It's obviously a good idea to re-use a views block in several places without the need to create display copies only because the desired number of items is different.
There's a good chance this patch makes it into Drupal core 8.9:
(Allowing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 20, 24, 40, 48 items per block).
There is often more than one way of solving a problem in Drupal, and this question is the same. It depends on your particular needs which approach you might want to implement.
One option is to make a new View where users would read the articles, they wouldn't be taken to the actual article node page.
You create a new Views Page Display, with a different ...
You can accomplish this with the contrib module Flippy. It will allow you to add pagers for specific content types. Hope it helps.
Flippy is an ultra-simple module that generates previous/next pagers
for content types. On the Node type administration screen, you can
turn Flippy on or off for each content type. It'll generate a unique
pager for each ...