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bookish / top ten tuesday, where i talk about all of my biggest "book hangovers"!
Tuesday is back, and so are the top ten lists! Lists are therapeutic and simple and a great ice-breaker… so check out my list for this week’s Top Ten prompt and let’s discuss!

This week’s prompt is all about book hangovers! (Yeah, you know what that is. On the off chance you don’t, here’s a quick definition.)

Instead of my ten latest book hangovers, I’m going to cover the ten that have affected me the most in the past 6 years that I’ve been book blogging.


My Biggest Book Hangovers

Broken SymmetryDaughter of Smoke and BoneIsla and the Happily Ever AfterA Court of Thorns and RosesShadow and Bone

» Broken Symmetry was one of the first books I ever reviewed when I first started blogging. My head stayed in that world for months. I’ve been wanting to re-read it for quite some time, too, but never fidn the perfect opportunity.
» Daughter of Smoke and Bone was my first step into Laini Tayor’s mind, and I swear my life has never been the same since Karou and her chimaera.
» Isla and the Happily Ever After was also a story that lingered long after I turned the last page. It was the sweetest of the three books in the series, and I felt more for the characters than I had yet to feel for in any of the contemporaries I’d read before.
» A Court of Thorns and Roses was amazing, and so was the sequel A Court of Mist and Fury, and I still have the love story glued in my brain. Its permanent residence is now my mind, and there it will stay forevermore.
» Shadow and Bone is another world that my consciousness is enamored with. I’m due for a re-read of this series, mainly because the series that will be on tv sooner than we know, and also because I have yet to read Six of Crows. (I know I can read SoC without re-reading it, but that’s just my excuse to re-read about Alina and The Darkling. 😍)

Throne of Glass  • House of Salt and SorrowsAurora RisingSorcery of ThornsThe Cruel Prince

» Throne of Glass (pretty much the whole series) was an amazing experience the first time around in 2015, and then I read 1-4 again in 2016 to prepare for Empire of Storms. And then… I stopped? I still need to continue the series, but my heart isn’t ready for it to end – but my head is more than prepared to enter the world again!
» House of Salt and Sorrows was an amazing standalone, one I didn’t know I would love so much, as it was a retelling of The 12 Dancing Princesses. I basically just requested it on NetGalley because the cover was gorgeous. But this author made a SPOOKY debut that was both illustrious and mysterious! I will definitely be on the lookout for more of her work.
» Aurora Rising is next on my list, and let me just say that I had a really good reading year in 2019. Half of this list is just from last year! I loved Aurora Rising so much though, that I read it TWICE last year. Once in eARC format (again, thank you NetGalley), and another in audiobook format. Squad 312 and their antics just may stay with me for the rest of eternity. So pumped for the sequel this year!
» Sorcery of Thorns was a fascinating story of a girl who talked and fought grimoires (magic books)! Elisabeth and Nathaniel’s story is one that kept me up most nights, because I didn’t want to put the book down. How I wish this was more than a standalone! But sometimes there’s beauty in that, and I can revisit the story any time I want without having to read 2k pages!
» The Cruel Prince, and the series as a whole, has been haunting me since I finished The Queen of Nothing last month. It took me so long to give this series a try, but I’m so glad I did! I loved headstrong Jude and the complicated relationships that made up her world. And the Fae! I love the way they cannot lie, but manipulate and trick you in any way possible – that always makes for interesting story lines, and I’m convinced Holly Black is the queen of that!

what books have given you a bookish hangover? let me know in the comments! 👇🏻

I’m linking up my post to Top Ten Tuesday!

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13 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday #23: Hangovers of the book variety

  1. I couldn’t think of anything for this week’s topic, but maybe that’s because I haven’t read any of your picks yet 😉 I’m glad you’ve found some great books that really sucked you in. That’s always fun.

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

    • It’s a wonderful feeling to never want to leave the world of a book. You should definitely check some of these gems out! 😉 (If I had to recommend top 3, it’d probably be ‘Sorcery of Thorns’, ‘Aurora Rising’, and “A Court of Thorns and Roses’!)

  2. Lydia says:

    Aurora Rising has been on several lists this week! It sounds so good.

    My TTT .

  3. Great list! I’ve seen so many rave review of Sorcery of Thorns – I need to give it a try.

  4. ACOTAR and the rest of the series is simply the best! I was literarily obsessed when I read it the first time. And I almost get butterflies in my stomach just think about it. Am I crazy? 😉

  5. What happened for you with Isla happens to me with so many good contemporary series. It’s so hard to leave them behind.

  6. Donna says:

    What a great list!

  7. I was feeling at least 50% of these hangovers with you! 🙂

    Lauren @ Always Me

  8. Great list! Loved Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Isla! Shadow and Bone and Throne of Glass are both on my shelf waiting to be read. I need to pick them up soon. 🙂

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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