It’s that time of the week again, friends! We’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is: the last ten books that gave me a book hangover!
This is a toughie because I really can’t remember the last time I had a book hangover? I don’t think I have them that often and most of the time it’s because I try to push through those feelings (and I guess I’m pretty good at it)! 😂 When I think about books that have given me hangovers, they’re usually the ones that leave me so emotionally devastated and thinking “what in the actual f did I just read?!” They’re the ones I can’t get out of my head when I want to try reading something new; the ones whose stories and characters play on an endless loop because I want more of exactly that kind of emotional devastation (such a masochist but it’s true). Some books I’ve read lately have high book hangover potential, namely Love Lettering, but I refuse to allow myself to dwell too long on the feels because I have book deadlines! But the characters are definitely lingering in my mind.
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me was what I consider the start of my journey with Zapata and I fell immediately in love. I wanted more of her slow-burn romances that had me feeling like I’d gone through an emotional wringer. I couldn’t step stop reading her books for a good few weeks after this!
I think Nevernight is pretty self-explanatory because Kristoff wrecked me. SO MANY EMOTIONS. I can’t even!!!
I read The Great Alone & The Nightingale last year and both had me ugly crying like I couldn’t believe! Pretty sure I haven’t cried for so long or so hard over characters before. Lol jokes, I cried harder over A Little Life and that was the worst three-month hangover I’ve ever had.
Normal People is still one of the books that surprises me most considering how much I didn’t jam with Rooney’s debut! This book hit me so hard emotionally and I still (often) think about Marianne and Connell and this gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, frustrating book!
The Dry sent me into a hangover because I’m sure I’ve never read anything like this thriller before and I was desperate for more of Harper’s atmospheric writing. I immediately went out and devoured another of her books until I was satisfied!
It’s not surprising there’s at least one TJR book on here because her evocative writing and characters know how to really stick in my mind. I wasn’t expecting to love The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo as much as I did but Evelyn Hugo’s character was so interesting and like no one I’d read before.
Oddly enough, Verity got me out of the worst reading slump last year but it also sent me into a book hangover because I just needed more of this romance-thriller combo!
Volume 9 of Saga shook me so badly! Pretty sure I went on a GN binge after finishing the last volume but it was so hard to feel satisfied reading anything after this! I was devastated (and pissed)!
The Illuminae Files surprised me not only with its mixed media format but also because of how the all the story lines affected me. Holy wow, I got emotional AF. That was my first taste of Kristoff & Kaufman and there was no turning back. They are the ultimate writing duo to mess with your emotions!
Do you get book hangovers easily?
What were the last few titles that gave you a book hangover?