to read.

(These top books also make great gifts for Colleen Hoover fans.)

Frequently Asked Questions About Colleen Hoover’s Best Books

What is Colleen Hoover’s best selling book?

Colleen Hoover’s best selling book is It Ends with Us , a #1 New York Times bestseller (even years after its publication), a TikTok sensation with over one billion tags, and a GoodReads award-winning book that has been reviewed by over one million readers.

Which Colleen Hoover should I read first?

Since It Ends with Us is Colleen Hoover’s best selling and most popular book with millions of readers around the world, you should read this book of hers first.

Which Colleen Hoover books are the best?

The best rated Colleen Hoover books on the top book review and social media sites combined are:
1. It Ends with Us
2. Verity
3. Ugly Love
4. Reminders Of Him
5. November 9

Best Colleen Hoover Books Ranked

5. November 9

New York Times bestseller

I’m so happy that November 9 made this list of the best Colleen Hoover books ranked because I personally really enjoyed it and found it to be a unique love story. It also makes for a great book to re-share on social media every November 9th!

Fallon is a young woman escaping from a past that left both physical and emotional scars. The day before her big cross-country move, she meets Ben, an aspiring novelist.

Although their lives diverge onto different paths, they continue to meet on the same day each year, and the uniquely beautiful Fallon becomes Ben’s unexpected writing inspiration.

However, as Fallon copes with deeply rooted family issues, she also questions Ben’s true motives. The question becomes how their lives and his novel will end.

Related Post: Guide to November 9

4. Reminders of Him

Reminders of Him is a massive sensation on Amazon, GoodReads, and TikTok. A troubled young mother named Kenna is released from a five-year stint in prison with the hope of reuniting with her young daughter.

However, everyone shuns her except local bar owner, Ledger. As he becomes a bigger part of her life, they must hide their connection to maintain the trust of their loved ones.

It’s an emotional redemption story about maintaining the hope of healing fractured bonds and finding forgiveness and love through shared grief, and it delivers absolutely everything Hoover’s biggest fans crave.

3. Ugly Love

New York Times bestseller

Ugly Love is easily one of the most popular Colleen Hoover books, as well as a New York Times bestseller even years after its publication.

It’s the story of Tate and airline pilot Miles, who seemingly have nothing in common except their mutual attraction. This causes them to believe that a purely physical relationship between them may be the perfect solution for each of them, as he doesn’t want real love and she doesn’t have time for it.

But, when the past is revealed, the future comes into question, and their once uncomplicated physical love gets…ugly.

Related Posts: Ugly Love Summary and Review | Ugly Love Trigger Warnings

2. Verity

  • New York Times bestseller
  • USA Today bestseller
  • The Globe and Mail bestseller
  • Publishers Weekly bestseller

Verity is my personal top pick, as well as my readers’ top pick, for the best Colleen Hoover book and it’s, without a doubt, also beloved by MILLIONS of readers who couldn’t put it down and were left completely flabbergasted. I read it in ONE sitting, which I never do.

Lowen is a struggling writer who takes a job as a ghostwriter for a bestselling author who has been very seriously injured in an accident, Verity Crawford.

While sorting through Verity’s notes, Lowen finds Verity’s unfinished autobiography. Plot twist! It’s filled with shocking and disturbing details about Verity’s life, including the night she was injured.

Meanwhile, Lowen also develops feelings for Verity’s husband, and very strange things start happening around the house, scaring Lowen and leaving the reader questioning everything.

If you don’t mind a dark and twisted storyline, you’ve GOT to read this one. Of note, the age rating for Verity is Very Mature Adults aged 21 and over.

Related Posts: Books Like Verity | Verity Book Club Questions | Verity Trigger Warnings

1. It Ends With Us

  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance

It Ends With Us is the absolute best of Colleen Hoover books, achieving #1 New York Times bestseller status even YEARS after its publication and over ONE BILLION tags on TikTok. Likewise, over a million readers have reviewed it on GoodReads. It’s easily one of the most successful books of the DECADE, period.

The first in the It Ends With Us series, it’s about Lily, a college graduate who has moved to Boston and started a floral business.

She meets Ryle, a stunning neurosurgeon, and he quickly makes an exception to his “no dating” rule. But, everything is not all “roses” when she learns the devastating and dark secret about why he had such a rule.

Lily’s troubled relationship makes her think fondly about a male protector in her past, Atlas, but when Atlas re-emerges, tensions between the three become truly explosive.

It’s a gripping emotional story that sucks the reader in and puts him or her in Lily’s shoes, truly contemplating what he or she would do in a really difficult situation, and whether history is doomed to repeat itself. Just walking away isn’t always as easy as it seems in real life, after all.

Related Post: It Ends With Us Trigger Warnings


Those are the five best Colleen Hoover books ranked.

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  1. I just finished reading It Starts With Us, after reading It Ends With Us. Remarkable stories, but I want MORE! Tell us Josh’s story, and Emmy’s story!

  2. I just recently found this author a few months back and now have read 5 of her books!! Have loved them all. The first I read was It Ends with Us and I was hooked. Just finished November 9 tonight and now want to read them all!!!!!

  3. I just found out about this author!!! I have only read heart bones omg I’m hooked now I finished it in 5 days!! Now I just ordered, IT ENDS WITH US !!! I’m excited!!!