Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.
This week’s topic:
Top 5 thicc books
(What are the biggest books you’ve read or owned?)
Of course, I decided to do both and list the biggest books I’ve read and the biggest ones I own.
Biggest books I’ve read
The Stand by Stephen King = 1348 pages
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin = 1010 pages
The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan = 1007 pages
The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan = 989 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling = 870 pages
It’s not surprising that this list is filled with books by Stephen King, GRRM, Robert Jordan, and J.K. Rowling, authors known to write some long-ass books.
Biggest books I own
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas = 1488 pages
Fables: Compendium One by Bill Willingham, illus. by Mark Buckingham = 1184 pages
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin = 1177 pages
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes = 1056 pages
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin = 1040 pages
I’ve managed to get here a mixture of classics, fantasy, and even a comic book, since I left out the reference books. Actually, I was surprised that the Fables compendium actually made this list. And there are some overlap, of course, because I just love those GRRM books. But, yeah, these are the hefty ones.
14 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #82: Some Thick Books”
I’ve no idea which of mine, either read or owned, would be the longest but I’m sure The Stand would be right up there. I enjoyed that one. Don Quixote and The Count of Monte Cristo are ones I’d like to read before too many more years go by.
Well, the bit of Don Quixote I read was fun, sometimes, so I recommend that.
Count of Monte Cristo is so good. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I read it a few years ago, a few chapters at a time while reading other things.
I surprised so many people like it.
Ooh, I do love big books! I’ve read all the GRRM ones, and The Stand too. I’ve even read Don Quixote thanks to my book group — can’t say I enjoyed every moment, but it felt like an accomplishment when we finally finished. I didn’t know there was a Fables compendium! I read the whole series (loved it!!), but as individual volumes. So great!!
Don Quixote is fun. I’ve only read a quarter of it, I think, but I liked some parts.
And the Fables compendium certainly helps if you plan to buy the comics and are hoping to save on space.
I kind of forgot how thick Order of the Phoenix was! I think it was the longest book in the series, right? Great post!
I think you’re right.
Huh I didn’t know you were a GRRM fan. Or, knew and somehow forgot. The more you learn!
Also Fable is fun, when I get back into comics I’m gonna check it it out again.
Lol maybe you didn’t, it’s been a while since I’ve discussed his books.
Of those the only one I’ve read is the Harry Potter book.
I read the first Song of Ice and Fire book, which was pretty chunky too…
I didn’t realize The Count of Monte Cristo was quite THAT long!
I like big books, but I sometimes need to motivate myself to take them on!
Same here. I love a chunkster too, but if it’s a classic, I’ll need to be motivated to read it.
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I’ve read the GRRM, and Rowling books, and at least one of the Jordan books. I can never remember which one I gave up at…
That Wheel of Time series is unnecessarily long.
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