I Like Big Books

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.

Inheritance 882

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.

Gemina 659

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?

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7 thoughts on “I Like Big Books

  1. It’s been a while since I’ve read a long book. I’m thinking The Goldfinch was the last one. I had a love/hate relationship with that book. Beautiful writing but sometimes it dragged.

    • Isn’t that the case with most long books? At some point, there’s just too much in a single story. I do think I need to re-tackle some long books. I made it through 3/4 of War and Peace at one point. Maybe I should do it again…

      Side note: I read Eating Bull last weekend! Not sure when a review will post, because I also read 8 other books that weekend, but I enjoyed it. 🙂

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