I’m currently suffering a book hangover. Before Christmas I finished a book called Snow Crash. It was involved and sucked me in like nothing else to the story, the ideas, and the futuristic book world where everything is run by corporations, even the jails. I can’t recommend it enough. Except for one thing: I’m still stuck there.
For those who don’t know, a book hangover is when you can’t start a new book because you’re still stuck in the world of the last book you read. And just to complicate matters, the world of the last book I read was a world where language is a virus and mind control can be achieved through words, either spoken or read. A concept that doesn’t easily lend itself to continuing reading, considering the realistic portrayal of this concept incorporating historical fact, some fiction, and religion.
So here I am, stuck. I haven’t yet left that world, and I’m dying to become immersed in a new one, but I’m struggling to find anything that piques my interest enough to read. Which is where we get to the crux of the matter: I need book recommendations.
Here’s what I’m looking for:
- Something interesting, fast paced, but not too heavy. A real page turner.
- A series so when I finish the book and want more, I get it (preferably a series that is complete, as I hate waiting for people to write books!)
- I read: fantasy, thriller, murder mysteries, chick lit (a la Can You Keep A Secret, less so Mills & Boon).
- I don’t read: war or anything containing racism or bigotry in any major way (especially if it’s true).
So, over to you guys – Can you help cure me?
Have you ever suffered a book hangover? What’s your favourite book?