Welcome to the first Top 5 Wednesday of October!
For those of you who are new to the online book community, Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group whereby we discuss books pertaining to a particular topic. These topics change every week and they’re a great way of finding new book recommendations and just discussing books with a lot of like-minded people.
Anyway, this week’s topic is ‘books that took you the longest to finish.’
I have a fair few of these so let’s get started:
I started reading this September of last year when it first came out, and I finished it this January. The Throne of Glass series is slow going for me anyway even though I really like it, but for me this fourth instalment dragged. I put it down to Manon’s chapters because they slowed down the pace and I wasn’t particularly interested in her. It was the book where I didn’t really know where SJ Maas was going with the story and I just found it easier to dip in and out of it when I felt like it.
So whilst I did read this within 4 days, it felt like I was reading this for much longer than that. Unlike others, the changing formats actually slowed me down and I was disinterested in the relationship between Kady and Ezra. However I am beginning to change my mind about this series because some of it was fun and I’m now curious about Gemina. If I do end up buying it, who knows how long that book will take me to read?
Similarly to Queen of Shadow it took me a good few months to finish this book. I can’t remember what made me put it down half way through but I just felt that I needed to take a break from it and then come back to it at a different time. I still loved it though.
I was 11 when this heftier HP book was first released and whilst I was reading many books back then, it would have taken me quite a while to get through this. I can’t remember exactly how long it took but it would have been at least a month or so.
In fact this entire series took me a while to read, but the last book was particularly chunky. It has been a few years since I read this and so I can’t quite remember how long it took me but it was slow going. I did enjoy it though.
And that’s it.
Thanks for reading and have a good day!