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Top Ten Tuesdays: Longest Books

I’ve been a terrible blogger so far this month. Posting AND reading wise. I’m sorry everyone. But I’m back with a link up to TTT.

Top ten Tuesdays is a book tag now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. You can find this weeks link up post here. This week’s prompt was Top Ten longest books I’ve ever read but I’m going to switch it up a little bit. I decided to split this into two sections rather than stick completely to the topic. The five longest books I’ve read and loved and then the five longest books on my tbr. And I would love for you all to tell me of you’ve read any and especially if you recommend the ones I haven’t read yet.

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Five Longest I’ve read :

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A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin

I’m putting the whole series here but counting it as one book because that would be a boring list otherwise. The shortest book in the series so far (I say so far, I am ever hopeful the series will be finished at some point) is about 780 pages but a couple of them clock in at over 1,100 pages!

Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Again I’m being indiscriminate here. The longest book in the series was The Order of the Phoenix at 870 pages but both The Deathly Hallows and The Half-Blood Prince deserve to be mentioned on this list.

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The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides

This is possibly my favourite book of this year so far and clocking in at 780 pages it was a big one but it was so freaking amazing. The action didn’t slow down or bore me and I will forever recommend this book as The Lies of Locke Lamora but better and with dragons.

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Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Both of these, according to my goodreads shelf, are 720 pages. I’m not sure I believe that because how could you possibly write too massive books and end up with them being the exact same size. Goodreads also has the sequel down for 720 pages too….it’s all lies I tell you. Lies.

A Court of Thorns and Roses #2&3 by Sarah J Maas

I’m leaving book one off for two reasons, 1) it wasn’t that long and therefore doesn’t qualify for the list and 2) I really didn’t like it so again, it doesn’t qualify for the list. But book two and three were really great and at 626 and 699 pages they are both very long.


So on to part two…..

Longest books on my TBR

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The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F Hamilton

At 1,223 pages this is the longest book on the list easily beating the longest ASOIAF book which is….. Scary. I mean that’s four 300 page books. Or three 400 page books. Or even two massive 600 page books! You get the picture but Damn, if I was to read this it would probably be the only book I read in a month. Epic space opera on a truly epic scale!

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

New book by Samantha Shannon that is 850 pages. It’s not out yet but it promises epic fantasy with dragons but from the perspective of three female leads which is enough of a reason to give this a go even if I hadn’t heard good things on Twitter about it already, and with Shannon’s other series having my favourite setting ever I’m hyped.

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Upon a Burning Throne by Ashok K Banker

This also isn’t out yet (Why are all the upcoming releases massive books?) but I’m putting this on here anyway. At 750 pages it deserves to be on this list and it’s being pitched as a diverse Indian game of thrones and the blurb sounds AMAZING. I can’t wait

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Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

I feel like I’m cheating here because I’ve already  mentioned the rest of the series in the previous list. But recap. 720 pages. Lies.

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Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

This has been on my TBR for so long that I completely forgot what it was about but I’ve just reread the blurb and it sounds really good? Great choice past me. And at 660 pages this is officially the shortest single book in this blog post!!

 


 

Okay. Well my arms feel tired just imagining reading those books (Wait. I use an ereader….) have you read any of these? What did you like? Let me know and feel free to post links to your own lists in the comments so I can check them out.

 

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11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesdays: Longest Books”

  1. I just finished the Infernal Devices and was wondering if I should move on to Mortal Instruments of Dark Artifices. They must be good if you have all the DAs on this list.

    I read all of the ASOIAF books by GRRM and they were massive but interesting.

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    1. I have to be honest I never read the mortal instruments and I didn’t get on with infernal devices. But I have been really enjoying the dark artifices! I think my main problem is that I LOVE the world so much but CC seems unable to write a book without a love triangle and that is not my favourite thing to read!

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  2. 720 pages for Cassie Clare’s QoAaD!?! That’s insanity and amazingness all in one! The first two were soooo great though! I felt like I was cheating reading them because it was like getting to read two books in one with the first and then again with the second.

    I haven’t read the blurb for Sanderson’s book, but that book cover! *drools*

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    1. I’m much more happy to read long books when I already know I am going to enjoy it. So somehow QOAAD being so long is only a good thing rather than daunting too

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  3. I hadn’t thought about looking at my TBR, turns out I’m about to start reading the longest book on my TBR shelf: The English and their History by Robert Tombs, over 1000 pages!

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  4. My arms feel very very tired too.😂BUT OMG I think Cassandra Clare is a wizard with her perfectly lined up pages?!? Also those books are perfect and QOAAD is going to absolutely kill me. Like someone needs to send us all chocolate care packages before we start because we’re gonnnnna need them.😂 I also have read Game of Thrones and I’m really glad I did but WOAH were they exhausting!

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