Monday, October 8, 2018
TTT: Longest books I've read
A. And the Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer, 1184 pages. Though I read it years ago what I remember most about it was the length. I don't think I'd ever read such a long book before this one.
B. Centennial by James Michener, 1086 pages. Of course it was long! I started at the beginning of the world! Ha!
C. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, 1034 pages. Unlike the above book I was not aware of the page length on this book as I read it. For years I would tell people that this was my favorite book but it has been so long since high school, when I read it, that I am only left with impressions. I suspect it would bother me more today than it did years ago to read about the South's fight to keep slaves.
D. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, 974 pages. Another book I read as a young teen and the page length didn't seem remarkable. Believe me, if I was reading a 974 page book today I would remember it!
E. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, somewhere around 900 pages. The original is around 1450 pages but I read the abridged version of this classic book and it was still long. Loved it, by the way.
F. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling, 870 pages. I think this was the first Harry Potter book that I remember thinking it could have used some editing...it was over-long.
G. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, 849 pages. This is the fourth book in the Inheritance Cycle series (Eragon). If we added all the pages from the four books it would be nearly 3000 pages!
H. Winter by Marissa Meyer, 827 pages. The last book in the Lunar Chronicles series. I went to the reveal party and then chickened out and did not read the book for six months because it was so long.
I. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, 771 pages. I loved every page of this book.
J. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, 536 pages. This may not be the longest book I've ever read but it FELT like the longest. Ha!
My TBR pile has a few lengthy tomes I haven't tackled yet.
AA. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, 1276 pages.
BB. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, 964 pages
CC. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty, 843 pages.
DD. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, 609 pages.