Making Up For Monday: Does Length = Satisfaction?

This week’s Making Up For Monday topic:

What is the longest book you have ever read? Was is worth the length?

Shogun by James Clavell comes in at a hefty 1152 pages for the paperback. I can’t think of a longer book that I’ve read. Yes, it was totally worth it. I read it after the mini-series aired. Some books require more concentration than others…this is one that requires a lot. It’s been years since i read it, but I still remember how much I loved it when I did.

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of long books for the most part. My preference is books between 400-500 pages, and if the story can sustain it I’m good with longer. I think most books I read these days come in at 300-350 pages and I’m generally ok with that. If a complete story can be told no matter the length…that’s what’s most important to me.

What about you?

Tamie Xo


4 thoughts on “Making Up For Monday: Does Length = Satisfaction?

  1. msdebms says:

    I have come to the conclusion that I am not a short story or novella kinda’ girl. They leave me…unfulfilled. I prefer the big behemoths that are difficult to hold and take days to read. The longest book I have ever read was “The Last Hour of Gann”. As a devoted R. Lee Smith fan, I relished every word. As a matter of fact, it is time to do a re-read of that beauty.


  2. I am reading The Outlander series, and just started book 3, Voyager, today. It seems like I’m making good progress after reading for hours, to look down and see I’ve only gotten to 10%, or 100 pages give or take. It’s worth it though.


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