Have a Book Hangover After Reading It Ends With Us? Cure It With These 3 Novels
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Even though It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover came out in 2016, it's constantly making the rounds and topping bestseller and must-read lists, most recently on BookTok. In short, it gets a lot of hype, and understandably so. It's heartbreaking but uplifting, and delivers an emotional sucker punch with an incredibly powerful ending that stays with you long after you close the book. I read it in 2019 and still think about it to this day. (Confession: this is actually the one and only CoHo book I've read because I'm convinced nothing can top it.)
While I do think the book is in a league of its own based on how it handles the very difficult subject matter of abuse, I've found that there are other books that evoke similar emotions when it comes to the romantic side of things — namely the gut-wrenching angst that comes with choosing between the person you love now and the person you love from the past (one of my favorite tropes). If you're looking for your next read after It Ends With Us, here are my recommendations. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but every friend I've recommended these books to has loved them. Trust me!