The topic for this week’s TTT is Authors with Fun Social Media Presence. I unfortunately don’t really follow authors on social media, so this topic is not for me. So I’m going to do a topic from 2 weeks ago that I had been interested in but could not end up doing.
I define book hangover as something that makes it difficult for me to move on from a book. It could be both a good thing or a bad.
It’s about the last 10 books that gave me book hangover. Better late than never!
Cheese in the Trap : This webtoon or graphic novel has the most realistic and compelling portrayal about human nature. It’s based on the college life of student Hong Sul who suddenly finds a senior Jung Yoo being friendly to her. It’s jarring because she suspects that the terrible things that happened to her last year was all thanks to him.
The characters in this are all so fascinating. I finished the 301 chapters in a day!
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird : This wasn’t a good sort of book hangover. Rather, it was the longing for more that made it hard for me to move on. More insight into a certain character. A longing for perhaps a different sort of execution. Or just a better closure maybe.
Wild at Heart : I was so sucked into the world of the Alaskan wilderness, that it took me some time to get out of it. The book is perhaps a little too domestic for some people, but I savored every little thing about it.
If I Never Met You : A strong independent woman rediscovering herself and her life after breaking up with her long-term boyfriend. I was fully invested in her journey. *Whispers* And the fake romance trope…
Chasing Lucky : It’s not perfect, but this YA had just the right amount of teenage angst and misadventures to draw me in. Also, Lucky is reason enough for a book hangover.
Lucky Caller : A group of unlikely students are brought together because of an assignment about having a radio show of their own. What follows is a hilarious and warm tale of friendship and love.
Where the Lost Wander : A poignant love story at the backdrop of the Oregon trail and traversing the Wild West back in the the 1850s. It’s not an easy read but gripping all the same. What’s amazing is that it’s based on a real story of real people.
Headliners : A love story of two rival TV presenters who are forced by circumstances to co-host a morning show. Need I say more?
Ninth House : This one has a lot of mixed reviews. But I found the story and the universe compelling enough to move on from.
Bring Down the Duke : No book has since been able to surpass the effect that this amazing gem of a book had in me. I loved this love story between a duke and a destitute blue stocking with the backdrop of the suffrage movement so much! I found it hard for a week to read anything else. I kept going back to it. Talk about a massive book hangover.