The Longest Books on my TBR πŸ“š now with #tometopple TBR!

Longest Books on my TBR

Hello fellow bookworms πŸ“š I have been wanting to talk about all the tomes collecting dust on my shelves for a while now! I’m trying to do better this year and actually read some 500+ paged books πŸ˜„ I keep reading shorter books because tackling a tome seems a bit daunting, especially when I’m busy with school work. At the same time, some of these books have been on my TBR for so long and I hope to get around to reading them! Today I’m sharing the Longest Books on my TBR (over 600+ pages) with you πŸ’• All covers link back to Goodreads and I have grouped series together! It goes from longest to shortest books (in case of series the books with the most pages counts) πŸ“š This post was inspired by the teaser of the Tome Topple Readathon (all about reading long books)! I don’t know if I’ll be able to participate, as there hasn’t been an announcement yet but it prompted me to check out what my options would be πŸ‘€

πŸ“šUpdate: Tome Topple TBR! πŸ“š

Tome Topple Round 16

  • Strange the Dreamer (Laini Taylor) πŸ“– 544 pages πŸ“– Tome that was published before 2018
  • A Gathering of Shadows (V.E. Schwab) πŸ“– 512 pages πŸ“– Tome in a series you haven’t read for a while
  • A Conjuring of Light (V.E. Schwab) πŸ“– 624 pages πŸ“– A sequel tome

➽ The next Tome Topple Round was just announced after I posted this, so here is my updated TBR (these are all books I’ll be reading for the Magical Readathon as well)!! The Readathon takes place from April 15th-28th, but I might be using the entire month of April to read these tomes. My internship starts on the 19th, so I don’t know what my reading will look like at the end of the month! Make sure to check out the announcement video, as there are a few different prompts to choose from this month πŸ’•


Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell (Susanna Clarke)

πŸ“– 1006 pages πŸ“–

➽ This book is SO daunting and intimidatingly long πŸ˜₯ I kept going back and forth on if I wanted to read it, because a THOUSAND pages is so long, I have never read a book this long! Nevertheless, I am intrigued by the concept of this and it has come much recommended by people calling it a writing masterpiece πŸ‘€ The author also seems to be very much beloved, as there was also hype for her other book ‘Piranesi’ when it came out. I know it’ll take me long to get through this book, so I’m not yet sure when I’ll attempt to read it, but my interest is definitely piqued!


Lightbringer Series (Brent Weeks)

  • 3.) The Broken Eye πŸ“– 846 pages
  • 4.) The Blood Mirror πŸ“– 682 pages
  • 5.) The Burning White πŸ“– 992 pages

➽ Another massive Epic Fantasy series that I love but the books are SO long πŸ˜… I loved the first two books and I read both of them in 2017 (they were instant favorites), but haven’t had the motivation to continue the series, not even when the last book finally came out πŸ™ˆ The worldbuilding is phenomenal and the writing is great though, but there are so many characters and politics (the glossary is huge as well) that I need all my brain cells in order to read the books πŸ˜„ I hope to tackle at least the third book soonish, because I have moved twice since starting the series and keep logging the books around with me πŸ˜‚


Sarah J. Maas’ Series (Crescent City & ACOTAR)

  • House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) πŸ“– 803 pages
  • ACOWAR (ACOTAR #3) πŸ“– 704 pages

➽ I’m not anywhere near up to date with SJM’s books. I keep talking about how I still haven’t picked up ACOWAR because I waited too long and didn’t read it when I was super into the series, so now it keeps sitting on my shelf πŸ˜… My library has the audiobook though, so I might try to read it with two different formats! I also haven’t yet read the first Crescent City book, I was SO hyped for it and bought it right as the pandemic started, but then my interest got momentarily lost somewhere. I will read these as I own both physically, but it doesn’t help that they are long πŸ˜‚


The Toll (Neal Shusterman)

πŸ“– 625 pages πŸ“–

➽ Yet another series I love but haven’t finished πŸ˜… I loved the first two books in the series (I last read Thunderhead in 2018 so it has been a while …) but once again I procrastinated reading the series finale. The books are known for being very intense and having you scared for the characters, so I was nervous πŸ₯Ί The Toll also seems to be about one of the characters introduced in the second book that I didn’t find particularly interesting, so I was a bit hesitant about picking it up. I’ll of course still finish the series, but I’m not sure when I’ll get around to reading it, with so many other books calling my attention 😱


Shades of Magic Trilogy (V.E. Schwab)

  • 2.) A Gathering of Shadows πŸ“– 512 pages
  • 3.) A Conjuring of Light πŸ“– 624 pages

➽ I read A Darker Shade of Magic in 2018 and never continued with the series 😭 The thing is that I enjoyed the first book (though not as much as Vicious) and I still want to continue the series, it just got lost among the other series I need to finish. I have to admit that A Gathering of Shadows and A Conjuring of Light weren’t on my priority list for these past couple of years, but my interest in them has gradually returned πŸ’• The last push towards them was Destiny mentioning that she liked the graphic novel adaptation (which is set before the beginning of the Trilogy), so now I’m eager to continue 😊


