Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover, published March 2014 by Simon & Schuster.
First Read: May 2014 ReRead: January 2015
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary/Romance
Synopsis: Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble – she’s a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life.
But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope…maybe someday.
The ReRead Challenge
So, this year I’m taking part in the ReRead Challenge. I’m hoping to reread a minimum of 12 books in 2015, and this was January’s pick. I didn’t even make it a year before wanting to read this one again. I’ll admit, I was kind of petrified. I LOVED this book SO MUCH the first time round, what if it just didn’t read the same on the second go??
When I First Read & What I Remember:
I obviously loved this book – I push it on everyone and know at least three people who have read it because I
told them to.. forced them to.. bought it for them. I thought the story was really unique and loved the “proper” use of text messages (I hate when books do texting wrong). When I first read this book, the start of it grabbed me, made me grin and I was so excited to have found a book I connected with. However, the pace slowed down and it was one of the reasons my original review was 4.5/5 and not 5/5. I fell pretty hard for all of the characters in this story and completely adored the mixed media element and that soundtrack!
Why I Wanted To ReRead and How I Felt After ReReading:
First of all, let’s get the important bit out of the way – I’m so relieved to say that I still love this book! The second time around, I was obviously familiar with the story, so there were some elements of it that didn’t quite grab me in the same way. But that was OK, because it was nice reading it knowing what was going to happen, so I could focus more on other elements of the book. What struck me as strange though, is that during my first read it was the start of the book that grabbed me, and then the rest of it slowed down. During my second read this flipped. I found the first half to be slower, and the nitty gritty further into the story to be the attention grabbing parts I couldn’t wait to get to! During the reread I also only listened to my favourite songs from the soundtrack rather than all of them – time saving reading!! 😀
ReRead Rating and Would I ReRead It Again:
Included above is a fan-made video for Maybe Someday, which is fantastic!