You decide how long is long.

If you normally read 250 pages, then 251 is LONG.

Please enter the page number in the comment box and the link of the actual review, and NOT the first page of your blog!

If you don’t have a blog, enter a short review the comment spot.

32 Responses

  1. I have decided to read a book that is 427 pages long because I usually read books that are 300 only. It is called Rosie Dunne by Cecilia Ahern. I’ve heard good things about this one and it has been on my shelf for 3 years…it’s high time I read it!!

  2. […] Long: The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning (It is so pretty on the shelf, but takes up so much room in my bag! Will I actually crack the cover this year?) Free: The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher (ARC) Dusty: Early Morning, Remembering My Father, William Stafford by Kim Stafford (This one practically has dust bunnies on it) Used: The Good Wife by Stewart O’Nan (I endeavor to read more by O’Nan in ‘09) Letter: Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski (Choosing B from Book Group Buzz–another Persephone Classic by a woman who was a mainstay on British radio–my father-in-law knew the name right away.) Strange: Fox Evil by Minette Walters (Keep hearing she’s great–but thrillers are generally not my thing) Distance: How to choose when everything I’ve been reading has been British, which is plenty far away from Seattle!? Maybe I will diverge and read The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai which I have been hanging on to for ages. Alive or Not: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (I must start reading Booker winners again, I really must!) Cover: I am a sucker for a good cover. Plus, who doesn’t like getting caught reading a pretty book on the bus. My nomination will be (no suprise) another Persephone Classic, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson. There are also lovely illustrations inside–should be a light, diversionary confection. […]

  3. […] the Long Book, you need a book that is longer than a book you would normally read. Length is not an issue for me […]

  4. The longest book I have ever read besides the Bible is Gone With the Wind and a couple of James Michener books. I will see if I still have a Michener book. Judy

  5. I have decided on Andersonville by McKinley Kantor at 768 pages. I wil return with a review when I actually get through the thing. 🙂

  6. I have read and briefly reviewed The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce carol Oates (592 pgs.) here:


  7. I read Outlander this month and absolutely loved it…it was 640 pages long (hardbound) and 1557 pages long (eBook). EBook was the version I read.

    Here is my review:


  8. Just finished a super-long book: The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray. It’s 819 pages long. Here’s my review.

  9. Hello all! I have posted my review of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell:


  10. Here is my long book The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick.

  11. Whew! I finished my long book, The Count of Monte Cristo (unabridged). I’m not sure exactly what my average is, but the nearly 1500 pages of this book is well above it, probably at least 3-4 times my average. Review is here:


  12. I’ve decided that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at 896 pages, is extremely long for me =) Here is my review:


  13. My long book was Soul Catcher by Michael C. White (415 pages). I generally stick to the 300-350 range. Here’s my review:


  14. I read Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler. At 704 pages, it was considerably longer than anything else I’ve read recently.

    Here is my review: http://seriouslyread.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/review-kissed-by-an-angel-by-elizabeth-chandler/

  15. I just posted a review of my long book, William T. Vollman’s Europe Central, over here. It clocks in at 752 pages, not including the notes section.

  16. My long book was the Best American Short Stories of the Century, at 788 pages. I really enjoyed it and found it a good lesson in the short form in America.


  17. My usual book length is 330 pages, so “Company of Liars” by Karen Maitland (coming in at 453 pages) fit the bill. My review can be found by clicking here.

  18. I have finally finished my long book. I normally read books 300-500 pages long, so I chose The Discoverers, which is 680 pages. I loved it, even though it did take me from the first week of January until the middle of April. My review is here.

  19. I read Drood, by Dan Simmons and boy was it long. I usually read books that are anywhere from 300- 550 pages, so 784 pages was more than the norm for me.

    My review is here: http://www.linussblanket.com/2009/02/drood-by-dan-simmons/

  20. I tried to read Quicksilver, which is 927 pages long. (I usually read books under 300 pages) I only made it through 180 pages and gave up. It was the last book I had to finish for this challenge, so I guess I’m done -incomplete- unless I can substitute? I have a few other thick books on my shelf that could stand in for it (if I make it through one of them!)

  21. I read HANDLE WITH CARE by Jodi Picoult (477 pages). The review is here.

  22. My pick for LONG is Kamran Pasha’s – Mother of the Believers. Long, but good!


    ♥ Nely

  23. My long book was The Kite Runner: http://jacketsandcovers.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/the-kite-runner/

  24. I just wrote up my final post about Ulysses by James Joyce. It’s 783 pages long and it took me 18 weeks to read it.

  25. I read The St. Bernard Fire Department in Hurricane Katrina.

    I usually read books that are 250 to 300 pages long; this is 374 pages long.

    Here’s my review.

  26. I finished my long book of Lizzi & Fredl by Dr. William B. Stanford. I usually read books that are approx. 257 pgs. give or take. Usually they are YA. This is an adult book at 424 pages.

  27. WHEW! I think we can agree that 529 pages is looooong.

    Here is the review:

    Free Food For Millionaires by Min Jin Lee

    I think this makes 3…or 4….of 9. Hmm. Need to go check on that.

  28. I finally finished my long book! Daughters of the Sunstone, by Sydney van Scyoc. It was 697 pages. It’s actually three books in one, so I hope that counts because this is the third long book I tried! I really enjoyed it, too.

    And that’s the last book I had to read for the challenge.

  29. I usually read 300-400 pages. this time I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that was 607 Pages.

  30. Wow – finally got my chunkster in! I read The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. At 661 pages – I don’t think anybody can argue that’s it’s not long!


  31. Kate Elliott’s Spirit Gate is 630 pages. First in a fantasy series.


  32. Long for me is anything over 500 pages, so I read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, and if it wasn’t for this challenge I would have thrown it in the garbage.

    My review, such as it is, is here: http://cafeshree.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/jonathan-strange-mr-norrell-by-susanna-clarke/

    but mostly, I hated it.

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