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Big Books: do you let size influence your reading choices?

Are you cautious about starting a hefer-sized book? Reading is a commitment that requires time, passion, and patience. Depending on the size of the book, the level of commitment changes. There are some amazing books that are on the larger side, but there are also a lot of books that a long, drawn out, and frankly not that great (at least in my opinion).

In the interest of trying to help my readers save some time, here are my top ten big books that are worth the commitment.


The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss (First book in the King Killer Chronicles)

Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

American Gods – Niel Gaiman

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

1Q84 – Haruki Murakami

The Ill-Made Mute – Cecilia Dart-Thornton (First book in the Bitterbind Trilogy)

The Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafron

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

Love in the Time of Cholera – Garbiel Garcia Marquez

Hard Choices – Hilary Rodham-Clinton


What are your favourite big books? Do you agree with my list? Have I left out one of your favourite big books? Please let me know. Remember to share the reading love.


2 thoughts on “Big Books: do you let size influence your reading choices?

  1. I completely agree with your list. Well, the ones I’ve read which is surprisingly most of them. One of my favorite big books that was entirely worth it was The Count of Monte Cristo. It probably took me about thee months and I loved it! Good to know 1Q84 is good because it’s top priority on my TBR!

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