Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
It by Stephen King
We’ll start off with the longest, which is definitely IT by Stephen King which totals at around 1100 pages depending on which edition you happen to be reading. I own the paperback which is a little over 1100 but regardless is still the largest book I have ever read. The good thing is with it being so scary and the way King writes it flies by pretty quick.
The Passage by Justin Cronin
This is one of my top favorite books that I have ever read, so the fact that its HUGE is kind of a bonus for me. I actually have read this one in particular three times now and its still just as amazing to read each and every time. The size of this book is probably due to the fact how much is covered in just the very first book. I love it!
Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe
I have actually included this book in another Top Ten Tuesday, but it fits this prompt as well, so here it is again! This was a MASSIVE book but it reads like a video game and just that fact alone had me flipping the pages faster than you can blink. The story is great all the way through and it hardly feels like its just under 1000 pages.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Now even though I have read all the Harry Potter books, this was the largest of them all at about 870 pages!!! I honestly didn’t even realize it was that many until I started looking for books to fit this prompt! That just goes to show how amazing these books are that no matter how big they might be they were never too daunting to pick up and devour!
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
This wasn’t the biggest book ever but at 500 pages it can easily fall into this category. I think sometimes a book feels bigger from the content that it has within its pages and in this book there is so much emotion and time covered and story to tell that it feels like a much bigger book than the number of pages it has. Still, 500 is quite a bit to read!
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
This was a heavy book, and not just in weight. The story of twin brothers, one going through some serious mental health problems, and the other who isn’t but is constantly struggling with the big “why”. Why does his mirror image struggle so much but he doesn’t. Its a lot to cover within 897 pages but Lamb manages to give you all the feels.
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
This is one of those books where I wanted it to be 2000 pages because I did NOT want it to end! At 693 pages it is still a big book, but I think any fan of SJM knows the feeling that they could read and read and read her books without ever wanting them to end. SO MUCH happens in this book its hard to think that its under 700 but somehow it flies by nonetheless.
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
Here’s another author that can write to her hearts content and no matter how long the book may be, I will be there to read every word with a huge smile on my face. This book was 679 pages of purely beautiful writing that kept me enchanted to the very last page. When an author does a fantastic job reading really big books is so enjoyable.
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The unique way this book is written makes the 659 pages it contains seem like a breeze. I just finally got into this series at the beginning of this year and blew through them all so fast because they were so different and so so good! I can’t describe the journey these books take you on, but its worth every last page to experience them for yourself!
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
And to conclude this list, coming in at 624 pages, we have Victoria Schwab with A Conjuring of Light! Schwab is another one of those authors that I’d read just about anything she writes so no matter if its 10 pages or 1000 I don’t think that there could be a limit to how many pages of her writing I would read. This was a fantastic conclusion to an an even more fantastic series, no matter the page count!
What do you think of my selections? Any that you would have changed? Added? I’m curious to know the largest books you have read!! Let me know in the comments below!