Top 5 Tuesday #82: Some Thick Books

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.

Let me know if you’ve read any of these.


14 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #82: Some Thick Books

  1. 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.


  2. 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!!


    1. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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!


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