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April 12, 2020

10 Books That Cause Book Hangovers

by Susan Roberts


Have you ever had a book hangover?  If this is a new bookish term for you, here is the description:

Book hangover. Noun. The struggle of trying to reconnect with reality after finishing a really amazing book. All bookworms, nerds, and avid readers know the feeling of finishing that book and not knowing what to do with oneself. It's like saying goodbye to a good friend.

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Here are some of the books that caused me to have a book hangover.  Can you add other books to my list?

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

 A young woman becomes a caregiver to a man who is a paraplegic and they fall in love.


You Before Me

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Two sisters take different paths during WWII in France.





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The Stand by Stephen King

99% of the world's population is wiped out.  Those that are left join either the good group or the evil group.

The Stand

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Two women become spies in France during WWII.

The Alice Network

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Universe of Two by Stephen Kiernan

Love Story in the 1950s in Los Alamos

Universe of Two

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American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Mother and son try to get to the US from Mexico

American Dirt

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The Ruby of the Sea by Peggy Lampman

Three estranged sisters try to reconcile in Key West, FL

The Ruby of the Sea

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The Bright Unknown by Elizabeth Byler Younts

Girl tries to have a life after being raised in an insane asylum.

The Bright Unknown

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The Moonshiner's Daughter by Donna Everhart

A girl hates her life as the daughter of a moonshiner.

The Moonshiner's Daughter

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Clover Blue by Eldonna Edwards

A boy raised in a cult tries to find out his past.

Clover Blue

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Are you suffering from a book hangover? BookRiot offers suggestions for getting over a book hangover, which include:

The Hair of the Dog Cure - read something similar.

The Antidote Cure -  read something totally different.

The Five Star Cure - read something from you TBR pile.

The Re-Read Cure - as the name implies read the book again.

The Cold Turkey Cure - stop reading and enjoy another hobby for a while.


Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.


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