It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here.
I have to admit, my attention span is pretty short these days so I don’t read huge novels very often. Books around 300-400 pages are ideal for me, so this list is made up of books with a page count of 500 or more. Needless to say, many of these are Harry Potter books! Somehow I read Deathly Hallows in one sitting. Now I struggle to read a couple of chapters of anything without falling asleep!
While I was searching for my long books, I discovered that the longest novel in the world is Artamène ou le GrandCyrus, which is a whopping 13,095 pages split into 10 volumes! I feel tired just thinking about reading that!
This list might not be totally accurate because I had to go by number of pages and some of my hardbacks are written in a bigger font. I’m also not sure if the data from Goodreads is legit.
- A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (802 pages)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (766 pages)
- Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer (756 pages)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (636 pages)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (607 pages)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K Rowling (607 pages)
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (536 pages)
- Allegiant by Veronica Roth (526 pages)
- Insurgent by Veronica Roth (525 pages)
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (525 pages)
And of course, there’s Far From the Madding Crowd, which is a mere 433 pages but feels like it’s about 433,000 pages.
Before you go…
What’s the longest book you’ve ever read? Do you enjoy reading long novels?