Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I've Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.


This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic: 
Longest Books I've Read

This week's topic is actually Bookstores I'd Love to Visit but I've gotta be honest - the topic wasn't thrilling me. And I certainly couldn't have come up with ten examples unless I just randomly started pulling cool bookstore pics from Google and that seemed rather pointless. So instead I'm taking a page out of Shannon's book (see what I did there?) and I'm going to backtrack and do last week's topic, which I missed. 

I've never understood the people who have an instant bias against long books. Or the kids in school who automatically chose the shortest books possible from the reading list options. If it's a good book, don't you want it to last? I know if I'm loving a story and am totally invested - I want more! I don't want it to end. Yeah, there are times when a book feels needlessly long. Like, hello? Where was your editor? Because a good 200 pages could have been cut with zero impact to the story. But for the most part, give me a big chunky book and I'll be happy! And now for the longest books I've read... from the shortest (a relative term, in this case) to the books that double as doorstops (or weapons, in a pinch).



707 pages
A Court of Wings and Ruin | Sarah J. Maas
724 pages
The Girl Who Played with Fire | Stieg Larsson
733 pages
City of Heavenly Fire | Cassandra Clare
756 pages
Breaking Dawn | Stephenie Meyer
834 pages
After We Fell | Anna Todd
870 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix | J.K. Rowling
894 pages
The Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
1,153 pages
The Stand | Stephen King
1,207 pages
The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
1,443 pages
The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
   

Have you read any of these books?
What's the longest book you've read? 

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  1. I like a good chunkster! And some of these books I didn't realize were so long- like the Stieg Larsson. And Diana Gabaldon's- wow that's a lot of pages!

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    1. You and me both, Greg! Bring on the big, fat books! :)

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  2. Nice list, I've had Diana Gabaldon on my tbr for years.. longest one I can remember...War and Peace...

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    2. Oh boy, War and Peace is definitely a chunky one. That’s quite an undertaking!

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  3. Outlander books made a ton of lists last week, and most of the lists were dominated by fantasy books. I cannot get over how many 1000+ books you've read. That's a no for me. I like my books under 500 pages, which is probably why I don't read many SFF books.

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    1. Oh yeah, I bet all the Outlander books were on the lists. Gabaldon just doesn’t know how to write a book under 800+ pages. LOL

      Those fantasy books are notorious for being chunky ones!

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  4. I've read Breaking Dawn (Team Edward for LIFE). The longest book I read aside from that is maybe Televenge by Pamela King Cable. It was worth it because it was really very good. I make it a policy to usually never read anything beyond 300 pages. I just don't have time.

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    1. Breaking Dawn was crazy long. No wonder they felt the need to split the movie into two parts. Wow, nothing over 300 pages, huh? You must be able to fly through such short books! :)

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  5. I've only read Harry Potter 5 and Breaking Dawn from your list. I don't mind longer books sometimes, but they can be a bit daunting just because they take so long (I'm not always the quickest reader). I find that I like them better when the books in a series get longer, because I tend to want to keep reading. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I don’t consider myself a fast reader, either, but I don’t ever want to discount books based on their size. If I did that I would have missed out of some fantastic reads over the years! :)

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  6. I have read Stephenie Meyer, SJM, Cassandra Clare and JK Rowling. I think Ken Follet with more than 1000 page is one of my longests

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    1. Oh yes, Ken Follet definitely outs out some seriously chunky books! My husband read the Century Trilogy and those were all enormous.

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