Top Ten Tuesday – Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right?

This week’s theme is Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

This week was easy to generate, but I decided to go over 10 books until I hit 10 authors since so many of the books are series that had multiple books hit the top 10 (thanks George R. R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson). I don’t really remember The Order of the Phoenix being long enough to make the list, but guess it was!

Also, I always have mixed feeling about really long books. On one hand, you get way more bang for your buck, and as long as its well done, the story can be way more complex/exciting. On the other hand, the length and time commitment required to read it makes it harder to read as many other books, which can be a bit of a deterrant. That said, with the exception of the Goodkind book, I loved all the rest of these longer books and am really glad I made the time to read them (multiple times in some cases).


A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
1,177 pp
The Stand
1,153 pp
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
1,125 pp
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
1,088 pp
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
1,061 pp
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
1,007 pp
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
994 pp
Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, #2)
979 pp
Heir of Novron (The Riyria Revelations, #5-6)
932 pp
Fool's Fate (Tawny Man, #3)
914 pp
The Mad Ship (Liveship Traders, #2)
906 pp
Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3)
903 pp
The Last Mortal Bond (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #3)
897 pp
The Wall of Storms (The Dandelion Dynasty, #2)
880 pp
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
870 pp

22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Longest Books I’ve Ever Read”

  1. Ha ha Martin seems incapable of writing a short book, as least as far as A Song of Ice and Fire is concerned. And Sanderson… good grief, he writes tomes. Hobb too, surprisingly, I see has some chunksters in her Liveship Traders series. Nice list!
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  2. I read 11 of those as well 🙂 Nice list!

    I sure did not remember Fool’s Fate being this long! It’s probably because it was such a pageturner <3

  3. I expected to see lots of Games of Thrones for this one – and I still can’t over that I forgot Harry Potter!
    Lynn 😀

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