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!