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.
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.
- Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick
- Where the World Turns Wild by Nicola Penfold
- Sticky Pines; The Bigwoof Conspiracy by Dashe Roberts
- Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray
- 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!!!
These are the last books that I WILLINGLY stayed up late to finish!!
- The House of One Hundred Clocks by AM Howell
- Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm
- The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott
- The Winterborne Home For Vengeance & Valour(this one is a bit of both!!) Ally Carter
- 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.