Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Linger, Books you cannot put down!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week.

This weeks theme is The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover (submitted by Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse)

OK I’m not particularly current with the vernacular “hello fellow kids’ is ringing in my head right now so I had to google Book Hangover to see if it was what I thought it was. According to  Epic Reads A book hangover is condition in which attachment to a book or series that has ended causes the reader traumatic emotional distress. But it can also mean the literal body hangover from staying up waaaaay to late to finish a book you just CANNOT put down. 

So here we go half and half. 

Emotional Distress

I see these as books where as you get physically closer to the back of the book you start to panic and even if the book leaves you nicely wrapped up you feel bereft that it has finished and you want to linger longer in that world.

  1. Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick
  2. Where the World Turns Wild by Nicola Penfold
  3. Sticky Pines; The Bigwoof Conspiracy by Dashe Roberts
  4. Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray
  5. Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson

I can kind of put Top Marks for Murder by Robin Stevens in this too as I was reading the entire MMU series start to most recently published and a combination of finishing Top Marks for Murder and finding out that MMU 9 would be the last ever has meant my MMU Marathon write ups have been on pause. Partly because I am struggling with the enormity of summing up the amazingness that is A Spoonful of Murder and partly because I don’t want the magic to end!!!

Body Distress 

These are the last books that I WILLINGLY stayed up late to finish!! 

  1. The House of One Hundred Clocks by AM Howell
  2. Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm
  3. The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott
  4. The Winterborne Home For Vengeance & Valour(this one is a bit of both!!) Ally Carter
  5. The Eye of the North by Sinéad O’Hart

There are other books that will appear in the emotional distress section no doubt when I get the last in the series Potkin & Stubbs Ghostcatcher (March), MMU 9 (August) The Wild Magic Trilogy: The Promise Witch (June) or when I can bear to finish the series knowing it will end WLTGO, The Boy who -Flew- with Dragons & 13 Treasures

Do you agree with my choices?

What books have had this impact on you?

22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Linger, Books you cannot put down!

  1. I’m about a third through WTWTW and think I’ll be feeling the same by the end of it – I’m loving it!
    Likewise The House with a Hundred Clocks which I’m looking forward to a lot!

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    1. I know the closer I got to the end of WTWTW I was like nooooo! And I haven’t read a MG novel since the house of a hundred clocks only picture & early chapter as I’m just not ready to move on yet!

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    2. I set off absolutely under full steam then derailed as I had a LOT of posts to do (some that I had left lingering) & need to put time aside for doing them instead of squeezing around all the other stuff . I now want to get back to reading so have set myself a task of do this important task & get a reward book! (Luckily I read quickly!) I have a huge pile of reading for pleasure that I’m desperate to crack!

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    3. Good luck!! I ended up with lots of reviews waiting (plus life!) and I am determined not to make the same mistake as last year and keep putting them off so I was trying to fet them done before carrying on reading but ending up doing neither! Still got a few to do but a bit more on track so hopefully I can properly dive into WTWTW and carry on from there!

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  2. I completely agree that finishing a trilogy or series can be really traumatic – part of the reason I have so many unfinished trilogies on my to-be-read list because I cannot bear to leave the world. So many of these that I need to pick up, including Potkin and Stubbs, Orion Lost and The Good Hawk.

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  3. I love how you broke up your post. Every one of these books looks so good! I can totally understand why you would have a book hangover, just from the covers alone. And now I have to add them all to my TBR list. 🙂

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  4. I love this! I’ve only read a couple of these but have quite a few on my TBR – I need time to stand still so I can catch up with all the books I want to read! Winterbourne Home looks really good – think I might have to pick it up when its released.

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    1. I know how you feel!! Winterborne Home is BRILLIANT- This one fits in both because I was like no no no no no no you can’t leave me like that aaaaaaaaaaargh! And now I have to wait until next year for more!

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  5. How apropos that you opened this with emotional distress, because why, yes, that’s where I am today, after just finishing the book I was reading this morning. xD I really need to read Crate Lake and Orphans of the Tide! The Good Hawk looks sooo good. Also, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed The Winterborne Home For Vengeance & Valour! I should be reading that soon, and I’m really looking forward to it.

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