Been a while since I participated in the Top Ten Tuesday meme over at ThatArtsyReaderGirl. This week’s theme is the last ten books that gave me a book hangover. While I don’t know if these were my last such ten reads, these were definitely the first ones that came to mind, and definitely left me with some sort of a feeling, that could be possibly described as an hangover.
And while there are books that will forever be the ones that wowed me, like my childhood favorites including Little Women, Black Beauty, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl and more, for today’s post, I only included the ones I read as an adult (or after I turned thirty at the least), and while there are so many other books that I could still add to this list, I stopped after the first ten I recalled. (whew, that was a long sentence, wasn’t it?!)
My son recently lamented after finishing a book he devoured (and also after binge-watching The Office) that he did not know what to do next, since how could he find something else equally good or wonderful or something that left him feeling how he felt each time he stopped while looking forward to the next time with it. But of course, he has – both with books and TV shows!
Books sometimes leave you feeling like you had a hangover, indulged in the words a bit too much, you see. Each of these books left me with that feeling, and if I could have, I would have read each one from start to finish in one sitting.
- The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho – never reviewed but often mentioned (so maybe a reread to review)
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek – review coming this week
- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Varghese
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Not reviewed but mentioned many times, like here.
- Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins
- Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga
- The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers – Another yet to review book. My son and I read this late last year, taking turns.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
And Now, the End of this Post
Dear reader, which are the books you think of when you think of a book hangover feeling? What about the books listed here today? Have you read any of them? Your thoughts on them? Do let me know…