Monday, February 26, 2018

The Longest Book Tag

Today, I’m here to participate in another book tag. I haven’t done one in a long time, but recently I was tagged by Ronnie @ParadiseFound for The Longest Book Tag. And I thought: “Why not?” It’s a short tag. But then, I ran into a dilemma: Some of the longest books I’ve read were ones I didn’t enjoy, and in the end, I made the decision not to include them on this list. Instead, I want to focus on books I did like and ones I'm looking forward to. 

Before I get started, I have to get to the technical details of this post. The nitty gritty: This book tag was originally created by Bewitchingly Paranoid. You can find the original post HERE. You can also check out Ronnie’s post HERE

The rules…
  • Make a list of the 5 longest books you’ve ever read
  • Select 2 of the longest books on your tbr
  • Discuss
  • Tag others
Longest books I’ve read and enjoyed...

  1. Cold Magic by Kate Elliott; 528 pages
  2. The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams; 815 pages
  3. The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates Jr.; 656 pages
  4. The Diviners by Libba Bray; 578 pages
Longest books on my TBR…


  1. The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin (I actually read the first book in the omnibus edition, but have yet to get to the other two. So, it’s still on my TBR list.); 1442 pages
  2. Cold Steele by Kate Elliott; 614 pages

My thoughts on long books…

I like long books but don’t think they’re any better or worse than something that has a lower word count. I try not to judge writing based on length. I read short stories and novellas and know that a good story can be told no matter the length.
Who I’m tagging…

What are your thoughts on longer books? Does the length of a book matter to you?


  1. Thanks very much for tagging me, but I did this one a few months back - Check out my answers here.

    The Lies of Locke Lamora, The Hitchhiker's Guide, and The Diviners are some of my favorites!

    1. I just read your post. Great picks. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  2. Fun tag! The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide reminds me that I need to read that series and The Inheritance trilogy- wow! 1400+ pages- that must be a big one. :)

    1. Yeah, the Inheritance trilogy is long, but I think I might start over from the beginning again. Also, I definitely recommend giving the Hitchhiker's Guide a try. It's one of my favorite books in the genre. Thanks for stopping by!


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