Top Ten Tuesday: LONG Books I Can’t Believe I Read

Happy Tuesday!! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic set by The Artsy Reader Girl features ten books that we can’t believe we’ve read. However, instead of talking about the actual content of the books, I’ve decided to take a different perspective on this topic; instead, I’ll be focusing on book length. Without further ado, here are ten LONG books I can’t believe I read (what a time commitment!).

What are the longest books you’ve read? What books are you surprised you read for whatever reason? What do you think of the books I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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57 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: LONG Books I Can’t Believe I Read

  1. I’ve definitely found the length of #1, 2, 3 to be intimidating so I haven’t attempted them yet! I think the longest book I’ve read would be the second Game of Thrones book, A Clash of Kings and its 969 pages.

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  2. Whoah!!! you did a good job being twisting this week’s topic creatively. 🙂 While I had a hard time what to list because I wasn’t sure how to interpret the topic. Ha, typical me. LOL. 🙂 And can I be honest, Only Harry Potter and TMI books have I read among your list, which reminds me,, I need to read more. 🙂

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  3. I’m in awe of anyone who can get through War & Peace! I’d love to read Alexander Hamilton, I love the musical so it would great to know more behind the story! City of Heavenly Fire was amazing, but I seem to remember taking a while to read it! Great list

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    1. The Hamilton bio is definitely worth the time spent reading it. I loved noticing which songs from the musical were inspired by specific events in Hamilton’s life– plus, you already have a soundtrack ready to go for listening to while you read! 🙂

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    1. It’s definitely a tome! When I read it this past summer I broke it into sections and read a section per week for about two months. Reaching smaller goals along the way helps a lot! 🙂

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  4. High page counts make me want to run away! I’m seriously impressed that you’ve read War and Peace. I like the idea of reading it but that’s about as far as I’ve gotten. I’ve thought about reading Alexander Hamilton because it was absolutely everywhere for so long but that page count scared me away. This is impressive list!

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    1. Thank you! ❤ I read War and Peace this past summer and it took me about two months because I broke it down into sections and read a section per week. I think any length is manageable over a longer period of time, especially when you feel like you're making progress with smaller goals. That novel is definitely worth the time and effort, though! 🙂

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  5. I can’t believe that anyone could get through all of these! You’re like a superhero. 😀

    I just finished rereading Order of the Phoenix last night and it’s such a beast! There are so many passages that could have been trimmed down (though I guess most Potter fans don’t mind that there are more words), but then the ending happened so fast!

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    1. hahaha thank you!! ❤ ❤

      I definitely agree that some of the Harry Potter books probably could have been trimmed down a bit… but I'm not going to complain about more HP! 🙂

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  6. Probably my longest to this point has been Les Miserables (aka “The Brick” for good reason) which tops out at about 1400 pages in English. Whew! I LOVE Les Mis, though, I’m currently doing a reread and I keep being struck by how still-relevant a lot of the comments on society and poverty still are.

    That said, man, I knew that OotP was long, but I had no idea it was THAT long! I guess some books feel harder than others.

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    1. OMG I just finished listening to an audio book version of Les Mis last night and it was FANTASTIC. After watching the movie, listening to the soundtrack on repeat, and reading the book all in the span of a few weeks, I’m definitely going to have Les Mis withdrawals soon 🙂

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  7. Oh this is such a fun twist on the topic, I love it 🙂 I think the only book I’ve read here is the Harry Potter one, ahah. Long books are such a commitment, you’re right,but sometimes they’re worth it 😀

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  8. WOW you’re impressive. i am the worst at reading long books. HP5 is probably it for me. also east of eden is pretty long??? but it’s no War and Peace

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  9. I’ve read some of these and they are so long! And I also really want to read The Gold Finch but I’m listening to the audiobook of The Secret History right now so that is taking my attention. The longest book I’ve ever read is probably Gone with The Wind which I read when I was 12 or The Lord of The Rings (if you count it as one book) which I read when I was 10. I reread Inheritance on audio last year and it’s still h u g e.

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    1. OMG I can’t even imagine reading LOTR as one book….. that would be so long!! Also, if you enjoy The Secret History then you should absolutely try The Goldfinch… it’s a lengthy one, but definitely worth the time and effort! 🙂

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  10. Long books are so intimidating to me, for example, I really want to read The Goldfinch because they started filming the adaptation that I know I’ll have to watch as soon as it comes out because Aneurin Barnard is in it and he’s a favourite actor of mine. But the book is so huge and I feel like long books take up so much time and I don’t have it right now. The STRUGGLE. Also, have you read The Secret History? I really loved it, that’s part of the reason why I want to read The Goldfinch soon.
    My longest books would probably also include some HP books, The Sunne in Splendour, Anna Karenina.

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    1. I loved The Secret History! I wish they would make a film adaptation of that as well… it would be so dark and eerie!

      I’ve always wanted to read Anna Karenina. Did you enjoy it?

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