Top 5 Wednesday is a group on Goodreads.com that posts lists on fun bookish topics each week. You may do a blog post or a vlog- (video) post. Join the group, then join the fun!
This week’s topic was really hard! Both the distruction of attention spans by social media and the cost to publishers vs ROI means so few books are over 300 pages these days! So, I had included both new titles and some that have been on my list for ages–mostly due to not being able to get them on audio thru my library system or state regional libraries. (I did not include Les Miserables because I am reading it slowly, taking my time, but it is huge.)
The New Titles
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 464 pages.
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver 480 pages
I tried listening to this book, but did not like the author’s way of reading it, so I will be reading it in print instead. 480 pages.
The Lingering Titles
The Bostonians by Henry James–this version claims 480 pages.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I (aka “The Great War”)–maybe I should get with it and read this one. I’ve included this one since I’m doing Nonfiction November–another Goodreads.com group you can join. 544 pages make this the longest book on today’s list.
1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War by Charles Emmerson, 544 pages.
I’ve been meaning to read this since high school in the 1970s! South Riding by Winifred Holtby, this version claims 502 pages.