November 8, 2018

Longest Books On My TBR

Today's Top Five Wednesday topic is Longest Books on My TBR. Not to be confused with books that have been on my TBR the longest. I'm limiting this to books I own because (as evidenced by the other post today) I think that's fun.

Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie - Starting with the 5th largest book on my bookshelves, this one has a mere 647 pages. Actually, I didn't realize it was that long. It doesn't look that big.

The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - For some reason, I thought this was bigger than 662 pages. Maybe it's just because the pages are so densely packed with type.

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - I have loved what I've read by Donna Tartt. All one book. This one is a hefty 718 pages. Probably contributes to why I haven't read it.

Shirley Jackson

Novels & Stories: The Lottery/ The Haunting of Hill House/ We Have Always Lived in the Castle/ Other Stories & Sketches by Shirley Jackson - It's kind of cheating, because there are so many stories in the one book, but it weighs in at 832 pages.

The Luminaries

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton - The largest book on my TBR shelves comes in at 848 pages. This book won the Man Booker Prize, but I didn't put it on my TBR until 2 years after it came out. And there it sits. Looking all huge and scary.

What happened to the me who wasn't afraid of giant books? I hope I get my brain back soon.