Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - Longest Books I’ve Ever Read


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader GirlTop Ten Tuesday was originally 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.

Below is a list of lengthy novels I've read over the years and enjoyed reading at the time. The funny part is that I don't really read many lengthy novels now. 

1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (850 pages)
2. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (691 pages) ~ This is one of my all time favorite novels ever written!
3. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (576 pages) ~ This is another one of my all time favorite novels ever written!
4. Queenie by Michael Korda (626 pages) ~ I read this novel in high school over 30 years ago. I loved this novel.
5. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (608 pages)
6. The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum (646 pages)
7. The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum (752 pages)
8. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (976 pages)
9. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (1104 pages)
10. The Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (1070 pages)

Share with me some of your favorite lengthy books in the comment section below!

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  1. Whoa! Those are really long ones! I feel like my average "high" book is 400ish. Though I did pick some that are longer than that for my picks!

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    1. Yes, they were all long ones and I tend not to read novels/books this long these days.

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  2. A few 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.

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    1. I've been wanting to read Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, but for some reason I've only been reading novels that are less than 500 pages for the most part for the past few years. I'm not sure when I'll return to reading longer novels.

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  3. I've read the Ludlums, but none of the others on your list. I tend to look for shorter books these days. ;D

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    1. I've been staying with shorter reads as well the past few years!!

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  4. The Gabaldon books have serious page count! And the Bourne books too- didn't realize that!

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  5. I've only read one of the Outlander books and I'm avoiding the rest because they're so long!

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  6. I’ve read a couple of these! Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber. Loved them both but they became a little exhausting after awhile- every book being 800+ pages long. I’ve been wondering about The Bourne titles- are they any good? I never could follow the movies.

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    1. The Bourne movies are awful!!! And yes, the three original Bourne novels written by Robert Ludlum are really good... But I haven't read any of the other Bourne novels written by the author who took over writing the series, so can't comment on them.

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  7. Diana Gabaldon's books are some of the longest books I've read too (I've read Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager), and whilst I really enjoyed them they did take me ages to get through! That's why I've been putting off Drums of Autumn, even though I've had it out of the library for weeks.

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    1. I've been putting off reading the rest of the series for the same reason you mentioned... It takes ages to get through each novel!

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  8. Wow! Those Outlander books are seriously weighty!

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  9. I LOVED Poisonwood Bible. Read it when it came out and I was not that long back from living in another African nation. East of Eden! Yikes! It is incredibility well written, but as you saw it gave me nightmares.

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  10. I read East of Eden so long ago -- I really should read it again!

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    1. It's on my reread list as well. I love that novel!

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  11. This is an impressive list! What did you think about the Bourne books? Better/worse than the movies?

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    1. The novels are way better than the movies!! No contest there. I've only read the Boure novels written by Ludlum though, but not any of the ones written by Eric Van Lustbader.

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  12. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (over 1000 pages), The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (about 600p), The Queen's Fool (about 600p), Ivanhoe (?). I can't think of any other just now.

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    1. People keep saying how wonderful The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is, so I will have to read it at some point!

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  13. Almost half the list is Gabaldon! She does write some doorstoppers!

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    1. The Outlander series is really good even if the novels are really long!

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  14. I tend to stay away from long books as well. I never realized how long the Bourne books are!

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    1. I use to read long books a lot, but not so much in the past 5 years.

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  15. I didn't read a single book on your list. and I also wouldn't have pick up any of these to read. I guess we have different taste in books.

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  16. Outlander has always scared me off by how long each book and the series is. Way to go for reading it!

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    1. Yes, long books can be scary! I haven't finished reading the Outlander series because I've been wanting to stay with shorter length novels the past 4 to 5 years.

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  17. I saw Outlander on a lot of lists this week. Couldn't get into the book, because the dialect was tedious, but I do love the TV show.

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  18. I almost put East of Eden on my list. Such a great American classic!

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  19. I haven't read any of these, sadly, but man, those are some long books! xD

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  20. Oooh I never have read the Bourne novels. I should go borrow one from the library and try!

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  21. I loved The Poisonwood Bible as well! It's amazing how long the Outlander books are--they don't feel that long when you're immersed in them.

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  22. Outlander was popular this week! I'm so glad so many have read it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  23. Ahh there are some massive beasts here! I also am slightly tempted to try Outlander now because my sister was watching and enjoying the show.😂But book first for me!

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    1. I actually haven't seen the Outlander Series. I'm not sure I will... Never say never, right?

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  24. I have been wanting to read the Ludlum books for While now. I wish I had more patience for big books, but I seem to gravitate more towards shorter books these days.

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    1. I've gravitated towards shorter reads the past 5 years too - as in 500 pages or less.

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  25. Wow, those are some huge books! I haven't read any of these yet, but East of Eden is on my TBR!

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    1. East of Eden is a wonderful novel and a fast read. I hope you get to it some day!

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  26. Wow, I've seen Ludlum and Gabaldon at bookstores but I never realized how long their books are!

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  27. I listened to Outlander on audio and it was probably around 26-28 hours long... ;)
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  28. The only book I've got on my TBR from this list is Outlander.

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  29. Great list! I haven't read any of those books but I have watched the Bourne movies 😂😂 Does that count?

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  30. I love that most of the books are from a couple series! Got to love those big book series ;)

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