Top 5 Wednesday is currently being hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to learn more about or are considering joining in, check out the Goodreads group. Each week has a different topic and you just post 5 books that fit that topic.
This week’s topic is books that took the longest for you to read. Not books that sat on your shelves for a long time, but books that took awhile for you to finish once you had started them.
All titles link to Goodreads, but because I’ve reviewed all of these, I’m also including links to the reviews!
This book started off really slow for me and because of that, I was just hesitant to keep reading which resulted in this taking quite a long time to finish. I think it also started my slump that lasted for a couple of weeks. I will say that the second half of this book was a lot better in my opinion, mostly because that half focused more on WWII than on the MC’s grandmother’s life. Here’s my review.
This was a pretty dense book and, like The Velvet Hours, didn’t really have a lot of action until the last half or third of the book. So the beginning had me a bit bored and because of that I was dragging with getting any reading done. I was also still in the slump caused by The Velvet Hours. 😛 Here’s my review.
I don’t actually remember if this took me a long time to read, but it definitely FELT like a long time. I just really wasn’t a fan of this book. I talk about it more in my review, but I basically felt like the author couldn’t really decide what she wanted to do with the book and so the plot was all over the place. This is actually the only book I’ve given a negative review for so far on the blog.
These books both took me 8-9 days to get through which is about twice as long as it usually takes me to finish a book. I’m not entirely sure what it was about them. I liked the books. Maybe the length (they are a bit long) just intimidated me and slowed me down? I’m not sure. Even though they took me awhile to read, I still really like both of these books (and also can’t wait for A Conjuring of Light). Here’s my review of ADSOM and of AGOS.
Another book that started off really slow for me (are you sensing a pattern?). Still an overall pretty good book, but it was pretty slow throughout. There was a bit of action towards the end, but I think this is definitely a more character-driven book and the plot is very much secondary. But if that’s your thing and you like historical fiction, you’d probably love The Passion of Dolssa. It’s a pretty long book which also could explain why it took me awhile to get through. Here’s my review.