The Longest Book Tag - The Butterfly Reader

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Longest Book Tag

I was tagged by the awesome Gennifer Eccles over at Ready, Set, Read! If you're not following that awesome blog, you should change that right now! Also thank you for tagging me! I love tags! 

I actually dug deep into this and didn't just guess. On a recent 50/50 Friday I put my longest book read was ACOWAR, which after I did this digging, found out isn't true... I've read longer books. So here we go! 

The Rules:
1. Make a list of the five longest books you've ever read.
2. Select two of the longest books on your TBR.
3. Discuss.
4. Tag others

1) The Host
620 Pages

2) A Court of Wings and Ruin
699 Pages

3) Breaking Dawn
756 Pages

4) Queen of Shadows 
648 Pages

5) Impulse
666 Pages

Now for my TBR I just grabbed two that were long. I didn't dig for the longest ones. That would have taken hours... 

Lady Midnight
Page Count: 698

Empire of Storms
Page Count: 693

After doing this tag I think I've discovered that I prefer longer books. The world building is better, the plot and subplots have time to move along while we still get to know the characters. That also means we can have more of the characters we love. I hate letting characters go and longer books let me keep them a wee bit longer and that makes me happy. Plus, as a speed reader, sometimes a short books just doesn't have that same feeling a long book does... if that makes any sense. Who know, I'm weird. 

Now I'm going to tag there wonderful bloggers for this fun tag! 


  1. I love this list, I love long books! The Host; Great. ACOWAR; Great.
    And I still hope to read some Twilight and Throne of Glass series! (I've actually asked the whole Throne of Glass series for my bday :)

    Love the list!

  2. Of course SJM and Cassie Clare were in this. They write the longest but also the best books!!! Have you read Lord of Shadows yet? It's a tome but my god it's utterly brilliant!

    Fab post Carrie!

    Cody @ Literary-ly Obsessed

  3. I really love long books as well! Sometimes, if you don't love the story, they can be tedious, but for the most part they have so much better world building and everything, like you said. I just wish I had more time to read them :) Thanks for the tag, Carrie!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  4. I've read every book you have listed here except Impulse! I definitely agree that there's more world building and development in longer books, (even though they can be quite daunting to look at). Thanks for the tag, and great post!