Top 5 thicc books
Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 thicc books!!
This week we’re celebrating the big books that (maybe) took an age to read. They strengthened our arm muscles from holding them. They weighed our shoulders down while carrying them. And if you’re anything like me, they may also be the cause of a face bruise when you accidentally dropped it while reading in bed. Or maybe you were smart about it and read the ebook version / listened to the audio. Those versions are much lighter.
My top 5 (read) thicc books were actually by 3 authors because when there’s one book in a series that’s big, there’s probably others too. So, I’m doing a sort of mash-up of my top 8 with some honourable mentions!
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top 5 thicc books
The Red Queen — Isobelle Carmody
The final book in the Obernewtyn series comes in at a whopping 1,120 pages. Yup, The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody is definitely the THICCest book I’ve ever read. Also very heavy and the cause of some bruises.
It’s kind of funny when I remember that the very first book was only 245 pages. The books definitely got bigger as the series progressed.
This is also where I give a shout out to book 5 in the series, The Stone Key. I believe it was split into two books in some countries (Wave Song maybe?), but in Australia, it was 1,000 pages long, and technically book 2 on my list of thicc books. You know, if I were doing this in order.
Kingdom of Ash — Sarah J. Maas
Another final book in an epic fantasy series, is Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas. This book (paperback Australia edition) came in at a very large 980 pages and is number 3 on my list.
I was actually a bit surprised that Empire of Storms or Tower of Dawn don’t even make the top 30 of thickest books I’ve read. And in fact, for Sarah J. Maas books, there’s not even another in the top 10.
I can say that the two Crescent City books come in at 13 and 14 on my list, and A Court of Silver Flames hit a respectable 17. So, still lots of SJM and her chunky books around. But, I did think there would be more higher up.
Court — Tracy Wolff
I must say, I do forget how big the Crave series books are, mostly because I tend to read ebook editions of them. (The first two I have as paperbacks, but then I was going to have to wait for the paperback versions to come out, so I got ebooks.) However, Court comes in at a 941 pages, and a very respectable number 4 on my list.
And, not far behind is Covet at 862 pages, which would place it at number 6 on my thicc books list. Charm is also still hanging in pretty high at number 28 on my list with 741 pages as well.
Magician — Raymond E. Feist
Epic fantasy novel, Magician by Raymond E. Feist has a very respectable 841 pages and therefore takes out number 7 on my list of big books.
This is another one that is/was two books in other countries (Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master). One of the biggest surprises for me, is that even though this book is huge, a lot of the other books in the Riftwar Saga are actually quite small. My copy of Silverthorn is only 386 pages. Although, I guess that’s about right if Magician is published in two. But I do love my chunky all-in-one book.
Belgarath the Sorcerer — David and Leigh Eddings
This is very surprising to me, because if I had to pick an Eddings book on looks alone to be the thiccest book, I probably would have pick The Redemption of Althalus. But it’s all the way down at number 32 on my list.
However, coming in at number 8 on my list is Belgarath the Sorcerer, at 840 pages. Which is pretty thicc for a companion novel. Not to be outdone by it’s father though, Polgara the Sorceress (companion novel 2 of the Belgariad and Mallorean series) just pips SJM’s two CC novels at number 12, with 816 pages. I wonder who would win out of Polgara and Bryce… 🤔
If you were paying close attention, you probably noticed that I missed book 5 on my list. That’s because it’s technically the last book in the popular series by She Who Must Not Be Named. Just letting you know that was intentional.
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Kingdom of Ash is how big now? 😂 😵 Yeah ebooks are difficult because when I read them on Libby and even when the font is on the SMALLEST it’s like “oh this has 600 pages and the actual ebook’s page count is like 400 something. Like… yeah… thanks
Also, on sort of the same note/page – I very much dislike Kindle’s whole thing of “you’re on x of y location” THAT TELLS ME NOTHING