The Big Boys

I have a surprising amount of large (500+ pages) books on my bookshelves, 59 to be exact. My goal is to knock out a couple of them.

Special note: These are lists of books I actually own a physical copy of currently. When I finish a book and don’t plan on reading it again, I donate it to my small local library.

Here is a list of some of the big books that I have read:

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (Strike Series) – 512 pages

Eragon by Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle) – 528 pages

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – 528 pages

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – 576 pages

The Secret History by Donna Tartt – 576 pages

The Host by Stephanie Meyer – 656 pages

Eldest by Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle) – 704 pages

The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis – 784 pages

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – 784 pages

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling – 784 pages

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle) – 800 pages

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander Series) – 850 pages

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (Inheritance Cycle) – 880 pages

That’s a lot of big books!

The Big Boys I hope to read in 2018:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace – 1079 pages

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn – 768 pages

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova – 720 pages

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie – 672 pages

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee – 576 pages

The Sport of Kings by CE Morgan – 560 pages

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller – 544 pages

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand – 528 pages

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly – 512 pages


I started the year off ambitous with Infinite Jest on my night stand. It’s been my nightly read for the New Year. Once I finish the few ‘mandatory’ books this month, I’ll dedicate more time to it.

Remaining Big Boys:

Barefoot by Erin Hilderbrand – 528 pages

*King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen Series) – 528 pages

*Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – 528 pages

Unexpected Blessings by Barbara Taylor Bradford – 528 pages

Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy – 542 pages

Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull – 544 pages

Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan – 560 pages

The Forgotten by David Baldacci – 576 pages

*The Little Friend by Donna Tartt – 576 pages

Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan – 576 pages

*Purity by Jonathan Franzen – 576 pages

Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War by GFR Henderson – 584 pages

Velocity by Dean Koontz – 590 pages

The Target by David Baldacci – 592 pages

*Dragons of the Highlord Skies by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman – 597 pages

*Dragons of Summer Flame by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman – 608 pages

*Dragons of Dwarven Depths by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman – 608 pages

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir – 624 pages

A Wanted Man by Lee Child – 624 pages

Moby Dick by Herman Melville – 632 pages

*A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – 640 pages

Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull – 640 pages

1775: A Good Year for Revolution by Kevin Phillips – 656 pages

Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan – 672 pages

Elizabeth I by Margaret George – 688 pages

A Treasure of Poems – 739 pages

*Wicked/Son of Wicked by Gregory Maguire – 743 pages

London by Edward Rutherford – 829 pages

The Constitution of the United States of America: And Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers – 840 pages

Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon – 848 pages

American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant – 864 pages

New York By Edward Rutherford – 880

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon – 976 pages

Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George – 989 pages

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon – 1072 pages

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon – 1120 pages

*Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – 1472 pages

*Books I actually plan on reading within the next year or three

Have you read any particularly large books and enjoyed them?



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