Top 5 books that took me ages to read

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Happy Wednesday! Today’s topic is books that took me ages to read, ones that I spent so long on that I grew a beard and shaved it off. I swear I’ve posted something like this before but when I scoured my past posts I couldn’t find it, so maybe I’m imagining it. Anyways, these are the books that took me the duration of the Jurassic period to get through:

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman – I read this in May of… last year? 2018? Something like that, for a readathon, and man it took me all month. This is a short story collection and I should have known better.

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski – I have such a love-hate relationship with this one. It’s creepy when it wants to be but it’s also amazingly dull. I loved the actual scary parts of the book but to be honest, most of it was a slog to get through.

Life, The Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams – This book I read out loud with my husband. It took us a year, literally. If you go back in my posts to 2017 or so, you’ll see this book in my ‘currently reading’ for decades.

The Broken Eye and The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks – Both of these books took me months to read. The latter of the two, I actually ended up restarting because I forgot what was happening in the middle.

They both got five and four stars though, so it’s not like I didn’t like them. Who knows what it was!

And that’s it! If you’ve read any of the above, lemme know how long it took you! Happy reading!

3 thoughts on “Top 5 books that took me ages to read

  1. I have some books that I really liked but that took me months to read too (one even took me a year)! Sometimes reading is weird like that…

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