Happy first Wednesday in November! Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) featuring a variety of topics. Information can be found at the Goodreads page.
This week, the prompt is the largest books on my TBR. November marks another iteration of the Tome Topple Read-a-thon, where the only rule is that you read books over 500 pages long! If you’d like to participate, it will be occurring between November 16th and 29th. Since I am already participating in a read-a-thon this month, I will be sitting it out, but will be looking forward to participating the next time it comes around, since I have sooooo many giant books sitting on my shelf that I need to get around to conquering.
The longest books I have on my TBR are:
1. Winter by Marissa Meyer
At a mere 900 pages, this book seems like it should be an easy weekend read (haha yeaaaa….) but I have found the other books in the series to go so fast, I’m actually not too concerned about approaching this one. It is YA and large print so even though the page count is high, the reading time will probably be much lower. I’ve heard great things about this conclusion to the series, and hope to get to it shortly!
2. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
I have been slowly working my way through all of Murakami’s books, but he is so prolific and seems to come out with a new book every year. It’s hard to keep up! 1Q84 is the longest so far (925 pages), as in Japan it was published as three separate volumes. Fun fact, Q in Japanese (“kyuu”) means 9. I actually don’t even know what this book is about, or if it is related to 1984 in any way, I just know I need to read it!
3. Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind
I’m not certain when I will get around to this series again. It is many, many books long and just failed to capture my interest right away. I feel like I should give it another chance and the second book, with its 1056 pages has been sitting on my bookshelf for ages.
4. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
At ONLY 1177 pages, the third book in the Song of Ice and Fire series is nothing. Seriously, a cake walk…. I really need to get back to this series, especially with the show about to wrap up. Where else am I going to get my dragon fix?
5. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
At a whopping 1258 pages, this is by far the largest book on my reading list. I know it is highly rated and I have devoured everything I’ve read from Sanderson, but this is quite a commitment that I’m not certain I will have time for anytime soon.
I’m actually quite surprised that Wheel of Time didn’t show up on this list. Looking at the next book, Crossroads of Twilight, I see that it is only 704 pages, nowhere near making this list!!
Are you participating in the Tome Topple Read-a-thon? What are some of the longest books you have on your reading list?