A guy reads Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2009-2011)


I have The Host

Yes, I actually bought the book. But don’t worry — I’ll finish Twilight first!

Many and multiple hundreds of apologies for not getting to the next chapter today! I am just super busy getting ready for a far northern flight for my friend’s graduation and will be reading the long-awaited Chapter 8 very very very early Thursday. And I promise, tomorrow’s TwilightGuys Report will make up for it! You can’t miss the one for tomorrow. I had to get a photo it was so sweet.

I am curious, however, how long it took everyone to read The Host? It is, after all, rather thick! But at the rate you people gobbled down Twilight, my guess is an average of two hours (probably less πŸ˜‰Β  ).



198 Responses

  1. Well….I got it when it came out…and I read the first two chapters and kind of fell out of interest. The other day I ran out of books to read so thought I would take it up again…read it in 2 days. IT was so good. Read it. Love it.

  2. I got that book. I finished reading it in a week! Its as good as twilight. Hope you enjoy reading the twilight series and the host!

  3. It took about a week for me to read it and i’m 13 so it probably won’t take you as long. it’s AMAZING

  4. i live in Utah, and on the 6th of June we drove to Idaho for my cousin’s wedding. i took the host just in case i had time to read. well, on the following Monday, we began our trip to Oregon for a family reunion. i read straight from Boise, ID to Flourince, OR. (i begged my dad to take a detour to Portland, haha, just to try and see some of the places they filmed Twilight). the entire time my dad was giving me a hard time saying, “when people ask you what you saw in Oregon, what are you gonna say? the pages of a yellow bound book?” or constantly telling me to put the book away and enjoy the view. trust me, the dive from Idaho to Oregon really isn’t that majestic! he even went as far as to offer a dollar to the first person in the car to see the ocean. mind you i did look up once in a while to peak at the surroundings. anyways, i didn’t have much time to read while at the actually reunion, so i had to wait until we made our journey home on Thursday. we didn’t make it home until Friday, and within the last thirty minute home stretch i was reaching the final chapters of the book. i was frantically trying to finish before i got home because i had to go straight. so as i sit in the back of the car reading the last chapters i start silently bawling like a baby!! my nephew gives me the “you’ve got to be kidding me” stare and asks in his sincerely confused tone, “caitlyn, are what you crying for?” which of course brings on the scrutiny of my whole family! i quickly try to hide the evidence of the traitor tears on my face as i look up to see my parents trying to mask their amusement. and the look on my father’s face as i watched him in the rear view mirror was plain torture! all i could muster was “shut up!” and the worst part of all, i only had one chapter left when we pulled in the drive way!! my brother was covering for me at work because we ended up getting into town two hours later than expected due to road construction. so i had to wait four and a half hours to finally finish the book! the suspense nearly killed me. i do have to say that i utterly loved it!!! i hope you enjoy it as well, and word to the wise-if you tend to cry easily, read the end of the book in private!!!!!! trust me!

  5. Yeah, so I am completely aware that it has been months since this was posted. But on the off chance that it matters I read the host in a span of three days. It normally takes only a few hours for me to finish a novel that size but I had school and it was graduation week so I had to play in band and stuff for that and my parents forced me to socialize with them well I was at home instead of running up to my bedroom and gobbling up the rest of the book. So yes, three days but in all fairness it would have taken three hours like the books in the twilight saga had it not been for school!
    Anyhow the Host is awesome.
    It makes you question humanity as a whole, it really does. Its thought provoking and mind-numbing and gives you real sympathy and emotion for the characters you relate to.
    I personally identified with the main character (the Soul) but that is just me.
    It will be intersting after you are finished with the twilight saga and everything else you’re doing to hear your thoughts on the Host. And see who you relate to.
    Bye, melissa

  6. Oh, and in my opinion it was better than twilight, if that is possible….
    maybe because i connected with the characters on a deeper level than I did with Bella and Edward and Co. …is it weird to relate to aliens more than vampires?….or humans for that matter?….(hmmm…ponders sanity…)

  7. aaaaah i love the host. i love the twilight series to but i think the host is more mature and deeper and it doesnt just focus on romance. quite interesting and i just couldnt put the book down. i read it in maybe three or four days but thats just me. no one’s pressuring you haha. i wish i took more time when reading these amazing books but i cant help it their too good!

  8. So I just started to read The Twilight guy (Its july) and I love it! I wanted my first comment to be here becouse… (please done’t kill me)

    I like The Host BETTER then Twilight. Not that I don’t love Twilight, I DO!!! Its amazing! There is just something bout The Host that I love…

  9. Took me four days (one day longer than Deathly Hallows) bcuz my mommy took it away for the night. (somthing she also did with all the Harry Potter books and the other Twilight books, except New Moon becuz it made me too emo to keep reading it into the night)

  10. I haven’t read The Host yet(don’t think i’ll like it better than twilight) but my friend wouldn’t go through one conversation without suggesting me to read so I suppose i’ll read it.

  11. I took me about a week cause the
    beggining kind of bored me so I read it little by little. Until it got good did I read up in like 2 days. It was really good.
    Different from Twilight in a sense.

  12. It actually took me a whole day! Breaking Dawn took me 6 and a half hours, and I read both Twilight and New Moon in one day, with Eclipse taking a lot of the next day

  13. howcome (almost) everyone on here is a girl? Weird…. It took me a few days to read it. It Was AMAZING. I loved it more than Twilight. I cried so much during this book, my eyes were burning forever! BTW, don’t put on makeup….

