This week’s Top 10 Tuesday caught my attention as I know I’ve read a lot of long books, but I wasn’t sure which was the longest.
I’ve sorted this list by order of pages according to Goodreads for ease (where possible for the edition I read), or I could spend ages deciding what is ‘longest’. The Lord of the Rings is listed as one book partly because the edition I own has it in one volume, but largely because this is how J. R. R. Tolkien intended it.
It’s no surprise to find most on this list are high fantasy, nor that a long classic made it into the top ten. There is also more than one book from some series – Paolini’s Eragon series clocks in three books, while Jordan’s Wheel of Time series has two in this list.
- The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien – 1,178 pages
- Inheritance by Christopher Paolini – 849 pages
- A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin – 806 pages
- The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan – 800 pages
- Brisingr by Christopher Paolini – 764 pages
- The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan – 705 pages
- Eldest by Christopher Paolini – 682 pages
- City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare – 638 pages
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling – 617 pages
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens – 608 pages
What are the longest books you’ve read? Share in the comments!