Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

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Today’s topic: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover! I rarely get hangovers that put me into a slump, because I’m so terrified of slumps that I just force myself into another book really quickly. So for me, a ‘book hangover’ is a book that I can’t stop thinking about, have to make a playlist for or create/plan fanart for.

And without further ado…

‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ (‘Chaos Walking’, #1) by Patrick Ness

I just finished this book today and I am NOT okay. That ending is NOT ALLOWED!!

‘Nevernight’ (‘The Nevernight Chronicle’, #1) by Jay Kristoff

This is almost entirely due to the fate of one of the characters. I don’t think I could ever forgive. Nor forget.

‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ by Casey McQuiston

Alex and Henry are so unforgettable that I had to make an entire playlist so I could get out my feelings. (Link to playlist here in case you’re interested!)

‘Carry On’ and ‘Wayward Son’ (‘Simon Snow’, #1 and #2) by Rainbow Rowell

I themed my entire Inktober 2019 around these books, so safe to say I was very book hungover!

‘We Were Liars’ by E. Lockhart

I read this in one sitting and didn’t expect to enjoy it so much. I was left feeling all sorts of strange and yep, had to make a playlist! (Link here!)

‘What If It’s Us’ by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

The message of this book and its perfect bittersweetness made it really hard to stop thinking about it. I was literally preaching this book to one of my friends and even ended up mailing it to her because of how much I valued the message it carries.

‘Strange the Dreamer’ by Laini Taylor

This was probably my favourite read of 2019 (tied with ‘Here Lies Arthur’) and it’s just one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read.

‘Tiger Lily’ by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Every time I remember this book, my heart clenches in a way that’s both painful and not. One of the best retellings I’ve read.

‘Here Lies Arthur’ by Philip Reeve

Just a masterpiece, putting such an original spin on the King Arthur legend in a way that makes the social archaeologist/anthropologist in me so happy!

Thanks for reading! What did you think of my list? Spot any you agree with? Which books are on yours? Let me know below!

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

  1. I’m forever starting to create playlists inspired by books on Spotify but I end up forgetting about them after about two or three songs in! I just end up getting distracted by other music that doesn’t fit the book lol 😂😂😂
    Great ttt :))))))

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    1. Hahaha I won’t lie, I’ve got many, many playlist drafts that I haven’t finished. I usually have to make them while I’m reading otherwise I start forgetting what song relates to what scene and in which order 😂 Thanks!!

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    1. I hope you’ll enjoy RWRB!! I really liked the romance but I thought the politics in general and commodification of celebrity was portrayed quite well too. Thanks for sharing your list!


  2. Oh my gosh, I so feel you with Nevernight! Grrr. Even though the series is so wonderful. But ugh, that part in the first book. I was so angry lol. I just got Carry On at the end of last year and have yet to read it, so I’m glad to hear you liked that and its sequel so much!

    Here’s my TTT post.

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    1. Ooooh I hope you’ll enjoy Carry On as much as I did! God I was so mad about Nevernight, and I don’t understand how the next ‘ship’ for Mia even gets to that stage, I’m balking at reading Godsgrave because the idea makes me want to barf 😂 Thanks for sharing your post!

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      1. What? Noooo, no, no, you neeeed to read Godsgrave. Okay, no, it doesn’t get better about that particular thing, and by book three, I sort of wanted to throw something in relation to that, buuuut … other things happen in Godsgrave that you NEED to read.

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