“A book hangover is a condition where a reader’s emotional investment in a book leaves them at a loss once the book ends. They can’t get into another book, and they want all their next reads to be as good as the last book. This can last days, or weeks, depending on the book.”
She Just Loves Books describing a book hangover
Book hangovers are real…I know I have a book hangover when I go to open my kindle, audible, or physical book and am disappointed when I realize the book I’m currently reading is no longer that last book.
So, here’s my list of recent reads that left me with a book hangover because they were that good! I want you to know about these, because while they will cause a book hangover, they can also cure one. It’s a bit like the hair of the dog…
What I Loved: I LOVED this book from start to finish! The author’s writing style was so captivating! Have you ever sat down with a friend and they told you the craziest story? That’s what this felt like. I sat down with a friend and they told me of their travels. I got to hear the ups and downs and her side commentary. We laughed and cried together. It was amazing!
How I Felt: I have this book categorized as romance, and it definitely is, however, it is so much more than that. There are a lot of sex scenes in this book to be clear, but there is so much character growth. It was a journey for the main character, Charlie, and I was so drawn in. Her travels take her all over the place and she has so many experiences along the way. She meets an elephant, she learns to surf, she lives in a hut on the beach…I loved every step of her journey. This is the kind of book that I will read again and again.
I got the window so I could see the Pacific. I read once the Pacific Ocean has 75,000 volcanoes. I hope I see at least one. The joker in the middle seat is gorgeous and I’m trying not to look. He passed out right away and I’m going to have to wake him up soon to pee. Should I shove my crotch or ass in his face? These are coach choices.
Damn, he’s cute. Long, legs all scrunched up in the tiny seat. Eyelashes curled into a perfect semi-circle, like the smile on an emoji. Honey skin, and I caught a flash of greenish eyes while he settled in. Pile of nappy curls, bleached at the tips, either from sun or surf…or a kit. I snort, realizing my opinion of him will change entirely depending on which one it is.
I also am realizing I might think he’s cute cause he kinda looks like me, like we could be cousins. OK, I really have to pee, but waking people up is so intimate. Good morning baby, how’d you sleep? Focus on the spray of blackheads on his big nose and the stream of drool.
Turns out his name is Gabriel. His t-shirt was crazy soft. And I went crotch first.
Excerpt from The Wanderlust Diaries, Part 1 The Jungle, Chapter 1 Bangkok
To Read or Not To Read: The journey that Charlie goes on in this book has me suggesting this for anyone, however, there are many M rated scenes, so if you are ok with the dirty details of Charlie’s sex life (which were written VERY well), you should absolutely read this book. It was fabulous and I cannot recommend it enough.
We meet Charlie as she hops on a plane for a planned year of travel. She’s heading to Bangkok as her first stop. She gets the chance to assist in the rescue of an elephant before heading to her next stop. She journeys from place to place telling us of her escapades along the way and then she meets Malakai. She finds herself in a blissful world where she hopes to never walk away from, but she has secrets. Her past catches up to her and her world is flipped upside down.
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