Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Wish Had More Pages in Them


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Books We Wish Had More Pages in Them


1. Ghost by Jason Reynolds


I read this book in one sitting and longed for more, more, more!

2. Anything by Kristin Cashore

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Every time I end a Kristin Cashore book, I wish I could relive it again. Unlike the other books on my list, these books are already quite long, so including this on the list makes me chuckle. More pages, please! Psst—she has a new book coming out in September!

3. Endangered by Eliot Schrefer


This book is much too short because I have so much love for it. I would love to have more of it! Can we make that happen?

4. Nothing by Janne Teller


Gosh, I love this book. When I got to the end, I felt like it needed—it had—to be longer. I didn’t want it to be over!

5. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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Ah, I love this little book. I have it memorized because I taught it so many times. I wish there was more to soak in!


Man! I try to get to these before Ricki just because we so often have the same opinion. I very much agree about Ghost, Endangered, and Kristin Cashore books! Here are some other books I wish were longer because I loved being in the story so much:

1. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

I want to know how Melody grows up. I want to see who else makes a difference in her life. I want to see what difference she makes in the lives of others.

2. Seeds of America series by Laurie Halse Anderson

I love Isabel and Curzon, and I was just getting to know Ruth. I want more. But I know it is over. 🙁

3. Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart AND The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

Both of these books are so good, but they seem like they are just telling us the stories of Mark and Jonathan. When we Skyped with Dan, my book club kept asking questions about what happens after the book, but he was very clear that anything outside of the pages is not his story to tell.

4. The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner

I wasn’t done with Charlie. I want to know more about her. And I want to know more about how her family continues to grow and deal.

5. Booked by Kwame Alexander 

If you’ve read this, you know exactly why I wish there were more pages! If you haven’t read it, read it to find out!

Which books do you wish had more pages in them?

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