October 9, 2018

Longest Books I've Read

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is The Longest Books I've Ever Read. Finding the answer to this took a small amount of finagling on Goodreads, but I got it. The results started with book sets, but I'm not counting those. Here we go!

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - This bad boy logs in at 1392 pages. I liked the Peace parts, but mostly skimmed the War parts.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas - A close second at 1276 pages. I really liked this book. When I saw the movie several years later, I was confused. It wasn't like the book much.

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice - I knew this was big book, but I had no idea it was 1207 pages! This is the only book in the Mayfair Witches series I read. It scared me to death.

And Ladies of the Club... by Helen Hooven Santmyer - I read this in 2006 after I had started my own book club. I enjoyed it, but I was glad our club isn't like that one. 1184 pages.

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami - This bizarre waking dream clocks in at 1157 pages.

London by Edward Rutherfurd - I really enjoyed this saga of the History of London, even though reading an 1152 page hardcover was a struggle.

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - I'm surprised this one isn't higher up the list, but it only has 1037 pages.

Bleak House by Charles Dickens - I think this is the one I was upset while reading because no one warned me there was spontaneous human combustion. 1017 pages.

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susannah Clarke - This one was a fun 1006 pages of magic an male ego.

The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling by Henry Fielding - This one didn't seem like 975 pages, but now that I think about it, I read this on my Kindle which distorts my perception of length.

Anna Karenina 960 pages. Seems like more.

That's the top 10 (+1) longest books I've ever read.

What're yours?