T5W: Big Books

T5W is a weekly meme created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey, now hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. You can check out the goodreads group to learn more.

November 7th: Largest Books on TBR
— In honor of #TomeToppleReadathon coming back this month, discuss those big books on your shelf!

It’s been over a month since I did a T5W, eek :/ I might get a post up later this week for updating.

In the meantime, in no particular order, here are some of the biggest books on my TBR that are probably highest priority for me. (This list will probably be different from my official Tome Topple TBR, but we’ll see.)


The Witches: Salem, 1692


The Witches: Salem
1692 
by Stacy Schiff– Ok, my copy has 498 pages, but I’m still going to be reading this for Tome Topple because other editions have like 510-515 pages, and (in my opinion) 498 is close enough, especially for non-fiction.

 

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

 


The Diviners
by Libba Bray– I think this 578 page book has been on my TBR for Tome Topple at least twice. I’ve had this book way, way, way too long without reading it.

 

 

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness– At just under 600 pages, this will be one of my biggest re-reads ever, I think. I read the first 2 books in the All Souls Trilogy, but then it took me years to get all of them, so now I have to re-read those so I can finally finish them all.

 

House of Leaves
House of Leaves 
by Mark Z. Danielewski– Just over 700 pages of “I’m not sure I’ll ever actually finish this.” I’ve tried (and failed) several times. This is a book I really wish was available in other formats. I get why it’s not going to work as an audiobook, and as an ebook it would probably be a nightmare. If it were available in large print, though, I probably could have finished it by now. The text is just too damn small for me to read more than a page at a time >.<

 

Villette

Villette by Charlotte Brontë– I’m pretty sure this 570-ish page tome has also made my Tome Topple TBR in the past. I’d really like to dive into it this winter, so I’ll probably save this one until after NaNoWriMo is finished.

 

 


I have a lot of big books on my shelves/Kindle, but these are the ones (at this moment) I’d really like to get to soon-ish.

What are some big books on your TBR?

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Top 10 Tuesdays: Longest Books I’ve Read

This is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week, there’s a theme and you choose ten books that fit it. Check out upcoming topics here.


Bless goodreads for having the option to sort by page count, because without it, I’m not sure I could have answered this week’s question. I really wasn’t sure after the first three because after those, page counts are much closer together.


In order from longest to shortest:

 

The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)

 

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien– 1,220 pages

 

 

It

 

It by Stephen King– 1,093 pages

 

 

The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)

 

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer-Bradley– 912 pages

 

 

Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest

 

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson– 820 pages

 

 

The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, #3)

 

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray– 819 pages

 

 

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

 

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin– 801 pages

 

 

East of Eden

 

East of Eden by John Steinbeck– 778 pages

 

 

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

 

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare– 768 pages

 

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling– 759 pages

 

 

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)

 

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer– 756 pages

 

 


What are some of the longest books you’ve read?

Did any of mine make your list as well?

TomeTopple Read A Thon TBR!

I’ve missed the starting date for TomeTopple a couple of times now, but this round, I actually found out in advance, yay!

If you don’t know what Tome Topple is, here’s Sam’s (ThoughtsOnTomes) video explaining it. Basically, it’s a read a thon to tackle books that are 500 pages or more, and it’s going on for two weeks starting this Friday at midnight in your timezone.

I have a lot of books that would work for this, but I decided to limit my selection to only those I’ve put off reading because they intimidate me so much. I doubt I’ll make it through more than one of these (honestly, I probably won’t even actually finish one), but that’s ok! My goal is to get through as much of at least one of them as possible during the read a thon. I’m also not picking any book to start with until the read a thon begins because I am horrible when it comes to sticking to a TBR. So, these are the books I’ve chosen, and I’ll read whichever I’m in the mood for when TomeTopple begins.

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Not pictured is Lord of the Rings. Yes, it’s true, I haven’t read LOTR 😦 I just found out it does count for this (I wasn’t sure because it is, technically, one book, but it’s often considered a trilogy), so I’m also considering reading it.

 


Are you participating in TomeTopple? I’d love to hear about your TBR! Also, if anyone wants to buddy read any of these with me, that would be fantastic 🙂