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I Like Big Books Tag

My Friend @LyseofLlyr (read her blog. You will thank me later) tagged me to do the, “I Like Big Books Tag,” so thank you my dear friend! I am excited about this one because I like to to gloat* about the big books I manage to read. It isn’t every day, or month, I manage to get a big book off my TBR!

There is a rule of five books, but I’m a rule breaker.

*Has any one ever read the definition of “gloat?” It makes me happy. It reads: gloat /ɡlōt/ -verb: contemplate or dwell on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure. Does this mean I am closer to obtaining Evil Queen status???


After We Fell by Anna Todd 848 pages.

This is a series that I hate to love. It is definitely a guilty pleasure but I hate every word. You feel me?

BigBooksReadThe Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 771 pages.

And every single page is glorious.

A Court Of War And Ruin by Sarah J. Maas 705 pages.

And every page is not so glorious.

Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas 693 pages.

Soooooooooo freakin mad at this book I don’t even want to talk about it.

All The Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren 672 pages.

I despise this book. Even though it is a work of masters. I cannot stand it. Bores me to tears.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell 522 pages.

This is a fun one. I mainly read it because every Rainbow fan said I should. I love that this story doesn’t have the typical ending.

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin (AKA my Queen) 464 pages.

I want everyone to read this book. It is so haunting, and beautiful. Hands down one of my all time favorite books.


Findings: I have quite a list of books over 400 page mark. I put one from each genre to sort of mix up the list a bit. Mostly though it is YA Fantasy. This genre is very fast paced and the 500, 600 plus pages go by so fast you don’t realize you are reading that many pages. The books I read that are not fantasy or YA I do really enjoy. I tend to stay in my comfort zone and books like The Goldfinch, All The Kings Men, and All The Light We Cannot See are books that my book club ladies chose. Those books are way out of my comfort zone but I am very glad to have them on my shelves in a read status.


Like I said before, I’m a rule breaker. So I am going to take this a step further. I am going to list now the BIG books that are on my TBR!

“Oooooooooo Chels! Don’t do it! Don’t you go there!” You say. “I am not afraid of my TBR! I am am goin’ in!” I gloat triumphantly! *while shaking in my boots*


BigBooksTBRCity of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare 725 pages.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova 641 pages.

Titans by Leila Meacham 594 pages.

Crooked Kingdoms by Leigh Bardugo 539 pages.

Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor 532 pages.

A Gatherning Of Shadows by V.E. Schwab 509 pages.



This is fun! Thanks for sticking around!

What are some of your longest books on your read shelf?


Live long and Prosper,

Chelsea K.






2 thoughts on “I Like Big Books Tag

  1. Gloating is THE BEST! It’s so funny you’ve read The Goldfinch–several other people mentioned it too, but I’ve never read it. Maybe I’ll have to add it to my TBR.

    I suppose I should have included my TBR big books as well. *side-eyes War and Peace*

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    1. War and Peace can stay there! I highly recommend The Goldfinch. It’s a dense book in the way of content and characters. And it took me awhile to read it but it is so worth it.


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