The morning after the night before. Book hangovers.


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is :

The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

I’ve literally scrolled through my list of books and picked out the ten most recent books that immediately jumped out at me.  All for different reasons – but all good books.

  1. The God Game by Danny Tobey.  I loved this, a Big Brother type game that starts innocent enough but quickly escalates.
  2. The Other People by CJ Tudor – I was gripped.  How could I not be. A man who thinks his daughter has been taken but nobody believes him.
  3. The Strawberry Thief (Chocolat #4) by Joanne Harris.  An absolutely gorgeous book full of enchantment that felt like it was written just for me.
  4. One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence – fantastic sci fi.  Any author that can make me enjoy time travel (and all the paradox headaches) is definitely winning.
  5. A Boy and His dog at the End of the World by CA Fletcher.  This book is so good.  I couldn’t stop thinking about it for such a long time.
  6. Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse.  This is the second in series -the first is also really good but I think this one was even better – no middle book syndrome here.
  7. House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark.  This is the concluding book in a trilogy.  It’s an absolutely fantastic ending, brutally honest and true to itself.
  8. Ration by Cody T Luff.  This is a hard hitting and brilliant read.  Not for the faint hearted maybe but I still think about it months after putting it down.
  9. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow – a story for story lovers.
  10. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar.  This gave me the feeling of reading a classic – but something along the lines of Moll Flanders.  Very cheeky and with light fantasy.  I can’t wait to see what this author does next.

22 Responses to “The morning after the night before. Book hangovers.”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    So many winners on this list! But man, I don’t think I’ve had a real book hanger in a long time…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s a funny one, I was thinking the same thing when I was making the list in fact at first I went for a different tactic and looked back to 2011 and picked a book from each year going forward – but then I realised I wasn’t really answering the prompt. These are all books that really stood out for me and still make me feel happy when I look at them – not sure it’s quite a hangover.
      Lynn 😀

  2. pagesandtea

    Great choices!
    I’m reading The Other People now and I’m getting through it so quickly because I can’t put it down. It’s intriguing. Definitely going to read more by C. J. Tudor.
    I picked A Boy and His Dog… this week too 🙂
    I have Ten Thousand Doors and One Word Kill on my TBR pile as well but as usual the library books demand to be read first. Hopefully I’ll get around to them both soon.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I used to use the library such a lot- but I found that if I had book requests they all came in at the same time! I do love the library but I’m not using it as much these days, what with review books and then I never seem to read the books I buy. Need to prioritise better.
      I can’t wait to see what you make of The Other People. I really enjoyed it – but I think some people struggled a little with the fantastical elements – which of course I love. Look forward to reading your thoughts.
      Lynn 😀

      • pagesandtea

        All the requests flooding in at once has happened to me so many times. It’s weird, I’ll order books weeks or sometimes months apart but there they are, all in one go.
        I’m terrible for neglecting books I buy – I blame the library books 🙂

        The Other People was SO GOOD!!! I loved the fantastical elements and thought they really added a bit of something extra to an already great thriller. Have you read Tudor’s other books too?

      • @lynnsbooks

        I have read The Hiding Place (aka the Taking of Annie Thorne – very Stephen King(ish)(in fact I think that annoyed some readers) but I liked it – I preferred the Other Ones but still might be worth looking back (although you probably have enough books waiting to be read).
        Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    I definitely had a book hangover after A Boy and his Dog😁 Love this list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, all these books just stood out for me looking through my list.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I see some good books here! I’ve STILL got to read A Boy and His Dog. Arrgghh!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Barb, I really thought you’d read a Boy and His Dog for some reason – I think you’d love it.
      Lynn 😀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Good news on Storm of Locusts: I greatly enjoyed the first book and now I’m looking forward to this one with renewed enthusiasm – knowing there is no “middle books syndrome” to deal with it’s very encouraging 🙂
    And there are several titles on your list that are already on my radar…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I loved the first book but Storm of Locusts even more so.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Theresa Smith Writes

    I have a few of these on my tbr!

  7. Greg

    I liked One Word Kill. The Other People is one I really want to try, and The Ten thousand Doors as well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      One Word Kill was good but keep on reading because the second and third really do bring so much more to the plot and premise. I’m not generally a lover of time travel but I really like what Lawrence has done with these and his exploration of paradoxes.
      Lynn 😀

  8. justonemorepaige

    THis is a great looking list! I am looking forward to reading January – as soon as my library hold is ready!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I imagine there was a long waiting list for that particular book 😀

  9. waytoofantasy

    A Boy and His Dog definitely gave me a book hangover. Also, Sorcery of Thorns! More recently Empire Unbound.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I need to finish those Caruso books. Where is all the time disappearing to?
      Lynn 😀

      • waytoofantasy

        Idk but it’s going really fast! I hope you get to them they got better and better as the series progressed imo.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Good to know 😀

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