10 Long-Ass Books I Want to Read in 2016

December 9, 2015 Adult Fiction, Crystal, Discussions, Lists, Young Adult 6



I love a well written long-ass book; something I can really sink my teeth into, connect with all the characters and just fall in love with! Now what do I consider a long-ass book? Any book that is over 500 pages. As of now, 2016 doesn’t look as crazy as 2015 partly because my wedding is over and all of my big wedding things (engagement part, bridal shower and bachelorette party) all took place in 2015. Now I have all this time to read! So let me tell you about the ten long-ass books that I want to read next year!


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1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Page Count: 522

I have been so busy getting married and honeymooning that I didn’t even realize this came out! I just bought it because I love Rainbow Rowell, I love Fangirl and I can’t wait to dive into this exciting Simon Snow story! At just over 500 pages it is definitely the shortest book on this list!

2. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Page Count: 959

Wow that is a long-ass book! My whole life my mom has always told me how much she loves Gone With the Wind and that it’s her favorite book. My mom has great taste in book and I would love to read her favorite!

3. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
Page Count: 900

I love historical fiction, especially books set before the 1850 and I’ve only heard that Faber is a great writer! It sounds like a character driven book which can be kind of slow at times but I definitely want to give it a chance!

4. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Page Count: 607

Another author that I’ve heard is absolutely wonderful and a must read at some point in your life. And that time in 2016! I hope that I just fall in love with Murakami and begin a committed relationship with his books! He has so many novels and I would love to read them all!

5. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Page Count: 648

I love the Throne of Glass series. So naturally, I pre-ordered Queen of Shadows months before it was released and received it the day it was released. Being the nice person that I am, I let my mom borrow it to read it first. SHE STILL HAS IT! And she hasn’t read it yet! So I will definitely be reading it when she finally finishes it.

6. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Page Count: 933

Although Shantaram was published in 2003, it is a new to me novel when I heard a booktuber talking about it. It’s about an escaped convict living in the underbelly of Bombay, India and his life as it unfolds while he tries to keep himself hidden. Sounds like a lot of bad things happen to him and it seems like it’s right up my alley.

7. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Page Count: 846

Magic among gentlemen in the early 19th century in London. Yes please!

8. The Passage by Justin Cronin
Page Count: 766

A girl in my book club read The Passage a couple years ago and said it was absolutely fabulous! The fact that she loved it has stayed with me all these years and I’ve been meaning to read it for a long time.

9. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabeldon
Page Count: 1443

Coming in at almost 1500 pages, The Fiery Cross is a book I can’t wait to get to! It’s no secret that I am in love with all things Outlander and as I type this, I am working my way through the fourth Outlander book, Drums of Autumn. I will definitely be finishing Drums of Autumn by the end of this year and moving right along through the series!

10. The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

The Harry Potter books start to become long-ass books after the third one and I plan on doing another Harry Potter reread next year. 2016 is going to be a big year for Harry Potter here in California with the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal and I feel the need to dive back into the series.


6 Responses to “10 Long-Ass Books I Want to Read in 2016”

    • CrystalBookSnob

      Yes Throne of Glass!!! You definitely have to start that series next year! Hopefully the 5th book is coming out next year too! Thanks for stopping by Nite Lite :)

  1. Kayla (The Bookish Owl)

    Congratulations on your wedding and all the other crazy stuff that you did for it! May 2016 bring you marital bliss and lots of amazing books, haha! :)

    Gone With the Wind has been on my TBR list for forever. I actually downloaded the film adaptation to motivate me to finally pick it up – I really can’t stand watching a film before reading the book.

    Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell sounds like my cup of tea. Definitely going to check it out! AND I’M SO JEALOUS THAT YOU GET TO BE SO NEAR THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER, AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! I live in the Philippines and the nearest one is in Japan, which is, like 8 hours away. Ugh. Can’t wait to see your pictures!

    • CrystalBookSnob

      Thank you so much! We look forward to a very long life together :) I cannot stand to watch the movie before I read the book either! I have seen Gone With the Wind before but it was so long ago I can hardly remember it. My hands are itching to pick up Jonathan Strage and Mr. Norrell! I hope you get a chance to read it as well! THERE IS A HARRY POTTER LAND IN JAPAN!!!! I HAD NO IDEA!!! That is so crazy cool! I hope you go one day :)

  2. Lucy

    I felt all of those 648 pages of Queen of Shadows :( But Carry On is a really fast read! And oh those Outlander books…so long but so good. Enjoy all your long-ass reads!

    • CrystalBookSnob

      I am literally dying to read Queen of Shadow. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO BE ON THE INTERNET AND NOT BE SPOILED?!?! Somehow I’ve managed. That’s why I need to read it ASAP! So excited to read Carry On as well and continue with my Outlander journey!

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