#5OnMyTBR: Long books

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR. Thank you E. for the awesome graphic for these posts as well!

Hi everyone,

Happy August! This year is certainly flying whilst simultaneously never ending. This week’s #5OnMyTBR theme is long books, which is MY JAM! I am a massive fantasy reader so often read very long books (hello Priory). However, for today’s list, I did try to mix it up a little so you aren’t just getting a list of all the hefty fantasy tomes I have to read.

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Coming in at the smallest book on this list at 448 pages, The Bone Shard Daughter is quite literally at the top of my TBR (I’m about 5% in at the time of writing!) It’s about the daughter of an emperor who has to fight to earn her father’s approval by gaining power over the bone shard magic which keeps the empire running. I mean, how cool does BONE SHARD MAGIC sound?!

Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliot

Coming in at 528 pages is another ARC I’ve got to read asap! Unconquerable Sun is a reimagining of Alexander the Great but in space and as a woman. Yes, does that does sound amazing!

The Empire of Gold by S.A Chakraborty

And finally, the chonkiest baby on this list is of course, The Empire of Gold, at 766 pages. I know I had this on my list last week too, but how could I not mention it when we’re talking about chonky books?! This is the end to the Daevabad trilogy and is definitely going to be a) amazing and b) soul destroying.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

At 629 pages, The Secret History is both a rather large book and has a rather large reputation to live up to. This book is hailed as one of the definining books of the dark academia genre and it’s the favourite book of some of my favourite authors. I finally bought a copy this year and I can’t wait to read it!

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

And ending this list is another book with a very big reputation! A Little Life is 720 pages of pure pain according to reviews I’ve seen from bloggers which means I’m probably going to absolutely adore it.

And that’s the 5 chonky books on my TBR! I even managed to find a few that weren’t actually fantasy, though that’s probably in part because I’ve done pretty well at keeping on top of my long fantasy reading list this year. Have you read any of these? What did you think of them?

7 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR: Long books

  1. I can’t believe I haven’t started the Daevabad trilogy yet *shame*. I also have seen a lot of The Bone Shard Daughter lately so I’ll keep an eye open for the review. Hope you enjoy these chonky reads when you get to them ♥

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  2. The Bone Shard Daughter is on my TBR as well! And I just added the Alexander the Great book because Alexander the Great as a lesbian in space does sound amazing!! The Secret History has been on my TBR at some point (and maybe it still is… who knows at this point) but it’s one of those books I tell myself I will read but put off indefinitely sadly so I probably don’t get to it…

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    • An author could pick almost any person in history, add “retelling as a lesbian in space” and I am SO SOLD. Yes, The Secret History is exactly the same for me, it was one of those books I vaguely knew I needed to read at some point but had never actually made any effort to get a copy. I finally actually bought it this year so I have to read it now to avoid feeling guilty about wasting money 😂

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