I don’t tend to read books that are more than 350 pages. I think it is because I’m an impatient person, and I want to read as many books as humanly possible! But sometimes I do settle down with a book that cannot be categorised as anything other than thicc. So, here are 5 big books over 450 pages that I’d recommend sinking your teeth into.
- The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – This book was amazing, and I am very excited to read the sequel. Even though it is a huge book, I read it in about two days because I was hooked. Seriously, this book is just as good as everyone says it is, if not better. Please make sure to read the trigger warnings, because part two is pretty horrific.
- Feed by Mira Grant – I didn’t realise that this book is pretty chunky (599 pages!) because I read it on my Kindle. It’s a zombie book written by Seanan McGuire using her pen name. I got absolutely obsessed with this series last year and blasted through the three main books in about a week!
- Puddin’ by Julie Murphy – So at 448 pages this is a bit of a shorter book than the others on this list, but I thought that I would include it because I don’t often read contemporary books that are so long! Also Julie Murphy’s writing style made reading this book an absolute breeze – it felt a lot shorter and snappier than it actually was.
- The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – First of all, please roast me for the fact that I haven’t read the sequel to this book. WTF is wrong with me?! Secondly, this is one of the few enormous books that I think absolutely could not have had a single page cut out. I thought this fantasy novel was absolutely brilliant, and definitely worth all of the hype.
- House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski – Ok, so this is a bit of a pretentious last choice. It’s a bit of an intellectual fuckboy classic. But at 705 pages it is one of the longest books that I’ve ever read. Reading it was actually one of my fondest memories of university, because I loved hauling this super weird book around campus and getting funny looks when I was reading it sideways or upside-down.
5 long books that I want to read include:
Do you read big books? Which are your favourites?