At the moment I am taking part in the Tome Topple readathon (even as I’m typing this I’m listening to the Emma audiobook) so I thought I would make a post celebrating all of my favourite big books.
I find big books intimidating, sure, but I also love them. I love spending longer with a characters, I love that you get more for your money, I love big books. Here are some of my favourites:
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – This is probably the most intimidating book I have ever read, not only is it huge it’s also a classic originally written in Russian, so I knew it would be a challenging one. But honestly, it was so worth it. I felt so accomplished when finishing it and I loved Tolstoy’s depiction on love and feelings.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – This book still stands as my favourite Bronte and I think the fact that it is the biggest Bronte novel helps with that. Jane Eyre is a character you sympathise and fall in love with immediately and this book is so well written I never wanted it to end.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman – Probably the shortest on this list but I still need to talk about it. This is a standalone fantasy that has EVERYTHING. Love, sword fights, hot guys, hot girls, humour, friendship, and with it being a story in a story means you get some contemporary stuff too. This book is the ultimate book for book lovers.
Brandon Sanderson (Author) – All of his books are huge but so far I’ve only read Warbreaker and the Mistborn trilogy and I loved both. He writes the most awesome fantasy books so if you like fantasy you should seriously check him out.
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown – Another huge big with such a gripping epic story line that you will not want to put it down and you will fly through it.
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak – I don’t think I’ve ever talked about this book before because I read it before making this blog. But omg do I love this book. It shows a completely different side to the war and the narrative makes it so special. Read this.
What are some of your favourite big books?
Thanks for reading