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Books to Give You a Book Hangover

Let’s talk about book hangovers.

You know those books that are so good that after them you just can’t read anything else. Those that stick with you and nothing else seems quite as good as the book you just read. Those are the books that give you a book hangover!

So here is my list of fabulous books to give you a book hangover!

6. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

A haunting experience. So complex, with so many layers to it. Very intelligent, without being preachy. A masterpiece of literature.  I hope that I can find another book that manages to do what this one did, but it seems unlikely.

5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I am a fan of thrillers. I love mystery, I love guessing games and I love the creepy, psychological aspects of thrillers. They just never wow me, or leave me reeling from the experience. But Gone Girl really got to me. The writing style is chilling to the bone, so atmospheric. The plot was masterfully done. And. It introduces some of the most well written unlikable characters that I have ever read about and this book will leave you thinking how can anyone write something like this ever again (never trust the “next Gone Girl” blurb.)

4. Mistborn series

This series induced one of the biggest slumps of my life. Nothing I picked up could ever amount to these books. From the plot, the characters, the MAGIC SYSTEM (one of the best ever written) to the amazing, superb world building, everything was just perfect and I still think about the complexity of it all, even though I read it over a year ago.

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

This is self explanatory, really. I’ll just say that the only book I could read after this is the book itself. Again. And then again.

2. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

Again, self explanatory. Still not out of this slump btw. It’s unrealistic that I will love a character more EVER than I love Ronan Lynch.

1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

I know,  I know, I talk about it all the time.  But, for good reason. Again, this was really a book that got me into THE slump. I get the polarizing opinions on this one, I really do. But there is no doubt that you will keep thinking about this one. This is a book that never leaves me, and haunts me to this day. And by no means is this a perfect book, I am well aware of that. BUT. The reading experience was perfect.

There you have it! What was your most slump-inducing book and what gave you the biggest book slump?


9 thoughts on “Books to Give You a Book Hangover

  1. Yes Gone Girl! Also books where people die or play on my emotions tend to linger in my head for some time. I can’t really come up with anything now though and it doesn’t happen too often either but once in a while… A Monster Calls I think was one too.

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