Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is “Longest Books I’ve Ever Read.” Let’s get started!

Click on the cover of each book to be taken to my review of it! Some were in the early days of my blog and haven’t been seen for a long time. Also, for the most part, these books have been all read in the last 2 years since I started this blog.

1) King’s Cage: 507 Pages

King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)

This book took me FOREVER to get through even though it was the shortest book on this list. I ended up not liking it as much as I thought I would, and after leaving it alone for a few months, I might have to go back and rewrite the review after rereading it.

2) The Red Pyramid: 514 pages

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)

I love the Kane Chronicles, and I didn’t realize that it was this long! I hope to be able to finish the trilogy soon.

3) New Moon: 563 pages

New Moon (Twilight, #2)

This book was probably my least favorite book in the Twilight series, as it really just taught that “if your boyfriend breaks up with you, ignore all other guys that might be nice to you and wait for him to eventually take you back.” SOO problematic for teen girls. I might also have to revisit this book now that I have more experience reviewing books.

4) Beautiful Creatures: 563 pages

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

I liked this book a lot, but I never continued with the series. Maybe I will do that soon.

5) A Court of Mist and Fury: 626 pages

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

One of the best books I have ever read! I would definitely recommend that all my blog friends read the ACOTAR series.

6) Outlander: 627 pages

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

This book honestly outdid itself, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to read the rest of the series. They are just all so LONG.

7) Eclipse: 629 pages

Eclipse (Twilight, #3)

I don’t have much to say about this book honestly. I don’t even remember reading it. I know that there are important plot lines in this book, but I still didn’t like it as much as the first book in the series.

8) Everything Under The Sun: 656 pages

Everything Under the Sun

This book was far longer than I thought it would be, but it was AMAZING. Definitely my second favorite book on this list.

9) A Court of Wings and Ruin: 699 pages

A Court of Wings and Ruin

I also can’t really remember reading this book much. I might have to revisit it and rewrite my review, now that I know that it was technically the “end” of the series.

10) Breaking Dawn: 754 pages

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)

This, unfortunately, is the only book that I don’t have a review for. I wrote it, but I don’t know what happened to it. I think it was even posted, and maybe it was accidentally deleted. I don’t really feel like reading it again to try to review it. But it was the longest book I ever read I think!

 

Outlander Review

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Claire married her husband Frank at the age of 20, but then she left to be an army nurse for 7 years during WWII. She and him are now, finally, reunited for their eighth year of marriage, and are attempting to have children. However, as her husband mentions in passing conversation, 7 years is a long time. Claire was loyal to their marriage, resisting the urge to have meaningless flings as the other nurses and doctors did. however, with that comment, she begins to wonder how faithful her husband was.

Frank and Claire go to see the town’s “witches” do a secret ritual in a stone circle. Claire does not believe in witchcraft, but when she brushes the stones a few days later, she time travels back to the year 1743. The Scots are at war with the English, and she lands right in the middle of the Scottish Army. Because of her British accent, they believe that she is a British spy. In order to protect herself, she marries a soldier named Jamie, and traverses the savage lands of colonial Scotland.

This book is amazing. If you haven’t read if, and are 16 ish and above, read this book. The only reason I wouldn’t recommend this book to young high schoolers is due to the violence, goriness, and detailed sexual scenes that lie within these pages. If you aren’t fainthearted, read on!

Claire and Jamie seem to come to life through these pages. I love historical fiction because it puts a face to the meaningless reports of wars. If 9/11 was described as simply a building falling down, no one would care about it. This is how, in my opinion, history books describe much of history. The Civil War, where over 1 million people died, is not even learned about for 3 weeks in history class. But even though this book is not based factually, it is a very interesting story about what it could have been like to live in early Scotland.

I cannot possibly put everything about this book into one review, as I felt as if I had spend the time that I would usually take reading 3 different stories reading this 1, but I can only urge you to experience this for yourself.

Overall Rating: 6/5