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Bookish Confession #397: I have a fear of large books. No idea why. I mean, I read most of my books on Kindle so the likelihood of the book squishing me to death is ‘nill. The magic number seems to be 326 pages – anything longer doesn’t usually get a second look. (And yes, that now puts me squarely into quirky reader territory)
I can’t even think of a reason WHY I prefer somewhat shorter reads. My attention span is rockin’, I have a laser-like focus for plot details, and I love a book with lots of characters. (Did I also mention what a humble reader I am?) So imagine my surprise when I scoped out Goodreads and discovered not one but TWO books I’ve read over 1,000 pages – plus a few honorable mentions.
So let me take a moment to pat myself on the back and share the 10 longest (and most memorable!) books I’ve read…
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo (1,463 pages) This might be the real reason I fear large books
Kushiel’s Dart – Jacqueline Carey (1,015 pages)
The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri (798 pages) Also fearful because my English Teacher assigned us to illustrate our favorite circle of Hell.
Breaking Dawn (Twilight #4) – Stephenie Meyer (756 pages) Also can’t believe I read this for other reasons…
The Wings of the Dove – Henry James (741 pages) My least favorite book I read in High School.
Kushiel’s Avatar – Jacqueline Carey (702 pages)
A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas (699 pages) I can’t believe I read this one because it was SO GOOD
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me – Mariana Zappata (673 pages)
Love Unscripted – Tina Reber (668 pages)
A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas (626 pages)