    I love vampire books! This is one of my favorite books. I have to say that Melissa de la Cruz’s Blue Bloods series is the best. i can’t wait for the third book to come out in December! It’s torture waiting for books..

  14. I loved it, of course.

    I hope SM writes heaps more books… so that i can have a nice collection πŸ™‚

  15. oooh, itΒ΄s great! at the beginning i was like… what!?! but then it got REALLY good. itΒ΄s one of my favorites books!

  16. It took me about 3 days of frantic reading. And then I reread it. I think I may be the only one in saying it was WAYYY better then Twilight! And that is saying A LOT as you know. Keep reading!

  17. That book was AMAZING! It took me about two and a half days to read it, but of course school, and life got in the way, as it seemed to do with many of you. *sigh* I may be the only one in saying this, but i thought it was WAYY better than Twilight, and I never cried. Sorry. BYE

  18. … I finished the host in a grand total of two and a half hours.

    And… Emalee, you’re not the only one. I’m going to have to say, regretfully, I liked The Host better than Twilight.

    *cringes and waits for ostracization*

  19. It took me about two and a half hours. I read it right after Eclipse because I needed something to hold me up till Breaking Dawn came out. It was pretty good, but not as good as Twilight. For me, anyway.

  20. read twilight and new moon then,
    i had the host for 2 weeks read the first chapters, they seemed kinda boring…
    but read further in and finished it in 4 days(i was working and stuff so i only read it during the night)
    and just started eclipse im on ch 10 at the moment πŸ˜›

  21. I am really amazed at people who can read a book in 3/2 hours. REally, that would only take me 1/3 or 1/2 of the book or something. I never actually tried reading Twilight for 2 hours straight, the school being the biggest factor why I couldn’t.
    I did start reading it, and it seems pretty good…I haven’t finished it though. >.<

  22. ha ha i actually bought it like the day after it came out at an airport! ha ha though my parents regreted it because then i like totaly ignored the family we were taking a plane to see

  23. i can’t believe i haven’t found out about this site until today!
    i think it is amazing that you talk about The Host πŸ™‚
    i bought the book when it just came out and i had no clue what it was about and hadn’t heard about it before my visit to the bookstore. all i can say is that i am SO HAPPY that i my uncle bought it for me _< it was beautiful and the characters won my heart! it is very much different from Twilight but the chemistry and love is pretty much the same.. all i hope for now is a SEQUEL!!! <3 <3

  24. I got this book the first day…it tooks me a couple days because the release was right in the middle of band camp with ten hour days so i had to wait til breaks and lunch to read.
    I really enjoyed it though, and I do hope she continues it.

  25. I took it on a trip to Europe that was suppouse to last two weeks but I finished it in the first three or four days! However, I enjoyed reading it over and over.

  26. This book is really good! I finished all Stephenie Meyer’s books in less than a week. Though I really can’t read just one Meyer book in two hours because I’m not that fast of a reader and I read it word for word, not skipping parts just to get it done… Well, the Host was really nice and I’m really looking foward to Meyer’s next book. As far as which book(s) are better… I thought they were all very good, but I actually can’t compare book(s) without the same genre (ei Twilight-vampire) and also written by the same author. I have all her books in hard back and perfect condition though and I hope that Meyer can keep on writting Midnight Sun and make a sequal to The Host. I will Definatly but them hard back and keep them in perfect condition. OMG, I just love them so much!
    Monica, PrincessPeach168

  27. It actually took me quite awhile to finish reading The Host. I got it for Christmas and I just finished reading it today. But that’s because of school and such. But, I loved it. Stephenie Meyer never fails to amaze me.

  28. Oh, Gosh, I absolutely adore this book, I even started to translate it in my own language (it’s Bulgarian) just to reread yet again! But the first time I read it, it took me around a week..*thinky face*

  29. I can’t wait to see what Stephenie will write next. She is an amazing author on any subject! It took me only five hours to read this one, but I’ve reread it at least 4 times since.

  30. it took me 3 days but thats cause i had school 2 caus eim only in 7th grade
    i LOVE the book
    u can kinda see a little bit of twilight in it but it is still a wonderful sifi/romance/adventure book!!!

  31. Well i did it in 2 days like all of her books !
    I hope that Stephenie Meyers can keep on writting Midnight Sun and make a sequal to The Host.

  32. I actually am having my boyfriend read the host before twilight… i completely adore twilight, but the message that is sent in the host is a good one. also, SM's writing skills increase as she goes… i think it would hilarious to have him have his own twilightguy blog but he is forever busy with work and his last two years at university… but not to worry! after that, hello Vancouver! here's to hoping that he wont wake up when i pour glitter on him…

  33. that book take me 4 WEEKS
    i know im read very slow πŸ˜›
    but is good book

  34. I love the host just like i love twilight saga… but i still waiting for the next book if he have a other… and waiting for midnight sun i read the part in the net and its so amazing i would like to know the rest of it…

  35. I read the host in about a day and loved it. The setting, the world of the book, was one of the most intriguing I've ever experienced in a book. The host raised many thoughts and discussions with friends.

    However, I could guess the ending way before it happened, because it was so Steph. There were many similarities to Bellas thoughts and feelings. But I would not have had the ending any other way, so I loved it anyway. It's an awesome story and very much worth reading.

  36. When are we going to get more of The Host?! Did you move on to Shiver and making a whole new website before finishing The Host even? Why no The Host content? No loyalty to Stephenie and her work beyond Twilight? I'm miffed.

  37. I read it in two weeks. It's a wonderful book, I dare say better tha Twilight Saga!!!

  38. I read it in two weeks. It's a wonderful book, I dare say better tha Twilight Saga!!!

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