Longest Books I’ve Read

I missed this topic when it originally posted for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). So since this week was a free topic, I thought I’d take the time to go back to it–after all, as someone who’s read a lot of epic fantasy, it would just be wrong not to participate.

I fully expected epic fantasy to dominate here. And for the most part, that’s exactly what happened, though two historical fiction novels managed to rank alongside them.

I used page and word counts from Kobo, because they don’t have different sized paperback versions to confuse the issue. And because their word count estimates for the two books I’ve listed with them are accurate. So there’s some reason to trust we’re getting an accurate measure to work with (though note that their page counts tend to run long relative to Goodreads or Amazon). For the two books on this list which were out-of-print and therefore not on Kobo, I compared Amazon mass market paperback page counts.

The shadow of a dragon. The text reads, "Now the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones, New York Times Bestseller George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords."
Image: Bantam

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Outlander S1.5: A WWII-era Englishwoman in 18th century Scotland

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Image: Starz via International Business Times

Genre: Historical/Drama/Romance

Synopsis: Claire, an English WWII nurse, gets mysteriously transported to 18th century Scotland. And thus ends up in the middle of the conflict between the Scots and the English. To protect herself from a particularly sleazy English soldier, she marries Jaime Fraser–a Scotsman, and a criminal with a price on his head.  Continue reading “Outlander S1.5: A WWII-era Englishwoman in 18th century Scotland”

Agent Carter Season 2: Not Bad, but Somewhat Gimmicky and Fumbles Representation

Image: Kris Anka for Marvel/ABC via EW

Genre: Sci-fi/Superhero/Historical

Synopsis: Peggy Carter gets called out to LA to help handle a mysterious investigation, where a lake was frozen over and a body found. She teams up with her old friends Jarvis and Sousa, trying to unravel a cover-up that goes high up the political ladder. And her enemies aren’t afraid of playing dirty, or going after the people she cares about. Continue reading “Agent Carter Season 2: Not Bad, but Somewhat Gimmicky and Fumbles Representation”

The Brothers Sinister Series, and Struggling to Be Who You Are

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Borrowed from courtneymilan.com

Genre: Historical Romance

Synopsis:

The Duchess War: Minnie isn’t the person she’s pretending to be, and the last thing she can afford is for anyone to uncover the secrets of her childhood, or how she got the scar on her cheek. But then the captain of the militia starts threatening to investigate suspicions he has about her background, unless the inflammatory handbills he’s convinced she’s writing to rile the local workers stop. There’s just one problem. She isn’t writing those handbills. Continue reading “The Brothers Sinister Series, and Struggling to Be Who You Are”

Roundup: Titansgrave, Death Parade, and Outlander

Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana

Genre: Sci-fi fantasy RPG web series

Synopsis: A party of adventurers take on Wil Wheaton’s created universe in an RPG, with him as the game master. In a world still defined by a cataclysmic event and an ensuing war, the protagonists are performers journeying together for their own varied reasons. Adventure, secrets, and legendary feats await. Starring Laura Bailey, Hank Green, Yuri Lowenthal, and Alison Haislip. Continue reading “Roundup: Titansgrave, Death Parade, and Outlander”