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The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

Books that leave you with book hangovers are the best books.

They affect you so much that you CANNOT MOVE ON.

And to be honest, I’ve not read many such books. I’m someone who likes to read quick and move on quick. I usually move on to other books soon. Hence, the books that give me a book hangover and grip me for days after finishing them are BRILLIANT.

My standards are pretty high lol.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl to talk about books and this post’s topic is The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover.

Edit: I seem to have messed up my dates and picked up last week’s topic. You can see how out of it I am haha. Such a shame because this week’s topic is SO GOOD *cries*

[1] Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

heads you win book cover

Jeffrey Archer’s books always suck me in and give me a book hangover, although of different levels. The unique thing about this book was that it WASN’T ACTUALLY GOOD??? The ending got me so messed up and I still have a 100 questions.

After finishing the book, I thought about it and went around in circles for DAYS. Although the ending ruined the experience for me, it IS a very good book. And the author made sure I won’t forget it lol. That ending was… something.

Click here to see my full review of the book.

[2] Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Rafe book cover

Okay so you want to know why a fluffy romance book gave me a book hangover?

It’s because this book was AMAZING.

  • GOOD, STRONG, MATURE CHARACTERS.
  • A very nice plot.
  • PROPER REPRESENTATION.
  • No random nonsense or just fluff.
  • It was over all just really well written and
  • It was great to read.

I couldn’t stop thinking about the book after finishing it. I read a couple other books after it, and CAME BACK to reread this book because it wasn’t getting out of my head.

Click here to read my review.

[3] Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood book cover

Okay this one gave me a PROPER HANGOVER.

When I finished reading it, I reread the last part then had to sit with my thoughts for quite a while. Just thinking and processing.

I spent the next one day just thinking about the entirety of this book and having questions. In order to get it all out, I found a random person on Reddit to discuss with lol. That’s how much I needed to talk about it and get it out of my system.

A brilliant book. In fact I did make notes on it for a review but never ended up writing it because my thoughts were never clear enough.

[4] Heartache duet by Jay McLean

heartache & hope book cover

Technically, I got a book hangover by the complete duology. I read books 1 and 2 continuously and hence they gave me a book hangover together.

This is another review that I eventually didn’t end up writing. My thoughts were quite clear but my emotions were ALL OVER THE PLACE. I didn’t trust myself to review clearly and hence I didn’t.

It was part of my best books of 2019 though. That should say enough.

The books deal with many themes but basically they BREAK YOUR HEART. Using realistic and heartbreaking situations, the authors weaved a romance story which is so much more. It has a happy ending but the road to it was brutal.

[5] The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

the poet x book cover

Honestly, the fact that this is on this list shouldn’t even be a surprise.

It’s a brilliant and powerful book. The words, the writing, the story, the representation, the EMOTIONโ€”they were all hard-hitting and on-point.

Click here to read my review.

[6] Forever Right Now by Emma Scott

forever right now book cover

Another book that was mentioned in my best of 2019 list that I didn’t review. Because I didn’t know how to.

This book is romance but also involves the struggles of an ex-drug addict in recovery. It’s about second chances, and about family.

I didn’t even see this book affecting me much while reading it. But it subtly made a big impression on me. I didn’t even realize it became one of my best reads until a couple days after finishing it.

The realization came when I realized that I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and it had me going back to reread parts multiple times.

If you want a romance book recommendation that is underrated but really good, this is it.

[7] Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

queen of air and darkness book cover

This needs ZERO explanation.

Cassandra Clare’s The Dark Artifices trilogy was TOO DAMN GOOD and the last book gave EVERYONE a book hangover. That’s the truth. Let’s move on.

[8] The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner

the perfect husband book cover

This mystery + thriller book BLEW ME AWAY. I couldn’t stop talking about it to my friend.

Coincidentally, my friend actually referred to this book recently and remembered exact details because I was SO PASSIONATE about this book.

Click here to read my review.

[9] Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Josh & Hazel's guide to not dating book cover

Simply because this book was way too adorable. The characters were perfect, the chemistry was on-point, and the story had me HOOKED.

It also includes my #1 trope which is friends-to-lovers. Christina Lauren wrote this book so well and it’s one of my all-time best romance books. I’ve reread it SO MANY TIMES.

Click here to read my review.

[10] Radio Silence

radio silence book cover

Alice Oseman is popular for a very valid reason. And Radio Silence is her most popular book for a REASON.

I’ve never read a book like Radio Silence before. The plot, the characters, the VIBEโ€”all of it was unique and immersive. After finishing the book, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I had so many feelings.

Click here to read my review.

And those were the last ten books that gave me a book hangover! This week’s prompt was actually fun to do because I got to talk about awesome books lol.

Take my recommendation and go READ THESE.

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What are some books that gave you book hangovers?

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

  1. Norweigan Wood is one of those that has been at the top of my TBR for years. A book I was reading last night mentioned it and I was telling myself I really need to get around to reading it. Now that I’ve seen it here I’ll take it as a sign and get to reading it!

    Great list ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Nice picks! I haven’t read any of these but I have heard that Cassandra Clare leaves readers with hangovers all the time! Lol.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

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  3. Oh gosh, yes to The Queen of Air and Darkness. It made my hangover list, as well. I’m currently rereading The Infernal Devices, which is my favorite Shadowhunters, and even though it’s my fourth reread, I’d forgotten how consuming. I’m dreading the hangover. lol Great list!!

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    1. The Infernal Devices makes us feel way too much for just three books ๐Ÿ™ˆ Cassandra Clare’s mastery just becomes better through the books she writes and I’m worried for our hearts during the next ending haha.

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      1. Oh gosh, I know. That Epilogue kills me every time at the end of Clockwork Princess. Although, I refused to read it on this reread since Iโ€™ll be going into Chain of Gold. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  4. I have really good feelings about Radio Silence as well. In fact I should give it a re- read soon. I really want to experience it again.

    Cassandra Clare is someone I’d really like to try.

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    1. Radio Silence is definitely worth the reread!

      And I do suggest trying Cassandra Clare. Many don’t like her TMI series because it was written a long time back (and I’ll admit, is quite cringey). But her Infernal Devices trilogy is really good.

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  5. Josh and Hazel sounds so cute! Iโ€™ll probably work it in next time I want a romance! My book of the year always gives me a hangover. Last year was the Wanderers by Wendig!

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  6. This post makes me want to curl on the sofa with a glass of wine and sink into a good book. I LOVED Rafe – I am all about great romance and those are not that easy to find. Totally get where you are coming from with Norwegian Wood, it’s such an intense feeling provoking book. Going to check you best of 2019 list and find me a book for the weekend:)

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