tilt by ellen hopkins

What’s the LONGEST BOOK you’ve ever read?

At the Brooklyn Book Festival last Sunday, we asked readers to name the longest book they’ve ever read. Here are some of their answers: 

IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME, Marcel Proust (3031 pages)

WAR AND PEACE, Leo Tolstoy (1440 pages)

A SUITABLE BOY, Vikram Seth (1368 pages)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS, J.R.R. Tolkien (1216 pages)

THE STAND, Stephen King (1153 pages)

CAPITAL: PART 1, Karl Marx (1152 pages)

2666, Roberto Bolaño (1126 pages)

IT, Stephen King (1116 pages)

INFINITE JEST, David Foster Wallace (1104 pages)

GONE WITH THE WIND, Margaret Mitchell (1037 pages)

DON QUIXOTE, Miguel de Cervantes (982 pages)

THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON, Robert A. Caro (960 pages)

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HENRY VIII, Margaret George (939 pages)

1Q84, Haruki Murakami (925 pages)

MIDDLEMARCH, George Eliot (904 pages)

OUTLANDER, Diana Gabaldon (896 pages)

THE MISTS OF AVALON, Marion Zimmer Bradley (876 pages)

CHE GUEVARA: A REVOLUTIONARY LIFE, Jon Lee Anderson (814 pages)

THE DIVINE COMEDY, Dante Alighieri (798 pages)

THE POWERS THAT BE, David Halberstam (792 pages)

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY, Irving Stone (776 pages)

THE GOLDFINCH, Donna Tartt (771 pages)

THE NINE LIVES OF CHLOE KING, Celia Thomson (771 pages)

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, J.K. Rowling (766 pages)

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, J.K. Rowling (759 pages)

THE FOUNTAINHEAD, Ayn Rand (720 pages)

MOBY DICK, Herman Melville (663 pages)

TILT, Ellen Hopkins (608 pages)

THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR, Pierre Razoux (580 pages)

THE STORY OF THE STONE, Cao Xueqim (544 pages)

THE CANTERBURY TALES, Geoffrey Chaucer (504 pages)

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X, Malcolm X (466 pages)

TITANIC, Filson Young (236 pages)

THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, Mitch Albom (196 pages)


Which long books have you read? Reblog with the title of your thickest tome! 

And check out the 2015 National Book Awards Longlists for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature at www.nationalbook.org!