I like big books and I cannot lie. After spending some time looking though my 1,000+ books on Goodreads, I found the Top 10 Biggest Books I’ve Ever Read. There are two series that I just counted as onebook and gave the total pages and I used the hardcover as the page count for all.
1. The Harry Potter series clocks in at 4,012 pages for 7 books. That averages about 543 pages a book, although the last four were 734, 870, 652, 759 pages. Those were long and yet I never wanted them to be over.
2. The first four books of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon have 3,399 pages, with 896,743, 870, 880 each. Love them and will one day continue with the series.
3. War & Peace by Tolstoy (1,421 pages) is one I never would have gotten though on my own, but luckily a blogger buddy of mine read it with me and we cross posted about it. Made it a lot easier!
4. It by Stephen King (1,153 pages) was a chunkster that I read in a blogging read-along so that kept me on track.
5. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (973 pages) was recommended by a friend and took me a month and a half to finish.
6. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (944 pages) was an epic story set mostly in India.
7. The Passage by Justin Cronin (766 pages) was a little out of my wheelhouse, but an intriguing dystopian story.
8. Roots by Alex Haley (688 pages) was so good except toward the end where it got a bit boring.
9. Into the Wilderness by Sarah Donati (691 pages) was a beautiful historical romance.
10. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (609 pages) is a timeless classic that I’m glad to have read.
So, what are some of your favorite chunksters?
Oops! As I’m researching another list I see that I missed The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer which clocks in at 1,056 pages. It’s really #5.