Top Ten Tuesdays #127: More Pages

Posted February 7, 2017 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 22 Comments

Ten Books that Needed More Pages

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.

Top Ten Books I Wish Had (More/Less) X In Them is a fun topic for me because I wish I had a dollar for every time I said “ugh this book needed more pages.” I guess this can be interpreted in two ways – the books that genuinely needed more pages because there wasn’t enough development or information, and the books that I never wanted to end and just NEED MORE from. Here are ten books that fit the bill!

Loved Em & Need More

Mini Adult Contemporary Reviews: Nine Women, One Dress and The Hating GameARC Review: Dumplin’ARC Review: Winning + Mean Girls Book TagMaybe in Another Life

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne | I adored this book. Every single page. I read it so quickly and never wanted to be out of their heads. I would have loved more pages full of banter and cuteness.

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy | I remember getting to the end of this one and thinking it was a little rushed, but I also really loved the whole story. More pages could have helped but otherwise <333

Winning by Lara Deloza | This was another near-perfect book that could have used more oomph toward the end. I wanted some more wrapping up and ~finalizing~ by the end of it, if I remember correctly.

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid | I got to the end of this one and was like NOOO PLEASE DON’T BE IT. I wanted to crawl into this book and stay forever and ever. So much perfection.

More Pages Would Have Helped

ARC Review: A Season for FirefliesBlog Tour | Review: Mystic SummerGIF Review: I Am Princess X

A Season for Fireflies by Rebecca Maizel | This was super short and everything was rushed. I didn’t want more at the end, but I wanted more throughout to show how things had been before the accident.

Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon | I liked this book a lot, but I couldn’t put my finger on why I didn’t LOVE it. My review talks about a lack of “oomph” at the end and that it needed more pages.

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest | I didn’t feel any kind of connection to this book and its characters, so I would have loved to see more information about them and more THINGS throughout the story.

ARC Review: Things We Know By HeartFangirlCold Summer

Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby | I reaaaally had high hopes for this book but I was totally let down. The story didn’t grab me very much and the relationship needed to be fleshed out more.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | I know this is more of a coming-of-age kind of thing, but this book was not my cup of tea. I got to the end and was like ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THAT’S IT? It felt like a waste of time.

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole | I was bummed that this book had soooo little depth to it. Everyone and everything that happened was too flat. I definitely needed a lot more (emotion/pages/etc.) from it.

22 responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays #127: More Pages

  1. Yes! Dumplin’ definitely needed more pages. And I just read Fangirl last week and totally agree with you that it just sort of ended and I was left like “What?” I love this list!

  2. I’ve been curious about Jessi’s books, but never read any, and “Cold Summer” is one I’ve been anticipating. Bummer to hear it falls a little “flat.” Maybe book two will help book one’s flaws! 🙂

  3. YES! I totally agree with you about The Hating Game, Dumplin, and definitely Maybe in Another Life! I didn’t really know how to feel about that ending, but it was so well written that it somehow worked.

  4. I loooooved Dumplin’! I think I read that there’s going to be a sequel? Am I making that up? 🙂 I really enjoyed Things We Know by Heart, but I can see where more pages would have benefited it. I thought Fangirl was great, but I love coming of age stories. Great list!!

    • OMG I hope so!! That’d be soooo good.

      I love coming of age stories too, but I couldn’t relate to Cath at all 🙁 she frustrated me! haha. It makes me feel bad because so many people say they “are Cath” in real life lol.

  5. This is a fun topic! Mystic Summer has a cute cover btw. But yeah, I know this feel and I liked that you separated it into both categories too. Sometimes the ending is so abrupt but sometimes I just need more- like the Hating Game! I need so much more I would take a sequel 😀 Hahah.

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