This post is inspired by Drizzle and Hurricane Books.
We’ve all had a book hangover. You know, those books that you put down and you just can’t stop thinking about. Some of my biggest reading slumps have come on from these books, because how can anything else possibly compare? But of course I recommend them, because I can never stop thinking about them.
- Out of Love by Hazel Hayes. If you’ve read basically any of my blog posts since I’ve come back you’ll know that I am obsessed with this book. It’s a love story told backwards, and it truly broke me. I’m so excited to re-read it again once I’ve had a bit of time after my first reading!
- It’s a 50/50 Thing by Chris Higgins. For a while this was my absolute favourite book. It sits on my bookshelf, surrounded by books I haven’t read, constantly taunting me and wanting me to re-read it. You have no idea how hard I’m trying to resist. Basically I am in love with Jem, he’s one of those characters that’ll always be my #1 love.
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Will any plot twist ever compare? I’ve read this one a couple of times now, and I’m amazed every time.
- Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman. It was the writing in this one that really got me. It was written so beautifully, I just couldn’t put it down. It was the kind of book that makes me remember why I love to write, because I hope more than anything that I can one day create something even half as beautiful. I haven’t watched the movie yet, but I’d be interested to see how they compare!
Now your turn! What are your biggest or more recent book hangovers? Have you read any of these – if not, why not??