I love big books I cannot lie 😉 Some stories are so good that you’re grateful for the time author put into writing all those pages and delivered you over five hundred pages of all the feels they could put into the story. Here’s the list of the big books I love.
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides – 529 pages
“A virtuosic combination of elegy, sociohistorical study, and picaresque adventure: altogether irresistible.” – Kirkus Review
Breathtaking story of discovering your history, family and who you are.
- The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne – 575 pages
“A dark novel marred by occasional melodrama but lightened by often hilarious dialogue.” – Kirkus Review
I don’t know if it’s possible to describe how much I love this book, how emotional it was to read it, how sad, beautiful, funny, heart warming and heart breaking it was. It’s an epic story of life, life full of violence, fear, hardship, sorrow, but also happiness, forgiveness and love.
- The Nix by Nathan Hill – 640 pages
“A grand entertainment, smart and well-paced, and a book that promises good work to come.” – Kirkus Review
Reading The Nix was really emotional for me. It has parts that made me cry, other made me extremely angry at the world, and some made me smile and laugh. I love books that make me feel all of the feels. I’m impressed with author’s ability to write so beautifully, and so masterfully trigger emotions in the readers.
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – 671 pages
My favorite reading from school. Complex and though provoking novel that is so well written.
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova – 704 pages
“It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself–to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends?”
- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara – 720 pages
“The phrase “tour de force” could have been invented for this audacious novel.” – Kirkus Review
It was emotional read for me. Last few pages I was almost unable to read, at one point I started crying, I couldn’t stop and I had to fight with my tears to read just those two most beautiful pages to the end. When I finished I just broken into tears and I couldn’t stop. The whole book was such a roller-coaster of emotions and those last pages just opened something within me.
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – 771 pages
The Goldfinch combines vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher’s calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
This is on top of my favorite books ever.
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton – 848 pages
“There’s a lovely payoff after the miles of twists and turns. It’s work getting there but work of a thoroughly pleasant kind.” – Kirkus Review
Very well written unusual story (when compared to other books I read).
- 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami – 925 pages
“Orwellian dystopia, sci-fi, the modern world (terrorism, drugs, apathy, pop novels)—all blend in this dreamlike, strange and wholly unforgettable epic.” – Krikus Review
Such a bizarre book, but so good! You won’t feel like it’s over 900 pages of a book, because you’ll be too invested in the story.