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.
This week, the challenge is to share the 10 longest books I’ve read. Aka, get ready for a whole post full of Brandon Sanderson novels. xD
The Stormlight Archives series includes 3 of the longest books I have read. Oathbringer is the longest book I have ever read at 1,248 pages. I don’t regret a single page, or moment spent with these books. This is the best fantasy series I have ever read, and though I am sure I could one day find something I love as much (or more) I am so so thrilled to know that I have years of new novels ahead of me. Though I love these books I wouldn’t recommend starting here if you want to get into Sanderson. Warbreaker was my first of his books, at a measly 688 pages. You could also start with The Final Empire.
In all seriousness, I have a deep love of longer fantasy books. I find they bring something special to the table because of the amount of time you have to get to know the characters. That can work as a detriment, but in the hands of the right author, it’s an amazing experience.
Here are a few other tomes that are definitely worth the time!
IT by Stephen King, 1169 pages
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling, 759 pages
A Storm of Swords by GRRM, 1179 pages
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson, 615 pages
Do you like reading longer books, or do you prefer shorter reads? I definitely like to mix it up!