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message 1: by Cass (last edited Jun 30, 2020 07:57AM) (new)

Cass Burton (cassburton) | 49 comments Mod
Put your book suggestions here!!

The Icewind Dale Trilogy, R.A. Salvatore, 1024 Pages
World Without End, Ken Follett, 1014 Pages
The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson, 1007 Pages
Fall of Giants, Ken Follett, 1000 Pages
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy, 963 Pages
The Dark Elf Trilogy, R.A. Salvatore, 936 Pages
Winter, Marissa Meyer, 827 Pages
The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon, 804 Pages
The Eye of the World, Robert Jordan, 750 Pages
Fool’s Quest, Robin Hobb, 739 Pages
Wrath, John Gwynne, 736 Pages
The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch, 736 Pages
The Blinding Knife, Brent Weeks, 704 Pages
Mage’s Blood, David Hair, 704 Pages
The Shadow of What Was Lost, 693 Pages
The Dragonbone Chair, Tad Williams, 672 Pages
The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu, 656 Pages
The Red Knight, Miles Cameron, 650 Pages
The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 633 Pages
Black Leopard Red Wolf, Marlon James, 620 Pages
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, 620 Pages
The Kingdom of Copper, S.A. Chakraborty, 619 Pages
Inda, Sherwood Smith, 616 Pages
Promise of Blood, Brian McClellan, 608 Pages
East of Eden, John Steinbeck, 601 Pages
Blood Song, Anthony Ryan, 592 Pages
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte, 576 Pages
The Queens of Innis Lear, Tessa Gratton, 575 Pages
Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 564 Pages
Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey, 561 Pages
The Ruin of Kings, Jenn Lyons, 560 Pages
Renegades, Marissa Meyer, 556 Pages
Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak, 544 Pages
The Lost Queen, Signe Pike, 527 Pages
Furies of Calderon, Jim Butcher, 504 Pages
Pachinko, Min Jin Lee, 502 Pages
Furyborn, Claire Legrand, 501 Pages


message 2: by Quinn (new)

Quinn | 1 comments War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy 1,225 Pages
Les Miserables, Victor Hugo, 1,900 Pages
American Gods, Neil Gaiman, 465 Pages
I hope these book suggestions are okay! I've wanted to read these books for a while, but because they are so big I got intimidated by them and never started.


message 3: by Noes (new)

Noes | 3 comments Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (720 p.)
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (544 p.)
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (541 p.) Or Starsight (528 p.)


message 4: by K.L. Dobbs (new)

K.L. Dobbs The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay(678 p.)
Outlander(627p.)


message 5: by Bryna (new)

Bryna  (bryna-h) Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (560 p.)
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter (544 p.)


message 6: by Chris (new)

Chris Malazan book of the fallen.... each book 500 + pages each


message 7: by Agnes (last edited Sep 09, 2019 07:09PM) (new)

Agnes | 20 comments Otherland series by Tad Williams, 4 books, each over 600 pages long


message 8: by Nina.K (new)

Nina.K The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (~630 pages)
Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martin (~460 pages)
Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (~450 pages)
The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin (~420 pages) ... not as long, but well. :)


message 9: by Alison (new)

Alison Mia (veracava) | 5 comments Books that I have on my TBR currently:
Fool’s Quest
Poppy War
11.22.63 by Stephen King
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Emma by Jane Austen
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Pachinko
Strange the Dreamer


message 10: by Nichole (new)


message 11: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Vermillion (mcmillion) | 3 comments Currently just started Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Empire) - each book is 600+ pages
Storm light Archive - Brandon Sanderson
Well of Ascension- Brandon Sanderson
Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
Ruin of King’s - Jenn Lyon
Black Prism - Brent Weeks
Name of the Wind - Dnf’d initially, want to revisit
Kings of the Wyld - Nicholas Eames

And a lot more on my TBR...


message 12: by Jenny (last edited Sep 09, 2019 05:21PM) (new)

Jenny | 3 comments Devil's Night Dawning- Damien Black
The Wolf in the Whale- Jordanna Brodsky
The Gutter Prayer- Gareth Hanrahan
The Thousand Names- Django Wexler
Seven Blades in Black- Sam Sykes
Emperor's Blades- Brian Staveley
City of Lies- Sam Hawke
Soul of the World- David Mealing
A Plague of Giants- Kevin Hearne
Soulkeeper- David Dalglish

NOT SFF but still would love to get to
A Little Life- Hanya Yanagihara
The Heart's Invisible Furies- John Boyne

I tried not to repeat any that I saw someone else post but there were lots of other suggestions out there that I have as well or would be happy to read.


message 13: by Luke (new)

Luke  Joel Edwards (_lukedwards) | 1 comments Malazan Empire!


message 14: by Valeria (new)

Valeria Andrea (valeriaandrea) | 1 comments The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon, 804 Pages!!!


message 15: by Larissa (last edited Jun 30, 2020 01:49PM) (new)

Larissa | 9 comments A lot of books that are on my TBR are already mentioned above. So here are the few I haven't seen above:

Great North Road, Peter F. Hamilton, 948 Pages
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens, 882 Pages
Wizard’s First Rule (Sword of Truth #1), Terry Goodkind, 836 Pages
Children of Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky, 600 Pages
Green Rider, Kirsten Britain, 560 Pages
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, 552 Pages


message 16: by Arlene (last edited Sep 10, 2019 08:38PM) (new)

