Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday as hosted by Lainey of gingerreadslainey. Today’s topic is all about our biggest book hangovers. You know, those times when you’ve read a book – good or bad – and you are stuck with whatever happened in that book for a certain amount of time afterward, causing you hardship in terms of reading more? Yeah. You know.
So, here are my top five worst book hangovers:
Even though I can’t remember a lot of what happened in here since I read it around this time last year, I do remember that I LOVED IT. It was on my mind for days and days and I just couldn’t shake Akiva or Karou off. I can tell you that this was the better kind of book hangover because even if it prevented me from starting to read another book, this one was definitely one that I’ll read again and again and again, and gladly have another hangover because of.
4. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
I wanted to binge read the second and third books so bad when I got around to it, and after finishing this one I was like, “I need more.” This was, again, a really good book hangover because I craved more. I really wish we could’ve seen what happened after the events in this one, but alas, we do not.
3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I think because of the hype that this turned into a sour hangover for me. I was so conflicted as to my thoughts and feelings on this one and I didn’t really know what to do or anything. I know that I liked some parts more than others, but I just remembered being in a sort of dazed state afterward.
This was the BEST kind of book hangover because not only was it the first audiobook I’ve listened to, but it was one that stuck with me TO THIS DAY. I’m still thinking about Lia, Rafe, and Kaden (mostly Kaden) and wanting to get more from their world. I was in such a slump when I read the second book that I want to give it another go because I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was hoping. Maybe I’ll get the audiobook for that one to get into another auidobook hangover.
1 . Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Do I even need to explain why this one was the WORST book hangover ever? I was stuck in a rut for WEEKS after reading this. I can say that this book literally brought me into a depression because of how it ended. It was just bad in writing and emotionally. I just can’t.
So there you have it! My biggest hangovers were mostly good, so I’m really glad about that.
What books have given you a book hangover and why? Would you read them again and see if they gave you the same effect? Let me know!