February 18, 2020
The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover
Have you ever experienced a book hangover?
Have you ever had difficulty getting up in the morning because you stayed up too late reading an unputdownable book?
Have you had difficulty starting a new book after finishing an especially great book?
Have you wanted to tell everyone you know about a certain book?
I think my very first real book hangover occurred when I read Gone With the Wind in high school! That was when I fell in love with histfic, compelling and unputdownable stories, and independent and strong female characters.
Book Hangovers are wonderful! They occur after I’ve read an engaging, compelling, unputdownable book with likable characters and substantial content and themes that I can’t stop thinking about for days and weeks. These books leave an emotional impact and years later I can remember how I felt reading them. They are the 4.5-5 star range and appear on my “best of the year” and “lifetime favorites” lists.
I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for TTT: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover.
Titles are Amazon affiliate links and my reviews are linked.
(listed in no particular order although all are recent reads)
A love letter of hope and encouragement to girls worldwide who are dreaming and striving to use their own Louding Voices. 5+ Stars
A compelling refugee story of love, loss, hope, and compassion. 5 stars
A compelling memoir of escape, determination, survival, family, and kindness. 4.5 Stars (4 Stars for the writing; 5 Stars for compelling content)
“Families are like pieces of art. You can make them from almost anything. The only ingredient you need to make a family is unconditional love.” 5 Stars
An inspirational and unforgettable character. 5 Stars
Cilka is an inspirational and strong woman and her story includes powerful themes of hope, determination, grit, survival, finding love in brutal conditions, and building caring friendships in dangerous circumstances. 5 stars
This is a beautifully written and compelling story of friendship and faith. 5 Stars
Engaging, memorable, page-turning, and emotional. 4. 5 Stars (emotional content 5)
An equally riveting, emotional, and difficult reading experience. 5 Stars
Exploring mental health, finding meaning in life, and repairing broken relationships. 5 stars
Have you experienced a book hangover?
What is the last book you read that gave you a book hangover?
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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