This week’s topic was supposed to be Bookish Pet Peeves, but I couldn’t come up with a good list, so I went off-book and picked a topic from a couple of years ago—What are the ten longest books I’ve read?
- Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy #3) by Ken Follett. 1098 Pages.
- War and Remembrance (The Henry Family #2) by Herman Wouk. 1042 pages.
- Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy #1) by Ken Follett. 985 pages.
- The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge #1) by Ken Follett. 976 pages.
- Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) by Ken Follett. 960 pages.
- The Winds of War (The Henry Family #1) by Herman Wouk. 896 pages.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling. 870 pages.
- Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk. 783 pages.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling. 759 pages.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling. 734 pages.
I think that it’s intetesting that so many of these books are part of series. I wonder what it is about series that the books just get longer…and longer. I haven’t read Martin’s Ice and Fire series, but I’m given to understand that it’s a good example of this.
Most of these I’ve read relatively recently. I read the Century Trilogy in 2016 (on a cruise, no less!), and Pillars of the Earth in 2010. I read the Potter books on their release days. The Wouk books I read in high school, after I watched the Winds of War miniseries. Ah, the eighties.
So, tell me. Do you like to read long books? What is the longest book you have read? I’ll be looking for your bleary eyes in the comments.