I normally read books very quickly, but sometimes I struggle. I put the book I’m halfway through down, pick up another one and speed through it, try to return to the first book… Oh, and I’m already off on another adventure, reading something completely unrelated.
I’m only including books that I’ve actually finished, because I do have a pile of half read ones on the go at the moment (oh, ‘Emma’, I’ve been reading you for four years!).
5) ‘The View From the Cheap Seats’ by Neil Gaiman
4) ‘Uglies’ by Scott Westerfeld
3) ‘City of Bones’ by Cassandra Clare
I used to really struggle with all kinds of fantasy, whether high fantasy or urban fantasy. I just couldn’t get into the mindset, so I was constantly starting books and then abandoning them for quick and easy contemporaries.
‘City of Bones’ was one of the victims of this. I can remember flying through the other four books in the series (“Why Alyce!” you cry, “There are six books in The Mortal Instruments!”. I HAVEN’T READ THE LAST ONE, OKAY?!) but I struggled with this first installment.
2) ‘Severed Heads, Broken Hearts’ by Robyn Schneider
Aka ‘The Beginning of Everything’, this book was the beginning of a year long slump for me. It was just so bad that I didn’t want to pick up another book in case the next one I chose to read was even worse. The potential for badness was just too scary for me to even try to read anything.
1) ‘Allegiant’ by Veronica Roth
I hope you enjoyed this Top Five Wednesday! Which books took you the longest to read?