Let’s talk about a bookworm problem, one that is known as book hangovers.
Sometimes this is a good place to be in even if it can also have a not-so-good connotation (because there’s always that lingering will the next read live up to this story?). Reading a book that a reader feels this way about (subjective, again because what makes something “good” means something different to us all) while reading the story is the kind of good that stays with us long after that final page. Sometimes this is because of its impact, other times it’s simply because a book makes me happy and who doesn’t like happy any day of the week?
Of late, I’ve found it harder and harder to put a book in this category. Why I don’t know. I’m wondering if it’s me as a reader. Or is it because I’m not finding books in my treasured genres to champion as I used to? Am I wearying of my favorite genres? (I don’t think so!) Or do I need to find some new types of stories to read? One genre I do want to plug into a bit more is secular contemporary because there are so many that sound cute, and I do love a solid contemporary YA. (What would you recommend???)
But of course, there have been a few novels that have recently made me feel like they are just that good. To keep things simple, I only went back to the last couple of months (which means I didn’t consider reads prior to this), and from these months, I share two novels to feature as an example of what a book hangover for me looks like. Then, because why not, I share five novels I plan to read soon, and hope will give me a book hangover!
BOOK HANGOVERS: HOW AND WHEN I ENJOY A GOOD HANGOVER!
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1: The Solid Grounds Coffee Company by Carla Laureano
None of these ‘Supper Club’ books (three in total) have disappointed me. Sure I may have some characters I like more or perhaps there’s one book I like a smidgeon more, but they’re all excellent reads. Amazon | Goodreads
2: The Map from Here to There by Emery Lord
This novel doesn’t have the same ‘hangover’ effect as my prior feature, but I mean, I love these characters so very much, serious flaws and all. I gave this one five stars for nostalgia purposes, but I’d be lying if I said I missed some of the “connection” of book one The Start of Me and You, both with the reader and between the characters, but it’s a really solid read nonetheless that still “got to me.” Amazon | Goodreads
Five of the Books I Hope to Have a Book Hangover From, Post-Reading
These are either on my shelf already or preorders!
1: The Betrothed by Kiera Cass
2: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
3: What I Like You by Marisa Kanter
4: Now, Then and Always by Melissa Tagg
Melissa’s novels are always so lovely and good. But I’ll confess I’m a tiny bit nervous about this one just because it sounds a little more serious minded than her prior novels. Still, I know it’ll be a worthwhile and enjoyable read. Amazon | Goodreads
5: Moment of Truth by Kasie West
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The comments are yours! Do you often discover “book hangovers” reading? What genre are they usually from? What contemporary novels do YOU recommend; I’d love to know about your favorites and why you like them. Are you finding it harder to discover books you love? Comment all of your thoughts below…!
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