Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books We’ve Read

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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.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girlin your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

The Longest Books We’ve Ever Read

War & Peace – Leo Tolstoy, 1392 pages. I read this because I was in a serious Russian literature phase… Just give yourself some time.

 V – Thomas Pynchon, 640 pages. This was one of my favorite assigned reads in college. But do yourself a favor and skip the nose chapter.

Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell, 1037 pages. Everyone needs to read the classics right?

Diplomacy – Henry Kissinger, 916 pages. I was forced into this in college and it was rough.

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand, 1168 pages. Okay, so… I skimmed it. But I skimmed it heavily and was able to pass a test on it so it counts right?

Voyager – Diana Gabaldon, 820 pages. 820 pages of torture because Diana is a cruel goddess.

Don Quixote – Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, 1072 pages. I skimmed this one too, but multiple times so I’m counting it.

War Storm – Victoria Aveyard, 640 pages. This may not be as long as some of the others, but it felt like an accomplishment finishing this beast.

What are the longest books you’ve ever read?


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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books We’ve Read

  1. OMG you have some too long books… lots of patience 😂😂😂
    I think you are the only one with Gone with the wind and Atlas Shrugged on their list too.. didn’t think I’ll find those in common with anyone 😊😊

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  2. Margaret Mitchell’s epic of the south is basically required reading! I just adore Scarlet and Rhett… even if that ending leaves me in tears every dang time. Diana Gabaldon is also one of my all time favorites… I’d brave the Scottish highlands any day to find me a James Fraiser! But I really do commend you for reading War and Peace. As much as I adored the Audrey film and BBC mini series the sheer size and weight of the book has always intimidated me! It’s 100% on my “must read before I die” list though! I have to ask – is it as hard and scary as it looks or is it easy to get into like Outlander???

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      1. That’s true – for the most part I love Natasha but when she let Anatole convince her to elope I was so mad! Some of their choices are so frustrating. Especially when they bring about their own misery! I’ll take your advice though and divide it up! 🙂

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  3. I never actually believed anyone ACTUALLY READ War & Peace until my husband did (I thought it was one of those ones people SAY they’ve read but actually they’ve read an abridged version or the first 20 chapters or something…). It’s HUGE! He also knocked off Les Mis not long after, so I was incredibly impressed. I’ve only managed a few long-ish ones: David Copperfield, Moby Dick, Vanity Fair… BUT I’m going to be starting Don Quixote soon, so I can join the club 😉

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