10 Books that Gave Me a Book Hangover

Posted February 18, 2020 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 5 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This Week’s Prompt

This week’s topic is “The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover”. A book hangover is exactly what it sounds like: a hangover you get after reading a book, instead of you know, a night out drinking alcoholic beverages. And here are the last 10 books to give me one, in the order that I read them (yes, those dates are correct 😅).

The List

1. The Prophecy by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Finished on October 20, 2018
Next book started on December 2, 2018

The bookish hangover I got from this is also a end-of-a-series hangover. I binge read this series and the one it was spun off of so this book hangover was pretty bad and I was pretty dazed for days afterwards.

2. Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Finished on February 11, 2019
Next book started on March 7, 2019

The start of a spin off series from one of my favorite series, which also ended in a bit of a cliffhanger, need I say more.

3. The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

Finished on March 8, 2019
Next book started on March 9, 2019

Just because I started a book the day after finishing this one doesn’t mean the book hangover it gave me wasn’t strong. It was just so strong I felt the need to get rid of it asap by reading another book.

4. We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett

Finished on March 31, 2019
Next book started on April 25, 2019

This book gave me such a bad book hangover that it sent me into a reading slump. Like I mentioned in my review, We Rule the Night was such an magical read!

5. Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

Finished on July 11, 2019
Next book started on July 23, 2019

I don’t think I’ve ever had the urge to cut out quotes directly from the pages of a book to tape on my wall until this one. It’s been more than 6 months but I think I still have that particular section memorized word for word.

6. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Finished on July 25, 2019
Next book started on July 29, 2019? Technically I did read a book before then, but it was a comfort reread.

The first of a few Christina Lauren books to make this list. The hangover I got from The Unhoneymooners didn’t last long, but boy, was it potent. In the span of time between books, I probably reread it at least 5 times.

7. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Finished on October 15, 2019
Next book started on November 1, 2019

The gap between books isn’t huge, but I was finishing at least a book a week at this point of time, so two weeks without reading was a pretty big deal.

8. My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

I finished this on November 28, 2019 and didn’t read another book until January 15. Granted, half that time gap is the result of the holidays (and the chaos that comes with them), but still, the book hangover I got did account for a decent chunk of it.

9. Sadie by Courtney Summers

Finished on January 15, 2020
Next book started on January 30, 2020

Again, the gap isn’t huge but to be honest, if I didn’t have an ARC of The Gravity of Us and felt a tad pressured to write a timely review, I don’t think I would have picked up another book at that time.

10. The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Finished on January 30, 2020
Next book started on TBD

Yeah, I still might have a slight book hangover from this book. But after rereading my review of The Gravity of Us, I’m think it might be more of a reading slump? 🤷🏻‍♀️

TL;DR

Pretty much any books written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Christina Lauren have the power to give me a book hangover. And book hangovers often go hand-in-hand with reading slumps.

What about you? What’s the last book that gave you a hangover?

Emz Chang

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