This is kind of appropriate this week, coming out of New York Comic Con with several ARCs and signed books, two of which were the massive epics from Patrick Rothfuss. And then it did get me thinking about how many large books I’ve actually read…and then I realized I probably need to pick one epic before the year ends. Huh. ANYWAY.
At least half of these are over a thousand pages long, and three of the ones on the list came from G.R.R. Martin…but likely this’ll change once I start reading the other epics on my TBR…which is a long list *sobs*
Eleven Longest Books I’ve Ever Read
Big Damn Sin City by Frank Miller (1,354 pages) – This was definitely a compilation of Frank Miller’s entire Sin City story. I figure if I was going to read the series, I was going to read them all one right after the other.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (1,280 pages) – I’m still mustering up my endurance to read the next book–which is even LONGER OMG–but this was already a massive undertaking as is. All the same, no regrets.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (1,069 pages) – I’m surprised only Atlas Shrugged made it on this list, considering I’d read the other Rand books. But yeah, this was the longest of hers, and probably The Fountainhead was around 800ish pages. Lots of this could have definitely been cut off, or made into a duology or something, because the story itself has two parts.
A Feast for Crows by G.R.R. Martin (1,061) – This was about the time I started getting bored and annoyed with A Song of Ice and Fire, but I read this through anyway.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1,037 pages) – This was on my list, and I swear I did read it, but I’ve forgotten so much of it by now! It was pretty long and epic, though, and most of the stuff I do remember came from the movie. Oops?
Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind (979 pages) – The last book I’ve read of Goodkind’s, and it will stay like that forevermore.
A Storm of Swords by G.R.R. Martin (973 pages) – Definitely a big punch in the guts, this book, and it was both hard to put down and easy to chuck out the window.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (870 pages) – Ahahaha, goodness, the amount of times I’d had to sequester myself in my room to read this when I was, what, 15? I polished it off within a weekend, but the memories are definitely still there, and so are the tear stains.
A Game of Thrones by G.R.R. Martin (837 pages) – G.R.R. Martin just writes a lot, though I keep seeing some of his other works pop up but is it the next book in ASoIaF? NO. Not that I should be complaining, I haven’t really planned on reading the next stuff anyway.
Servant of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts / Winter by Marissa Meyer (827 pages) – A tie, a tie! Honestly, this wouldn’t have been a problem if I’d actually read Outlander and not listened to it because it was such a long book. So I have two here, both books I loved muchly.