Top Ten Tuesday: The Longest Books I’ve Read


This week’s topic is HUGE! The biggest books I’ve read! I love big books, though the cell phone distraction has eaten away at my attention span–I admit it. Most of these are long-time favorites. Only Raintree County and Gray House and the very boring letters (most of them–the interesting ones were in the reviews) of the Queen Mum get less than a lifetime’s seal of approval. It helps that one of my favorite authors, Herman Wouk, is given to writing wonderful, long, sprawling novels a reader can lose themselves in.

The Ten I’ve Finished–and mostly loved

Longest Book I’ve Listened to



I don’t recommend this for rush hour! I nearly had an accident when one sex scene started. I listen while I drive to/fro work each day.

The Ones I’m Still Working On



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Anyone can join in. Read the rules and learn the topics here, then post next Tuesday. You can read all of this week’s posts here.

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: The Longest Books I’ve Read

  1. I have wanted to read Outlander for a long time. I’ve been so intimidated by the size of it! Maybe I should try listening to it like you did! I’ll have to avoid those rush hour sex scenes, though! 😉

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  2. ha ha on almost driving off the road 🙂 Recently, my longest read was Atlas Shrugged. Also, the Bible (several times), GWTW (thanks to you!) and some Ken Follett books stand out. In high school I remember Crime and Punishment seeming really long, but in looking now I see that it’s “only” around 600 pages. Interesting topic!

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  3. Ha, I’ve definitely ended up in similar (hazardous) driving situations while listening to the Outlander series audiobooks! 🙂 War and Remembrance made my list this week as well. It’s been a long time since I read that book (and Winds of War), but they’ve stayed so vividly in my mind. Anna Karenina should have been on my list as well — I don’t know why I didn’t think of it! Such an interesting mix of books — great list!


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