Weekly Recap โ€“ I am Suffering a Book-Hangover (March 19, 2017)

Posted March 19, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Weekly Recaps / 64 Comments

Hi guys, how are you? I hope you had a wonderful week. I had another great week. I’ve added several books recommended by my amazing fellow book bloggers and just read two of them. The news that I’m going to share is that I’m suffering a book-hangover. As you might have already known, I’ve just finished an awesome book (tearjerker), Cruel & Beautiful by A.M. Hargrove and Terri Laine, and OMG guys, I can’t move on. I’ve tried to start a new book but I couldn’t concentrate. Have you ever experienced a book-hangover before? Do you have any suggestions on how to move on? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Last Week on The Blog:

Passion & Venom (Venom Trilogy Book 1) by [Williams, S., Williams, Shanora]ย Venom & Ecstasy (Venom Trilogy Book 2) by [Williams, S., Williams, Shanora]ย Prisoner (Criminals & Captives Book 1) by [Warren, Skye, Martin, Annika]ย Cruel & Beautiful (A Cruel and Beautiful Book Book 1) by [Laine, Terri E., Hargrove, A.M.]

The Ones I’m Dying to Read This Week:

The list below is my TBR list that I canโ€™t wait to read, recommended by my fellow book bloggers. This week I’m going to read two series, The Others series by Anne Bishop and The Sins Duet by Karina Halle. I’m planning to read five books this week. Let’s see if I can make it. ๐Ÿ˜€

Written In Red: A Novel of the Others by [Bishop, Anne]ย Etched in Bone (A Novel of the Others) by [Bishop, Anne]ย Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10)ย ย Devil in Spring: The Ravenels, Book 3 by [Kleypas, Lisa]ย Shade's Lady: A Reapers MC Novella by [Wylde, Joanna]ย Until It Fades: A Novel by [Tucker, K.A.]ย The Night Mark: A Novel by [Reisz, Tiffany]ย Black Hearts (Sins Duet Book 1) by [Halle, Karina]ย Dirty Souls (Sins Duet Book 2) by [Halle, Karina]ย Corrupt by [Douglas, Penelope]ย Every Little Thing (Hart's Boardwalk) by [Young, Samantha]

The Link-Up:

Iโ€™m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewerย by the amazing Kimberly and Stacking The Shelves by Team Tyngaโ€™s Reviews.

What were your favorites last week? ๐Ÿ˜€


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64 responses to “Weekly Recap โ€“ I am Suffering a Book-Hangover (March 19, 2017)

    • Thank you, Jess. I havenโ€™t read Rachelle Meadโ€™s books yet but Iโ€™ve heard of this authorโ€™s books. You make me want to read them. Thanks for visiting, Jess. Have a great week and happy reading. ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. Book hangovers are the best hangovers! Nothing wrong with those. ๐Ÿ˜€ I haven’t read any of Kleypas’s “old” HR novels, though I’ve read a few of her more recent books. Devil in Spring is on my list (as is the entire series – Devil in Winter and such). I’ve only seen really positive reviews for Devil in Spring. ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a wonderful weekend. =)

    Check out my STS post!

    • Thanks for visiting, Alyssa. ๐Ÿ˜€
      You’ve read her recent books? What do you think?
      Devil in Spring is my first book by this author and I can’t wait to start. It’s got tons of awesome reviews so far. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Book hangovers are both amazing and terrible! I always want a book so good it leaves me unable to function…but then I can’t function and all the other books are neglected, lol!!
    I really want to start the Others series, I have the first book on audio and just haven’t gotten around to it. It looks amazing though!

    I hope you have an awesome week this week!

  3. Ahh yes, book hangovers are great & terrible. I haven’t had a strong one in awhile, though. You’ll just have to suffer until it wears off. lol. Or start reading Written in Red, that’ll help. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Book hangovers are very hard to deal with! Sometimes, the only thing to do is to find the kind of book that will give you another book hangover :p
    You have a very nice list of books you’re impatient to get your hands on, Until it Fades *sighs* I loved that one too, but I won’t have a review up until it’s a bit closer to release day.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading, Geybie ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ohhh I’m afraid I can’t handle another tearjerker. My little heart is too delicate, I wouldn’t survive. Haha ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I can’t wait to read your review for Until It Fades! I’ve already preordered it. So excited. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you. Have a great week and happy reading too!

    • Yeah, I’m planning to read a paranormal series this week, which is different than what I’m used too. It’s been a while since the last time I read a paranormal romance. So excited so start tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thanks for visiting, Jo. I hope you have a great week. Happy reading. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. OH NO!! I’m sorry about the book hangover. Hazard of the hobby, right? The ways that work for me are – shorter stories, rereading old favourites from the past or just plain taking a break – even for one day!