Arlene (arlene131) | 5 comments Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon, 804 Pages
A Little Life- Hanya Yanagihara
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Eye of the World, Robert Jordan
Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
Wrath - John Gwynne
The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie
The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson
Elantris - Brandon Sanderson
Foundryside - Robert Jackson Bennett
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
The Arsonist - Stephanie Oakes
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

That is just a start, LOL.


message 17: by Dan (last edited Sep 10, 2019 11:38PM) (new)

Dan Ones I have read (all were worthwhile):
Les Misérables, Hugo, Victor, 1,463 pp
Hawaii, Michener, James A. 1,136 pp
IT, King, Stephen 1,093 pp
The Source, Michener, James A. 1,080 pp
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000, Hubbard, L. Ron 1,050 pp
Iberia, Michener, James A 960 pp
Raptor Jennings, Gary 917 pp
Centennial, Michener, James A. 909 pp
Vanity Fair, Thackeray, William Makepeace 867 pp
Chesapeake, Michener, James A. 865 pp
Outlander (Outlander, #1) Gabaldon, Diana 850 pp
The Stand King, Stephen 823 pp
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1) Jordan, Robert 814 Shogun: A Novel of Japan Clavell, James 808 pp
The Winds Of War Wouk, Herman 806 pp
The Portrait of a Lady James, Henry 797 pp
The Drifters, Michener, James A. 768 pp
Roots: The Saga of an American Family, Alex Haley 729 pp
The Betrothed, Manzoni, Alessandro 720 pp
The Fountainhead Rand, Ayn 704 pp

My next book is much shorter:
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne, 528 pp


message 18: by Dan (last edited Sep 11, 2019 08:25AM) (new)

Dan Oh, almost forgot, I started my second biggest ass book ever last year with the Russian Literature group. Maybe ten people started. I don't think any of us finished. The book reads like endless anecdotes, one after another, with not much overarching plot. Think Pickwick Papers by Dickens only even more. Not sure I recommend, but it was 1,362 dense pages in its best translation: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
Oh, and while you're at it you can add The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens, 801 pp


Suaad (I just want a cat) (suaadijustwantacat) | 1 comments Peace and Turmoil (732 P.)
The Black Prism (661 P.)
Leviathan Wakes (561 P.)
The Throne of the Five Winds (704 P.)
Theft of Swords (649 P.)


message 20: by Diana S (last edited Sep 16, 2019 10:29PM) (new)

Diana S | 1 comments Barkskins by Annie Proulx - 717 op.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - 1037 pp.
Duma Key by Stephen King - 611 pp.
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell - 624 pp.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - 642 pp.


message 21: by ❧ *´¸. A BookishBerkeleyGirl ❧ ‘•´¸.* ❧ (last edited Sep 30, 2019 10:33AM) (new)

❧ *´¸. A BookishBerkeleyGirl ❧ ‘•´¸.* ❧ Gwendolyn I will read ANYTHING by Stephen King and MOST things fantasy.

My suggestions
Under the dome
Insomnia
Need for things
It
Dreamcatcher ect, ect.
The wheel of time.
The storm light achieves.
The lightbringer series. Bring it on🙃
Oh and the Overstory💞 almost anything big.


message 22: by Tonya (last edited Oct 04, 2019 09:08AM) (new)

Tonya | 3 comments A lot of the titles already mentioned are on my TBR, but I would also like to add:

The Tiger's Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera - 528 pgs
Swan Song by Robert McCammon - 928 pgs
The Fifth Season by N K Jemisin - 512 pgs
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - 720 pgs
The Fireman by Joe Hill - 768 pgs
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton - 848 pgs
Citadel by Kate Mosse - 686 pgs
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson - 624 pgs
The Secret History by Donna Tartt - 544 pgs
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - 771 pgs
The Tiger and the Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky - 589 pgs


message 23: by Karen (new)

Karen I have The Fifth Season by NK Jemison so I would like to read that if we could


message 24: by Marika (new)

Marika | 3 comments Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay (676 pages)


message 25: by Meryl (new)

Meryl (woserit) | 6 comments John Gwynn - The Faithful and the Fallen series
I have seen Wrath listed here but I am adding his first three books in the series as well.
Malice-641 pages
Valor - 680 pages
Ruin - 800 pages
Wrath - 736 pages


message 26: by Krystyna (new)

Krystyna (literarylifestyle) | 1 comments There are so many great suggestions. I love reading fantasy books and a lot of the ones I was going to suggest have already been recommended. But outside of the SFF genres, I'll suggest A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I'll try to think of some SFF titles to suggest.


Linda  "The Book Lady" Warner | 3 comments I finished Blankets and Illuminae. starting They call him preacher by Johnstone 519, Gone with the Wind, then Count of Monte Crisco


message 28: by Ben (new)

Ben Carter | 1 comments The Licanius Trilogy by James Islington:
The Shadow of What Was Lost - 602 pages
An Echo of Things to Come- 752 pages
The Light of All That Falls- 864 pages


message 30: by Larissa (new)

Larissa | 9 comments The Savior's Champion by Jenna Moreci (562 pages)
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (940 pages)


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