Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is a freebie — so we all come up with whatever topic we feel like writing about.
My topic this week is the long & the short of it — the longest and shortest books I’ve read in the past year. Keeping it simple!
My five longest books were:
1. Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone (Outlander, #9) by Diana Gabaldon: 960 pages. Just finished this week!
2. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes: 940 pages. My book group’s classic read — took us about a year, but we made it.
3. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander, #8) by Diana Gabaldon: 825 pages. This was a re-read, but so necessary in preparation for book #9.
4. Any Way the Wind Blows (Simon Snow, #3) by Rainbow Rowell: 579 pages. I really wish this wasn’t the end of the story — I want more!
5. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley: 544 pages. Another re-read, but it had been many years since the first time I read it, and I loved it all over again.
And the shortest:
1. The Wickeds (Faraway Collection) by Gayle Forman: 32 pages. This is really just a short story, but I’m including it anyway! This collection of fairy tales was fun, and I liked this one best of all.
2. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen: 122 pages. Another book group classic read, with such great discussions.
3. A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow: 128 pages. Wonderful fairy tale novella.
4. Rizzio by Denise Mina: 128 pages. Another novella, historical fiction this time, telling the story of a real-life murder in the court of Mary, Queen of Scots.
5. One Day All This Will Be Yours by Adrian Tchaikovsky: 144 pages. Great sci-fi novella.
What were your longest and shortest reads this year?
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15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: The long & the short of it”
Wow, you’ve read some long books!
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Only occasionally! 🙂
I didn’t do this as I’m doing blogmas but now I really wish I had 😂
Well, it’s a freebie… so maybe another time?
Love this topic. I know I haven’t read too many really thick books, but it always feels like an accomplishment when I do pick them up.
Some of these really do feel like an accomplishment! I’m always so tempted to just stick with shorter books so I can get through more of them.
I need to keep reading Rowell’s series – I loved Carry On, but then just never picked up the other books!
I love the characters so much!
Great idea for a list😁 I usually shy away from big books but I find I’ve got a lot of them I want to read this month😬
I have a few more queued up for the next few months, including going back to the Expanse series. 🙂
This is a great topic that I might have to steal! Not surprising to see Diana Gabaldon on the long list.
Her books are truly hefty!
Wow impressed you read don Quixote!!! And I always want more Simon and baz!!
There are a lot of books that I never would have read without my book club to hold me accountable, and Don Quixote is definitely one of those!