We were tagged by our good friend Kwante, from Kwante in Wonderland to do the longest book tag. When we read the title we were really curious how much time it would take us to do this tag, haha. It was a little different than we expected it to be. Take a look to find out what we mean.
We thought there would be a lot of questions, but it was a different kind of longest. In fact, it’s about the biggest books you have on your shelves.
To do this tag you have to:
- Show the five biggest books on your shelves that you have read and tell a bit about them.
- Show the two biggest books on your TBR and explain what you expectations are.
- Last but not least, tag a few bloggers to do this tag!
The five biggest books on my shelves that I have read are:
1. After We Fell – Anna Todd (848 pages) This is my guilty pleasure when it comes to bookseries. This started out as a One Direction fan fiction. I read it when it was published, so I didn’t really notice that seeing how the names were changed. I know a lot of people don’t love Hardin and Tessa, but I couldn’t get enough. For me, the 848 pages just weren’t enough.
2. Winter – Marissa Meyer (827 pages) This is the last part of The Lunar Chhornicles. I loved the retellings and this one was done really well. I think my favorite of all has to be Cress. They all have a special place in my heart. Winter is a bit quirky, but once you learn more about her life, it’s very understandable. In March we get to meet Marisssa Meyer!
3. Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare (698 pages) I love the Shadowhunter world, so I was excited when Lady Midnight came out. The only thing that bugged me a bit was all the information about the world again. I know it’s important for the readers who are starting this series, but for us readers who have ben reading for awhile, it was too much. I want to finish rereading this before starting Lord of Shadows.
4. Empire of Storms – Sarah J Maas (693 pages) This at one of my all time favorite series! I was hooked from the first book and I love how this world has developed so much during each book. While I really want October to get here so I know how it ends, I will be sad when it does. One of my goals this year is to reread this entire series before the last book comes out. If I do, I will definitely write reviews along the way. For a few of these books, it will be the third time I have read them!
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – JK Rowling (870 pages) This is and always will be my all time favorite series. I still remember waiting for this book to be released. My grandmother bought it for me when it came out and I couldn’t wait to start that book. So much happens in this book! Writing this makes me want to read them all over again.
Now it’s time to take a look at two of the books I have on my shelves that I haven’t read yet!
1. Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare (701 pages) Even though this came out last year, I still haven’t gotten to it. Like I already said when I mentioned Lady Midnight, I want to read it again before starting this book. Many people I know and have read posts from online say this book destroyed them. This makes me wonder if I am better waiting to read this one in November, that way I won’t have to wait long before the third one comes out, haha.
2. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee (513 pages) This book has been mentioned everywhere since it came out. I have heard many amazing things, so I am hoping that my high expectations will be met! It does sound like a book I will like though. Hopefully I will get to it this year.
So I decided to do the same thing as Kwante and only picked one book per series or almost all of the books on here would be from the same series! Lets take a look at those big books on my shelves.
5. Breaking Dawn – Stephanie Meyer (756 pages)
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve read this one! I feel like I was less concerned with big books a couple of years ago. I didn’t know Goodreads yet and didn’t set a reading goal. While I still love big books, at the same time I don’t start them too often as they take the same time to read as two smaller books. It’s pretty flawed logic but I do think I (without meaning too) pick smaller books as those bring me closer to my reading goal. I might try to read more big books this year!
4. Winter – Marissa Meyer (827 pages)
I really enjoyed the Lunar Chronicles and Winter was an amazing conclusion to this fun series. I love retellings and this one was so well done. I do remember being surprised about the size of this one although I went through it pretty fast!
3. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon (850 pages)
I finally read this one this summer and am kinda reading the second one. I read about 200 pages but it’s been a while since I started it. I hope to continue this one soon. I loved Jamie and I really want to see the rest of the tv show 😉 haha. I was so scared to start this one, as it’s massive and the sequels are even worse! But I enjoyed it so so much.
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling (870 pages)
so happy there’s a Harry Potter book on here! I have to admit this is probably my second least favorite HP book but since I love love love this series so much that isn’t saying that much haha. We all know what Harry Potter is about right? And I hope that by now you guys know what a massive Potterhead I am haha.
1. A Storm of Swords – George R.R. Martin (1177 pages)
the first three books on this list could be A Song of Ice and Fire book haha. Those are same big books! I feel like probably everyone knows what this series is about; I mean it’s Game of Thrones! I really enjoyed this series but I NEED the last two books and I’m so scared that we’ll never get them…
And then on to the two biggest books on my TBR! There are quite some big books on my TBR and the two longest are BIG. I actually got one of them yesterday in a Valentine’s swap haha. Let’s take a look at them.
2. The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson (1008 pages)
This is the book I got yesterday! I’m super happy with it but didn’t realize it was so big haha. I currently own 6 Brandon Sanderson books I still need to read and I hope to get to them soon. I really enjoyed his The Reckoners series and I’m pretty sure the rest is even better. I’m not really sure what this one is about but I’m sure I’ll love it.
1. The Wise Man’s Fear – Patrick Rothfuss (1107 pages)
The Name of the Wind probably would have made my top 10 of biggest books but fell a couple of pages short of the top 5! I did enjoy it but it took me quite a while to get into the story. I’m a bit scared for this big boy and at the same time I’m scared to read this one, loving it, and having to wait until Patrick Rothfuss decides to finally finish the last book in this trilogy haha. I don’t mind waiting for a bit as long as you know the last book is actually coming, but as with Game of Thrones I’m not so sure about this one…
For once we will actually tag a couple of people, haha. If we don’t tag you, still feel free to do this tag if you think it sounds like fun! We tag:
What do you think of big books? Do they scare you or can you never get enough of them?