Tuesday, October 9, 2018

TTT | Longest Books I've Ever Read!

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today's topic is "Longest Books I've Ever Read!" I honestly don't know what are the longest books I've read, but I wouldn't be surprised if Winter by Marissa Meyer is on here...because that thing is 800 pages!

This is in order from shortest to longest!

10) Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess is the third and final book in Clare's Infernal Devices trilogy, and my favorite. While the first book dragged for me, this final one flew by! 
9) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Another book that, while long, flew by! I think this had to do with the amazing writing and the mixed media in Illuminae. There were rarely pages with blocks of text, which makes more a quick read. 

8) The Winter King by CL Wilson

The Winter King is a fantasy romance that I picked up on Alyssa's recommendation. Despite the 595 pages, I read the book in three days. The romance was sexy, and the action was so well done. 
7) Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Mixed media takes up a lot of space! Gemina is the second book in the Illuminae files, and my favorite. Hanna, the MC, is probably one of my favorite female protagonists to date.  

6) The Sea King by CL Wilson

The Sea King is a companion sequel to The Winter King. Even though I loved The Winter King, I was pretty disappointed with The Sea King, and it took me almost a whole week to read the book, twice as long as it took for The Winter King. 
5) Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Obsidio is the third and final book in the Illuminae Files trilogy. Obsidio wasn't my favorite, but it was a pretty solid book. It's also the longest in the series, but much like Gemina and Illuminae, I didn't feel the length of this one. 

4) Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

 Unlike Obsidio, I did feel the length of Lady Midnight. I did enjoy it, but there were times when I forgot who was who; there are so many Blackthorne children! I'm currently reading Lord of Shadows, and having a much better reading experience. 

3) The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

This is the only book on the list that I listened to. Even though the audiobook was ridiculously long, I couldn't stop listening to it. I might not have loved what happened in this final book, but my investment in this series won out. 
2) City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

There are a ton of final books in this list. It seems that the further the series progresses, the longer the books become. City of Heavenly Fire is the final book in Clare's Mortal Instruments series. It's not my favorite series by Clare, but this final book is one of the better of the series. 
1) Winter by Marissa Meyer

And the longest book I have ever read is...Winter! Winter is the fourth and final book in The Lunar Chronicles. While the third book in the series, Cress, is my favorite, Winter is a close second. Winter is roughly 800 pages long, but it only took me a couple of days to finish the book. 

Okay, okay there were a TON of sequels from the same series on there. So for the sake of having more books on this list outside of the same three series (yikes) here are some other long books I have read. 
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
    • Beautiful Creatures was a book I read when I was first getting into YA. I loved the first book, but the series went downhill for me. Did I finish the series? no. Will I ever? nope!
  • Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck
    • Ahh, the third book in the Tiger's Curse series. The first two books were my CRACK when I was 12. When I got to the third book though, something weird happened...I didn't love it! Basically, Tiger's Voyage was the start of my critical reading. 
  • The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
    • The Lost Hero was published in 2010, so most likely I read this 8 years ago. Don't ask me about the plot. All I know is that there is a mechanical dragon, Jason is the main character, and a boy named Leo (who is immortal?? idk everything is hazy). One day I want to reread this series and finish it, but I have no clue when that will actually happen! 
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (omg the only non-fantasy!!)
    • I read this book YEARS ago when I first got my nook. Ah, fond memories. I read this baby in one night because I needed to know if the main character actually dies in the end, redeems herself, etc. 

Have you read any of these books? What are some of the longest books you've read?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. I never wanted Winter to end, I was so glad it was long!! But my fave of the series was also Cress :) I wish so much that Meyer would write more of that saga!

    1. Me too! I also agree - like another generation or something!

  2. Ooh nice! Seeing a lot of Winter today! And Beauty of Darkness and a few of the Illuminae Files too! Those all made my list today as well!

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    1. I saw a lot of Winter as well! I guess all of us are reading the same books, haha!

  3. The Illuminae books and Cassandra Clare occupied many places on my TTT list too.

  4. I loved Before I Fall, and Winter was a great series ender1

    1. I think I need to reread Before I Fall, because I read that when I was 15 or so. I think I might enjoy it more now. :) And I agree, it was done so well!

  5. I've read all Cassandra Clare books, The Lunar Chronicles, Percy Jackson series, Beautiful Creatures and Before I fall. On the top of my heaad, I know the Twilight series had some very long books. The Glass of Throne series is very long, with 7 books and each book is 300+ pages. I think the latest book Tower of Dawn in that series is almost 700 pages long. Fun reads though!

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    1. I hope I'll catch up on Rick Riordan's books! I enjoyed them so much when I was in middle school, and then I just stopped. :( I've only read Twilight, and none of the other books in the series. I have seen all the movies though! I won't be surprised if I see a ton of Throne of Glass books today. I wasn't a huge fan of the first book, but so many people love the series.

  6. I really want to read more of Cassandra Clare's books, but I think what deters me is their length. I'm sure they're fantastic stories, I just need to overcome how long they are. Thanks for sharing.

    1. They are pretty good! Honestly though, you could just skip TMI and dive into The Infernal Devices or The Dark Artifices and be fine!

  7. I'm surprised there are books that are longer than Obsidio :D wow, I didn't know Winter was that long. It's probably monstrously big in print.

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    1. Obsidio is a monster of a novel, haha! And actually, it was pretty small. The edition that I was reading was a mass paperback, and the pages were super thin.

  8. I had to read Beautiful Creatures for a class and I listened to the audiobook. I defintely wasn't interested enough to keep going...

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    1. You had to read that for class? Now I'm interested in what class you were taking that made you read that! Thanks for stopping by Lauren. :)