So, remember how I set a goal to read 15 books this year…not going to happen. Unless you count board books…
I was all set to accomplish this modest goal, until I saw this:
Well, now I have to read it…by June. My copy is 1,072 pages. Whew! Now that my little one is starting to sleep better (fingers are crossed), this should be very doable.
Like the title of my post suggests, I love big books, and book series. At first, they seem intimidating, but then I get to know the characters, buy into the premise…and shortly, I’m emotionally invested and cannot believe what happened to my favourite character – how are he/she going to get out of this one/how could she fall in love with him/why did that he/she have to die/what is going on!!!!! I’m gasping and tearing up; I’m swearing and laughing…this reaction can rarely be coaxed out of me in a work shorter than 500 or so pages.
Here are some of my favourite big books and book series (and don’t worry, they’re not all Stephen King):
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice (I’m on my second copy – the first one started falling apart from so many readings!)
The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy
And of course, we can’t forget the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
What are your favourite big books?
P.S. Here’s another teaser for you