Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is the Ten Longest Books you’ve ever read. Top Ten Tuesday is a prompt hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. I decided not to list books within the same series, otherwise most of this list would be just Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire books. I also didn’t include books written in verse, or books that I didn’t like.
The first series on this list is A Song of Ice and Fire. I read the whole series between Thanksgiving last year and the end of February this year. This series was a total of 5,280 pages.
Up next is the Harry Potter series, which is another favorite of mine. The entire series is 4,167 pages.
The next series on the list is one of my favorite series ever. The Vampire Academy series is 2,688 pages and I read it in 3 days. Which is exactly why my blog is called Devouring Books.
The Bloodlines Series is up next. It is the spin-off series of The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead, but I actually liked it better than the original series. This series is 2,388 pages long.
State of Fear by Michael Crichton is next. One of my favorite science fiction books that I first read in high school, and re-read later in life. This book is 672 pages long.
The Other Boleyn Girl is a fascinating historical fiction read. I have always loved reading about Henry VIII or watching movies about this time period. This book is also 672 pages long.
Up next on the list is a perfect read for this Halloween season. Beautiful Creatures is 563 pages long.
Strange the Dreamer is the only book on this list that I have read since becoming serious about book blogging. I actually put this book off for a long time based on its length, but it became one of my favorites when I finally read it. Strange the Dreamer is 544 pages long.
Run the Game is a book that I wouldn’t have expected to wind up on this list. I read it as an e-book and don’t remember it feeling long to me. I love Jason Myers books as they are very gritty. This book is 544 pages long.
Crooked Kingdom is a book that I’m proud to have be the last book of this list. This book is 536 pages long.
Since becoming a book blogger I find that I tend not to read books that are over 500 pages or even over 400 pages because I know they will take me longer to finish. I was not surprised that most of the books on this list were books that I had read before getting serious about book blogging, or novels that I was really excited for. I did notice that most of these books were fantasy novels, which makes sense because I’m willing to commit to a long book for my favorite genre.
Do you read long books? What are some of the longest books you’ve ever read? Do you find that you steer clear of really long books as a book blogger? Did you love any books that I listed above? Make sure to comment below so we can chat!