Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Longest Book Tag



I was tagged by Lys at The Mad Reader (thanks Lys) and thought this looked fun. 

THE RULES: 
1) Make a list of the five longest books you've read 
2) Select two of the longest books on your TBR
3) Discuss
4) Tag others

LONGEST BOOKS I'VE READ

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)To Green Angel Tower, Part 1 (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, #3; Part 1)A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)


A Dance With Dragons is one of my favorite books, and one of the few I can read over and over. I think I've been through it three or four times now. Like the rest of the series there are multiple POV's, and the chapters are fairly short, so even at 1,125 pages the book flies? 

To Green Angel Tower was so big they had to split it in two, so there's a Part 1 and a Part 2 in the paperback version. The hardcover is listed as 1,083 pages. 

A Storm of Swords has so many moments.  

A Feast For Crows may not be my favorite Ice and Fire book but it has a Cersei perspective...

The Lord of the Rings were originally intended to be one book by Tolkien, even though they were published as three books. So I went with it and it's listed as 1,216 pages. 

LONGEST BOOKS ON MY TBR

The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6)Ringer (Replica, #2)

The Winds of Winter- who knows how long it will be?

Ringer is listed at 672 pages and is the sequel to Replica.

I tag: 

Danya at Fine Print
LaLa at La La in the Library
Danielle at Our Familiarium

43 comments:

  1. You're sure right about Lord of the Rings, Greg. It was a long book AND a long movie, but they were all phenomenal. Most of the longest books that I've read would have to be a good portion of Tom Clancy's novels, including Commander in Chief at 717 pages. Hugs..RO

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    1. Yeah both the movies and the books are long- true. Especially when they extend the movies! And I didn't realize the Clanc novels were so long!

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  2. The Game of Thrones books are definitely among the longest ones I've read. The Outlander books are also up there in the page count!

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    1. Oh yeah the Outlander books! I haven't read those, but you're right- they're chunksters!

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  3. The massiveness of the books is one of the reasons I’ve been putting off the George RR Martin series. I have the first book sitting on my shelf, but it’s so big! It’ll take me forever to read that.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I know! I read them back to back once and I think it took like a month??

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  4. I LOVE this tag! It was my goal to read at least one of the GoT books this year, but I haven't gotten around to it yet :(

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  5. I avoid long books so this would be the shortest book tag for me lol

    For What It's Worth

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    1. Ha I'd rather read a few shorter books than a long one that takes me forever! I mean occasionally I'm in the mood for a long chunkster, I guess it depends on the book.

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  6. hahaha this is EXACTLY why I haven't read this books yet :) I'm impressed good for you Greg! And thank you for tagging me I'll have to think hard I'm such a lazy reader! LOL BUT I WILL FIND SOMETHING! :)

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    1. Yes I had to tag you! Wanna see what u pick. And thanks!

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    2. you are BAD!! hahahah I'm still agonizing over this! WHAT ARE MY FANS GONNA THINK?? when I tell them the longest book is 300 pages LOL LOL LOL

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  7. HA, no surprise that most of these books are from ASOIAF! I'm a big LOTR fan, but I actually didn't know that it was intended to be released as a single book rather than three volumes. I have no idea what the longest books on my TBR would be, but I'm excited to find out! :D

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    1. I know, right? I wanted to showcase more variety but I honestly could't find anything else as long (that I've read, anyways). And the LoTR thing surprised me too- I know he wrote the books over the course of years, but I read that he never thought of them as separate books, they just had to be published that way.

      I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  8. Even though I have yet to read GRRM I have read some seriously long books as well! I might just do this tag at some point, if I can shake off my blogging slump ;)

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    1. Yes do this one! I'm tagging you :):):)

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  9. The Winds of Winter might need to be 2000 pages long just to catch up with season six!

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  10. I read Replica and I ended up not even finishing Gemma's story. I thought it would be easier to read Lyra's all the way through and then Gemma's. Even though they were different perspectives I got bored reading about the same situations they were in again. I think if I end up reading Ringer, I'll switch chapters instead.

