Every now and then we all need to lose ourselves in a good book. Immersing ourselves in something fabulous is one of the great pleasures of life. Especially a read we know darn well that will result in a book hangover.
Finding such paper treasures is no easy task. Sifting out the best from the rest can take time- plus reading a few books that simply do not make the cut.
That’s what makes book recommendations so wonderful. It’s also the reason for my weekly book picks: I’m hoping to save you some time. Plus, these books are too wonderful to selfishly horde. Here then are rich reads which gave me a serious book hangover afterwards.
My Book Hangover Horde
“The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
Regular readers will have gotten a sneak peek of addictive read already, but it’s on my list of favourites. And why not? It’s got plenty to love: a cast of dynamic characters, magic, and romance. My only regret is that the only way to visit Morgenstern’s spectacular circus is within these pages.
The cloud maze, the ice garden, a tree of wishes and acrobats tent… the Cirque des Reves is fantastical, but much more than it seems. Actually an arena between two battling illusionists, Celia and Marco believe it simply to be a game; a duel between two schools of magical thought. Yet when these two opponents fall in love the consequences are dangerous, for performers and patrons alike.
“Dory Fantasmagory” by Abby Hanlon
Move over Ramona! There’s a new loveable, wildly imaginative rascal in town and she will win your heart. Hanlon has created a heroine that me and my crew love to revisit again and again. Smiles and laughter inevitably ensue.
Dory just wants to play. Being included her big brother and sister’s games isn’t too much to ask is it? Deemed too crazy (a big imagination will do that), plus such a baby, she is left to her own devises. When warned of the evil Mrs. Gobble Gracker- coming to snatch all little girls who are too babyish- Dory is poised for her biggest adventure yet.
The best part about this book? It’s only Dory’s first.
So join me, let’s lose ourselves in a good book. Forget the laundry, ignore your phone, and neglect hose errands as you read just one more chapter. Come revel in the words. Get lost in the story-at least for a little while.
Don’t worry; your reality will still be there when you’re done.