    I really need to read The Others – that series has been on my radar for an age and I’ve just never been able to get to it. Etched in Bone has been coming up a lot lately though and all the good reviews are reminding me that it’s a series I should try soon.

    Hope you have a lovely week and that you kick the hangover soon!

    • Thank you, Di. I’m going to read a novella (Shade’s Lady is pretty short) after reading The Others series. Yes, rereading a favorite one is something I will do in the near future. Maybe an audiobook version. We’ll see. If none of them works I will than take a break.
      Thanks for the suggestions, Di. I really need it. Have a great week and happy reading! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Oh same here. I did have a huge book-hangover after reading Me Before You. I don’t want to give any spoilers but you’re gonna experience the same feeling with this Cruel & Beautiful. Don’t worry, the story is completely different with Me Before You but the effect is the same, in my opinion.
      I hope you have a great week too. Happy reading. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Book hangovers are awesome but do tend to prevent you from reading any more books. I tend to write down how I felt about the book to sort of “get it out of my head” that usually helps me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am determined to read Anne Bishops books one day. I am hoping it’s soon because I hear such awesome things about her.

    Have a great week, Geybie! Happy Reading!

  7. Hargrove can certainly give you a hangover. I think I’m more in a slump. Nothing seems to be reaching out to me from my shelves or my Kindle. I think I’ll pay a visit to my wish list. I’m sure I’ll find something to inspire me there.

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    • Have you read Hargrove’s books? Which ones, aside from Cruel and Beautiful series, were your favorites? ๐Ÿ˜€
      Sorry to hear you’re in a reading slump. Have you read Mariana Zapata’s books? I loved her “Wait For It” and “The Wall of Winnipeg and Me.” You might love them. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. It’s only March but I’ve already went through a few book hangovers this year and it’s driving me crazy. What usually works for me is reading a book by one of my favorite authors. That usually seems to help bring me out of it pretty quickly. On the rare occassion that doesn’t work, I just take a few days break from reading completely and focus on other things I like doing, like catching up on my favorite shows or something like that.
    I hope you get out of your slump soon! It’s so frustrating.

    • I’m reading a book by my favorite author now and yes it really works. I’m enjoying it now. Thank you, Jackie. Taking a break rarely works for me. I find myself keep thinking about it. It makes it even harder, so keep reading is a cure for me. Thank you for visiting and the tips. I hope you have a great week. Happy reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Book hangovers are the worst. Sometimes I just have to do something else for a day or two and then usually I am ready to pick up a book again. If that doesn’t work, I might re-read an old favorite to get me back in the mood. I hope you get over your slump soon. Have a great week!

    • I’m reading a book by one of my favorite authors and it works. I’m planning to reread my favorite books that I’d read before blogging in the future. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you, Carole. I hope you have a great week too. Happy reading. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Sometimes when I have a book hangover like that, I try one of three things: reading more books by the same author (or reread the ones I’ve read before), rereading an old favorite, or switching genres completely. But yes, some books can really haunt you for days.

    Enjoy that TBR list — Devil in Spring was wonderful!

    • I tried to read book 2 in the series but it was hard… very hard. So, I tried a book with a lighter theme and it’s working. I’m enjoying it. I’m planning to reread my favorites that I’d read way before blogging that I haven’t reviewed yet, in the future. So, fingers crossed. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you for the tips, Lark. I hope you have a great week. Happy reading. ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Literary Feline

    Book hangovers are the worst–and yet it also means we’ve usually just read an awesome book. Hopefully you will find another book to settle into soon that sweeps you off your feet. I need to get back to the Others series. It’s one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy Written in Red!

    Have a wonderful week! I am hoping to sneak in a little reading today if I can. My first quiet Sunday in awhile. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • I’m reading a good one now and really enjoying it. Oh yaeh, I can’t wait to start The Others series! ๐Ÿ˜€
      I hope you have a great week and am enjoying the book you’re reading now. I love your blog. Thanks for visiting. ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Lauren H.

    From you TBR list…
    Written In Red – I’ve been wanting to get into this one. Maybe once the Mercy Thompson series is over.
    I’m listening to Silence Fallen right now. Like normal, so good. I have the Until It Fades ARC. And the audio for Corrupt by Penelope Douglas was soooooo good. Like I thought about this book for weeks after reading it. And I just read Every Little Thing a couple of weeks ago. Have a good week!

