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TTT: The Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

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October 9: The Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

I’m actually pretty surprised by some of these because I remember them as really quick, fast-paced reads. I’m not sure about the ever part of this, (especially since nothing I read during university is here) but from what I’ve added to Goodreads, these are my ten longest books.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer
Number of Pages: 827
Review

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff
Number of Pages: 643
Review

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Number of Pages: 626

The Magic of Fiction by Beth Hill
Number of Pages: 606

Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1) by Mira Grant
Number of Pages: 599
Review

The House of HadesThe Mark of AthenaThe Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus) by Rick Riordan
Number of Pages: 597, 586, 577
Review:  The Lost Hero, Review: The Mark of Athena

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
Number of Pages: 576
Review

Runelight (Runemarks, #2) by Joanne Harris
Number of Pages: 572
Review

The Third Man: Life at the Heart of New Labour by Peter Mandelson   Number of Pages: 566

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer
Number of Pages: 552
Review

32 thoughts on “TTT: The Longest Books I’ve Ever Read”

    1. I know, right! Especially when it’s YA. I actually had that mentioned in my review of Cinder. I think (but I’ve not read any further so not sure) that SJM is particularly guilty of it. Just label them as adult books if they’re that long! YA has a lower word count for a reason XD

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      1. Listen, I typed out that entire comment and then realised that the longest book on my list is Order of the Phoenix (also YA) which is over 800 pages. But hey.

        But honestly over 800 pages is overkill in adult fiction too, at least for me! As evidence suggests, I’m willing to put up with it if it’s a sequel in a series I like, but otherwise I wouldn’t be likely to pick it up.

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        1. In a way, I can understand it more in later books (like OOTP etc) since there’s often a lot to tie up. And like you say, at that point in a series, I’m pretty committed and happy to have more.

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          1. Yeah, exactly! Plus, I know it depends on the book? The Gentleman’s Guide is over 500 pages and I read it in one sitting. But if I saw 800 pages in a first book then I likely wouldn’t even give it a chance, unless I somehow get it for free.

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          2. I mean, it definitely depends on things like font, space between lines, amount of dialogue, etc. But also it was just a really fun and action-packed book so I wanted to know what happens next!

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  1. I LOVED ACOMAF, I thought it was by far the best in the series and really I could happily just read it over and over again. I only read it a couple of months ago and I am just about ready to start it again haha.

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    1. I think there’s 2 or 3 sequels? But no I didn’t. The POV change makes me too sad! And I thought it worked well as a standalone. I do love Grant/ McGuire’s books though, so maybe one day!
      Have you read them?

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  2. I have Cress and Winter on my list, too. I put off getting any of books in that series because I don’t like sci-fi. I really enjoyed the series though. It hasn’t really sold me on sci-fi. I love it for it being a retelling. I’ve seen a couple of these lists that have books mostly over 1000. I kind of want to try to read one of 1,000. Will have to see if I can find one I actually want to read.

    https://happilyreadingeverafter.blogspot.com/2018/10/top-ten-tuesday-longest-books-ive-read.html

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    1. I have a couple of books on my Goodreads TBR which are over the 100 page Mmark. I know I have a relatively short attention span though, and I’d usually rather read multiple small books, than one really long one. Also, I really need the time to sit and read them, and I always get wrapped up in readathons. But one day I will get them! 😂

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  3. I didn’t realize Feed was such a long book! It’s been on several lists I’ve seen today, though. I’ll read it one day… when I feel up to reading McGuire/Grant’s horror/thriller/creepy books…

    I also didn’t realize the Lunar Chronicles were so long. It seems to me that a lot of long books I have read recently really should be shorter with better editing, but for one reason or another no one is willing to trim and tighten the book to make it better. Oh well. Something for me to remember for my own work.

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    1. The Lunar Chronicles really expands in jumps. The first one, if I remember correctly, is probably somewhere around the 300 mark, but Cress was pretty long, and winter is ridiculous.

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    1. I think the original Percy Jackson books aren’t too long? But the Blood of Olympus ones definitely feel longer. I guess there ARE like 5 or 6 main characters, but (as much as I love everything he writes) they do drag a bit.

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