You won't always want a short book to read in between classes. Sometimes, you'll want a long book that'll keep you immersed in the story for days on end. Well, if that's what you want, look no further. Here are a few super long novels that you'll be reading for a while:
1 11/22/63 by Stephen King
This book is over 1,000 pages long. However, it's written by the legendary Stephen King and is about time travel, so why wouldn't you spend a few hours reading it? The novel follows an English teacher who ends up going back in time to stop the murder of an innocent family, and eventually to stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
2 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
You've definitely heard of this book before, because it's a classic. Some people even consider it to be the greatest book ever written. With recommendations like that, why wouldn't you try reading it? "At its center are Pierre Bezukhov, searching for meaning in his life; cynical Prince Andrei, ennobled by wartime suffering; and Natasha Rostov, whose impulsiveness threatens to destroy her happiness."
3 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Stephen King called this an "extraordinary work of fiction," which means it must be a real winner. It's about a thirteen year old boy that survives an accident, even though his mother does not. After the tragedy, he ends up moving in with a wealthy family and discovers his love of art.
4 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
You've definitely heard of Dostoyevsky before, but do you know anything about this famous novel? "Drawing upon experiences from his own prison days, the author recounts in feverish, compelling tones the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own nihilism, and the struggle between good and evil." If you want to impress your college friends at parties, read this book and reference it to them.
5 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
You might've seen the movie already, but that isn't enough. You won't truly understand what a masterpiece this story is until you read the book that inspired the films. If you don't know anything about it, it's about two women during the time of the Civil War. Even if you're not a history buff, you'll appreciate the story.
6 Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
You've probably heard people refer to hard decisions as "Sophie's choice." Well, this is the novel that inspired that phrase. It's about "a young Southerner who wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan toward destruction."
7 Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
This is a "story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville." It's written by the same author who created No Country For Old Men, so if you liked that book, you should think about reading this one, too.
8 Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
9 The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
10 The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
You shouldn't refuse to read a book, because of its length. These long stories are just as amazing as any short story you could ever find. What's the longest book that you've ever read?
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