Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Chunksters

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a freebie! So I decided to list the chunksters I’ve read that I think are totally worth the effort. I tend to read a lot of long books and luckily most of them haven’t made me angry about the many, many hours I spent reading them.

I’ve classified chunksters as any editions I read that were over 500 pages, but quite a few of these clock in at or around 1000 pages. In no particular order my thicc books are:

The Book Thief – 584 Pages


A truly wonderful book that will always stay with me. My husband came home one day to find me sobbing in the kitchen while I was cooking dinner and he was panicked thinking maybe something had happened to one of our parents. Nope, I had been book attacked.

Dune – 592 Pages


It’s Dune. Not much else really needs to be said about this sci-fi classic!

The Woman in White – 728 Pages


The Woman in White is a gripping, creepy, and twisty 19th century mystery novel often credited being as one of the first in the genre.

East of Eden – 736 Pages


John Steinbeck is my favourite author and of all his books, East of Eden ranks as my #1 (although it’s a tight race). I grew up near where most of his stories take place and had my wedding smack dab in the middle of Steinbeck country.

Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1) – 561 Pages


One of the greatest, most explosive space operas ever.

The Count of Monte Cristo – 1,276 Pages


As mentioned in a previous post, I love this book so much that I spent one of my birthdays in Marseilles at the Chateau d’If.

Jane Eyre – 632 Pages


Reader, I love Jane Eyre.

American Gods – 635 Pages


Neil Gaiman is king and the TV adaptation of this amazing book doesn’t make me mad.

The Mists of Avalon – 912 Pages


A very, very long read that is worth the effort for any Arthurian legend fans.

The Stand – 1153 Pages 81c8No6mSPL

Regular readers of my blog will know about my odd relationship with Stephen King. While I’m reading his books I often get upset with his writing style, but whenever I finish the book I immediately think, “Wow, that was an incredible story!” This was no exception, but I read the extended version and honestly thought at one point I would be reading this for the rest of my life.

There’s my TTT! Have you read any of these? What are some other chunksters you liked that aren’t on my list? Let me know in the comments!

19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Chunksters”

  1. Hahaha- I thought I’d be reading The Stand the rest of my life too. It was WAY TOO LONG. I really want to read The Three Musketeers, but the fact that it’s something like 1,500 pages long has me dreading it.

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      1. That’s not a good sign!! I keep trying to tell myself: maybe it’s so good it’s impossible to put down, and 1,500 pages won’t seem like enough. I guess that’s a nope! Lol

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      2. I just looked up the page count on The Three Musketeers- I don’t know where I got the idea it was 1,500 pages long- it’s only about 600 looks like. Still long but not too bad! I think my library must have a copy with lots of appendices or added essays or something because I’m pretty sure that’s where I saw it. I’ll have to look again.

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      3. Copies certainly vary, I’ve seen some of Dune that were only 400 pages and all I can think is it must have some tiny, tiny writing. To be fair, The Stand had really small writing so I think I should get extra credit for that one.


  2. Oooh, I love this topic! As a teen, I use to be like “the bigger the better” but now that I’m in college, big books and their time commitment scare me away!
    Alas, I’ve read none of these books (well, except for East of Eden, which I had to read for summer one year in high school 😝), but The Book Thief, Jane Eyre, and American Gods are all on my TBR list!

    Here’s my TTT post if ya wanna check it out:

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  3. WOW! I didn’t know Leviathan Awakes so SUCH A BIG BOOK. It’s been on my radar for a while but I’ve heard it described as explosive before and that word excites me very much lol. Also, the space opera bit sounds very very entertaining and fun as well. I should definitely put this highter on my priority list of potential reads it seems. Thanks for sharing!! c:

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    1. It’s a long one but my god is it worth it. It was so good I finished it in just a week. It was surprisingly funny, too! Definitely pick it up if you get a chance, but beware: once you read it you’ll never stop talking about it.


  4. Absolutely all of these are on my TBR except for Leviathan Wakes. I should probably add that one too. 😀 And hi! new to your blog.


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