In the context of the busy lives most of us lead these days, the opportunity to dive into a long book can feel as good as a holiday.
Guilt-free, uninterrupted time to devote to reading is one of the simpler pleasures in life, and I consider myself lucky to have developed an appreciation for it from a very young age.
Sure, the things I have chosen to read in these precious opportunities, my bookish escapes, have varied depending on my mood…
Sometimes I’ll gravitate towards the book version of “easy-listening” such as quality romantic comedy novels and your reliable crime & detective fiction. While other times I have seen it as the perfect opportunity to dive into more meaningful and moving long literary journeys and crack the spine on those chunkier titles, those long novels that require a little more mental investment and focus.
But reading time is precious, so that makes title selection all the more crucial. To help guide your decision, I offer up 24 of my most memorable long books. Clicking on the cover will open a new window where you can read the book synopsis and/or my review.
Long Books To Get Lost In
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“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
― Oscar Wilde
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
How many of these long novels have you read?
Other titles with noticeably high page counts that I very much want to read but haven’t yet found the perfect opportunity include:
- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
- Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
- The Amazing Adventure of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, and
- Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl.
I am also determined to one day go back and finish Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s ‘The Cemetery of Forgotten Books’ series and Connie Willis’ ‘Oxford Time Travel’ novels.
And remember, most of these long novels are available in long audiobooks which you can download and listen to FREE with Audible’s 30-Day Trial.
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