Top Ten Tuesday: the last ten books that gave me a book hangover!

Happy new week – the stress is over, we’re celebrating my mum’s birthday today (so happy happy birthday mum, I wouldn’t be able to survive without you in my life!) and I’m about to spend some quality time with my family! So let’s get straight into books: here are the last ten books that gave me a book hangover and I’m going to interpret this as not being in the mood to read another book after them!

#1 The Missing of Clairedelune by Christelle Dabos

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The first book of the series, A Winter’s Promise, was one of the best books I read in 2019, but the second one was unbearably slow. This is one of the biggest hangovers I’ve had, I didn’t read a month after DNFing this (okay, I had a lot of school work), but mainly it was because I didn’t want to continue and wasn’t sure what to do with my life.

#2 Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Don’t get me wrong, Faust was fantastic. However, so utterly complex and mind- and time-consuming, that I needed a desperate break after that. I especially wasn’t ready to read another book for school after that, so I just enjoyed the time with my family as it was Christmas anyways.

#3 Circe by Madeline Miller

Wow, Circe was super slow-paced and dragged on forever and ever that I just felt so relieved and also exhausted when I reached the finale page. Again, all the other aspects of this book were fantastic, but when a book’s slow-paced, it’s a potential hangover-book for me.

#4 The Emperor’s Tomb by Joseph Roth

I finished this classic book called The Emperor’s Tomb in one day. It’s super intense, covering the downfall of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire in the early 20th century and I was at my limit afterward: again, slow-pace killed it.

#5 A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

I probably should give this book another chance, but it was so extremely slow-paced during the first 150 pages that I stopped reading and didn’t pick up another book for about a week. A Darker Shade of Magic seems to be almost everyone’s favorite book somehow, and so I should really pick it up again, especially because I’ve heard people say it really starts slow but as soon as the protagonists meet, picks up the paste and develops beautifully!

That’s the end of the list, for some reason I haven’t had many bookish hangovers that were connected to certain books, mostly it’s just overwhelming stress that gives me hangovers…

And so that’s it for today, enjoy the rest of your week and feel free to comment the books that gave you a hangover! Happy reading!

Author: Blogger Books

I'm a huge fan of Draco Malfoy, I love scones and tea time, I don't like horror movies and obviously I'm a huge book nerd.

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: the last ten books that gave me a book hangover!”

  1. I wasn’t sure what book hangover meant, but now after reading this post I understand it way better.
    Anyways, reading your blog I’ve always wondered what your favorite quote was from, and always thought it was powerful without even knowing the context. On Sunday, I finished Crooked Kingdom. I was sobbing. I teared up seeing this quote. Now I know why you picked it. It is really is beautiful and sad and amazing at the same time!


    1. Haha, same! I’m not even sure it’s the right explanation for book hangover and so I thought I’d better explain my version haha! And OMG yes, that quote is EVERYTHING!!! And ahhhhhh, I wish I’d have the opportunity to read it all over again without knowing the ending… I tear up every time I try to reread SoC because I know what’ll happen… and haha, the quote may seem weird without the context lol, I just realized that haha! Happy reading!

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