Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books that gave me severe book hangovers

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover.

Instead of the most recent 10, I thought I’d go with a mix of older and newer books that gave me HUGE book hangovers.


1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Of course. This is a world I entered and never wanted to leave. And maybe that accounts for how many times I’ve reread the series!

2. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell: Another I’ve reread multiple times. And no matter how many times I read it, it still packs a punch.

3. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: Don’t laugh!! It makes me cringe now, but thinking back to the early days of Twilight mania, as soon as I finished this book, I started it over again from the beginning, because I was on a trip, didn’t have New Moon with me, and couldn’t even think about reading anything else but this book, over and over again!

4. The Newsflesh series by Mira Grant: Honestly, I just could not get these books out of my mind. Once I started, I couldn’t stop until I’d read all the books and stories. Amazing!

5. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: Another one that I had to start over from the beginning as soon as I finished reading it.

6. A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers: This book hasn’t even been released yet! It’s coming soon (early March — don’t miss out!), and I hope it’s a big success. I have not been able to get the story out of my head since finishing it. (Check out my review, if you’re interested!)

7. Our War by Craig DiLouie: Ooh boy, this book was devastating and disturbing, and with everything going on in our country these days, it’s no wonder that I find myself flashing back to scenes from this book.

8. The Pact by Jodi Picoult: This was the first book I ever read by Jodi Picoult, and it just about killed me. I couldn’t not shake this book off for a long, long time.

9. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: Man, this book made me ugly cry so hard. I’m still not over it.

10. All the Winters After by SerΓ© Prince Halverson: I loved the characters, the setting, and the plot itself, and just wanted more and more when it was done.

What books have left you with book hangovers?

Please share your thoughts, and if you wrote a TTT post this week, please share your link!





37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books that gave me severe book hangovers

  1. I’ve never read any of these books, but I have heard amazing things about The Time Traveler’s Wife and can totally see how it would give someone a book hangover!

    • I know what you mean about Feed. I really want to reread all the books, but I’m a little scared to start again and get so caught up once more. Maybe the audiobooks next time around.

  2. Ditto re The Time Traveler’s Wife! And, I am totally hooked on the Outlander TV series right now, so can only imagine how immersive the actual books are Lisa. Great post!

    A novel I can recall having a huge book hangover from was Jenny T Colgan’s ‘Resistance Is Futile’ — it was so funny, moving and dramatic — I was just swept away by it.

  3. I love that image so much that I’m tempted to print it and hand it to my director on Thursday. Since i work at a library, I feel like that should be a legitimate excuse. xD Think it’ll work?

    I haven’t read Feed yet, but have you read Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant? It was so spectacularly creepy that it stuck with me.

    Here’s my TTT post.

    • I loved Into the Drowning Deep! I really hope she writes a follow up. I especially loved the first piece, Rolling in the Deep. That one haunted me for weeks afterward! I’ll never look at mermaids the same way again.

  4. I really must get back to the Outlander series. I read the first book and then started watching the tv show. I’ve kept up with that but for some reason never been back to the books.
    I remember really enjoying Twilight when I read it for the first time πŸ™‚
    Great list!

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