Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together
Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Longest Books I’ve Ever Read.” Let me be completely honest for a minute. I tend to shy away from long books. Don’t get me wrong! I love getting lost in a book, but there are SO many books and just not enough time to read them all. Now I figured out what books to include on this list by looking at my Goodreads account and filtering by pages read and cross checking the page count on Amazon. SO here are the longest books I’ve ever read in order by length. Covers/Titles link to Blog/Goodreads/Amazon(aff).
Top Ten Longest Books I’ve Ever Read
Under the Dome by Stephen King (1092 pp): I read this book right before the tv series aired. It was the first time I’d ever read King and the only time I’ve finished one of his books. I was enthralled by the massive world he created, the characters, the dome itself, all of it. I can see why he is the king of horror, but I think I prefer his mysteries best.
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1048 pp): I read this back in high school. I grew up loving the movie, and being from the South, I enjoyed the historical aspects as well. I’ve always been fascinated with the changes in society and how the Civil War effected the culture (and not just the abolishment of slavery).
Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout (1005 pp): This book is fantastic. I read the e-version which contained Daemon’s POV from the first three books of the Lux series. I loved every word. And the last little epilogue ties in nicely to Armentrout’s new book The Darkest Star.
Winter by Marissa Meyer (832 pp): I love The Lunar Chronicles, and the conclusion here is epic. I love how Meyer bounced between POV and tied up all the loose ends. And this retelling of Snow White may be my favorite 😉
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (815 pp): My husband I were talking about the Harry Potter series earlier last week and this one was discussed as being our favorite of the series. For me, it’s because Voldemort is now real, not just a legend or the boogieman hiding in the shadows. He’s back in the world, Harry has seen him. The entire book has a maturity about it that the others do not.
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer (756 pp): My least favorite book in the Twilight Saga. Seriously I struggled with this one. The whole Jacob interlude….I could have done without his POV for 1/3 of the book. Even now when I reread the series, I skip his part 😀
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (752 pp): This is a close second as my favorite of the series. I loved reading about all the different creatures Hagrid introduces the characters too. And the tournament!!
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (726 pp): This book!!! I love this book, really the entire series. It’s such an immersive world, and Feyre and Rhysand
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (700 pp): While I reviewed this book a little harshly, I really did enjoy it. I love Maas’s writing and Aelin. The world like ACOTAR is immersive, there are so many characters aside from Aelin to root for, and this book really is a build up to the end which is now two weeks away. I’m not excited or anything 😉
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (672 pp): This is my least favorite Harry Potter book. I think mainly because it is SO dark. Now in saying it’s my least favorite means nothing. I would still give it 5 stars 😀
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