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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! Don’t forget to head over to That Artsy Reader Girl and join the linkup!


Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

I’m going by page count for this one. So this does mean that “longest” will not take font size into account, just the number of pages. I’m going to order it in reverse, with the shortest book first and the longest one last. This is for fiction only, since I don’t feel like including textbooks; and in addition, I am taking out any anthologies which have more than one book in the same volume. I am also keeping this to paper books only, since e-books don’t have pages of the same length as paper books.

10. Elfhome by Wen Spencer – 560 pages

9. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis – 578 pages

8. Talyn by Holly Lisle – 592 pages

7. First Rider’s Call by Kristen Britain – 596 pages

6. Aurian by Maggie Furey – 599 pages

5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling – 652 pages

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling – 734 pages

3. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown – 736 pages

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – 759 pages

1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – 870 pages

Why do I feel like Harry Potter books will top most people’s lists today?

Hmm. Now that I’ve finished this list, I wonder if I should have also distinguished between hardbacks and paperbacks. Oh well. My list includes both.


28 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday ~ Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

  1. harry potter is quite a long series. I have the Narnia chronicles and compare that with harry potter, it’s almost seems like harry is triple the size. have you notice book series are way longer now than before?

    have a lovely day.

  2. Harry Potter is on my list as well! I decided to only include the longest one, though, or it would have taken up half of it, haha.

    I hear so much about Dan Brown, I hope I can get around to reading his books sometime. Did you like Angels & Demons? 🙂

    1. Yeah, as you can see Harry Potter took up a large chunk of my list! I wish now that I’d thought to limit each series to one book.

      Angels & Demons was a potato chip book for me. I couldn’t get enough of it while I was reading, and I had a hard time putting it down, but it felt like empty calories when I was done. So I liked it well enough during the reading process, but afterward I left me with very little to recommend Dan Brown’s books to me. I won’t be bothering with his other works in all probability.

      1. I actually love seeing so much HP on other bloggers’ lists! But when I compiled mine, I thought readers might get bored, haha.

        Ohh that’s a relief to hear, because he’s not very high on my TBR list, priority-wise. I’m sorry you didn’t have the best experience with this book, though. :/

    1. Well, while I enjoyed reading Potter, there are plenty of other good, long books out there! I feel left out because of the abundance of Twilight and GRR Martin books on the lists this week too. 🙂

    1. There were some series that kept popping up all over! It was kind-of amusing, wondering if the list would have Potter, Outlander, Twilight, or Game of Thrones…

  3. I’m sad I missed this week’s TTT! I have so many long books on the shelf haha. Lots of Sanderson’s, King’s and Potter’s for sure as well! But they wouldn’t even make my Top Ten, cause I remember several books with over 1000 pages.

      1. It’s true! I don’t think when I was younger the size of a book mattered as much to me. (But I was also an accelerated reader, so that might make a difference.) Eragon and Lord of the Rings were HUGE but I read them anyways.

        1. I will be honest, when I was younger I gravitated toward bigger / harder books for the bragging rights. 😉 These days I’m more likely to complain about a poorly edited book than brag about how long it was.

  4. WOW! You’ve read some impressively lengthy books! Certainly none I’d want to read though (because I’m a WIMPY reader :D). Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland; appreciate it. My apologies it took me this long to visit here.

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