Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ivyclad Ideas - Over 500 Pages

This is the fourth in a series of posts aimed at helping anyone joining my reading challenge to fill the board. Ivyclad Bingo permits basically any type of book: novel, ebook, audiobook, comic, manga... 

The following are not recommendations, they are suggestions.

(What's the difference?)

If I haven't read it, it's a suggestion.

If you want to sign up for the Ivyclad Bingo 2018 Challenge, there's still time! Just click here and follow the instructions.

Welcome to the danger zone. 

Middlemarch by George Eliot

I'm reading this classic at the moment and it. Is. Huge. I'm enjoying it, but at almost 900 pages it's at the longer end of the spectrum.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7722079-the-mysteries-of-udolphoThe Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

Almost as big as Middlemarch, The Mysteries of Udolpho is a gothic novel in which the heroine famously faints TEN times.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Narrated by Death, The Book Thief follows Liesel, a young girl living in Nazi Germany. This is on the shorter end of the list, the edition I read coming in at just 554 pages.

(Shorter, she says.)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11351181-the-lost-heroThe Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Once you hit the Heroes of Olympus series, I'm pretty sure all Riordan's books surpass 500 pages. Again, this is at the shorter end of the list. Superman, Human Torch, and a competent child of Aphrodite go on an adventure with a giant metal dragon.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2444163.RunemarksRunemarks by Joanne Harris

Just squeaking in at 504 pages (so make sure to check your edition), Runemarks is a fantasy novel based on Norse mythology. It has a plot that will spin you round in circles and the best interpretation of Loki ever. Joanne Harris is definitely the author who shaped my perception of this character.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/830502It by Stephen King

At over 1000 pages, this is far and away the longest book on the list. The same people take on an evil clown twice, first as teenagers, then as adults.


Any idea what you're tackling for this mammoth book box?