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message 1: by Lauren (last edited Sep 16, 2010 11:01PM) (new)

Lauren Smith What massive books do you want to read?

My TBR list/wishlist includes:
Neal Stephenson's Baroque trilogy:
The Confusion - 927 pages
Quicksilver - 815 pages
The System of the World - 908 pages

Dan Simmons's sci fi/mythology duo:
Ilium - 752 pages
Olympos - 912 pages


message 2: by Emma (new)

Emma (emmauk007) | 1081 comments Well there is one I have been trying to read for months now. It is the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon and I am on book 2 and there are 7 in total for now. All of them are over 800 pages long! They are the kind of book you need to read inbetween other books, and so thats what i do.

So The Outlander books By Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly in Amber

The Fiery Cross

and the rest of them


message 3: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Mine would be the Commonwealth Saga by Peter F Hamilton:
Pandora's Star - 1144 pages
Judas Unchained - 1235 pages


message 4: by Lu (last edited Sep 30, 2010 01:13PM) (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
I think everyone should read The Pillars of the Earth

On my list of books I haven't read:

Inkheart 543 pages
World Without End 1014 pages
The Witching Hour 1207 pages
The Historian 704 pages
The Lord of the Rings (omnibus, want to read again) 1077 pages
It 1090 pages


message 5: by Shannon (new)

Shannon IMHO anything over 500 pages is massive :) so from my TBR shelves:
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay 656 pages
Anna Karenina 817 pages
Brother Fish 835 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo 875 pages
David Copperfield 716 pages
The Grapes of Wrath 544 pages
Ivanhoe 519 pages
Jane Eyre 545 pages
London: The Biography 779 pages
The Lord of the Rings 1008 pages
Lorna Doone 624 pages
Middlemarch 889 pages
New Grub Street 551 pages
The Three MusketeersThe Three Musketeers 555 pages
Vanity Fair 657 pages
Villette 672 pages
Winter in Madrid 530 pages
The Woman in White 609

Perhaps I should start making inroads into these shelves!


message 6: by Claudia (last edited Sep 18, 2010 02:57AM) (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Under the Dome by Stephen King 1074 pages

I actually got 1/3 of the way through before - it's not really the sort of genre I read. Might give it another try.

The Passage by Justin Cronin 836 pages

It's not really the epic books that scare me, it's all these series with 400-600 page books, and 5+ books each. I look at those and go "ugh".


message 7: by Emma (new)

Emma (emmauk007) | 1081 comments Kahlan wrote: "Under the Dome by Stephen King 1074 pages

I actually got 1/3 of the way through before - it's not really the sort of genre I read. Might give it another try.

[book:The Passage|6690..."



Kahlan I really enjoyed the Passage, yes it is very long but when I finished it I wanted more.


message 8: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments I'm going to try and read the whole Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. I just finished the first book and loved it. Good luck to me =)


message 9: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Good luck! :D


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