Books That Took Me FOREVER To Read…

It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday! T5W is a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey and hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. For more info on the meme, or for a list of weekly topics, check out the T5W Goodreads Group!


This week’s Top 5 Topic is :: 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.

So this was kinda hard for me because I usually get through books pretty quickly… very rarely does it take me weeks and weeks to finish a book. But after thinking about it for a little bit, here are the five books I came up with…






There you have it! Some of the books that took me what felt like FOREVER to read! At least three of the five books I listed were good books! Most of them I just read while in a reading slump, so I had a hard time getting through them. But anywho – I’ll see you next Wednesday for another Top 5!


What books took you the longest to read? Have you read any of the books I listed above? Feel free to link up your Top 5 Wednesday posts in the comments below so I can check them out!


32 thoughts on “Books That Took Me FOREVER To Read…

    1. They were interesting but life gets in the way sometimes and I can’t keep my nose in a book constantly, although I’d love to! All these books (except one) are books I read before I started blogging. I posted the review for Only Daughter on my blog toward the end of September 😉

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  1. Great idea for a post. I get all your reasons as to why a book takes you long to get through. I am in my third week or reading Jane Eyre. I think it is a long book, nice but really slow paced. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is on my TBR list. It will be my fast fantasy book so I hope it won’t take me forever to adjust to it.

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    1. I’ve never read Jane Eyre, but I’ve always wanted to. I think you will really enjoy Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Well… I did, anyway. 🙂 It was a really good book, but when I read it, I was just getting back into fantasy after quite a long break from it. So I read it slow so I could comprehend and understand it fully… if that makes sense.


  2. Did you enjoy The Name of the Wind? Everyone raves about it but I bailed before getting to 100 pages. Bleak House has been a work in progress for a year or more now – I usually love the classics but there is a particularly whiny female character who is making me mad.

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  3. Great post! I struggled to get through The Bell Jar too. Actually now that I’m sitting here thinking about it, I don’t know that I actually ever made it all the way through to the end, haha. Moby Dick is another one that took me ages. Parts of the story were very exciting but then other parts just dragged on and on. If I hadn’t been reading it for a class, I probably never would have finished it.

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  4. The Name of the Wind *sighs*, I believe that one took me at least a month as well. Let alone the sequel (have you read it yet?)! MONTHS!! But just like you, I think they’re amazing. Just a slow roast with lots of pages 😀

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  5. well I finished Name of the Wind and Wise Man’s fear pretty quickly but i do agree it’s a long book despite the interesting premise and plot .

    btw love that you did a Pictorial/stamp/ticket thingy to do the T5W , Why did I not thing of that . Must be why my blogs are always lengthy

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