Reading lists

Long books that are worth every minute of reading

A reading guide to literature's biggest books.

A picture of a book being held like a burger
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Picking up a book that resembles a doorstopper might feel like a big investment of your time – but the payoff is often worth it. Spending 500-plus pages in the same universe, fully immersed in a different place, time, or world, can be an incredibly rewarding experience.

With plenty of bulky books in every genre to meet your mood or taste, we've pulled together a handy list of novels, organised by page count – from 500-page long reads to epic, 1000-plus-page tomes. May they inspire your next immersive read.

500-600 pages

601-700 pages

701-800 pages

801-900 pages

901-1000 pages

1001+ pages

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