Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week the topic is about the longest books you’ve read. At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do this topic but in the end in sounded interesting enough so here are some of the longest books I’ve read. Hope you enjoy!
1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – 960 pages.
As a teenager I was obsessed with Russian literature, and this is one of the longer books that I read. I know it’s not as long as War and Peace but I was more interested in this story. 😀
2. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – 1,463 pages.
I’ve read this book a couple of times now and each time I love it and hate it. The characters are all amazing, but why did Hugo did several chapters on the history of the Battle of Waterloo?
3. Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – 870 pages.
I read this book while I was in Mexico, reading snatches at night before lights out were called and in between meal times. Those were fun times. 😀
4. The Arabian Nights – 1,049 pages.
Sadly this is one book that I read that I can’t remember very much of anymore, I should probably read it again some day soon.
5. The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction – 1776 pages.
This collection was at times a challenge to get through, being so long, but I did it! I read every single story in the collection and ended up finding some new favorite authors.
6. The Complete Poems of Anne Sexton – 660 pages.
I loved this collection of poems, even if it was long. I really connected with Sexton as a poet and she’s now one of my favorites.
7. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin – 973 pages.
Of course, these books would have to be on here somewhere. Which was your favorite of these books?
8. A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin – 1,125 pages.
This is actually the longest book I’ve read so far this year, and honestly it will probably continue to be that. I doubt I’ll find any other book to beat it! 😀
9. A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin – 1,061 pages.
This book is actually one of my favorites in the series, because it had all of my favorite characters and was a really quick read compared to some of the others.
10. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville – 720 pages.
I remember somewhat hating this book when I read it. 😀 Has anyone else read it and enjoyed it?
That’s all for this weekend! Have you read any of these books? Don’t forget to leave a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post so that I can read it! Thanks.