Top Ten Tuesday: The Longest Books I’ve Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is: The Longest Books I’ve Read

It’s possible I’m forgetting a book or two that are longer than some of the ones on this list, but after scrolling through my Goodreads shelf, these are the longest read books I could find.



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Cecilia by Fanny Burney

1056 pages

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

1037 pages

Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

977 pages

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

973 pages

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray 

912 pages

Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley

896 pages

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

850 pages

A Game of Thrones by Genre R. R. Martin

848 pages

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 

838 pages

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

835 pages


Have you read any of these doorstoppers?


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

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  1. I’ve read about half — GWTW, Outlander (a favorite, read the whole series which seems to be getting LONGER); GoT (ditto); Vanity Fair; Crimson Petal; Anna K. Also read War and Peace, but it was for a class and that was pretty much the entire reading list. I do love a good long book — I’m thinking seriously about A Little Life and A Suitable Boy sometime next year — if I start them now I’ll never make my 2018 goal of 100 books!


  2. Yep…I’ve read Gone With the Wind, Vanity Fair, and Anna Karenina…all well worth it, which I can’t say for a couple of the tomes that made my list.


  3. Jessie, I have read A Game of Thrones by Genre R. R. Martin, but it didn’t make it to my list this week as the fourth book, A Feast for Crows and the second book, A Clash of Kings in the series are even longer: with 1061 and 1010 pages respectively!


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