Today’s Topic: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover
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Originally, I didn’t think I had ever experienced a book hangover. But when I began looking at my book list, I realized that there were many books that left me emotionally bereft in more ways than one when I had finished them.
When a story gives me all the feels that stick with me long after I’ve read it, that is what I know I have a book hangover. And I wouldn’t have figured that out without this week’s prompt.
This week I’ve divided my entries into single titles and series.
The best series, the best story I’ve ever read, hands down. I’m still not over it, five years later.
A Jewess, a Roman Centurion and a German Gladiator; this series stole my breath with a look at Rome through the eyes of its’ characters.
This sensitively written story about a Norwegian immigrant finding a home with a family of brothers left me with a sweet ache in my heart.
I’ve always loved pre-Revolutionary stories and this one breaks the heart with the blurred lines between families and cultures at war.
Heartbreak and instability follow the women of this series set on an Australian island. But the heroes of these books are sensitive, patient and rescuers who know how to love well.
Every Kendig story is full of adventure and adrenaline rushes, but this one is particularly intense and compelling. I gasped and about died with shock at the finale of this series.
A riveting telling of California history full of adventure and cross-cultural romances.
Proof that appearances and first impressions aren’t everything and that a true heart is a beautiful thing
Lyrical, beautiful, lingering storytelling
A time-travelling tale that slowly saturates the soul, quietly but thoroughly
The French Revolution told from a fresh and heart-wrenching perspective
Yearning, angst and sacrifice are the hallmarks of this story about childhood sweethearts
An early unexpected twist left me and the characters reeling
Life and drought on the African plains mixed with national politics and one of the most interesting characters I’ve ever met
11 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday – Books that Gave Me a Hangover”
The Price of Privilege series has such pretty covers.
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I like them too, but the story inside…even more impressive.
I love that this prompt made you think! I know that Amy Harmon book gave me one, too. All of her books do!
That’s so true. Amy Harmon knows how to write!!
The Long Walk looks good!
It’s really good, but it’s the second book in a series. The first one is called The Bridge. It’s a really great series.
There was a book I read over 20 years ago when visiting my grandparents, who had a fairly large collection of Christian romance book, and it stuck with me for years. I couldn’t remember the title, but in more recent years, I’ve tried to find this book using what I could remember of the plot. Just a few weeks ago I tried again and came up with A Voice in the Wind. I don’t know for sure if it was the book I read, but I plan to find out. And considering how long I’ve searched for the book, and how long ago it was published, what a crazy coincidence that you have it on your list! Even if it turns out to not be the book I read, this gives me high hopes that I’ll enjoy it anyway.
Do you remember what that book was about? I hope Voice in the Wind is the one you’ve been searching for!
I only remember that it was a romance, and it involved a Jewish slave girl and a Roman centurion. For years, I thought I remembered the title as something like “the lion and the lamb”. And it was some time in the mid to late 90s that I read it. All seem to match well with this book (discrepancies can easily be explained by the fact that I was a teenager when I read it, and it was 20+ years ago).
However, I coincidentally saw A Voice in the Wind on a shelf at a bargain book store a few days ago, and I don’t think it’s quite right, mostly because of how big the book was. My grandparents had shelves of mass paperback Christian romance books that my sisters and I read while we were visiting, and I don’t think I would have picked one that long to read. I’m a little less excited, which I think just means I need to get to it asap so I can find out for sure. (Sorry for such long replies on your post, haha!)
I have What the Wind Knows on my tbr and I’m excited to get to it. I’ve only heard great things. And I’m so intrigued by your other books. I’m going to look those up now! 🙂
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What the Wind Knows is going on my list of all-time favorites. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!