When The Struggle Is Real… The Nine Times I Had A Book Hangover In The Last Year {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200218 The Nine Times I Had A Book Hangover
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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about book hangovers. So first of all, what’s a book hangover? (she asks as if we don’t all suffer from this affliction on a monthly basis)

I’m going with the below definition for this post, namely a book hangover is the inability to start a new book because you’re still living in the last book’s world.

Book Hangover
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So while sometimes book hangovers can last weeks or even months, a small book hangover is still a book hangover. And boy, do I have a lot of small book hangovers. I often struggle with starting a new book because I JUST DON’T WANT TO LEAVE MY LAST READ’S WORLD JUST YET. And when I say often, I mean about 9 times a year, because I checked all my book hangovers of the past year and hey, I have nine examples for you!

Druid Vices and a Vodka by Annette Marie
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Don't You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane
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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
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Druid Vices and a Vodka by Annette Marie

Look, I’m sure this is no surprise to anyone, but it’s a fact that every single one of The Guild Codex books has given me a book hangover in the past years because I love this world and these characters so much. I could have added all Annette Marie 2019 releasesΒ  here but let’s stick to just the latest one πŸ™‚

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

This is a surprising book to have given me a book hangover because I went into it expecting a simple rom-com and wanted to DNF for a little bit when it turned out it was so much more than just a rom-com. But then I ended up so attached to Georgina’s story and her life and I just wanted her with me for a bit longer.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Ugh this book, I love it so much and I’m still not over it. The fact that I would rather have this sequel sooner than the King of Scars sequel with my favorite Nikolai SAYS IT ALL OKAY?

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
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The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
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The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Sure, this was such a satisfying finale and everything was concluded so nicely, but still… these books just felt waaaay too short and I needed more. I still need more Cardan and Jude. Thank you very much.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

This was definitely a ‘damn I thought this was a standalone and now it’s not and I’m attached and have to wait FOREVER for the sequel’-type of hangover.

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Another book I almost DNF’ed (due to audiobook narrator issues) but then didn’t and ended up falling in love with. These characters own my heart.

Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata
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Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

I think it’s a rule that I grow extra attached to characters if there’s a pen pal romance involved. Also, I kind of related to Ruby a lot. Also, Aaron was just such a solidly NICE character and I was rooting for these two so much that I felt like I didn’t have enough of them. Luckily, I could read From Lukov With Love afterwards in which they cameo, so that helped.

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

This was definitely a case of ‘I will just reread everything from the beginning because no other book will ever compare’-type hangover. And then I reread again a few months later. So this was one of those hangovers that lasted.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Oh Evelyn, you are the best character to have ever been written. I tried to cure my book hangover with Daisy Jones and the Six, which helped a bit but still couldn’t compare to Evelyn.

Tell Me:
what’s the last book that gave you a book hangover?

Lindsey xoxo
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26 thoughts on “When The Struggle Is Real… The Nine Times I Had A Book Hangover In The Last Year {Top Ten Tuesday}

  1. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

    Great list! I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo too, and I really need to cross Ninth House and Red, White & Royal Blue off my TBR. I need to try some of Annette Marie’s work this year – this series in particular sounds like so much fun – and considering this is the second list I’ve seen The Flatshare on this week clearly need to check it out.
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  2. Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews says:

    Oh yes. I agree Lindsey, The Flatshare was something special, it really leaves an impact! I tend to avoid overly hyped books, but so glad I finally read it. In this case, the buzz surrounding its release was definitely warranted. I am looking forward to reading O’Leary’s new title The Switch, but I do feel for her as The Flatshare seems like such a tough performance to follow – fingers crossed.
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