#T5W Largest Books on TBR

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Yay! Guess what day it is?  It's time for TOP 5 Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is a Book Meme hosted by Samantha on Goodreads Groups.  If you're interested in joining the group, and/or find out what the other weekly topics are, click here.

This week, we're covering the Largest Books on TBR, so before jumping into my list, I have to tell you a little secret: I don't usually pick up books that have more than 600 pages.  In order for me to read a book that is something like 600 pages, it would have to be Extraordinary!
Just saying...

485 pages
I just got this book at a local Book Festival and it will be my first book by this author, so I am really looking forward to reading it. 

"In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins."

THE FALLEN by David Baldacci
421 pages
I attended an event where David Baldacci was the speaker and I was impressed by both his personality and the fact that he donated his time to help raise funds for a library.  The man won my admiration right there and then.

"Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes--obscure bible verses, odd symbols--have the police stumped."

THE WOODS by Harlan Coben
405 pages
I'm ashamed to admit that I never read any of Harlan Coben's books but after watching the adaptation of one of his books on Netflix, I finally decided to give this book a try.

"Twenty years ago at summer camp, Paul Copeland's sister died in the woods, the alleged victim of a serial killer. Her body was never found. Now, Paul is the prosecutor for Essex County, New Jersey, immersed in one of the biggest cases of his career-a case that will change everything he believes about the past...and the truth"

HOUSE RULES by Jodi Picoult
532 pages
I lost count of how many Jodi Picoult's books I've read, and when I saw this one at a library sale, I couldn't resist buying it.

"Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger's syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject - forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he's always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he's usually right."

LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber (book 2 of Caraval Series)
451 pages
My local book club picked up this book for our 2019 list, so I'll be reading this one soon.

"A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.
After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister, Scarlett, from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name."


  1. I have not read any of those but have definitely heard great things about some of them.

  2. I LOVE BIG BOOKS. They have the meatiest stories. Sometimes though, they have the worst stories, so you have to be careful.

    1. I totally agree, although I am lazy to even start a big book :-(

  3. I really enjoyed House Rules! I read it when it came out. It's about the only one of hers I've read.

  4. I've noticed these titles but haven't read them - thanx for the info

  5. I've not read any of these but I heard Clockmaker is fantastic!!

  6. I haven’t read any of these but a few are on my TBR, too.

    1. Great! Maybe we can chat about them as we read them :-)

  7. I've read House Rules, obviously being a Jodi fan! It goes quick, I don't remember feeling like it was soooo long.

  8. I like the look of The Clock Makers Daughter.

  9. I haven't read any of these, but I enjoy Harlan Coben's novels.

  10. I love the sound of all the books you have picked. I have The Clockmaker's Daughter on my shelf. Books over 400 pages scare me a bit.

  11. That's a great list! I had no idea Caraval was quite that thick haha! It's still on my wishlist but I hope to get around to buying it soon.

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    1. I've seen mixed reviews about this book, so I'm looking forward to reading it and chatting with someone about it. Let me know when you read it :-)

  13. Great post I really need to check out LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber from the library soon I absolutely loved and enjoyed Caraval so much. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.


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