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
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!