Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Had A Faster Pace


Happy Tuesday!! Have you ever wished that a story would pick up the speed just a little bit? (Or maybe a lot?) If so, you’re not alone! In this week’s installment of Top Ten Tuesday I’m sharing ten books that I wish had a faster pace.Β While I do love slow-burning novels driven by character development, it can never hurt to have an exciting plot to keep readers on their toes!











Do you ever wish that certain books were more fast-paced? What do you think of the books on my list? Any recommendations for fast-paced books? Let me know in the comments section below!



20 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Had A Faster Pace”

  1. I am currently reading On Beauty – Zadie Smith, I am enjoying it and it is so highly regarded but it is just quite slow, not exactly the page turner I expected…
    You should try The Pact – Jodie Picoult, it builds to a court case at the end and the dialogue is so gripping, I love it!

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    1. I think I’ve only read one Jodie Picoult book before, so I’ll definitely look into reading The Pact. I love stories involving dramatic court cases! Thanks for the recommendation!


  2. Wow, I haven’t read any of these. /o\ I’m planning to read The Shinning this year for Halloween, but I want to listen to the audiobook. Maybe that will help! I’m not surprised, though. I mean, it’s Stephen King. I mentioned one of his books in my TTT this week, too. xD

    I follow you on Instagram but didn’t realize you have a blog! πŸ™‚

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  3. Great list! I haven’t read The Tale of Two Cities, but I remember desperately wishing that Great Expectations moved a lot faster. I can’t really name any other books that I wish moved faster. Probably because I DNFed them if the pace was too slow for my liking. πŸ˜…

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    1. I rarely DNF books, which is probably why it’s easy for me to list so many books with a slow pace. I feel like being more comfortable DNFing books is definitely something that I need to work on. Also, A Tale of Two Cities is great despite its slow pace! I would still recommend it πŸ™‚


  4. A absolutely LOVE Persuasion. It’s my second favorite book from Austen, just after P&P, of course. But I agree, the pacing could be a bit slow in some places. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading the other books just yet, but hopefully once I get around to them, the slower pace won’t deter me from enjoying them. Lovely list, Holly πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you!! I feel like I should try rereading Persuasion at some point because I think I would appreciate it more the second time around. I did really enjoy the overall story, especially because I could relate with a lot of the feelings that the main character experiences. Anyways, happy reading! πŸ™‚

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      1. Please do! It’s a wonderful story πŸ˜€ And I agree, the characters and their emotions are so relatable. Hope you enjoy it even more the second time around! πŸ˜€ I’d love to read your thoughts on it!

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  5. I laughed when I saw Gulliver’s Travels on this list. It’s not my favorite book. Maybe I’m just not into Swift’s satiric bent. Who knows.

    But A Tale of Two Cities! That’s one of Dickens’ shorter novels. I don’t think we can ask him to pick it up. That seems like the best he was able to do! πŸ˜‰


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