Book Review: November 9

Hey friends! Once again this obviously isn’t a Woman Crush Wednesday post. It’s a bonus book review! Yay! I’m switching up the schedule right now (hence why there was no WCW last week either). Please bear with me during this time of change. 🙂


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Synopsis from Amazon:

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.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

Honestly, I’d never even heard of Colleen Hoover until I joined #bookstagram. But literally almost every person I follow on Instagram was reading one of her books so I got curious and requested a bunch of her books from the library.

Well now I get the hype. I instantly fell in love with Ben, kind of like Fallon does. Ben is cute, funny, honest, and so genuine. He’s pretty unbelievable but in the best possible way. I also really like that he’s a writer and Fallon loves romance novels because they constantly talk about fiction and typical cliches that occur in romance novels.

It was interesting reading a novel about a guy who was trying to write a novel about what was happening in his life. It was very meta and also funny. The story is told in Fallon and Ben’s point of views, which is perfect because they not only keep things from each other but also from the reader, making the novel pretty surprising. I was definitely shocked by some twists although there were some things I suspected.

Still, this book kept me on my toes and Fallon and Ben’s chemistry and wit made me laugh and swoon. They’re so incredibly cute together and the use of November 9 as the focal point for this book was really interesting. The date has different meanings to both Ben and Fallon and the way Hoover uses that to drive the plot is fantastic.

I am now fully on board the CoHo train and have no intention of getting off anytime soon. Now I get to dive in and read all her books and I can’t wait. If you haven’t read any of her books yet definitely give her a try. She’s a phenomenal writer.

Borrow or Buy: Buy it and reread it multiple times. I need this on my shelf permanently.


5 stars

Favorite Line:

“I thought I was tougher than a word. But I just discovered that having to say goodbye to you is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.”

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9 thoughts on “Book Review: November 9

  1. I’ve never really 100% got on the coho train but I’m always willing to read one of her books and give her a shot! I’ll maybe pick this one up next!!

      1. I’ve read Ugly Love by her and I remember really really enjoying it! I’ve also read Maybe Someday – which is not really my couple of tea haha!!

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