Top 5 Saturday: Over 500 pages!

It’s time for another Top 5 Saturday, a weekly meme created by Mandy @ Devouring Books and this week’s topic is: books over 500 pages. I’ve decided to dive into my terrifyingly large Goodreads Want-To-Read list for this week’s post! I was surprised by how many books I had on there that were over 500 pages, but I also kind of expected more 😅 I was also surprised by which books were 500+ pages; some I really had no idea of at all (despite having some of these books on my actual shelf) That really tells you just how aware I can be! Without further ado, here are five books over 500 pages that I want to read:

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak – 512 pages
I received a gorgeous edition of this book during my first Christmas in the UK, and I got it as a Secret Santa gift too. I was definitely impressed! Seven years later, and I still haven’t touched it yet 🙈 LOL

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James – 620 pages
This is probably one of the most hyped books I’ve ever seen hyped on bookstagram and of course I was sucked in by it! I haven’t read any of James’ books despite having three of them on my shelf, and while I’m really curious, this book also scares the hell out of me. I’m worried I won’t “get” it lol

The Secret History by Donna Tartt – 629 pages
So… I still haven’t managed to finish a book by Tartt yet. The Goldfinch is still sitting unfinished on my shelf 🙈 and looking at it eats me up with guilt (sort of). But while I’ve heard people have struggled with Goldfinch, a lot of people have loved The Secret History, so I’m looking forward to it!

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie – 647 pages
I am dying to read this book but it’s also intimidating AF. I don’t always gel with magical realism and from what I hear, Rushdie might be the king of the stuff. It scares me, but I’ve also heard incredible things about this book, so I’m determined to at least try reading it!

The Way of Shadows (Night Angel #1) by Brent Weeks – 659 pages
I’ve seen a lot of love for this book since I’ve joined the book community and it sounds really good. I only just realised that it’s a pretty hefty book, though since it’s fantasy, I’m really not surprised lol

What are books you want to read that are over 500 pages? Any of these? Recommendations in the comments below are very welcome!

9 thoughts on “Top 5 Saturday: Over 500 pages!

  1. THE WAY OF SHADOWS! This is honestly such a good read 💙💙💙 I hope you enjoy it… although it’s quite long 😂 it’s for great pacing though so it flew by for me! I’m keen to try or James’ book! I’ve never even heard of it?!? That cover is stunning though! I can see why it’s a bookstagram fav 💙 Jen


  2. Black Leopard Red Wolf needs time to read. My bestie had to put it down (library borrow) as reading one page was taking her so long as it is written in a style you need/want to give the time to… from the excerpts I read it sounds great!


  3. The Way of Shadows is awesome! And its also not as big as it seems! I believe the version that is 659 pages is about he height and width of a mass market paperback. Its about the same word count as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!


  4. I think, after we finish Priory, I’m going to need a break from super long books. xD I’ve got two this week that were 500+ on top of Priory, and I just want some quick, easy reads now, please and thank you.

    That being said, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is on my TBR, too, and I really want to read The Way of Shadows, too, after hearing so much good about it! But, you know, after a little break. 😛


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