Last year I was tagged by La La in the Library for the Longest Book Tag. Despite the name of this tag this isn’t actually a very long tag. I see you all breathing a sigh of relief, especially if I tagged you, haha. This tag is about the longest books you have read. The rules are simple…
1. List five of the longest books you have read.
2. Pick two of the longest books on your TBR.
4. Tag others.
So here we go. I put my read shelf on goodreads and let it be ordered on amount of pages. Took me too long to figure that out haha.
Five of the Longest Books I’ve Read
The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
Amount of Pages: 754
One of the more recent ones I’ve read out of this list. I read the Dutch edition that was this long but I’ve seen English editions that had even more pages than this for this book. It was the first book in a series and while I did really enjoy it, it was a bit too descriptive and it really slagged in the middle. Which was a shame.
The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Amount of Pages: 796
I never did realize how long this one really was. I guess because I have a mass market paperback in English. Its not like the pages are actually that big, haha.
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Amount of Pages: 827
This book never looked like it had THIS many pages. The pages were made a lot thinner than the other books in the series so it looked just as big as Cress (552 pages) which is just weird. I guess that was cheaper? I read it relatively quickly. Marissa Meyer just has an easy going flow of writing.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Amount of Pages: 1077
Ah yes, I bought this when BBC Sherlock was a big hype and I loved the cover of the leatherbound Barnes and Noble edition. It is gorgeous. I ended up reading it in 2015 and had made a schedule of it for myself. While I enjoyed it for the most part, some parts dragged and weren’t interesting. I did really love The Hound of the Baskervilles though. My favorite one.
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
Amount of Pages: 837 / 1009 / 1177 / 1061 / 1125
I could have just made this whole list with just these but that would be no fun so I figured I’d just list them in one. I think everyone has heard of this fantasy series by now with what a hype the tv show became. The books are much more intricate with more characters, more families, and more deaths. Honestly by the time the sixth one comes out I might have completely lost interest. I mean who can remember all of that. And honestly, I really don’t feel like rereading these, at all.
Three of the Longest Books on My Physical TBR
I cheated and went with three. Shhh.
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Amount of Pages: 991
I bought this for my husband a few years ago in Dutch when he completely was loving the tv show from this. But he isn’t much of a reader and this book is pretty big. Though when I saw the page count, not as big as I had expected it to be. Even so, too much for my husband to attempt. I do plan on reading this some time but I think I want to try Stephen King’s Dark Tower first.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Other Stories by Lewis Caroll
Amount of Pages: 1165
Another book that seduced me by its pretty cover as a Barnes and Noble Leatherbound was this pink one. I don’t even like pink! But this was just too pretty to ignore. And while I have seen a lot with Alice I have never actually read the original. And that needs to happen.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Amount of Pages: 1258
And then we have this HUGE mass market paperback that I am planning on reading this year. Wish me luck!