Today’s Topic: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl:
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