Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Top 5 Wednesday: Big Books

Top 5 Wednesday is a meme started by Lainey at Ginger Reads Lainey. Find the list of all the #T5WFamily here.

This weeks topic is:

Top 5 Books Over 500 Pages!

I'm no stranger to bigger books. Page numbers don't really scare me. Small writing on the other hand... I feel like I'm turning into a broken record. So rather than list my absolute top 5 favourite big books, that I'm constantly mentioning, I'm going to go with some other favourites that probably don't get the screen time they do deserve. 

5. The Lost Girls

I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but when I do I make it count. I totally picked this one up a couple of years ago because 1.the cover 2. I'm a travel agent, and this is about travel and 3. the girls in the book are around my age. The Lost Girls reads really easy. Almost like fiction. It makes want to travel. The girls go a hell of a lot of places and the way they describe the different countries is vivid. God, how I wish I could drop everything and travel the world.

4. Clockwork Princess

I like the Mortal Instruments enough, but the Infernal Devices is where it's at. I love love love this trilogy to pieces. Clockwork Princess is easily one the best series enders I've read. It's solid. Not a single thing about it is amiss. I love Tessa. I love Will. And I LOVE Jem. I will also give it to Clare, damn does she know how to write an epilogue.

3. Cress

The Lunar Chronicles is pretty much everything I could want in a series. I mean sci-fi fairy tale re-tellings. C'mon. Perfection. Cress really proved that Meyer knows what she's doing. It's hard to think of these books as separate. It's kind of like a continuation where new characters keep showing up. Cress, herself, was everything you would imagine a teenage girl would be when she's been isolated for most of her life, with nothing but her fantasies. The wait for Winter is going to kill me.

2. The Mark of Athena

I can't believe that after 10 years there's no more Percy to look forward to. *sobs* Anyhow, The Mark of Athena is easily my favourite book of the whole PJ/HoO-sphere. The whole book is freakin' intense. Everybody is finally together. Turns out it finally hit my that Percy and the gang are really not kids anymore. And that cliff hanger. Worst and most literal cliff hanger ever.

1. Froi of the Exiles

The Lumatere Chronicles is the perfect example of a trilogy that you can throw in someone's face when they say there's no good YA fantasy. Firstly, this person is stupid and deserves a throat punch. Secondly, if you have not read The Lumatere Chronicles than you lead a very bleak life my friend. Froi is the second book in this brilliant trilogy. It's one of those times where after reading the first book you're like there is just no way the second book can even come close to topping that. And than mind blown, because apparently that author is a robotic alien for reaching into your mind and writing your perfect book. That is Froi.

What are some of your favourite big books? *queue singing*

Happy reading!



  1. I really want to read Cress and Rick Riordan's books. I'm not scared of big books exactly but I do find myself drawn to shorter books now because of reviewing. The Lost Girls looks interesting! I'll definitely have to check it out.

  2. Great picks. I really need to get to Cress, I've read the other two but got put off by the size of Cress and kept putting off. I am planning too! I'm also tempted by the Infernal Devices series, I hear so many good things about that one.