Don’t worry, this isn’t a book tag that’s really long, it’s just a tag about long books ;-) In fact, it’s actually a really quick and simple tag! Here’s what you do:
1) Make a list of the 5 longest books you’ve ever read
2) Select 2 of the longest books on your TBR
4) Tag others
Longest Books I’ve Read
In order to talk about more books/series, I’m only going to include one book from any given series even if the other books are also long.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (Hardcover) – 896 Pages
Not actually my favorite in the series (that would be Prisoner of Azkaban), but a good one nonetheless!
Fallocaust by Quil Carter(Kindle eBook) – 829 Pages
I had some issues with this book, but I thought some things were really well done, and the fact that I read a book this long in like two days says something.
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer (Hardcover) – 756 Pages
I have to admit I don’t really remember this one at all since I read it in high school. But apparently it’s long!
The Alabaster Concordat by J. Armand (Kindle eBook) – 722 Pages
This is a book in one of my favorite series, and it didn’t feel long while reading since I was enjoying it so much!
The Soldiers of Halla by DJ MacHale (Hardcover) – 609 Pages
I read this whole series throughout middle and high school, so it’s another one I don’t really remember, but I do remember that I really liked these books.
Longest Books on My TBR
I’m sticking to physical books I own for this because my general un-owned “TBR” is impossible to go through, and I don’t actually plan on reading all those books. Also I chose three books because it’s my blog, and I do what I want.
The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume Two: Empire Decayed by Daniel Kraus (Hardcover) – 784 Pages
I just recently bought both the books in this duology from BookOutlet for a price that made me super happy, especially considering they’re huge (i.e. more pages for the money)! They sound really interesting, and I love the covers.
The Vampire Lestat (Mass Market Paperback) – 576 Pages
There are a lot of books in this series, and there are like a million different formats for each one, but some of them are 500 or 600+, and I’m currently trying to reread the series. So I just went with this one, which I am currently rereading.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Hardcover) – 560 Pages
I bought the books in this duology earlier this year with a gift card but still haven’t gotten around to reading them. These are really massive though in that not only are they pretty thick, the size (area) of the cover is bigger than any other book I own. I’m glad I read mostly at home because I would not want to lug this around with me!
Honestly I’m not sure all the books I shared are even the longest ones I’ve read since I read lots of books before I ever started using Goodreads, and I don’t pay attention to what book format I mark on Goodreads, and every format seems to list a different number of pages. Not to mention, the number of pages also depends on the font size, the font style, the margins, extra stuff in the book (like previews of other books), etc. That’s why I don’t have a page count goal or pay much attention to how many pages I’ve read, as I know some bloggers do.
But anyway, when it comes to specific books, I am hesitant to read big books sometimes. Especially since I rarely DNF and will have to suffer through a longer book if I end up hating it. Then again, I’m a series person, so sometimes it’s more of a draw if I see that a standalone novel is actually really long because then it means I might actually have enough time to connect with the characters. And if a book is in a series I love, then I’ll be happy if the next book is long! So really, it just depends on the book.