TOP FIVE: BOOKS OVER 500 PAGES

Hello book lovers! In honour of Tome Topple, I wanted to revisit my favourite books that are over 500 pages for this weeks Top 5 Wednesday.

To be honest, I didn’t feel like a had a massive pool of books to choose from for this topic. I rarely find myself reading larger books because I’m a slower reader. However it seems to be a theme (particularly with some YA Fantasy series) that these books are just getting bigger and bigger with each instalment in a series. So I can’t always opt out!

The measurement I used when trying to decide what books would make the list went a little something like asking myself a very simple question… “would I put myself through this 500 something page book again?” Because if I’m being real, I find that long books are rarely very fun, especially when complex magic systems or worlds are involved. Which could be something of a phase for my reading at the moment.

However, the books that made this list are the exceptions to that. And if you’re wondering why, well it’s because most of them had really great romances in them. (What can I say I’m a simple gal, all it takes is a good romance!)

Now onto my favourite books over 500 pages!

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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Tower of Dawn is a book I didn’t expect I’d enjoy, but it actually ended up having one of my favourite romances in the Throne of Glass series. Although I’d definitely think this story could’ve been shorter… I’m honestly just grateful for Yrene Towers because she really saved the series for me.

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Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

Warbreaker is the only Brandon Sanderson book I’ve read (so far) and it is still the most impressive book when I think about world-building in fantasy stories.

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Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

The Dark Artifices series have been my favourite Cassandra Clare stories in her Shadowhunter world. I recently read this finale and utterly adored it. When in the past I have read her finales and have hated trying to slug my way through them. This story was a heart-wrenching exception and I just lived for the angst in this book like my last breath counted on it.

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The Strange the Dreamer Duology

I’m cheating by picking both books, but it felt cruel picking just half of this duology. Laini Taylor is one of the most impressive authors to me because of her utterly unique writing style. This story is seriously gorgeous and I don’t think I’ve read anything quite like it. I also love that it feels so clever and innovative, particularly for the genre. 

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

This is no doubt one of my favourite books of the year. There is so much it encompasses that I utterly adored reading, such as the Hades and Persephone romance, the growth of Feyre and the found family aspects. Although it felt slow at times, I would honestly put myself through it again.


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