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    1. I was afraid of that too. I ended up reading alternate chapters, and it was kinda nice seeing how they each interpreted the same events as they went. I don't think I would have liked reading all of one, then the other, either.

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  11. I don't read a LOT of really long books. I think Julie McElwain's Kendra Donovan series is quite long - each book is about 500 or 600 pages I think? Of course, there are some of the longer Harry Potter books too.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Ooh I've never read those. I hated using so many books from the same series but I couldn't find any other ones that long. Harder than I thought!

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  12. Fantasy books tend to be chunksters :)

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  13. I cheated a bit on LOTR. I've seen the movies (countless times) but I haven't read the books yet.

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    1. I hope you like them if you ever give them a go.

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  14. Ringer is THAT long? I don't know how I feel about that. I really hate long books. ::Goes to shelf:: The ARC is only about 500 pages, so that isn't quite as miserable?

    I once read David Copperfield because my dad made me, that was 974 pages. And mind numbingly boring, but that's another story. The longest book I have read by choice: City of Heavenly Fire (725), and frankly, I wish I hadn't bothered. I think I have it in my mind that I just do not like long books, so it's like a self-fulfilling prophecy or something. I am glad you have better luck with them, though!

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    1. I know, I was surprised? I'm kinda looking forward to it tho, I liked Replica.

      Ha ha I haven't read those. I do like a good long book if it's, you know, good. If it's an epic fantasy or whatever and it's just long because the author apparently thinks they need to write a chunkster, I'm like- no.

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  15. I don't know if I should be relieved or not, because I honestly thought you were going to write a very long post about long books (my brain is weird). I think I've been putting off GoT for now and probably forever is the length, but then I've read books like the Deathly Hallows.

    But I do have the attention span of a fly now, so who knows if I find HP7 less daunting now than in the past.

    I'm guessing Winds of Winter will be at least 900 pages if not more. I highly doubt it'll be less.

    Thanks for stopping by Novelistic Narration!

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    1. Ha ha surprise! I liked this tag because it was fairly short, and therefore quick to put together!!

      Game of Throne is kinda daunting since all the books are chunksters.

      I think Winds of Winter will be huge. I just wish he's publish what he has now, so we could get on with it. :)

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  16. I think the longest I did read is one of Sanderson

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  17. Lol I should've guessed your list would be all epic fantasy. Those are usually the long ones. That's surprising that Ringer is so long though, it doesn't look like the kind of book that would be!

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    1. Right? And I know about Ringer- I was surprised!

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  18. Not surprised that your books were all fantasy! Mine were too. All those pages world-building, plus a (normally) larger cast too! I have yet to read Replica, but I hope to one day! It's just not on my urgent list. :)

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    1. I know! Replica's good but it's not, like, essential reading you know? I liked it more than some. Hope you like it!

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  19. Ha! I knew there would be George R.R. Martin books on your list as soon as I saw what the tag was about. It impresses me that you can read those multiple times. I enjoy them but don't know if I could bring myself to read them again. I'm hoping to get to A Feast of Crows later this year.

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    1. Yeah that's a shocker :):):) And I love those books although after a few times I have no desire to read the first three any more! As for Feast for Crows, keep in mind it's slower and different than the other books, but there is a LOT of foreshadowing and set up for later events that are going to huge!

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  20. Typically, anything over 500 and I put that book back down - I don't do well with chunksters!

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  21. Blogging has killed my page counts as I hesitate to pick up any book that's super long! The G.R.R. Martin books are terrifyingly long!

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  22. I loved The Lord of the Rings. I tend to think of it as just one book myself. I need to dive into the rest of the Martin books. I really liked the first one.

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  23. Thanks for the tag! I saw this on Jolene's blog first because I still can't get your "follow by email" to work for me. Ha ha.

    Those Martin books are the long ones, for sure! I will be tackling them when the last book comes out. I thought The Winds of Winter was supposed to be the last one, but I heard that it was not. Do you know how many more he intends to write?

    I had forgotten that The Lord of the Rings was intended as one Book. Thanks for reminding me for my tag. I have never heard To Green Angel Tower. I will have to check it out. :)

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