Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Took You the Longest to Finish

For anyone unfamiliar with Top 5 Wednesday, it’s a weekly meme that was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey and is now moderated by Sam from Thoughts On Tomes. The group communicates through Goodreads.

October 5th: Books That Took You the Longest to Finish
These are the books that you had on your nightstand “in progress” for months or years. The books that you took weeks to read because they put you in a slump. Those books that were an uphill battle. These are books you started and actually read, not books you’ve just had on your shelf the longest.

Hello there! This actually is the hardest one out of the topics that Sam had put out for October. I had to look deep down inside with what I have read before the reading slump to come up with answers. I even went on Goodreads and find books that I actually started but not finished.

1. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken


I am not saying that the book is all bad, it is just there are other books that I really want to read more than this book. I am slowly reading it and hope to finish it before January because I have preordered Wayfarer and I want to finish this duology and I have a review planned in December. I, however, love Passenger and love how Alexandra weave it together. I know there are people that have an issue with this book but for some reason, I am loving it more than I expected. Plus, the cover is so beautiful and I love its naked cover as well. Genius. 



2. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

NevernightUKI started on this in August when it first got released and it is now October. I am loving this book. It is just too much to take in and I am slowly reading and making sure I am understand everything that is going on. Jay brought few interesting words in this book that I need to be sure that is what he meant. I am hopeful that I will be able to finish this before November. 





3. Champion by Marie Lu


I read Legend and Prodigy then I stopped. I need to get back to it. I might need to reread the series because I barely can remember what I have read. However, I remember that I loved Day. He was my crush.





4. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

coldmountainYears ago, my grandma gave me this book for my birthday, I think. I read like maybe four chapters then I stopped reading because there were other books that I wanted to read. I did not even watch the movie. The fact that it is a Historical Fiction, one of my favorite genres is kinda sad. I need to find this book and read it. It is in my old closet at my parents’ house.





5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


I got this book as a gift and I read the book. I ended up not finishing it. I also saw the first part of the movie but I stopped watching. I have heard mixed things – the book is better than the movie and the movie is better than the book. Please let me know what you think of either one.

I don’t know why but something about the book made me lose interest. Maybe now that I am older, I might will like it.


8 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Took You the Longest to Finish

  1. thesassygeek says:

    Wow, awesome list! It isn’t just you on “Nevernight” though, I got an ARC and started in June and finished mid July and it made it on my list week as well! It’s definitely worth finishing though so I hope you enjoy it and push through!
    I have yet to read Passenger yet and it’s sitting on my shelf although I think the general consensus from everyone is that it’s quite slow.
    Also I personally loved Water for Elephants, both the book and movie but I always thought the book was better. I think you might enjoy it now if you gave it another shot though since it is more of an adultish book and would probably be more enjoyable now that you’re older! 🙂

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    • Nicole @ booksinked says:

      I am reading maybe two chapters a night for Nevernight so I can slowly and understand the new world that Jay has built. I love this book by far. I’m hoping my heart stays intact because after this, It’s off to read Crooked Kingdom.

      Passenger has a slow start, that’s for sure but it does pick up after 100 pages. The author has heard the issue and has said that she worked on that for Wayfarer, so we’ll see! 🙂

      I need to get a ebook version of Water for Elephants because like Cold Mountain, it’s at home in Florida and my parents are holding my books there till I get a job and a place of my own. Thank you for letting me know about the book. I have always love the Synopsis of the book. 🙂

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      • thesassygeek says:

        Glad you’re enjoying “Nevernight” so far! It definitely does take some time to orient yourself with the world he built.
        That’s great that Passenger picks up after a bit that makes a little less scared to read it! I’m also glad the author listened to everyone and will hopefully avoid the issues in Wayfarer!
        And no problem I hope you enjoy Water for Elephants when you get a chance to read it! 🙂

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