Top Five Wednesday | Largest Books on TBR

For anyone unfamiliar with Top 5 Wednesday, it’s a weekly meme that was created by Lainey from Ginger Reads Lainey and is now moderated by Sam from Thoughts On Tomes. The group communicates through Goodreads.

November 7th: Largest Books on TBR
— In honor of #TomeToppleReadathon coming back this month, discuss those big books on your shelf!

I kept buying big books and ended up not reading them. I kept being intimidated by them. I don’t know why I kept buying them if I am. The stories they have written, I want to read but the time and the numbers of the pages intimidated me. I am always in awe when someone said “I just finished over 500 pages book and I love it! It is worth it!”

For this post: I try to find books that are over 500 pages. 

The Poppy War // R.F. Kuang
I brought this because this book has gotten so many wonderful reviews. When I brought this earlier this summer and saw how many pages there were. I didn’t pick it up right away not only because of the numbers but because of the content warnings. Pages: 530. 

Crooked Kingdom // Leigh Bardugo
I think I am intimidated by this book for two reasons: 1. it’s the end of a duology and I didn’t want it to be finished & 2. it’s long. ha. Pages: 546.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue // Mackenzi Lee
I wish I can hear because I heard the audiobook is fantastic. I don’t know if that influenced my eagerness to read the book because I couldn’t think about how the audiobook is great. Pages: 513.

Children of Blood and Bone // Tomi Adeyemi
I admit this is a cover buy at first. I mean, look at the cover! It’s so beautiful! I love the synopsis and people are loving the book. It is still at the top of the New York Times Best Seller list since it was released last year. I think since it’s a high fantasy, it can sometimes take me a while to get into a high fantasy novel due to learning about the new world and the new terms. I hope I get to this book before March. Pages: 525.

The Shadow of the Wind // Carlos Ruiz Zafón
I want to read a translated novel and I got one for my kindle for whenever I want to read one. This book is huge. I don’t know if I want to read this on my Kindle due to the number of pages. I always prefer physical books when it comes to big books so I can write on it to keep myself reminded of what has happened and who is who. This novel has been translated. Let me know if I should read this via Kindle or get a paperback edition? Page: 506.

The Fifth Season // N.K. Jemisin
Like I said yesterday, I wanted to read this because it has won awards and people have been raving about this book. Like I said on that post, I have tried to read it via Kindle but couldn’t get into it. Should I get a paperback edition of the novel and try again? Pages: 500.


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