Bringing #T5W to my blog~
Top 5 Wednesday is a group on Goodreads and I thought it would be fun to do these on here ♥ I’m also going to be doing a drama version on Wednesday’s as well. I’m way too excited haha
November 7th: Largest Books on TBR
— In honor of #TomeToppleReadathon coming back this month, discuss those big books on your shelf!
I’m going to be ranking these from “shortest” to longest~
5. City of Heavenly Fire
SYNOPSIS: Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last instalment of the internationally bestselling The Mortal Instruments series.
Erchomai, Sebastian had said. I am coming.
Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat him – must they journey to another world to find the chance?
I am so behind on this series! I own this book, but I just haven’t got round to it yet. This may have something to do with how annoying I find Clary and most of the other characters… haha
SYNOPSIS: The year is 1Q84.
This is the real world, there is no doubt about that.
But in this world, there are two moons in the sky.
In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.
Something extraordinary is starting.
Again, this is something I’ve wanted to read for ages, but never have got to it. I have tried to read Norwegian Wood by Murakami for class, but it wasn’t for me. This is a different genre, so I’m hoping I will like it more.
This bind up of books 1 and 2 of the trilogy is 805 pages.
3. The Powers That Be
SYNOPSIS: When a daring raid on a returning war hero’s fortune ends with his foster-father dead at the hands of an assassin, Callum must race for his life to escape the fell clutches of his pursuers. Armed only with a note telling him to seek out a man named Kulgrim in a nearby merchant town, Callum’s road takes him to the Magical Isle of Asturia, where he finds safety under the watchful eyes of the wizards.
Years pass, and as Callum grows to adulthood, so the dark powers of the old world continue to plot. Just as he is beginning to settle to the idea of life on the ‘Isle, the mysterious disappearance of his tutor, and the enigmatic ransom note left in his tutor’s place leads Callum on a perilous journey to the uncharted forbidden lands of the south. What starts out as a mission to save a friend in need soon turns into the quest of a lifetime as Callum and his friends discover that all is not as it seems, and even they are not safe from being caught up in the great prophecy of the age.
I got given this by an English teacher when I was 16 (it’s been sat on my shelves for 7yrs… my god I’m so old haha) I went to her creative writing club and this was written by one of her friends from university. It is now out of print and I’ve never heard anything about it… Goodreads doesn’t even have a synopsis… The one above is from the author’s site.
To be fair to this book, it is a bind up of three books and it stands at 832 pages.
2. Parade’s End
Ford Madox Ford
SYNOPSIS: Parade’s End traces the psychological damage inflicted by battle, the collapse of England’s secure Edwardian values and the new age, embodied by Tietjens’s beautiful, selfish wife, Sylvia. It is an elegy for the war dead and the passing of a way of life, and a work of amazing subtlety and profundity.
This has been on my TBR for years! I watched the BBC adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch and I instantly fell in love. The book is a beast though and written in old intelligent language… I’m too dumb haha ^^” And this book is 836 pages…
1. Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norrell
SYNOPSIS: The year is 1806, England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation’s past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains, the reclusive Mr Norrell, whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very antithesis of Norrel. So begins a dangerous battle between these two great men which overwhelms that between England and France. And their own obsessions and secret dabblings with the dark arts are going to cause more trouble than they can imagine.
I’ve heard great things about this. I love magic and history, so I’m pumped to read this, but it’s 1006 pages! A THOUSAND PAGES?!
Huge books are scary, but I may try and get one read for #TomeToppleReadathon which runs from 16th – 29th Nov!
Let me know what big books are lurking on your TBR!
Thanks for reading! I hope you are having a great day~
Parade’s End and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell are both on my TBR-list. Also on my list is A Suitable Boy and The Forsyte Saga.
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