Top Ten Tuesday October 9
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That Artsy Reader Girl \\\ Top Ten Tuesday October 9: Longest Books I’ve Ever Read
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Those of you who have hung out here for a while (or on my Booktube channel) know one thing: I’m a wimp when it comes to long novels. They “scare” me in fact. The story I like to refer to is a trip to Walmart. You see, it was just prior (or maybe after) to the new adaptation of Les Mis. I spotted the novelization of the story and thought, “OK, it’s long, but I can totally do this.” I picked it up and fully prepared to buy it, I checked the page count. When I saw it was 1,000+ pages, I couldn’t place it back on the shelf fast enough. I knew that was a little too far out of my comfort zone.
In my opinion, with exception to few, 300+ pages (which is often a kind of a “standard” book length) is plenty of pages to tell a coherent and comedic, brilliant and beautiful story.
Still, page count standard or no, I am kind of surprised that some of these books number in the 400 page count. Some of them were good reads, and some were “not for me” books. Nonetheless I’m glad to discover I have read a few lengthier books.
Let’s have a look-see.
Top Ten Tuesday October 9 | Bookshelf Reads that are LONG!
3: Glittering Promises by Lisa T. Bergren | It’s been way too long since I read this series, but I remember loving it. Back when it released, Downton Abbey was at its height of popularity and the DA comparisons to this novel made it a must-read for this girl. Page count: 464. Amazon | Goodreads
4, 5 & 6: A Passion Denied, A Passion Most Pure and A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman | Aw, a younger-Rissi romance series read. I still remember reading A Passion More Pure (book 1) and being enchanted with the sweet, but also “steamy” romance. My favorite book though is A Passion Denied. Page counts:
*7: Diamonds in the Rough by Michelle Madow | Read this series so long ago, though if I’m being honest, I still haven’t read book three. Best get on this because one has to know how the Diamond sister’s and their stories end. Page count: 448. Amazon | Goodreads
9: Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas | Much as I wanted to, this novel just wasn’t my cup of tea. It’s a kind of Cinderella re-telling that’s unique, but also somehow a bit disjointed. Have you read a good Cinderella story? Page Count: 480 Amazon | Goodreads
10: It Had to be You by Susan May Warren | Aw, love this story so much. It’s a contemporary romance that does have a happily ever after, but is also so much more than its final happy ending. Page count: 480. Amazon | Goodreads
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Your turn! Tell me about the longest books you’ve ever read (it’s OK, I know you’ll all put my reading to shame) and what you liked or didn’t like about their length. Do you think a good story can be told (generally) in 300+ pages? Comment all the long-book-thoughts down in the comments. I want to know your thoughts.
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*Yes, I did mix these two up. Oops!