Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Books We Love to Lose--by Kimberly Sabatini

For the month of February we are writing about what we've loved and lost. 

I'm going to talk about the books we love to lose. 
You know, the ones you can't stop reading because they are sooooooo good, but at the same time, you can't bear to get to the end because then they are DONE! 

Those are the best books.
When you find one, it's like winning the book lottery. Score!

But when you've finish reading an amazing book, one that is going to linger with you for a long time, it's a million times harder to find the next book to read.
Sometimes I just don't want to exit the book world I've been inhabiting. 

But a readers got to read, right?
So, I've developed this little trick that doesn't make transitioning to a new book, after reading a favorite book, quite so hard.

To help me get back to reading, I find a drastically different type of book.
 I tackle something that is almost incomparable to what I've been forced to leave behind.

If I've fallen in love with contemporary YA fiction, I usually will read a non-fiction self-help or craft book.
If I've fallen in love with middle grade humor, I might pick up an adult thriller.

For some reason it works.
A little distance allows me to bring the next book a little closer.

Hope this little loved and lost tip helps to keep you reading. And if you're really lucky, the next book you read will also be one of the books you love to lose.

What's the most recent book you loved so much you've had trouble finding what to read next? 

Mine was...

FAR FROM THE TREE by Robin Benway 

and I followed it up with...

NUDGE: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness
by Richard H Thaler and Cass B. Sunstein

Now tell me some of your best books, loved and lost.


  1. What a great idea! I am in the middle of a book hangover after reading and adoring Katie McGarry's latest. I'll try this.

  2. That's a great idea. Anything by Guy Gavriel Kay gives me a book hangover for days... weeks...