I think we all have those books on our bookshelves that are just so large, they’re intimidating and make us want to put off picking them up for as long as possible. I’ll admit that I am terrible about that unless it just happens to be a book that I’ve been dying to pick up (looking at you Throne of Glass series!). However, should we really be scared by those monstrous tomes? Or should we just say, “Let’s do this!”? Because who knows, they could turn out to be favorites that we enjoy spending the time to savor them as we read. And who doesn’t love that?!
The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon
Total Pages: 1443
I actually have no excuse for not reading this one sooner. I tend to fly through these books pretty quickly, but I know that Brianna is becoming a main character in this series now and I really do not like her. She’s such a brat. Roger deserves so much better!… I have the biggest crush on Roger too, especially the tv show version.
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Total Pages: 1007
Honestly, I’m just so worried that I’ll love this series so much that I’ll binge all of the releases so far and then have to wait years for it to finish. That is always my biggest fear when starting a new series, especially adult fantasy ones. Y’all know they take foreverrrrrrrr!
Trinity by Leon Uris
Total Pages: 912
I’m a sucker for anything about Ireland since it’s literally my favorite place in the world. So I know that I’ll eventually get to this book one day, but it’s just not a book that I need to pick up soon. This book gets a ton of praise and I believe a lot of people consider it a classic.
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Total Pages: 904
I actually have this on my TBR right now. I plan to pick this one up by next month at the latest. It’s been on my bookshelf for like 4 years so I think it’s finally time to pull the trigger.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Total Pages: 827
Shannon can do no wrong in my eyes. And adding in dragons? Please, this book is going to freaking amazing. I definitely plan on picking it up fairly soon and I am already prepared to be blown away.
Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations by Ronen Bergman
Total Pages: 784
One of my goals this year was to get back into reading nonfiction more and I have always been interested in international affairs and history (hello, poli-sci degree here!).
The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #1) by Edward Rutherford
Total Pages: 778
Yeahhhhh, another historical fiction novel about Ireland. I told y’all that I’m obsessed! I might as well just quit my job and move there at this point.
European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman
(The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #2) by Theodora Goss
Total Pages: 720
I absolutely adored the first book in this series and I only found out that the sequel was released a few weeks ago. I needs it!
Dragonfly by Leila Meacham
Total Pages: 688
I’m kind of obsessed with Leila Meacham’s books. She always does such a great job creating epic stories that you don’t want to put down. I can’t wait for this one to come out this summer! I probably should go ahead and preorder it now…
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Total Pages: 688
I really only bought this book because Regan from PeruseProject talked about it once on her booktube channel. I honestly can’t even remember what it’s about… Oops. Somebody please stop me from buying so many random books.
What are some large books on your TBR that you’re too intimidated by to pick up? Do you read longer books regularly or do you push them aside first? Have you read any of the books on my list?