I like big books and I can not lie! For our top ten Tuesday by That Artsy Reader Girl, we were asked our top 10 of longest books we’ve ever read. I do love picking up a really big book and just settling down on the sofa or my bed, mug of tea on standby and just knowing it will keep you glued for hours. I will not just look at books that are big themselves, but I will also grab some series that have lots of books in them.
1. Harry Potter and the Order or the Phoenix – JK Rowling
Certainly one of the biggest books JK Rowling wrote, but I almost want to say that the complete series is rather big and epic. Still one of my favourites and it kept me interested in the story with each new chapter.
2 . A Storm of Swords – George RR Martin
When I first started the series, I was afraid it wouldn’t grab me, but boy was I wrong! I love how this series is written and it didn’t matter that the books are massive. You want to know what happens next to your favourite characters. And I can’t believe we still don’t have Winds of Winter available to us.
3. The Diviners – Libba Bray
Roaring 20’s, Jazz, gin, flappers, and an occult murder mystery. I really enjoyed reading this book. I haven’t read the second book because I heard whispers that it’s not as great as this first book, but even you read this as a stand alone book, it’s really good and entertaining.
4. Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Even the paperback version of this book is heavy enough to regret taking it with you on your commute. In the year 2575, two mega corporations are at war over a planet. Kady and Ezra, freshly broken up, are caught in the middle. It’s a great sci-fi story and the book has some unique pages…. If you want to know what I mean with that, you really need to get the book yourself.
5. The House of Night series – P C Cast and Kristin Cast
This is my guilty pleasure. I just to listen to these books as audiobooks all the time while driving to work. I don’t know why I enjoyed the series so much, but there is something about these books that keep me wanting to listen to them. If you enjoy series like The vampire diaries, this might also be something you would enjoy; a story set around young vampires and an ancient evil. This serie contains out of 16 books so it will keep you reading for a while.
6. The Darkest Powers and the Darkness Rising series by Kelley Armstrong
I started reading and listening to the books about Elena the werewolf by Kelley Armstrong, but slowly on she created a world with more interesting characters whose lives you follow. These series are about a young necromancer and is aimed a bit more towards the teenage readers. Still very enjoyable.
7. IT – Stephen King
I read this book when I was in my teens and some parts are really… strange. However, if you want to gloss over certain bits in the book, it’s actually a great horror story and I loved the world he created with the turtle. One of those books you probably understand better the older you are. Seeing the new movie actually made me want to re-read this book yet again.
8. The Chronicles of Narnia – C S Lewis
I am going to put all these seven novels down as one big story. I love the stories about Narnia. It might feel a bit dated at times, but it still creates that amazing fantasy world when reading through the books.
9. Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien
Just like the stories about Narnia, Tolkien’s writing transports you to a whole new world. I am going to take all 3 books into one big epic story/book. If you love fantasy then this truly is a classic you should have read.
10. Cirque du Freak; the saga of Darren Shan – Darren Shan
I practically grew up on these books and even when I was an adult I still wanted to read about the boy who became a vampire and traveled with this group of ‘strange’ beings all over the world. I wasn’t a fan of the spider though.