Longest Books On My TBR

Some of you may have seen on my twitter, but I am finally able to fit my entire TBR on a single shelf! *Cheers loudly* The other day I decided to reorganize my shelves and took all my unread books and put them in one spot so I wouldn’t have to search my shelves for my next read. To my surprise they fit on a single shelf.

While doing this I realized I had a decent chunk of books I needed to read that were over 500 pages. Now, I don’t know about you but I find large books a very big time commitment and sometimes I am not  a hundred precent sure I want to start it out of fear I may not like it. So I wanted to reach out to everyone to know your opinions. If you are interested in learning more about the books click the title and it will take you over to their goodreads page.

It by Stephen King, 1168 pages

27877138“Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.” -via goodreads

11/22/63 by Stephen King, 1120 pages

10644930Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away…but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke… Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten…and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful”. -via goodreads.com

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King, 992 pages

28254854“omething was happening in Bobbi Anderson’s idyllic small town of Haven, Maine. Something that gave every man, woman, and child in town powers far beyond ordinary mortals. Something that turned the town into a death trap for all outsiders. Something that came from a metal object, buried for millennia, that Bobbi accidentally stumbled across.

It wasn’t that Bobbi and the other good folks of Haven had sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of hell. It was more like a diabolical takeover…an invasion of body and soul–and mind….” – via goodreads.com

The Fireman by Joe Hill, 768 pages

29875363“No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe”. – via goodreads.com

 

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, 626 pages

17927395Since this is a sequel to another book, which I loved, I am going to post the desciption of A Court of Thorns and Roses. “When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world”. – via goodreads.com

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard, 608 pages

28789711“In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome “with passion and without technical jargon” and demonstrates how “a slightly shabby Iron Age village” rose to become the “undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating “the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life” (Economist) in a way that makes “your hair stand on end” (Christian Science Monitor) and spanning nearly a thousand years of history, this “highly informative, highly readable” (Dallas Morning News) work examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries. With its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, SPQR will to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come”. Via goodreads.com

The Nazi Doctors by Robert Jay Lifton, 576 pages

13581747This book is a look into the psychology behind genocide with a focus on the Nazi regime. “Nazi doctors did more than conduct bizarre experiments on concentration-camp inmates; they supervised the entire process of medical mass murder, from selecting those who were to be exterminated to disposing of corpses. Lifton (The Broken Connection; The Life of the Self shows that this medically supervised killing was done in the name of “healing,” as part of a racist program to cleanse the Aryan body politic”. – via goodreads

 

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, 560 pages

22299763This is the second book in a duology, the first is Six of Crows. Sadly I have not gotten to that book as well. But here is a small description of the first book in the series to avoid spoilers. “Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist: Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached) Retrieve a hostage (who could unleash magical havoc on the world) Survive long enough to collect his reward (and spend it) Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first” via goodreads.com

 

Salvaged Pages by Alexandra Zapruder, 504 pages

920868“This collection of diaries, written by young people during the Holocaust, reflects a vast and diverse range of experiences – some of the writers were refugees, others were hiding or passing as non-Jews, and some were imprisoned in ghettos. The volume contains extensive excerpts from 15 diaries, ten of which have never before been translated and published in English. The diarists ranged in age from 12 to 22; some survived the Holocaust, but most perished. Taken together, their accounts of daily events and their often unexpected thoughts, ideas and feelings serve to deepen and complicate our understanding of life during the Holocaust”. – via goodreads.com


Have you read any of them? Do you think these books are worth the time commitment?

 

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2 thoughts on “Longest Books On My TBR

  1. Nikki @TheNightIsDarkAndFullOfBooks says:

    Congratulations on fitting your TBR on one shelf! I wish I could say the same 😂 I have want to read all the books you mentioned by Stephen King but I currently only own Misery and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. I haven’t read any of the other books either so I can’t tell you anything about them but it was fun to see the big books on your TBR! 🙂

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