Hi everyone, I hope all is well!
(fun fact: that’s how I start almost every email)
Today I thought I’d go through my TBR and look at the longest books on there. I have mixed feelings about long books. On the one hand, it’s more book. On the other hand, it takes a long time to read, and I could be reading two or three books rather than this one book. But these are the longest books on my TBR!
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo: 1,463 pages
I’ve watched the movie of Les Mis and loved it, and one of my best friends loved the book too. But I feel like this is going to be one of those books that I’ll never read but will also never take off my TBR, y’know?
Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkein: 1,216 pages
This is for the entire trilogy, so idk if it’s cheating? And honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever read these books either. I’ve never seen the movies (even though we own them, I should get on that) but I feel like they might be more entertaining than the books? Let me know your thoughts!
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: 1,037 pages
Again, I’ve never seen this movie. But it seems like one of those books everyone has read? It’s another one of those books that I’ll probably never read if we’re being honest but also don’t want to give up.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara: 816 pages
I’ve heard SO MANY good things about this book and everyone seems to say the same things: it’s very good, very sad, and very long. And honestly, sometimes you just need to read something heartbreaking.
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi: 689 pages
So tbh I know almost nothing about the Manson murders. But I love true crime and I think this would be really interesting. But I’ve also heard mixed things. So let me know if you’ve read it and what your thoughts were!
So there you have it, the five longest books on my TBR. Have you read any of these? Should I read them? Let me know!