Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Longest Books I’ve Ever Read.
This was a difficult topic for me because it’s rare that I pick up epically long books. There’s just something really intimidating when you see a massive book sitting on your shelves and you know it’s going to be a mission getting through it. Still I managed to come up with ten, though I did cheat a little and feature one that I haven’t got around to yet but that I will be reading as soon as I can.
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
Given how much Pierce Brown has to introduce in Iron Gold – not just a new world, considering everything that happened in the ten years between the end of Morning Star and the start of this book, but three new POVs as well – I wasn’t surprised to see the length of this book.
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
This is one of those rare books that doesn’t feel like it’s as long as it actually is. Dreams of Gods and Monsters was one of my most anticipated releases back in 2015 and when I finally got my hands on it I couldn’t put it down, even re-reading it this year I was so hooked I didn’t pay much mind to the page numbers.
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
When I read this book I was on holiday, and considering how much I can read while sitting on the beach it probably comes as no surprise when I say I literally flew through Monsters of Men. It probably helped that I was so addicted to the series that I wouldn’t have put this one down before I got to the end for anything.
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Currently this is my longest read of 2018, and even though I know it counts part of me still wonders if I should count it, just because of the format the book is told in. The pages Gemina uses to tell its story aren’t the same as the pages any other book would use to tell its story.
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Like Dreams of Gods and Monsters this is another book that didn’t feel the length it actually was. I was so hyped for A Conjuring of Light that I started it the second I had it in my hands, and didn’t ever want it to end. This book could have had double the amount of pages and I wouldn’t be complaining.
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
Empire of Storms was the longest book I read in 2016, and I’ll be re-reading it again this year before the release of Kingdom of Ash so for a while it will be the longest books I’ve read in 2018 as well.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
I haven’t read The Dark Artifices series yet because I’ve heard terrible things about the cliffhangers, I’m not starting Lady Midnight until I have Queen of Air and Darkness in my hands. However based on what I’ve heard from other people I know I’ll love this book (and the whole trilogy) so the length isn’t intimidating me so much.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin was the longest book I read in 2017. Sarah J Maas writes massive books (not that I’m complaining, she’s one of my favourite authors after all) but there was a lot to tie up in A Court of Wings and Ruin and while it wasn’t my favourite of the trilogy it was still a good ending.
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Winter was the longest book I read in 2016. The funny thing is I didn’t realise how big this book actually was until long after I’d finished it, though given how much Marissa Meyer had to introduce and wrap up in Winter I’m not surprised it ended up exceeding 800 pages.
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
I read this long before I started blogging, and currently it’s the longest book I have ever read. I’ve managed to get through books one to four of the Song of Ice and Fire series, but book five is currently intimidating me a little too much to actually start it.
Plus at this stage I’d have to re-read books one to four if I want to understand what’s going on in A Dance of Dragons, and that’s a whole project I’m not willing to start just yet.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what the longest books you’ve ever read are? Are you like me and aren’t a fan of epically long books either, or do you search them out in bookstores?