Thursday, March 24, 2011

5 Books I Did Not Want to End

The 5 Best Books meme is hosted by Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston.

 This week's topic:  5 books that you did not want to end

  For some reason I had trouble thinking of books that I didn't want to end.   I think part of it has to do with my reading habits; I always have another book (or two, or three....) waiting in the wings and so I find myself eagerly waiting for a book to end -- even though I might love it -- so that I can move on to the next one.  Yeah, I know, I have issues.

  But I did come up with a few books that I would have liked to read a few more pages:

  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett -- I absolutely loved this book and the ending left things wide open for at the very least an epilogue. 
  2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows -- each time I read this book I felt like I was one of the group. 
  3. Room by Emma Donoghue -- don't we all want to see how Jack grows up?
  4. Something Missing by Matthew Dicks -- another book where I would have loved to see a few more chapters.  I'm hoping for a sequel, because this story definitely lends itself into becoming a series.
  5. Small Island by Andrea Levy  -- What happens to Hortense and Gilbert?  And Queenie?  I would have read on about them for pages and pages.
 After thinking about it, these books really were ones that I did not want to see end because there were so much to the characters and what happened to them that I wanted more of them.

  What books did you not want to end?


  1. Ooooh...more books I've not heard of before (3 of the 5) and 2 that I keep hearing about and need to put on my list. I'm really enjoying these lists! Thanks for posting!

  2. I agree on The Help, that could have gone on for a long time. Potato Peel was fun but I was OK for it to end.

    Must write my 5 tomorrow!

  3. Ahhh... I had forgotten about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. I really enjoyed that one too. Such a sweet story. Wonderful list. I'm late getting to everyone's posts this week, but love to pick up all of these great book recommendations!

  4. I completely understand the need for books to end just to move on to the next, but the best books are ones where that thought never crosses my mind :)

  5. The two that come to my mind are The Stand by Stephen King and Swan Song by Robert McCammon.

    I'm reading Room right now, I have the first on your list waiting on my TBR shelf, and the last two on your list are already on my Wish List!

  6. I remember reading THE HELP late in to the night. So in some respects I wanted it to end because I was so darn tired. But I did enjoy it very much!!


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