Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme over at That Artsy Girl which I absolutely love. I often don’t manage all ten, but I give it a good go! Check out the link for a list of previous and future topics.
The theme this week is the longest books we’ve ever read, and I’ve read some pretty long books – whether or not they were worth it remains to be seen!
1. The Stand by Stephen King
The first two on this list shows my Stephen King phase, and phew, that guy writes some chunky books. The Stand is the longest book I’ve ever read and I do remember enjoying it, even if it was very dense and long.
2. It by Stephen King
This is my favourite Stephen King book, just because of how absolutely terrifying it is. I’d love a re-read some time soon, when I can carve out the time!
3. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
I’m not a Sarah J Maas fan and this is the only book that I enjoyed by her, even though the sex scenes had me howling with laughter.
4. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Given this book is about lesbians in the 20s, it’s obvious I enjoyed some aspects, but I found it just not to my tastes. I couldn’t really connect to the characters, though I was rooting for their relationship.
5. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Ahhh, I can’t fault this book at all. I loved every single page in this chunky fella and I highly recommend you pick it up. The book is set in 18th Century Cairo and follows djinn and daeva, and a whole host of other magical creatures. It’s phenomenal and the first in a trilogy that I’m sure is going to blow the fantasy genre away.
6. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Another of my favourites is Children of Blood and Bone. In a west-African inspired fantasy setting, the land of Orisha has been ripped of its magic under orders from its ruthless king. We follow Zelie and her gang as they fight to bring back magic to the land. I’m sure you’ve heard about this book as the hype is enormous, but I feel it’s for good reason. She might be a big one, but every page flies by.
Those are the biggest books I’ve read so far! What are some of yours?