Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book by a Favorite Author

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “National Author’s Day was a couple of days ago… choose a book written by one of your favorite authors“. Today I’m going with Colleen Hoover and the last book I read from hers, November 9. I loved it so much. So so much. And CoHo has definitly made my list of favorite authors.


Original & FAVORITE COver:

I love the original US edition. LOVE IT!!!

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

Somehow this book is out in Portugal, but not in Spain… go figure! I really don’t like the cover though.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

                 

I really dislike the UK edition for this book. And then, of course, the Portuguese one… bad! And finally, somehow there’s an illustrated edition?! I mean, WTF? I don’t like it!

November 9 (Colleen Hoover)

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Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.


People… I am IN LOVE with this book! Seriously, I’M IN LOVE WITH NOVEMBER 9! By the way, I listened to it mostly in audiobook, but I had a borrowed paperback to follow it on, and that’s thanks to  Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, who lent me her book awhile back… THANK YOU! Also, thank you for “forcing” to give this one a chance, because I absolutely loved it. It’s up there with Ugly Love for favorite book by CoHo.

I don’t really know how to review this book without spoiling the hell out of it, but I’ll start by saying that Colleen’s writing is, as usually, super on point. It’s lovely, emotional, funny and so damn strong. I’m still in awe with CoHo’s writing. It’s just superb.

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Both characters were amazing, it’s incredible how I was able to connect with them and fall in love with them since the first few pages they were in. They are just so imperfectly perfect, and I can’t help but love them. I loved that the character growth throughout all those years was very palpable and real.

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The romance was gorgeous, and painful and hopeful, and painful, and amazing. Did I mention painful? Yeah… pretty painful, especially not good for when you’re listening to a particular hard scene in the middle of a lot of people… damn you CoHo and that awful November 9! I loved to see how much impact Ben and Fallon had on each other’s lives, even though they never saw each other. They were better people because they had each other in some way, and wow, isn’t that beautiful?

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The plot is so twisted and so well done. I have to admit, I did know EVERYTHING that was going to happen, because when Cátia read this one a few months ago, she spoiled it for me – at my request. Still, my knowledge before hand did not take away any of my love and enjoyment for this plot. It was amazing that a story only told in one day a year, packed so much information, feelings and pain.

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I honestly don’t know what to say more, I just want to beg you to read this one, because it’s so beautiful, and while I loved Ugly Love, I do know that that particular book isn’t for everyone. This one, though, it is.

So go read November 9.(or listen to it, the audiobook is amazing!)

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Have you read this one? What are your thoughts on it? Did you cry like a baby too?!

Musical Mondays: November 9 by Griffin Peterson

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So… I just finished November 9 by Colleen Hoover… I’m wrecked!! I cried so damn much! So, this one is fitting. If you have not read the book, and you don’t want ANY spoilers, then don’t listen to this one, ok? But read the book… it’s so beautiful!

You’ve got scars, so do I
If I could, I’d take them all and make them mine
But for now, I’ll play the part
And let you in just far enough for this to start
For this to start

I remember everything when the fire of your heart began to sting
I couldn’t tell you all my sins
Much too scared of what the truth might bring

I’ve been lying from the start
You know it’s tearing me apart
Would really want the whole truth?
When I finally tell it all, will it be a wrecking ball
Or a bitter taste you try to hide as smooth
I know I took it all away
So let me give it all back to you, you, you, you
Give it all, give it all back to you

You read the truth
I tell no lies
Every page outlined for you ends with goodbyes
I’m losing sleep
‘Cause I write all night
Always end up with the words November nine

I’ve been lying from the start
You know it’s tearing me apart
Would really want the whole truth?
When I finally tell it all, will it be a wrecking ball
Or a bitter taste you try to hide as smooth
I know I took it all away
So let me give it all back to you, you, you, you
Give it all, give it all back to you

You, you, you, you
Give it all back to you

Your heart is on fire and my soul’s aflame
But the damage left behind us is not the same
So let me give it all back to you, you, you, you
Give it all, give it all back to you

You, you, you, you

October TBR

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These last months haven’t been the best for reading, but I’m finally home, which means I have some more time to do my reading, so I’m going to point for 15 books this month, mostly ARCs, because I need to get to them soon – and I mean SOON!

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  1. The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy
  2. The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch
  3. Just One Moment (Black Alcove #4) by Jami Wagner
  4. Watch me Rise by Tara R.
  5. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  6. All Laced Up (Breakaway #1) by Erin Fletcher
  7. My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill
  8. All The Ways You Saved Me (Love Unplugged #1) by Jamie Howard
  9. Three Simple Words (Kingston Ale House #3) by A.J. Pine
  10. Lessons in Gravity by Megan Westfield
  11. Top Shelf (Aces Hockey #3) by Kelly Jamieson
  12. The Homecoming by Stacie Ramey
  13. The Romantics by Leah Konen
  14. Unsportsmanlike Conduct (Pilots Hockey #4) by Sophia Henry
  15. The Best Possible Answer by E. Katherine Kottaras

August TBR

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This month I’ll point to reading 14 books at least, some that I had on my list before, other are ARCs, and I might be reading the Off-Campus series again, in preparation to The Goal‘s release. I’ll be reading a few of these with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much.

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  1. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
  2. Heartfall by J.B. McGee
  3. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
  4. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  5. Tyson Caine (Brothers in Arms #1) by Aleya Michelle
  6. The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years #2) by Sarina Bowen
  7. Blind Spot by Katana Collins
  8. Adulting 101 by Lisa Henry
  9. Wrong Question, Right Answer by Elle Casey
  10. The Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges
  11. The Proverbial Mr. Universe by Maria La Serra
  12. The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy – Re-read
  13. The Mistake (Off-Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy – Re-read
  14. The Score (Off-Campus #3) by Elle Kennedy – Re-read