This week the topic is books that could have been longer. Honestly, a lot of the time, I don’t mind shorter books, and there aren’t many books that I think could’ve been longer. There’s going to be a common theme throughout this post: my biggest issue with all of these books is that they weren’t as developed as I would’ve wanted. Their length ultimately didn’t allow for there to be enough development in either the characters, plot, or pacing.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
I loved the story and the characters in this book, but I felt like it was too short to really build any tension. Something would happen and then we would move on to the next scene. It just felt too fast, and I wish it could’ve been 100 pages longer.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Ditto here. Or I wish the length was better utilized. There was just something lacking in this book for me, and I think the story just wasn’t as developed as it could’ve been.
Between You and Me by Lisa Hall
Again, I just felt like this book was too short to really build enough tension. Maybe it’s because I read it so quickly, but I also feel like it could’ve been longer.
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
My biggest issue with this book was, again, lack of character development and tension. I just wish we got a bit more time with the characters to really understand their motivations.
So those are some books I wish were longer! Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Are there any books you wish were longer? Let me know!!