The Book Hangover

Well, I may have never been drunk in my life before. But I have suffered of multiple hangovers. Not from the alcohol, no… from books! Something that’s called a book hangover. Something of which I’m ‘suffering’ right this very minute.

If you guys read my ‘Never ending reading slump‘ post, you know that I haven’t read that much in the last couple of months. The reading slump started around April last year and lasted all the way through 2017. I really hoped that 2018 would be better, that I would be able to get my reading flow back. Well in January I certainly didn’t. I only read one book, one book that I didn’t even really like. February, on the other hand, was a bit better. According to my Goodreads, I’m actually on track now with my Reading Challenge. Hooray! Even though I try not to be bothered as much by my Reading Challenge anymore – and have also lowered my goal this year – it does feel good to see that I’m ‘on track’.

I feel I’m finally over my reading slump, but now something else has happened. The book hangover. For those who are not familiar with this… A book hangover is the inability to start a new book because you’re still living in the last book’s world.

So yeah, that is what I’m having right now. Last weekend I read Everless by Sara Holland, in just a couple of days. And I probably could have read it even faster if I didn’t have other things to do throughout the weekend as well. I haven’t been sucked into a book like that in ages! I absolutely loved it and it is definitely the best book I’ve read in ages. I gave it a solid 5 out of 5 stars. And it felt good to finally be that invested in a book again. I kind of forgot what that feels like. I’m not going to go into the book right now – a review is coming very soon. But after reading this I haven’t picked anything else up. I just don’t know how anything can ever top this. I just feel like whatever I pick up now will be somewhat of a disappointment. And honestly, the only thing I want to pick up right now is the second book in the series, Evermore. Too bad that that book is going to come out in January 2019. TWENTYNINETEEN. I know, that’s way too long of a wait right?!

I guess I’m just going to have to forget about Everless for now and pick something else up. And come on, it’s not like I’ve got nothing else to read. My TBR is still pretty full. I just need to find a book that I know I’ll love and that will be a fast read.

Have you ever had a book hangover? If so, which book caused it?


  1. February 23, 2018 / 16:35

    I 100% understand what you mean. I got stuck in one of these for quite a while, a read so many good books in a row I got to point that I felt like I had hit my peak and didn’t need to read anymore! <3

    Charlotte |

  2. February 26, 2018 / 10:28

    Oh yes, I am familiar with book hangover, I experience it every time I read truly special book (which is not that often, but yeah, it happens once in a while). The last time it happened was at the beginning of the year when I finished Iron Gold by Pierce Brown. When it comes to me, book hangover lasts for couple of weeks and usually I am unable to enjoy new books, no matter what I pick up. It always frustrates me so I end up re-reading some of my favorites instead of reading something new and it helps 🙂 You can try it yourself 🙂
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