It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday!!! For those of you who don’t know, Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish! Recently, The Broke & The Bookish has gone on a Top 10 Tuesday hiatus, so I have decided to come up with my own prompt this week. I was really curious to find out what some of the longest and shortest books I have ever read were and I figured I should just turn this into a Top 10 Tuesday! Note: The short books do not include Children’s Books, Graphic Novels, Comics, Plays or Short Stories/Novellas. Without further ado, here are the longest and shortest books I have ever read!
Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix @ 776 pages vs. A Clockwork Orange @ 141 Pages
I still can’t believe Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the longest book I have ever read. It felt as though some of the other books on this list were longer, but I guess not! As for A Clockwork Orange, I knew it would appear on this list somewhere, but shortest?! I felt the opposite with this one, because it was so complicated to read it took me a lot longer than a book of its size normally would.
Breaking Dawn @ 756 pages vs. Boy Meets Boy @ 157 pages
LOL, oh Breaking Dawn. I don’t remember the last time I talked about this series ever! I read the Twilight saga way back in grade 11…so I was about 16, therefore almost 10 years ago and I officially feel old as hell. I almost forgot about Boy Meets Boy until I started creating this list. It was a cute little story and I didn’t realize how small it was!
The Fireman @ 752 pages vs. Drive @ 158 pages
The Fireman is one of those books that I thought for sure was going to take first place. It was one heck of a read, but completely worth it. I can totally see this being made into a film, or better yet, a mini-series. Someone please make this happen! On the other hand, Drive was completely different than its film counterpart. I watched the movie first and while it started out slow, I ended up really liking it. However, the book just dragged on which is hilarious considering how short it is.
House Of Leaves @ 735 pages vs. One Of The Boys @ 168 pages
House Of Leaves is one of those books that is just so weird that it completely fucks you up by the end. The way it’s written is completely insane which just adds to the uneasy feeling. This book is definitely a large one, but also one you should definitely attempt to read at some point in your life! One Of The Boys was also a very dark and haunting story. It’s definitely short and sweet, but totally worth the read!
A Little Life @ 720 pages vs. The Great Gatsby @ 176 pages
A Little Life is also another one of those books that I thought was for sure going to take first place in terms of length. This was one long depressing book that went on for a long time. The story was so powerful though and I highly recommend everyone give it a try. The Great Gatsby is one of those classics that you’re supposed to read in high school, but I never did for some reason. I read it during university instead as a pleasure read and I really enjoyed it! It’s another short read that’s completely worth it!
There you have it! The five longest books I have ever read as well as the 5 shortest! What are the longest and shortest books that you have ever read? Let’s discuss!
Thank you for reading!