Top 5 Tuesday (12)

Feb 25th 2020

TOP 5 BOOKS THAT CAUSED A MAJOR HANGOVER

This Top 5 Tuesday meme is hosted by the very lovely and super helpful Shanah at Bionic Bookworm.  If you want to join in, please do. You can check out the fun topics selected for Feb and see what’s coming up in March. 

Today’s topic is Top 5 books that caused a major hangover.

I haven’t done one of these is close to two years! That’s terrible because Shanah is great hostess and always has thought provoking prompts for participants to use. I really must get back to Top 5 Tuesdays more regularly. Anyways, on to this week’s topic… one that caught my attention right away, especially as I had my answers already lined up!

Top 5 Books That Caused A Major Hangover

An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur (link to review)

A book so amazing that a year later, I still think about it on a regular basis. I’ve re-read parts and might even re-read the whole thing at some point this year. The characters are rich, complex and unforgettable. Thankfully, it’s also a three-part series. Each works as a standalone but I loved being able to catch glimpses of them again and again. I’m building up the fortitude to read Book 3, because these books pack an emotional punch.


Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (link to review)

Well, this really is a hangover caused by Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom combined. I was so immersed in this saga that I hardly ever had the book far from my hands. With the Netflix series in the works and based on the Shadow and Bone trilogy as well, I had to get my hands on that series too. I can hardly wait to dive back into this fantastical world!


From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon (link to review)

The most recently read book on today’s list but equally matched in terms of the impact made. Oh my goodness, I just didn’t know what to do with myself after this one. I just knew I needed something light and easy after the emotional wringer I was put through. World War II, German occupied Rome, a Catholic priest and his Jewish best friend…. I know this will be one of my 2020 top reads. Oh, and the audiobook is narrated by the incredible Cassandra Campbell… superb.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Amazon link)

One that I read long before book blogging was a thing… I think 🤔. But it was the end of an era, in a way. Despite the kinda cheesy epilogue, I genuinely felt bereft after reading the last book. I remember flying through the story yet trying to slow down and savour each word as I knew there were no more to come. Thank goodness I enjoyed the movies too, and now I get to share these stories with my boys. Although we are taking forever to get through book one! Lol.


Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton (link to review)

next year in havana by chanel cleeton

Next Year in Havana was one of my top picks for 2018. It’s a story of two different, but related, Cuban women and the obstacles they face in different eras. The book challenged me as a history teacher to consider new perspectives when teaching the 1959 revolution. The author tackles almost every stereotype about the revolution and about Cubans in general, and I had to pause several times just to think about a paragraph I’d just read. This is now a book I often recommend to anyone looking for a Latin American (contemporary) hist-fic story.


I just put the books in alphabetical order as they all made an impact in different ways but, most certainly, each of them caused a major book hangover!

Head over to Shanah’s site, Bionic Bookworm, for more Top 5 Tuesday lists!

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