Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.
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- Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
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This week’s topic is Top Ten Longest Books I’ve Ever Read. My list was compiled from my Read shelf on Goodreads, sorted in descending page number order. The page number count is as shown on Goodreads. Click on the title to see the book description on Goodreads.
And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokov (1,408 pages)
The Quincunx by Charles Palliser (1,248 pages)
The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman (936 pages)
Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George (870 pages)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice #1) by George R. R. Martin (848 pages)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (774 pages)
The Physician (Cole Family Trilogy #1) by Noah Gordon (720 pages)
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (704 pages)
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox (703 pages)
A few thoughts as a result of compiling this list:
- Most of these books I read over 5 years ago
- I’ve become less likely to read long books in recent years
- I’m not too good at finishing series
- Some of these books seemed even longer than they actually were. The Goldfinch, I’m looking at you…
- There are authors who love to write whoppers of books
What’s the longest book you’ve ever read?