From Ash and Blood (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

πŸ“– 622 pages πŸ“–

➽ I honestly had no idea this book was so long πŸ˜‚ I heard many things about From Ash and Blood (not all of them good), but I wanted to check it out, as it sounded like a fun Fantasy romance! I used to love Jennifer L. Armentrout when I was in high school and I’m nowhere near caught up with her huge backlist. I won’t be reading all of her books though, as my reading tastes have developed a lot since I first read her and not all her books are as appealing to me anymore. She usually doesn’t write books that long so I’m intrigued what makes From Ash and blood different πŸ‘€


King of Fools (Amanda Foody)

πŸ“– 602 pages πŸ“–

➽ This is the year I’m catching up with the Shadow Game series! I loved the first book when I read it, but somehow never got around to continuing the series. King of Fools is the only tome in the series (books 1 and 3 are under 500 pages) and I did get around 200 pages into it at one point. I really liked what I read as there is lots of political intrigue and twists, I love series that have me spinning my own theories πŸ₯° As I love this world so much, I’m excited that this second book is so long as it promises at least some answers and more information about the various abilities in the books!

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Have you read any of the Books on my list? Did you like them? What are the longest books on your TBR? πŸ“š


19 thoughts on “The Longest Books on my TBR πŸ“š now with #tometopple TBR!

    1. Ohh I haven’t read anything by Markus Zusak since loving the Book Thief 😱 I’m also super intimidated by long audiobooks … 32 hours?? That’s more than a day πŸ˜‚ Though you could increase the speed to make it shorter πŸ˜„


    1. Glad to hear I’m not the only one intimidated by the tomes πŸ™ˆ Omg War and Peace and Les Miserables are even more intimidating than anything that I have on my TBR 😱 So glad to hear that! And thank you for reading πŸ’•

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  1. This post has made me realise how some of the books on my TBR are over 600 pages! πŸ˜‚ I definitely need to make more time for long books, at the minute I seem to be focusing on the number of books I’m reading as I try to narrow down my physical TBR, so I’ve been reaching for shorter books. I did manage to read a 500+ page book this month though. πŸ’ͺ🏻
    I have been tempted to read Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell as well. Like you say, this book is very hench and daunting, I think I will read Piranesi first and see how much I love the writing style/author voice before I take the dive! πŸ˜…
    I didn’t know too much about the Lightbringer Series until reading this post. It sounds interesting, I may have to look into it! πŸ‘€
    Great post and good luck with reading all these books! πŸ₯°

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    1. I was also surprised to find many 600+ paged books on my TBR 😱 I also tend to prioritize shorter books, but glad to hear that you managed to read a longer book & are tackling your physical TBR 😊 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell keeps calling to me, but it’s daunting! I hope you enjoy Piranesi! πŸ˜„
      The Lightbringer Series is great, the worldbuilding is amazing but the books are long and there are many names/places, so it’s daunting too πŸ˜… Thank you! πŸ’•

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  2. I just got a copy of From Blood and Ash, I was also quite surprised at the size of it but I do enjoy the feeling of holding a chunky paperback! There’s something satisfying about it. I usually enjoy reading long books, it’s actually only in the past couple years I’ve started reading shorter books. But when it comes to 600+ pages you definitely have to be prepared!

    I have a copy of The Black Prism that I picked up in a charity shop for about 30p which I’ve been a bit scared of starting. I haven’t seen many people talk about the series, but hearing you say it’s one of your favourites has made me more confident about giving it a go! ❀️

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    1. I hope you enjoy From Blood and Ash! πŸ₯° I used to read longer books a couple of years ago, but have been slowly picking up shorter books recently, so there are a lot of tomes still on my TBR πŸ˜…
      Ohh!! The Black Prism is great, it has fantastic worldbuilding and political intrigue! It’s intimidating though, but worth it in my opinion ❀️ Hope you enjoy!

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  3. i had no idea from blood and ash was over 500 pages long!!! not gonna lie, that seems excessive for a fantasy romance, and isn’t this the first book in a trilogy too? omg hahah that’s wayyy to many pages!

    recently, i finished a sky beyond the storm and even though my edition was just below 500 pages, i believe the american hardcover is 500+. it was definitely intimidating, but i’m glad i finally read it! it’s definitely a satisfying feeling when you look at your page count afterwards!

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    1. Usually the author’s books aren’t over 500 pages, so I was surprised πŸ˜‚ From what I’ve heard it’s a steamy Fantasy Romance so idk why it’s so long. I keep hearing very mixed reviews about the series lately 😱 I’m glad to hear that you could tackle a tome!! (especially since this is the finale of the series, right? πŸ₯³)


  4. I think Jonathan Strange might be the longest book I’ve ever read. I actually took a break in the middle of it and read another book to give myself a breather. I enjoyed it, but I don’t think I will ever tackle a book that size again. I hope you are able to check some of these off your TBR.

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  5. I haven’t read quite a few of these, either! I didn’t realize the JLA book was so long either. πŸ˜‚ I did read ACOWAR and the Shades books and loved all of those. I hope you enjoy them all! I’m planning on reading House of Earth and Blood in April and I’m excited!

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    1. JLA’s books usually aren’t that long, so I was very surprised πŸ˜‚ So glad to hear that you loved ACOWAR and Shades of Magic! I hope to read the latter this month πŸ₯° Happy reading! Hope you enjoy House of Earth and Blood, I’d love to hear your thoughts! 😊


    1. Same here, I end up procrastinating reading them πŸ˜… I was meaning to read more of the Shades of Magic series but sadly it didn’t work out in April. I hope I can read them this year though 😊


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