Top Ten Tuesday – Due to Size, Still Unread

Posted May 5, 2015 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 7 Comments

Sometimes ginormous books can be real daunting and have you putting them off indefinitely. Even more so if they’re ginormous AND a part of an extremely long series. Aside from my recent Game of Thrones binge, I don’t read too many large books for the simple reason that they just take too much of my time and I’m not the fastest reader. Not the best reason to decide not to read a book but I think that’s how most bloggers end up thinking.

These ten books are all ones I hopefully plan to read someday, but not likely anytime soon.

 photo 543445653.jpg1216 pages – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien {Purchase}
1213 pages – The Stand by Stephen King {Purchase}
996 pages – The Terror by Dan Simmons {Purchase}
976 pages – The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett {Purchase}
934 pages – Kushiel’s Dart (Phèdre’s Trilogy #1) by Jacqueline Carey {Purchase}
912 pages – The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley {Purchase}
866 pages – Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke {Purchase}
866 pages – Swan Song by Robert McCammon {Purchase}
838 pages –  The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber {Purchase}
832 pages – The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1) by Robert Jordan {Purchase}



7 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Due to Size, Still Unread

  1. Oh man. I totally feel you on The Stand. I think I tried to read that more than once in high school, and I could never get through it. And Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is another one I don’t see happening for me, ever.

    Jacqueline Carey’s books are the shit, though, and well worth trekking through thousands upon thousands of pages. 🙂 (I love them enough to reread them, and that’s saying something.)
    Layla recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday (1): Ten Books I Will Probably Never ReadMy Profile

  2. Ha, lately I’ve been tracking my to-read books by the number of pages! I just can’t see taking the time for some of the huger ones on my list (Outlander books always welcome, however…) I read The Stand a really long time ago and keep telling myself I’ll re-read it some day. Love LOTR, Mists of Avalon, and Jonathan Strange too. You’re right, I think, that book bloggers end up avoiding big huge books because we always have so much reading to do and want to get through as many books as possible! Great approach to this week’s topic.
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