Top 10 longest books I’ve read in 2018 (at least so far!)

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday*, the prompt is to share the longest books I’ve read. I’m assuming this pertains to length in terms of page number, not length in terms of oh-my-god-when-will-this-book-end units of measurement (but let’s be honest, we’ve all experienced the latter, I’m sure).

According to Goodreads, a number of the longest books I’ve read in my entire life are from – excuse my shudder – the notorious Twilight saga.

Really fun story there: I read all the books simply because this girl in my class was badmouthing The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (which was my favorite trilogy at the time) even though she never even bothered to read any of the books, and in retaliation, I decided to read her favorite series (i.e. the Twilight saga) so that I can point out every flaw in every damn book. Lo and behold, Lady Luck was on my side and it turned out that the entire saga was all kinds of awful and cringe and oh-god-I-can’t-believe-trees-died-in-order-to-produce-copies-of-this-trash.

But I digress.

I’d rather punch myself in the face before I even consider featuring any Twilight book on my blog. Hence, instead, I’ve decided to share the top 10 longest books I’ve read in 2018 (at least so far). Take note of the following legend:

🌟 – books I’ve rated 5 stars
💖 – books that are my personal favorites (in other words: highly, highly recommended!)
🌈 – diverse books (i.e. features diverse characters, written by a diverse author)

* Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme now organized by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

10. Arrowheart by Rebecca Sky (384 pages) 🌈

9. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon (384 pages) 🌈🌟

8. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (389 pages)

7. The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli (400 pages) 💖

6. Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes by Holly Bourne (400 pages) 🌈

5. The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine (415 pages)

4. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (432 pages)

3. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (432 pages) 🌈💖

2. Jade City by Fonda Lee (498 pages) 🌈🌟💖

1. The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco (528 pages) 🌈🌟💖

Let’s talk!

🔹 Have you read any of the books featured on this list? Are any of them in your TBR?

🔹 Have you read a book that dragged so much that you nearly prayed for the universe to end life as we know it? Have you ever had that oh-my-god-when-will-this-book-end feeling?

🔹 Have you written a post for Top Ten Tuesday? Leave the link in the comments section below so that I can check it out as soon as I can! By the way, have you read my other TTT posts?

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44 thoughts on “Top 10 longest books I’ve read in 2018 (at least so far!)”

  1. Love this twist you did for TTT! Haven’t read any of these books, but they all look interesting!
    I just checked Goodreads and the longest book I’ve read this year is The Beauty of Darkness at 679 pages. 🙂

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  2. I haven’t read any of these; Jade City looks good though. Is it by any chance related to the Wizard of Oz?

    Also your Twilight story made me smile, I also read the series so I could argue it out with people who liked it!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my TTT! ♥
    Quite a few of these are on my TBR (Bone Witch, Jade City and Last Namsara) but I haven’t read any of them yet!
    Most recently I was reading These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch at 474 pages. It was good, but very dragging for the first little bit. I kept looking at the % on my tablet going “THAT’S ALL?!” and then when I hit around 70% it just flew by.

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  4. Oh the Heart Forger is bigger than Jade City? I had no idea haha. You clearly read some great books. I need to get on The Bone Witch. So many good books still on my shelves.

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  5. I read the first Twilight book because it was on a reading list for a Children’s Literature module on my degree. I’m glad I read longer books and it didn’t make it onto my top 10. Hated that book!

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  6. I haven’t read any of these- but Jade City and The Last Namsara are both on my list. How did you like The Last Namsara by the way?

    And yes! I’ve prayed for the misery to be over on more than one occasion. It’s usually not even due to length- it’s usually just because the book is not good. Someday I’ll learn to DNF.

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  7. I have Jade City on my ‘really should get to it soon’ TBR. I loved The Poppy War and The Tensorate novellas so I’m in the mood for more Chinese / Asian fantasies!

    Books that seemed to take forever? The Passage for me. It’s nearly 1000 pages and I enjoyed about half of them. Seriously, I could’ve started 200 pages in and missed out on nothing and had a better time 😉

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  8. Lovely list! I haven’t read any of these, but Love & Gelato, You’ll Miss Me When I Am Gone and Holly Bourne’s books are all on my TBR, they sound amazing 🙂

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  9. That is a great story about Twilight! 🙂 You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone looks good, I’ve seen that one pop up lately and I’m super curious. And I liked Love and gelato!

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  10. i read Love & Gelato a while while back (and hardly remember it), but that’s the only one i’ve read of this list!!

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