    • I can’t wait to start The Others series. Oh I need to try audiobooks soon. I tried one last year but didn’t really enjoy it, but I’m planning to give it a try one day. Oh I’m curious about the audiobook version of Corrup. I’ve just purchased the ebook version but I’ll try the audiobook. Thanks you.
      You, too. I hope you have a great week. Happy reading. ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. I had a cure for my hangovers that usually works, I switch genres. It is better for me to steer clear of book genres that caused my hangover. I know some people only read one genre so that may or may not work for you. Don’t settle for just any book either, read one that you really were excited about. Or maybe re-read something you loved before the hangover. I hope you find a way to get over it. I have a love/hate relationship with hangovers. They almost always mean you LOVED the book so hard, so that’s always the goal.
    Have another great week!

    • You’re right, Karen. I loved the book so much, which is a good and a bad thing. I’ll switch genre this week, back to my paranormal root. It’s been a while since the last time I read paranormal. I read contemporary a lot nowadays. So excited to try a different genre, out of my comfort zone. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you, Karen. I hope you have a great week and awesome reads this week. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. I have recently found that reading short stories helps me with hangovers. Also reading an old favorite is helpful to me. My favorite book last week was A Long Way To a Small Angry Planet. Have a wonderful week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks you so much for the tips. Yes, I was finally able to finish a book and surprisingly I did enjoy it. Yes, I’m planning to reread some of my favorites in the future. Wow.. I’ve never heard about the book before but I check it out. It sounds great. Thank you for recommending me one of your favorites. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful week as well. Happy reading! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. oh man! I CAN WAIT to get to Venom! I’m reading the Night Mark now and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I’ll read anything that woman writes I guess. I always go for hours without noticing because it just flows so seamless! I hope you read it soon so we can chat about it ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Book hang overs are hard. I went through that a bit this week after a finished a good book on Friday and then my read on Saturday just didn’t work. I usually just push through and keep reading and that hangover goes away. I hope you love Written in Red.

  17. Book Hangovers are the worst honestly!!! I had one last night. I was struggling so much trying to decide what to read next. Thankfully I was just browsing my kindle and found a book I could read and its helping a bit. I think that is the best thing honestly. Find a book that you think will distract from the hangover or sometimes if I need a break I will do a long workout or go on a hike with friends or something. Physical Activity tends to help me out of those book hangovers.

    • Thanks for the tips! Yes, book hangovers are awesome that means we love them so much. But it is hard to move on. I took a little break yesterday–watching TV and going out with friends. It really helped. I’ve just finished a book. FINALLY! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Book hangovers are the worst. The best cure for me is rereading an old favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m reading the Joanna Wylde now, and I’m hoping to fit in Devil in Spring this week.

    Good luck getting over your book hangover. I hope you enjoy your reads!

    • Yes, I’m planning to reread my old favorites sometime in the future, Angie. It really helps to refresh things, especially when I’m in a book slump.
      I can’t wait to read Wade’s Lady, Devil In Spring, and The Others series this week. I hope you enjoy it, hon. ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Greg Hill

    Book hangovers suck unfortunately and I’ve had em once or twice. For me it almost always takes either forcing myself to get thru or getting lucky and finding that next great book .But it can be frustrating! And I love book blogger recommendations- especially when they turn out fantastic. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve said it before but those Venom covers are awesome!

    • Yes, Greg, It sucks sometimes. It would be great to find another awesome one but unfortunately, it was not that easy.
      Yes, I get lots of awesome recommendations from fellow book bloggers. I can’t to read them.
      You should read Venom series, Greg. It is great.
      Thanks for visitting, have a great week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Cyn @ Bookmunchies

    I’m currently sufferring from a book hangover too! Haha. It’s one of those things where it’s awesome because it meant you just read an amazing book, but crappy because now what!
    I hope you enjoy Written in Red! And Devil in Spring !! It’s so awesome. Happy reading!

    • Ahh You describe it perfectly. I was feeling it. Now what? ๐Ÿ˜€
      I was hoping to find another awesome one but it was so difficult. I did enjoy finish one but it was nowhere as good as the one before.
      Fingers crossed I can find it in Written In Red and Devil In Spring! Thanks for stopping by, Cyn. Have a great week. ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. The dreaded book hangover… hopefully by now you’ve recovered and are well into another book or three. ๐Ÿ™‚ So interesting that you have Written in Red on your list because I’m listening to it on audio right now. Totally unlike what I usually read but I’m enjoying it so much! Such a great story! I’m about 40% through it and find myself wanting to listen all the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Book hangovers are tough! I say you just gotta push through it, haha. Either find another equally amazing book to read next or read something quick and light to cleanse your palate and then you’ll be able to concentrate again ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you’re having a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

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