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This weeks theme is: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover
The book hangover, for me it’s that feeling of finishing a great book and just not quite being ready to leave the world and the characters behind.
Here are some book hangover-inducing reads I’ve enjoyed…
Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi – One of my recent 5 star reads and I still haven’t stopped thinking about it yet. Can’t wait for the sequel!
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – A book about books and stories, and magic and mystery and so many other things. I was engrossed throughout and kept thinking about The Starless Sea afterwards.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – A vivid world, some memorable central characters and a variety of dragons. Great stuff!
The Institute by Stephen King – This one has stayed in my mind even though I’ve read quite a few books since. The situation that Luke and his friends at the Institute found themselves in was awful, but the way they responded and dealt with things made this an exciting read.
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher – A unique tale with a wonderful central character, this one stayed in my mind long after I put the book down.
The Poison Song by Jen Williams – A great conclusion to the Winnowing Flame trilogy. I didn’t want it to end but at the same time I couldn’t put it down.
The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan – I didn’t want the Powder Mage trilogy to end but in this book it reached a great conclusion, and some of the characters went on to appear in the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy, of which I’ve read two books so far. Which brings me to…
Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan – This is the second book in the Gods of Blood and Powder series. I haven’t yet read the concluding book, Blood of Empire, but am really looking forward to it to find out how this trilogy will end.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – The eerie atmosphere, the isolated setting, the murder mystery, I loved it all.
The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey – A post-apocalyptic tale that I couldn’t put down. Melanie and Miss Justineau were such great characters and their adventures gave me a great page-turning experience.
So, have you read any of the books that made my list this week? If so, what did you think of them? See you again next time for another Top Ten Tuesday.