Don’t worry Lorelai, though the title sounds dirty, this book tag is safe for work!
Elise @ Roaming Reader has tagged me to talk about the five longest books that I’ve read and two that are on my TBR.
I just went over to trusty ol’ Goodreads and found out that they can do all the work for me.
Now there were a couple of series that popped up a couple of times, so I just picked the longest out of the series. I don’t want to talk about Twilight more than I have to.
The Five I Read:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling (870 pgs)
Slight confession: I don’t remember much about the fifth Harry Potter book. With most of the books in the series I read the book first and then watched the movie.
Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince I saw the movie first, and the feelings I have for each come more from the impression the movies made (which the Half-Blood Prince being my favorite out of the movies). I really want to reread both so I have a better opinion.
Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer (756 pgs)
Oh Geez. What has not been said about Twilight & Co. Even though this bonkers series about sulky vampires doesn’t deserve much, it still deserved a better ending than this anti-climatic crap fest.
That’s the best compliment I got. Ugh, let’s move on, the length of this book just makes me more upset.
The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins (672 pgs)
A good ole’ spooky Gothic literature. I read this when I was in an English Literature phase and couldn’t get enough. This might not be for someone who’s just getting into English Lit, but I would suggest adding it to your list. I liked this one more than The Moonstone personally.
Last Sacrifice – Richelle Mead (608 pgs)
The Vampire Academy series was pretty decent, especially the latter books. I remember liking Blood Promise the best. Not one I would reread. I’m over fantasy YA books that are set at an ‘Academy’.
I understand why it’s used in for contemporary YA, but there’s no reason for fantasy to be stuck at school, except for Harry Potter.
Villette – Charlotte Bronte (573 pgs)
There’s a reason why Jane Eyre is the book that made Charlotte Bronte famous. Villette isn’t bad, but I felt like I invested a lot just to get a slightly ambiguous and sad ending that made me angry. It seemed random at the time. Maybe I just didn’t get her intent, but I’m not the only one who was let down by the book.
On My TBR:
It – Stephen King (1156 pgs)
With the new movie coming out next month I really wanted to finally read IT… but then I saw it at the store:
Not at all surprised that this is the longest book on my TBR. Maybe I’ll get to it before the next remake is out!
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke (1006 pgs)
This entry actually surprised me. I had no idea that this book was a thousand pages long. I mean, I knew it was lengthy… but dang.
Guess there’s a lot to tell about duelling magicians in the early 19th Century. Both come together to help fight against France in the Napoleonic Wars, but one starts to get pulled in by the mystique of wilder magic.
This was a really fun tag! Let’s keep this one going:
Alright, can’t wait to see who has the longest of the bunch.
Book Lorelai! Longest Book! 😉