The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

February 18, 2020

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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.

Top Ten Tuesday (meme)

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)

The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Dare (cover)

A love letter of hope and encouragement to girls worldwide who are dreaming and striving to use their own Louding Voices. 5+ Stars

Full Review Here


The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri (cover)

A compelling refugee story of love, loss, hope, and compassion. 5 stars

Full Review Here


The Girl With Seven Names: Escape From North Korea by Hyeonseo Lee

The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee (cover)

A compelling memoir of escape, determination, survival, family, and kindness. 4.5 Stars (4 Stars for the writing; 5 Stars for compelling content)

Full Review Here


Finding Chika by Mitch Albom

Finding Chika by Mitch Albom (cover)

“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

Full Review Here


The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (cover)

An inspirational and unforgettable character. 5 Stars

Full Review Here


Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris (cover)

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

Full Review Here


The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall (cover)

This is a beautifully written and compelling story of friendship and faith. 5 Stars

Full Review Here


The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer (cover)

Engaging, memorable, page-turning, and emotional. 4. 5 Stars (emotional content 5)

Full Review Here


The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff (cover)

An equally riveting, emotional, and difficult reading experience. 5 Stars

Full Review Here


Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb (cover)

Exploring mental health, finding meaning in life, and repairing broken relationships. 5 stars

Full Review Here



image of a girl reading with one hand while pulling a wagon piled high with books



QOTD:

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



ICYMI:

Black History Month: 10 Memorable Reads

List of books with Friendship themes

Winter TBR (completed!)

In Movie News….

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (cover)

I just read about a Netflix remake of the classic Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier



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34 thoughts on “The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

  1. I love your list Carol. I should have added Finding Chika to my list as well, but I did the most recent. I am working my way though The Only Plane in the Sky and yes, it will probably give me a book hangover.

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