And now to bring out one hell of an old tag that I have not done! This tag was created by OneBookOneReader at Youtube. It’s very simple:
1. Pick out the 5 biggest books you have read from your shelves.
2. Pick out 2 of the biggest books you have not read from your shelves.
My shelves do not have 3 of the largest books I’ve read because I either did them on audiobook or I have lost them at one point or another. So here they are!
Pick out the 5 biggest books you have read from your shelves.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by J.K. Rowling
Page Count: 759
I read this sucker in 24 hours because the passion was real.
- The New Oxford Annotated Bible
Page Count: 2,432
I took a class in my Junior year called Hebrew Scriptures and we read from Genesis to Revelations and the freaking Apocrypha. I still have my copy – it is my one and only Bible. Reading this vital translation is so eye-opening and I highly encourage you do so especially if you’re interested in Christian mythology.
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Page Count: 1,444
This was a nightmare. This book put me in a nearly 2 year reading slump and to this day I cringe to think of reading classics. I also had to read this for class.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling
Page Count: 870
This being my least favorite of the Harry Potter books I still sped through it. Now, I will admit that because I was so let down by it the first time I read it it’s the only HP book I’ve never gone to reread. I shall be rereading it again this year and we shall see if I change my feelings towards it.
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Page Count: 704
I read this one for a book club and I ended up really enjoying it. If you enjoy Dracula, the myth and the legend and you’re up for some adult historical fiction you might enjoy this.
2 4 of the biggest books you have not read from your shelves.
Yeah, 4 is more like it and I have SO many massive books that I decided to buy in order to challenge myself to read larger books. The trick I have found for larger books is to dedicate yourself to them injecting graphic novels while reading them and also to download the audio if available.
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Page Count: 821
- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Page Count: 816
- 11/22/63 by Stephen King
Page County: 849
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Page Count: 834
I’m tagging anyone who has not done this tag – and let me know if you do it, I’d love to see what you’ve read or are reading!