Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list. 

Good afternoon. Now, this week’s topic is all about length. I’ll be the first to admit that I get so intimidated by books that are over 600 pages long, which is why I’ve only featured the books that are over that number. They are beasts in terms of size and depth, so you know before going into the books that they’re going to take a whole lot of time to finish. However, some books are worth it and you’ll find that the layers of depth to these books are unrivaled. So, here are the longest books I have ever read.

1. Winter by Marissa Meyer (827): The biggest surprise on this list. I did not think Winter was such a long book. I felt like I flew through this book at a parid pace, so it really surprised me to find out this was over 800 pages. Winter is one of my favourite conclusions to any series and is definitely worth the time and dedication that it takes to read it. 

2. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata (673): I honestly had no idea this book was so long. It is by far the longest contemporary book I’ve ever read. It is insane. Looking back this book never had a big moment to define it, but a sequence of quieter moments that were so poignant in the development of the relationship between Vanessa and Aiden.

3. A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab (666): I will always ask for more in this world. A Conjuring of Light was everything I hoped it would be and so much more. It was a bittersweet moment when I finished this book, but very satisfying. Everything was at stake here and all of our main characters had their moments of self-reflection and incredible growth. The biggest comfort I took from finishing this book was the fact that a spin-off series means I’ll still get to check in with my favourites.

4. Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (659): Every book in this trilogy is set out to give you a heart attack. There are so many twists and turns in the story that you’ll find those 659 pages just fly by. Each book in the Illuminae Files series is great so it’s hard to pick a favourite, but the dynamic between Nik and Hannah was definitely a highlight.

5. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (613): In all honesty, this book could have easily been longer. It’s probably my least favourite installment of the trilogy mainly because it introduces us to a new set of characters without any precedent, so it was a lot of information to take in. I still enjoyed the conclusion of Karous and Akiva’s journey, but I felt the focus should have been on them more than these new developments. 

6. The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (Combined total: 2,176): It’s no wonder it took me three months to read this trilogy. All three books are hefty, but I didn’t realise how many pages there were to this series. The first book, The Final Empire, is the shortest at 647 pages, the other two surpass the 700 marks. It’s insane, but when you think about the depth of the world building and the magic system combined with so many complex characters, you really shouldn’t be surprised by its total length. 

Those are the longest books I’ve read.
What’s the longest book you’ve read?

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books Read

  1. I really dislike long books. I tend to avoid them at all costs. Even though A Conjuring of Light fits that category, I flew through it! I think it probably has to do with the fact that it was the series conclusion AND that Schwab made the chapters short like a YA book…

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