Top Ten Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Top Ten  Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

TTT for October 9, 2018


Click on the covers to know more about the books,
but as most are classics, you have probably heard about them

 top ten a

top ten b

Have you read any of these?
Which one is your favorite?
What’s the longest book you have ever read?



28 thoughts on “Top Ten Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

  1. You have read some daunting books. I have Anna Karenina and The Count of Monte Cristo on my to-read list, but I keep shuttling them to the side because they are so intimidating to me. I’m now off to see what I can find out about Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses and the book of homilies. Thank you for sharing your list.


  2. I’ve not read any of these. The longest book I’ve ever read (if you consider it ‘one’ book, given it was traditionally published in 3 volumes) is The Lord of the Rings. The longest book I’ve never reread is IT by Stephen King (of my top ten longest ever read I’ve reread 7 of them multiple times!)


  3. I have read Anna Karenina. A few I have read that come to mind: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, 1152 pp. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, 830 pp. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke 782 pp.


  4. I LOVE big books. I read a lot of great history books that are BIG but my favorite long books of literature are War and Peace, Middlemarch (we named our farm after the book but changed it to Middlemay since that’s when we were married) and Gone With The Wind. I really enjoy complex characters.


  5. In order to learn about the French culture through the eyes of Victor Hugo, I read Les Miserables (unabridged French edition) while studying abroad in Paris (fall 2012). My husband, back in the United States, read the unabridged English version. This was a magical way to stay connected and have fascinating Skype sessions. He loved the sections about the politics and wars and I loved the character study of Jean ValJean, my fictional hero , and the beautiful love stories. It was worth the 1100 pages!


  6. Great list!! So many good books seem to be very long. My list overlaps a good deal with yours, and I would add Kristin Lavransdatter and the Tale of Genji as very long and very high on my favorites! My cherished novels in general seem to be the long ones, probably because of the breadth of what the authors had to say, but also because one lives with the characters such a long time.


    • I am not surprised we would have a lot in common. The younger bloggers mostly have fantasy, very few classics, sad… I also read Kristin Lavransdatter, but I guess I would have counted it as 3 different books. I tried to take into account only those for which each PHYSICAL book was looooong. One day, I’ll have to dive into The Tale of Genji… I also love long novels, for the same reason, but I’m more and more picky, they need to be really well written


  7. I’ve been meaning to read more Classics (the only ones I have read are the ones in school [mainly Charles Dickens and such]), Les Mis has been catching my attention for a while now. Everyone seems to love it so I want to read it…. but it is also huge and scary and I am very spooked XD


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