Top Ten Tuesday: Book Hangover Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Hangover Books

Yes we are definitely back for Top Ten Tuesday, and I’m so glad that I’m able to get this set up on my day off. Is anyone else off today for Presidents Day? Not like I’m really happy with the person in that position currently, but hey at least I get another day off to decompress and catch up on some reading. Which, hey I did end up finishing a novel today (Monday) and I plan on starting another one that I really need to get to reading soon. So yay!

This week’s topic is on the ten books that gave you a book hangover.

I honestly feel like this didn’t happen a whole lot for me, but there has definitely been some books that made me almost stop reading for a good long time. Those were definitely not fun. So I’m not going to really talk about it because I really want to not have to be reminded about the worst book feelings ever. Yes, I’m totally dramatic but whatever. That’s me for you.

Literally hated this novel. I was generous with my 2 star rating back in the day.

I wanted to like this one but I feel like maybe it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I really had to think about what I wanted to read after this, and I was a little confused about some things while reading this.

I refuse.

Yeah honestly I don’t think I was really feeling wanting to read anything after this. This was my first Kristin Hannah novel, and I may just not be a fan. I don’t know.

Same with this. Maybe I just need to read the first couple ones, but I’m not sure.

This one was more of an emotional reason I would say. I don’t think I was very happy with how people treated Hitch, well I know I wasn’t happy with how people treated her, and I just didn’t want to have to read another novel like that for the moment.

This one got a little bit too emotional for me either. Especially because I wasn’t expecting it to get so dark as a graphic novel.

I don’t remember really what got me feeling a book hangover with this one, but I think it was because I was super upset. I don’t even know if I can find the second one, or if I want to read it, but I do know that I felt like something was making me upset. What kind of upset? I have no idea.

This one gave me a book hangover because damn I was really upset with everything that Tiffany Haddish went through in her life. She did not hide anything about the abuse she went through, how she almost lost her life multiple times, how she was homeless. Just, wow. Everything she overcame was tremendous and how she’s still able to smile after it and bring joy and laughter to others just really speaks volumes to her as a person.

I just really wasn’t into this one, and I did my best to get through it for one of the book clubs that I was in but it just wasn’t for me. I think it got me to stop reading for a month or so because I just couldn’t really understand what I read? Or I didn’t want to. I don’t know. I tried to listen to it and that’s how I got through it because this wasn’t a book that I would normally read, and I just don’t know.

I feel like I’m having a major life hangover right now, which is getting to my enjoyment of books. Ridiculous, am I right? Hopefully by the time this posts, I would have gotten through more of the books I’m reading now, and that I’ll hopefully make some more progress on the book club book that I need to get through. I think I should maybe stop joining a BUNCH of book clubs…

21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Book Hangover Books

  1. LMAO that reaction gif to Priory 🤣🤣🤣 Literally laughing my ass off coz oh, that buddy read was fun! I’m still so sorry you disliked it so much, Leelynn ❤ I'm really keen to read Haddish' book! I've had it on audiobook for a while but haven't got to it. I think it'll be really fun to listen to her read it! Great list 🙂

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    1. I was the worst partner during that buddy read! I was trying really hard to like it and the concept was cool and I was so for it, and then it just made me so angry lol. At least the actual buddy read with you guys was fun because I would have not enjoyed my time otherwise haha.

      I know some people find Haddish’s voice to be a little hard to listen to I guess, but for me, I was able to hear a lot of her emotion when she was reading about the really abusive parts she had to endure and it just made me feel for her that much more. Plus I never found her voice annoying or anything in the first place so that may have a factor in it. Let me know if you do end up listening to it ❤

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  2. I was wondering about Priory- it’s a doorstopper apparently and I’ve seen mixed things so I haven’t decided whether to try it or not lol!

    Treading Waves has an amazing cover, I’ll give it that haha!

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    1. Hhahaah yeah that book is thicccccc. The hours I put into listening to that novel… ughhhhh haha

      That cover is pretty amazing. I think I was at a disadvantage because I didn’t read the first two novels. I’ll have to see if I can find them and see if my opinion changes.

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  3. I haven’t cared for Kristin Hannah’s early work because they are too emotional and manipulative to force you to ugly cry! I did enjoy The Nightingale. The Great Alone was ok…but the ending was rushed and overly dramatic. Others love everything she writes!

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      1. I enjoyed The Nightingale so you might give it a try…..the part about the concentration camp was relentless in its hopelessness. I had to skim some of that part. I think it’s definitely better than her earliest work.

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    1. It was an interesting book! I just don’t know how I felt about it I guess. Even with time to digest and all that, I’m still upset about that ending, and I never ended up getting the second book so of course none of my questions will be answered until then.

      Thanks for the link! I’m going to check it out now.

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