Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Reads That Left Me with a Book Hangover
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is a The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover. I honestly couldn’t remember the last ten books that gave me a book hangover so I just went with ten that I actually could remember, lol.
For those who don’t know what a book hangover is, I think this fun graphic from Epic Reads sums it up pretty well. For me, they are brought on when I have to say goodbye to my favorite characters in a beloved series or when I read a standalone that just puts my emotions through the wringer.
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10 Reads That Left Me with a Book Hangover
(in no particular order)
ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
SHADES OF MAGIC series by V.E. Schwab
MONSTERS OF VERITY by Victoria Schwab
HARRY POTTER series by J.K. Rowling
THE HUNGER GAMES series by Suzanne Collins
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas
THE WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY by Katherine Arden
THE LUNAR CHRONICLES by Marissa Meyer
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I have had hangovers from so many of these books! Seeing VE Schwab on your list so much reminds me that I need to get on a few of these. That graphic really does some things up perfectly! 🙂
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Right? That graphic is totally me, lol.
This is such a great list with so many favourites! The Nightingale made it onto my list this week too. I cried so hard over that book lol I remember being the exact same way with Me Before You as well (so many ugly tears) 😂 Love that Epic Reads graphic — it’s absolutely spot on!
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Oh yeah, Me Before You made me ugly cry too, lol.
The Deathly Hollows for sure gave me a book hangover too. Really, any book that makes me cry fits in this category. Just like that graphic, duh!😁
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Right? I am that graphic, lol.
I felt the same way about the Harry Potter books!
My TTT .
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Right? No matter how many times I re-read them, I always have a book hangover by the end.
Great list! I definitely had a book hangover after I finished The Deathly Hallows.
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Same! Definitely one of the biggest book hangovers I’ve ever had.
Finishing a series I love is always tough, and I’ve read a few of these. Harry Potter would definitely be the big one though – I grew up with those books.
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Yeah, Harry Potter is probably my biggest book hangover ever.
Oh I agree with the Hunger Games trilogy and Me Before You.
I haven’t read the Harry Potter books.. waiting to start reading them with my son.. hopefully this summer but the movies had me hooked so I am really looking forward to digging into the books.
I have only read one of the Winternight books.. i need to get on them. The first was really incredible.
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I hope that you and your son will both enjoy the Harry Potter series. My son and I had great fun reading them together.
Both The Nightingale and Me Before You left me with book hangovers, too. They were just so emotionally draining, but in a good way,
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Yes, I completely agree.
Great picks! And definitely Me Before You. I needed some serious regroup time after that one.
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Right? Same here!
The Hunger games for sure. I read that series only recently and I remember being all like wow, NOW what do I read to match that lol??
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Oh yes, I felt exactly the same way when I read it, lol.
I am laughing, because the first three in your graphic were mentioned by me today. The Nightingale, ATBP, and Me Before You left me a snotty mess. ACOMAF left me so pumped up. A totally different kind of hangover, but a good one at that.
Oh yeah, Me Before You totally wrecked me.
Me Before You is one I keep rereading even though it makes me ugly cry!
Oh gosh yes, that one made me ugly cry as well.
Harry Potter! I well remember just how down I felt finishing one of the titles and wondering what the hell I was going to do with myself until the next one came out — it took me ages to get my head into another title after that.
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Great list! Pretty much all of Schwab’s books have given me hangovers 😂😂 and of course HP and HG!!!
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ACOMAF, The Hunger Games, A Conjuring of Light, Winter and All The Bright Places all gave me major book hangovers too! And of course, Harry Potter, that one feels like a lifelong book hangover 🙂
I completely agree about Harry Potter and I get the same hangover no matter how many times I re-read the series.
I totally agree with All the Bright Places and me Before You! I was a sobbing mess!!!!
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Yep, same here!
The Nightingale, for sure. I felt emotionally drained after I finished it and couldn’t stop thinking about it. And with ACOMAF, I had been through so much with those characters. I was exhausted. LOL
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Exhausted is a very accurate description of how I felt after both of those books, lol.
Loved The Lunar Chronicles, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games, too! And so many others are on my tbr: The Nightingale, All the Bright Places, and Me Before You. I own all of those, I just need to find time to read them. 😉 Great post!
Dedra @ A Book Wanderer recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover
The Hunger Games left me with a huge book hangover. It was all I could think about after finishing it.
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Right? I was the same way!
So many great books on this list Suzanne! I enjoyed The Hunger Games, All the Bright Places, and
Harry Potter too, Bookhangovers are the worst, yet they are so worth it, in order to read such a fantastic story! I want to read Winter, and This Savage Song 🙂
The Lunar Chronicles definitely hit me hard with that hangover and I didn’t expect it in the slightest. I raced through that series! While Catching Fire was one I loved, the overall ending didn’t quite leave me with a hangover because I couldn’t like Mockingjay. Me Before You was definitely an emotional read… I think The Raven Cycle also nabbed me hard with a bookish hangover.
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Oh yes, I completely forgot about The Raven Cycle. Total book hangover after finishing that series.