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Hey, Tuesday! It’s been a few weeks since I haven’t written a Top Ten post and I’m super excited to share the longest books I’ve ever read! I’m not including audiobooks in this list, though because that’s for another list!
Clocking at 870 pages, HP and the Order of the Phoenix is probably the longest book in the HP series. Well, according to Goodreads, it is! This is the longest book I have read and it’s also my least favorite in the HP series.
The last book in The Lunar Chronicles, Winter is the longest of the lot. I honestly think that this should have been two books, but nevertheless, this series is amazing! I have also reread this book on audio!
HP and the Deathly Hallows is the third longest book that I’ve read and I can’t believe that I’ve reread this book multiple times. This is the last book in the HP series and this book always brings me a lot of #feels and nostalgia.
Angels and Demons caught my interest after reading The Da Vinci Code and it was amazing! I read this baby years ago in ONE NIGHT and I basically didn’t sleep at all even though I had class the next day! I’m not a fast reader but this one had me from page 1!
Oh well, it’s pretty clear that the HP books are pretty long. It’s also clear that I don’t read a lot of really long books! HP and the Goblet of Fire is probably the most interesting book of all because of the different challenges, the other Wizarding schools, and the proof of Voldemort’s return!
Here we have Empire of Storms probably one of my least favorite books in this series (I have words for this freaking series) and this book is so damned long and doesn’t even take us anywhere in the story. Baaah
And yes, here we have HP and the Half-Blood Prince! One of my favorite books in the series! I’ve probably reread this book as much as I read Deathly Hallows, too!
Queen of Shadows was a heartstopping book and I thought that this was the end of the freaking series (I have thoughts on this SJM series!!) I loved it! I was at the edge of my seat, the thrills, the amazing battle and then came the ending… so meeeh.
I did read the Twilight Saga and I guess Eclipse is the longest book? I honestly can’t remember any plot details in this book because it was just too meeh for me. I did read the series so that I can be informed and have an opinion when people ask me about the series.
While Illuminae is a long book, it doesn’t feel like it’s long because of the unique format of the book. It also has a lot of “blank pages” and photos and amazing graphics!
Do you love reading long books? Or does the thought of the sheer number of pages turn you off?
I think I am more partial to contemporary books, because I don’t like them super long, like most SFF books are. My top ten list is almost all SFF books, with SJM, Cassandra Clare, and the Illuminae Files dominating the list. My sweet spot is under 500 pages, and most SFF books clock in over that.
OH yeah.. SFF books are SUPER long! This is why I listen to them on audio 🙂
SE White says
I’m with you on Eclipse, I absolutely loathe love triangles. Hate them so much. That book is one of the reasons why. I did like Breaking Dawn when Bella starts to come into her cool vampire powers and becomes more badass, that was fun. And I can’t believe I totally forgot the Harry Potter books for my own list. They didn’t *seem* long to me when I was tearing through them desperate to know what happens! lol
LOL I also hate love triangles! I also read Book 2 first before book 1 so I hate Edward so much!