Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish back in June 2010. It is currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and, as is stated on the blog, it was “born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”
Tuesday has rolled around again and it’s time for another TTT. This week’s theme is book hangovers. As in your top ten books that left you so wrapped up in the world and the characters that it took you awhile to pick up anything else to read. Or, if you did pick up another book, you just couldn’t get into it.
I’ll be honest, this doesn’t happen to me as much as I would like it to! I tend to roll right along after finishing a book, even if I absolutely loved it. As I was going through my recent reads, though, I did find ten books that had this impact on me in varying degrees. After looking at the list, I think the common theme is that they were all beautifully descriptive and had interesting concepts in addition to characters I instantly loved.
So let’s take a look at my top ten last books that gave me a book hangover!
If you’d like to learn more about any of these books, simply click on the cover to go to the Goodreads page.
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern: I want to find my own Harbor, dammit!
- SLAY by Brittney Morris: I adored this book and I couldn’t stop thinking about the titular game for DAYS!
- Duma Key by Stephen King: I picked this book up a few years ago on a whim and just flew through it. And it ain’t short. It messed me up in the best way.
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: I would also like an OASIS account, kthnx.
- Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire: Our first trip to the Moors left a lasting impression on me. For such a short book, it had a big impact!
- The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter: THIS BOOK! I was thinking about this book for weeks after I read it. It’s so intense and action packed and the ending just blew my mind.
- The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen: This book hangover snuck up on me. I finished the book having thoroughly enjoyed it. Then I kept thinking about it. And then I followed the author on Twitter because I needed to know when the sequel would be out. And I just couldn’t get into any of the books I started afterwards. Now I’m practically vibrating with a need to read the next book, The Faithless Hawk.
- The Great Library series by Rachael Caine: Every book in this series has left me with a book hangover because I just don’t want to leave behind Jess and his gang of misfits! Also, more people need to read this series. Just sayin’.
- Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir: I just want to hang out with Gideon and follow her around and play with skeletons. I’m just trying to live my best spooky life!
- A Darker Shade of Magic series by V.E. Schwab: I loved all the books in the series, but I think the one that gave me the biggest hangover was the last one. Just… the ending! I wanted the adventures to continue!
Have you read any of these books? What was your most recent book that gave you a hangover? Let me know in the comments! Or drop a link to your TTT!
And, as always, happy reading!