Faeries are known to have exceptionally long lives, and in curtain lore, they’re immortal. The prompt this week is inspired by longevity. This week this curious wannabe fae wants to know:
What is the longest/largest book you have read?
Can any of you guess that book that inspired this prompt? If you guessed To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, you would be right! That book was MASSIVE! When I was in high school & college, I read quite a lot of large books, and I loved every moment of it. Unfortunately, nowadays, I can’t seem to find the motivation to read longer books. My max tends to me 500 pages, and that is pushing it. When it comes to audiobooks, I tend to read books that are less than 15 hours too. So, because I know I used to read larger books, I went to my handy-dandy Goodreads page and sorted my read books by book pages to snag a nice list of the long books I have read to find, the ultimate winner of the “longest book I’ve read” trophy. I’m going off of hardcover pages since I read two of the books as hardcovers!
With a lot of research… here are the top three most massive books I have read!
- Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind – 996 pages
- To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini – 856 pages
- Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind – 852 pages
With a good 140 pages more than Christopher Paolini’s To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind wins by a landslide! I read this book back in 2011 when a lovely co-worker lent me the book.
So now that you know my answer, what is the longest/largest book you have read?
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