I saw this big books tag on Avalinah’s Books and I decided it looked fun! Apparently there are rules about picking 5 books or something, but I decided the rules are basically to talk about long books. 😉
A Smattering of Long Books I’ve Read
The Count of Monte-Cristo 1633
Depressingly–or impressively?–I read my longest book when I was young. Like, probably 13-14 young. I peaked early, obviously. This monster is, however, still one of my favorite classics. And I majored in English, so it didn’t turn me off classics.
Like most good fantasy series, The Inheritance Cycle books got longer and longer. Inheritance was a monster, but well worth the length.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 759
See aforementioned point about long books at the end of series.
I LOVE the length of Kaufman & Kristoff’s SFF masterpieces. Illuminae is only a little shorter, so I fully expect Obsidio to crack 700 pages.
The Dream Merchant 630
This is a strange fantasy that leisurely explores a wealth of ideas. It’s one of my best used-book buys yet.
A Conjuring of Light 624
Last book of a trilogy.
Monsters of Men 572
Last book of a trilogy. (Have I made my point yet?)
Ovid’s Metamorphoses 480
Sub-500 is not very long, but slogging through depressing Greek stories feels much longer.
I’ve read a decent number of books in the 450-650 range, mostly fantasy. They’re usually fast-paced reads and I like them a lot. Past 650 though, I haven’t read very much.
So I need more extra-long books! What are your recommendations?