Top 5 Wednesday – Big books

I have been very neglectful of this blog of late due to my high workload, long commute and lack of energy to read let alone write about reading I took a bit of a break. However, I have recently had some time away to regroup and tackle my TBR again. I have decided to ease myself back into blogging by dipping into a Top 5 Wednesday prompt. All the details about T5W and the prompts for this month can be found here

As we ramp up to another Tome Topple starting on the 16th the topic for this weeks Top 5 Wednesday is

Largest Books on your TBR

So I turned to my Goodreads owned shelf and sorted this each of them by page number and hear are the Top 5 chunkers on my TBR shelf in reverse order of number of pages

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The Well of Ascension
Brandon Sanderson
781 pages

The Well of Ascension is the 2nd book in the Mistborn series and I have yet to read the first book. Therefore, in order to complete this one I will have to read The Final Empire  which comes in at 647 pages. That’s a total of 1428 pages to tick this one off my TBR.

This has been on the list for a while. I have read a couple of Sanderson’s YA works and didn’t quiet gel with them but the love people have for this series and finding beautiful copies in my local charity bookstore I will have to give these a try.

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The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
834 Pages

I rescued this from a friends unhaul pile and I am not sure if I actually want to read it myself. I just haven’t been compelled to pick it up, it might make its way into an unhaul for me.

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Assassin’s Fate
Robin Hobb
853 Pages

Oh dear! I should explain, I got this book when I took my sister to a Robin Hobb book event for her birthday. My sister is a huge Hobb fan and I knew she would love the chance to meet her and while I was there I couldn’t pass up the chance to get a signed copy myself. This book is the final book in The Fitz and the Fool trilogy but also it is the 16th (and possibly final) book in The Realm of the Elderlings Saga which spans over 20 years worth of writing. I have thankfully read the Assassin’s apprentice which is the first Elderlings book and I thoroughly enjoyed it but its a serious time commitment to get through them all. In total if I wanted to tick this book off my TBR I would need to read a total of 15 books with a whopping 10,550 pages!!! (if reading the Harper Voyager re-releases).

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Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
1006 pages

I attempted to read this for Round 6 of TomeTopple and got bored. I have to admit I have watched the BBC mini-series and it was excellent and it is the only reason i have yet to just fully DNF this book. I am thinking that I may try to tackle it on audiobook to see if i can finally finish it.

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The Wise Man’s Fear
Patrick Rothfuss
1008 pages

Why do I do this to myself. This is another sequel where I haven’t read the first in the series. It is yet another charity shop find and who can pass on 1008 pages for a £1? I started The Name of the Wind (662 pages) in Tome Topple round 5 last year but I just couldn’t finish it. I did enjoy it, I just wasn’t in the mood for the slow build.


Oh I have some work to do. None of these are currently on my Round 7 Tome Topple TBR but I think I might have to do a big books in 2019 to start clearing these off the TBR stack!

Have you read any of these? Should I move any of these up my TBR? What are the biggest books on your TBR?

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