Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Book Hangovers

This week's topic is: Recent Book Hangovers

I tend to get book hangovers from books that I either fall deeply in love with or books that just pull me into the story so deeply and with such amazing characters that it makes it extremely difficult for me to leave. For the 'most recent' portion of this prompt, I tried to look at it as being between the beginning of 2019 and now, since I'm trying to pick out books that left me with pretty decent book hangovers and/or made it difficult for me to figure out what to read next. And rather than leave lacking descriptions of why these books gave me a book hangover, I'm just going to link most of them to reviews that explain my feelings a little bit better!

The Obsidian Tower (Rooks and Ruin, #1)The Light of All That Falls (The Licanius Trilogy, #3)

The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso
(review coming closer to publication June 2nd!) This is the start to a brand new series from Melissa Caruso after the Sword and Fire trilogy and it was beautiful and intense and perfect! Go read her first trilogy (it starts with The Tethered Mage) and get excited for this release!

The Light of All That Falls by James Islington

The Wolf in the WhaleThe Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)

The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3)Night Film

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
The end of one of my absolute favorite trilogies of all time. I was devastated when this was over.

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

A Fortress of Grey Ice (Sword of Shadows, #2)The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

A Fortress of Grey Ice by J.V. Jones
Something about Jones' settings and characters and plotting makes it so hard for me to pick up anything else after reading! They are so intense and detailed and stunning that everything else feels inferior immediately after reading her books!

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry

Realm of Ash (The Books of Ambha, #2)Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2)Fray (The Unraveled Kingdom, #2)

Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
This book was perfect and everything I've wanted out of the Wayward Children series. It was so beautiful and meant so much to me!

(Bonus) Fray by Rowenna Miller

What were some of your most recent book hangovers? Have you read any of these books?


  1. Great list! I really want to try Tasha Suri's work this year, and I want to get to Nevernight soon, too. I finally read The Bear and the Nightingale this month and enjoyed it, so I need to get to the rest of the series!

  2. The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep sounds so good.

    My TTT .

  3. I have to agree with you on Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Still my favorite in the series and so heartbreaking!

  4. Great list! I haven't read any of these yet, but I loved seeing books that touched you.

  5. Jordanna Max Brodsky's has me so curious because I loved her book the Immortals but I didn't like the sequel as much, and then the Wolf in the whale came out and I saw some really enthusiastic reviews. I think I need to try it!