The Longest Books I’ve Read (So Far)

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Secondary/Minor Characters Who Deserve More Love.

I am doing a previous topic instead, which is The Longest Books I’ve Read (So Far).

Here are ten of the longest books I’ve read, in no particular order…

  1. Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike #5) by Robert Galbraith. 944 pages.
  2. Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4) by Robert Galbraith. 650 pages.
  3. Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3) by Robert Galbraith. 497 pages.
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling. 759 pages.
  5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling. 652 pages.
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling. 896 pages.
  7. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien. 527 pages.
  8. The Shining by Stephen King. 659 pages.
  9. 11/22/63 by Stephen King. 849 pages.
  10. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. 579 pages.

I think it just goes to show that not every book has to be between 250-300 pages – if the story is compelling enough, the readers will stick with it! I personally would read an even longer Cormoran Strike book, and am crossing my fingers that we get one soon 🙂

I used The StoryGraph to compile this list. If you aren’t on StoryGraph yet, I highly recommend it for detailed breakdowns of your reading patterns.

What are some of the longest books you’ve read?

8 thoughts on “The Longest Books I’ve Read (So Far)

  1. My Top 10:
    10. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – 1,006 pages
    9. Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann – 1,022 pages
    8. Sarum by Edward Rutherford – 1,035 pages
    7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky – 1,045 pages
    6. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – 1,057 pages
    5. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes – 1,072 pages
    4. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – 1,084 pages
    3. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace- 1,088 pages
    2. Parallel Stories by Peter Nadas – 1,133 pages
    1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – 1,388 pages

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