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Top 5 Wednesday: Unfinished Books

Hi everyone. I hope that you all had a good day. I’ve been holding off posting because I kept thinking that I would soon be able to post a review of A Court of Mist and Fury. Sadly though, I’ve fallen into a bit of a reading slump over the past week (oh no!) and so I’m only on page 156. 

So, I thought I’d try my hand at a “Top 5 Wednesday” for now instead. 

Today’s prompt for one of the Bookstagram challenges I am completing this month is “Unifinished Books.” And that got me thinking….

I have a very bad habit of not finishing books. And not only if I don’t like them, sometimes even if I’m really enjoying a book, I’ll end up putting it aside and pick up something else. Does anyone else do this? I wish I didn’t. 

Since I do, however, I thought that for my first Top 5 Wednesday, I would discuss the 5 unfinished books that I want to finish the most. 

1. The Lord of the Rings By J.R.R Tolkien 

It is completely unacceptable that I haven’t finished The Lord of the Rings yet. Not only did I study it in university, but as I’ve mentioned in a previous post, it is my fiancé’s absolute favourite. I mean, just look at our Tolkien shelf…

Moreover, I don’t even have a good reason for not finishing it. I’ve enjoyed what I have read immensely. I’ll feel much better when it’s under my belt. 

2. Shadow of Night By Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night is the second book in a trilogy. I read the first one, A Discovery of Witches, last year and loved it. Then for a while we didn’t have the money to get the rest of the series. However as soon as we did, my wonderful fiancé went out and bought me this: 

That’s right, not just the second book, but this beautiful boxset! I started Shadow of Night, and it was as fantastic as the first one. I got about 200 pages in and then I didn’t have a chance to read for a few days, and now I haven’t picked it up since. I really want to get back into eventually though because I love the characters and want to know what happens. 

3. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier 

This is such a good book. It’s a retelling of The Six Swans. Which is one of my favourites. Did anyone else watch the musical cartoon version when you were kids? The writing draws you in almost immediately. 

The only reason I put this one on hold is because I got Crown of Midnight soon after starting it, and I couldn’t resist continuing with the Throne of Glass series. When I do get back to it though, I think it’s going to be a favourite. 

4. Outlander By Diana Gabaldon

The funny thing about this book is that I’ve read the first 450 pages twice. I started and stopped and then started and stopped again. In addition to many Bookstagram recommendations, it’s also my father-in-law’s favourite series. So, obviously I have to finish Outlander. The only question is should I read the first 450 pages a third time? Haha. 

5. Grave Mercy By Robin Lafevers

I didn’t know much about this book when I found it at the local thrift store. It was kind of a cover buy, I was intrigued by the tag line. I started it, and liked it, but then I fell into one of my reading slumps. Once the slump was over I was in the mood for something else, so I’ve yet to go back to it. It’s in my top 5 unfinished though because it seems like it’s right up my alley. 

Well, those are my Top 5 Unfinished Books for my very first Top 5 Wednesday.  Which one do you think I should pick up again first? 

What are some books that you’ve left unfinished?

Thanks for stopping by,


2 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Unfinished Books”

  1. Have to finish a book if I start,muddled through one or two in my day! Have read LOTR multiple times, it’s the book as a teen that truly cemented me as a reader

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