Happy Top Ten Tuesday, everyone! This past weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada. I absolutely love long weekends and spending time with family. Above all, my heart is happy with lots and lots of pumpkin pie, which is my absolute favourite! I also had lots of cozy reading time. Nothing beats it! But, now it’s back to my Master’s and regular ‘life’ stuff.
Today’s theme is longest books I’ve read. This week’s top ten list really shows me that a lot of the longest books I’ve read are around the same length. It’s interesting to me that I tend to read books between 500-800 pages and have yet to surpass the 900 page mark. Also, most of them happen to be fantasy. I’ve thrown in one contemporary though, because I do think it’s rare to find longer contemporaries in comparison to fantasy.
The books are in order from the least amount of pages to the most. As always, the titles of the book link to their synopsis!
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson // 519 pages // This contemporary is one of the biggest I’ve read. But, I absolutely adore it. It’s such a cute story. If you want to hear my thoughts, you can check out my review!
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas // 565 pages // This is the latest book in the Throne of Glass series that I have read. While it is not one of Maas’ biggest books, it definitely is up there. Maas is definitely great at creating long books!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling // 607 pages // The Harry Potter series is probably my first introduction to long books. It’s no surprise that JK Rowling made my list this week!
The Host by Stephenie Meyer // 620 pages // I rarely hear about The Host, but it is one of my favourite books. I really enjoy reading it and each time is just as enjoyable as the first. Even though it’s a long read, I certainly am not bored!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire // 636 pages // This is my second favourite book in the Harry Potter series. I think it is a perfect length and really enjoy it each time I read it!
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare // 720 pages // Cassie Clare is one of my favourite authors and her books are certainly long. While I did struggle to get into Lady Midnight, I loved it in the end. I’m really looking forward to reading Lord of Shadows soon, which I think is even bigger than this one! In addition to Maas, Clare makes some BIG books!
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare // 725 pages // This book is a great end to a series that I absolutely adore. It’s 700+ pages were a great send-off! I think maybe one of these days I should find the time to re-read the series.
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer // 756 pages // Twilight is not one of my favourite series. While I did enjoy it, I did not fall into the craze that quickly followed it. That said, it probably is the longest book I read in high-school and clocks in at the second longest book I’ve read ever (I’m pretty sure!).
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon // 850 pages // Oh Outlander. This series is honestly books that resemble bricks. I love the show, I love the book. But the length of these books scare me. I’m honestly impressed that I made it through the first book!
While I certainly have not read a crazy amount of long books, I think I’ve done pretty well. I’m actually curious to see within the next year though if I will read a book that is longer than Outlander. I think it would be interesting to revisit this at some point! Also, I’m curious to know if I start to branch out into more adult books if they will be longer – seems like they probably would be. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
I really enjoyed this week’s topic and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s lists! Please leave your link in the comments below. I’ll be blog hopping today and will love seeing the longest books you’ve read!
Let’s Chat in the Comments!
Have you read any of these books? What is the longest book you’ve read? Do you enjoy long books or do you think they drag on?