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This week’s topic is: Books That Took You the Longest to Finish
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley – I read The Mists of Avalon for an Arthurian Literature class in college. I had been shamelessly stalking this book on bookshelves for years and finally had an excuse to plunge into this book. Up until that point it was definitely on the top of my “most intimidated books I want to read” list. I am soooo happy that I finally read it because I freaking loved it, it was everything that I had hoped for and more. I kind of want to read it again as well as the follow up.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – Let’s get real, it takes me a million years to read any of the books in this series for two reasons: 1) They’re lengthy and 2) I try to prolong the experience. I freaking love them but it takes me awhile because of the amount of detail and world building. The writing is a little dense which I do really love but it just generally means the read is going to be a bit on the longer side for me.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik – I LOVED uprooted but I found myself prolonging the reading experience with this one as well. I took a couple of weeks with this one. This is something I tend to do ALOT of if I am really enjoying the book. I get attached and lost in a story and it’s hard for me to pull myself away from it so having a long reading time on this one was actually a good thing for me!
Maze Runner by James Dashner – I know this was one of those super popular books but for some reason, I just couldn’t get into it. I was really excited to read it because I had heard so many good things about it but it just wasn’t for me. It took me a full 3 months to get through it. I ended up giving it three stars because I did find aspects of it enjoyable but I crawled through it because I was just having a hard time getting lost in it. I didn’t bother continuing with the series so if it get’s significantly better, PLEASE let me know and I just might pick it up!
Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims – I actually really liked this book. It took me a full two months to read it and I believe that it was purely because of how busy I was when I was reading it. Whenever I picked it up, I just couldn’t get into it enough to set everything else I had to do aside. It was, however, a pretty good book and I ended up really liking it. It could have been a much faster, lighter read for me but for some reason it ended up taking me awhile.
Anyway, I hope you guys liked my picks for this topic. Let me know if you have read any of these and whether or not it took awhile to read them. Feel free to share any that have taken you a long time to read. As always, thank you for stopping in to visit!