Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Longest Books I’ve Ever Read
As I tend to
run shy away from hefty tomes – i.e. War and Peace absolutely terrifies me – I thought this might be a tough topic for me. However after a closer inspection of my shelves, turns out I have read a fair few long books and here they are in size order:
- The Holy Bible – No surprise really that this collection of Christian sacred texts and scriptures comes in at a winning 1127 pages.
- The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien – Not that far behind is Tolkien’s epic, high fantasy classic at around 1077 pages.
- A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin – The fourth book in Martin’s epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire series comes in at around 1061 pages.
- The Dark Tower by Stephen King – I was surprised to find that the final book in King’s epic Dark Tower series is a hefty 1050 pages.
- Bleak House by Charles Dickens – Not surprisingly Dickens’ multi-threaded classic with its large cast of characters is around 1017 pages.
- A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin – Martin’s second entry to the list, is the second book in his epic fantasy series, with about 1010 pages.
- Wolves of Calla by Stephen King – Another entry for King, with the fifth book in his epic series being another hefty one with 931 pages.
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens – While Dickens’ second entry to this list, is this coming-of-age classic, with around 882 pages.
- The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales – This classic collection compiled by the Brothers Grimm is made up of over 200 tales and has about 880 pages.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling – Finally the fifth Harry Potter book has around 870 pages, which is rather impressive for a children’s book!
Have you read any of my choices? What are the longest books you have read? Also, please link in the comments below if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic too.