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This week’s topic is Ten of the Longest Books I’ve Read.
In the past I used to prefer reading long books, so most of the ones listed below are ones I read years ago. These days I tend to shy away from really long books, unless they’re e-books, as they’re usually heavy to hold or in such a small font that I find them difficult to read, or both.
In page number order(which vary according to different editions) they are:
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, 1,231 pages.
The October Horse by Colleen McCullough, 1,124 pages
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, 1,088 pages
The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough, 1,043 pages
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Bradley, 1,009 pages
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, 1,006 pages
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope, 976 pages.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, 975 pages.
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 960 pages.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, 959 pages.
My favourites of these books are Gone with the Wind and War and Peace – both of these surprised me at how much I enjoyed them.