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
I 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
Years 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.