Hey reader friends, today is more of a musings post. Why? I don’t have a review for you. It’s my day to post – you should see our calendar…it’s full. I thought about posting one of those pre-made blitzes or teasers…but in all seriousness no one reads them. I thought about rushing a book, but I don’t want to do a disservice to whatever story I select either. Part of the problem is the last book I read was so good that I am still suffering from a book hangover a week later. The other part is real life has consumed me lately, and while I love to read it doesn’t come before my family…so that’s how today ended up with no review ready, but I thought maybe it’s a sign to do a blogger post instead.
The first sign of a serious book hangover is denial that I actually have a book hangover. I admit, I don’t handle it well. I am usually on such a high from the fantastic read and I don’t want to lose it. I’ll spend a ridiculous amount of time scouring Goodreads and lists for books that will have that same feeling and vibe. Guys, it doesn’t work. It’s not my first rodeo but it happens every. single. time. I finally will realize I have to change gears and go for a slightly different genre to cleanse my palate.
Now, my lull this week is because of my book hangover from All In by Emma Scott.
It was so emotional and one of the best books I’ve read this year. I LOVED IT. I do know what I want to read next, Nico by Sarah Castille, a mafia suspense story. However, I still need a little longer before I let my heart go to new characters. I’m nearly ready but not quite yet. Also, look at that cover!!!
So while I wait for the right moment to crack Nico open I’ve still been all business about scouring GR for MORE BOOKS. No, not just for me, but for my kids. I know, I can’t stop myself. However, my 2 girls are totally different when it comes to reading. One likes mysteries and magic and the other seems to go for realistic fiction.
My 12 year old daughter and I had a great time picking out her next batch of books at the library. We waited until we had a day we wouldn’t be rushed. Le sigh. It was heaven! I always tell her to borrow around 6-8 books that look good, that way she can always have a choice if one doesn’t work out. This week her haul is very pretty!
The book on the left is The Secret of the Key (Sixty-Eight Rooms #4) by Marianne Malone. My daughter absolutely devoured this series and was so excited to get the last book here (she is already finished with it!) Now she is currently loving Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks. I’m not sure which one from this bunch she will pick next or if I need to pick up book 2 (Of Triton) by Anna Banks. Decisions decisions.
My 13 year old on the other doesn’t enjoy reading *quite* as much as my 12 year old #CryCryCry but that doesn’t stop me from endless suggestions. However, when she gets into a book that she likes she absolutely devours it. Finding that gem is always a lot of work with a lot of trial and error…and she can go weeks without a good book (gasp!). However, I finally pulled one off my own shelf, Wide Awake by Shelly Crane. She loved it. Was up until 11 pm so she could finish it. I’m not sure what to pick next for her, she does love realistic emotional fiction. I do love scouring GR so I’m at the ready to give her more suggestions, but like to keep the YA fairly clean. Let me know if you have any recs for her!
So now that I’m done getting everyone’s reading lists ready in my house I am hoping my hangover is nearly cured. It’s the best remedy I’ve found so far. What do you do when you have a book hangover? I’d love to hear! Thank you for stopping by.
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