Book Hangovers – My Top 5 Culprits

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You know those books you read and unwillingly come to the end, then when you close the cover you just want more and more and more of that world, or those characters, and absolutely nothing else will do? Hello book hangover – here are my top 5.

Writing this post made me want to read some of these books again, and I know I have a problem, but it’s a problem I love. Let me share that problem with you. You’re welcome.

5. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

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Anyone who knows me, or follows me on social media, knows I’m not a fan of contemporaries, but Fangirl has been stuck in my had from the moment I picked it up. I relate to Cath on a whole other level. In my first year of university I was a small-time fan fiction writer. Holed up in the back of my stats class, I would write my fic and reply to all of the “fan mail” (as I called it), that I got in response to each chapter. Cath’s anxious tendencies totally resonated with me too. I have re-read Fangirl far too many times in the short while that I’ve owned it, but I have loved every moment of it, and I am not ashamed of being Fangirl trash.

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4. The Twilight Saga – Stephanie Meyer

img_7620Despite no longer being the fan I once was of Twilight, I can’t deny the gigantic book hangover this series gave me. Honestly, it lasted longer than a year. It was so big I turned to the world of fan fiction for more, in fact, I even wrote Twilight fan fiction, that’s how bad my book hangover was! It was a book hangover of epic proportions.

 

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3. A Court of Thorns and Roses Series – Sarah J Maas

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When I graduated University at the end of 2016, I found myself with free time on my hands, and for the first time in a very long time, I picked up a book and fell in love with reading all over again. That book, of course, was A Court of Thorns and Roses. It was like nothing else I’d read before, and I couldn’t put it down. I devoured the first two books in less than a week, and impatiently waited for the third. A Court of Mist and Fury touched me like few other books ever have, and I’m still struggling to get the characters out of my mind… (I mean, I don’t really want to, but still).

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2. Outlander Series – Diana Gabaldon

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SING ME A SONG OF A LASS THAT IS GONE *cue heart swelling and tears pooling* SAY COULD THAT LASS BE I?

Oddly enough, it was the TV show’s theme song that brought me to read Outlander. I had the show up on Netflix, but my wifi connection was absolutely terrible, so it was taking an obscene amount of time to load. Putting it on pause, I went onto my library’s website, and managed to snag the eBook copy of Diana Gabaldon’s widely successful Outlander (also titled Cross Stitch).

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1. The Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter is my brother. He has been my whole life. He will be my whole life.  We grew up together. Hogwarts is my home. I am a loud (actually very quiet) and proud Gryffindor. Harry Potter made me a reader. Hermione Granger was is my idol. J.K. Rowling absolutely, completely and utterly changed my life, as she did many children’s (and adults), and I think that is the ultimate form of book hangover.

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What books gave you the biggest book hangovers? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading!

-M

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