BIG FAT BOOK CHALLENGE 2016 TOTALS

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BIG FAT BOOK CHALLENGE 2016 TOTALS

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1johnsimpson
gen. 9, 2016, 3:58pm

Post on here the BIG FAT BOOKS you have read.

2Tess_W
gen. 10, 2016, 12:25am

1. Started in 2015 but finished in 2016. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Garnet Translation. 1167 pages. Just wow!

3MissWatson
gen. 14, 2016, 10:13am

2. Der Zauberring by Friedrich de LaMotte Fouqué. 647 pages.

4MissWatson
gen. 15, 2016, 4:13am

3. Queen of fire by Anthony Ryan. 637 pages.

5CurrerBell
gen. 18, 2016, 11:53pm

Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer (4****), just about 1300 pages, finished Jan 9 having read about 200 pages last year.

6bryanoz
Editat: gen. 21, 2016, 1:02am

5. The Grace of Kings, by Ken Liu ; 618 pages.

7Tess_W
gen. 31, 2016, 4:13pm

6. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot 896 pages of pure pleasure, sorrow, and grief. This is by far the best of her works!

8MissWatson
feb. 15, 2016, 5:25am

7. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope. 665 pages.

10CurrerBell
Editat: març 12, 2016, 12:31am

9. Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon (876 pp) -- finished January 20

(ETA the number 9)

11Tess_W
feb. 27, 2016, 8:28pm

10. The Far Pavillions by M.M. Kaye disappointed 960 pages

12bryanoz
feb. 29, 2016, 4:58am

11. Altruism, by Matthieu Ricard ; 700 pages.

13MissWatson
març 6, 2016, 6:07am

12. The last chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope. 771 pages.

14CurrerBell
març 12, 2016, 12:38am

13. The Time Quartet by Madeleine L'Engle. It's an omnibus volume of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters and clocks in at 646 pages with normal size font, so I'd say it qualifies although the individual items are fairly short.

I'm also about to start on Mary Poppins 80th Anniversary Collection, an omnibus volume that includes Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the Park and clocks in at 1020 pages. The font's a bit large, but still, the length exceeds a thousand pages so I figure the 1000+ length can make up for the larger font.

Thoughts anyone?

15rainpebble
Editat: març 12, 2016, 11:02pm

14. The Lake House by Kate Morton; squeaks in at just 606 pages.

16CurrerBell
març 20, 2016, 12:25am

15. P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins: 80th Anniversary Collection. Large font, but 1020 pages for a four-in-one volume of Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the Park, the first four of the eight (? I think) books in the series.

17Tess_W
Editat: març 27, 2016, 6:40pm

16. Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore. 750 pages, about 200 pages of battles too much! I read the ebook, but neither touchstone will link to it. The ebook was only 750 pages, wonder what they cut out because both of the paperbacks were 800 pages!

18bryanoz
març 27, 2016, 8:35pm

19Tess_W
abr. 24, 2016, 3:59pm

18. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, 760 pages of interminable babbling!

20Tess_W
maig 9, 2016, 8:44am

19. Homeland by John Jakes. 1200 pages 5 star read

21bryanoz
maig 10, 2016, 6:53pm

20. The Passage, by Justin Cronin ; 766 pages.

22CurrerBell
maig 29, 2016, 8:31pm

21. The Landmark Thucydides (ed. Robert Strassler). 625 pages when you include the appendices (which are very legitimately included since they are an invaluable feature of these "Landmark" editions). A complete total of 711 pages, but the additional pages over 625 are primarily the index.

23kac522
maig 29, 2016, 8:56pm

22. In May I finished Moby Dick by Herman Melville, 896 pages, with illustrations by Rockwell Kent. There was an illustration at the beginning of each chapter, which added to the high number of pages, but made the book very readable.

24bryanoz
juny 5, 2016, 8:54am

23. The City of Mirrors, by Justin Cronin ; 601 pages.

25MissWatson
juny 16, 2016, 6:02am

26bryanoz
juny 23, 2016, 5:59pm

25. The Wheel of Osheim, by Mark Lawrence ; 640 pages.

27RoseCityReader
juny 24, 2016, 8:23pm

Sorry for coming in late.

Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess: 656 dense but delightful pages.
The Complete Short Stories of W Somerset Maugham, Volume 1 East and West: 905 pages
The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope: 714 pages

Loved all three of them and look forward to a finishing a couple more chunksters before the end of the year!

28RoseCityReader
Editat: juny 24, 2016, 8:25pm

MissWatson: Which was your favorite of the Barchester Chronicles? I think Doctor Thorne was mine, although I really enjoyed all of them.

29MissWatson
juny 27, 2016, 6:29am

>28 RoseCityReader: Hi Rose, my favourite is Barchester Towers because of all the clerical scheming, but Doctor Thorne is a close second. Such an unexpected heroine in a Victorian novel.

30CurrerBell
jul. 16, 2016, 6:09pm

>27 RoseCityReader: gave us 26 through 28.

29. John Steinbeck : Novels and Stories, 1932-1937 : The Pastures of Heaven / To a God Unknown / Tortilla Flat / In Dubious Battle / Of Mice and Men (Library of America), 909 pages

I read Of Mice and Men any years ago and reread it just a few years ago so I didn't reread that one, but even without it the read is well over 800 pages.

31CurrerBell
jul. 17, 2016, 3:46am

30. T.H. White, The Once and Future King, 630 pp

32rainpebble
Editat: jul. 21, 2016, 1:21pm

31. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson; (5*); (950 pages); a reread and oh, so worth it. A very appropriate year in which to do so.

33bryanoz
jul. 23, 2016, 9:23am

32. A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara ; 720 pages.

34Tess_W
jul. 23, 2016, 1:09pm

33. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 850 pages *****

35CurrerBell
jul. 24, 2016, 8:17am

34. Justin Cronin, The City of Mirrors, 602 pp (3½***)

36kac522
jul. 25, 2016, 12:48pm

35. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope, 690 pages.

37rainpebble
jul. 30, 2016, 1:01am

36. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters; (4*); 608 pages

38Tess_W
ag. 1, 2016, 12:53am

39CurrerBell
ag. 4, 2016, 12:45pm

40Tess_W
ag. 9, 2016, 1:22am

39. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon--3rd in the Outlander Series. 1074 pages 4 1/2 stars

41MissWatson
ag. 9, 2016, 5:08am

>40 Tess_W: Congratulations! Those are chunksters!

42Tess_W
ag. 10, 2016, 12:26am

43Tess_W
Editat: ag. 20, 2016, 10:10am

40. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens 632 pages 3 1/2 stars

44CurrerBell
ag. 19, 2016, 12:22pm

>43 Tess_W: I think that should be "40" not "41" in the count, Tess. Looks like you confused >41 MissWatson:'s referral back to your post at >40 Tess_W: as a 40th doorstopper read?

45Tess_W
ag. 20, 2016, 10:10am

>44 CurrerBell: You are correct, I edited it!

46rainpebble
Editat: ag. 23, 2016, 4:11pm

41. From the Terrace by John O'Hara, 912 pgs; (4*); (forgot to add this one to the list here)

47rainpebble
ag. 23, 2016, 4:12pm

42. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood; (1/2*); 637 pgs

48rainpebble
ag. 26, 2016, 12:14am

43. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough; (4 1/2*); 704 pgs

49nrmay
Editat: ag. 26, 2016, 8:06pm

44.
Finished The Passage by Justin Cronin 766 pages.

50CurrerBell
set. 8, 2016, 4:53am

51Tess_W
set. 10, 2016, 4:08am

46. Drums in Autumn book #4 in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. 1070 pages, 5 stars!

52rainpebble
set. 21, 2016, 2:37pm

47. I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb; (4 1/2*); 912 pgs

53rainpebble
oct. 1, 2016, 10:42pm

54rainpebble
oct. 1, 2016, 10:44pm

55rainpebble
oct. 1, 2016, 10:45pm

56CurrerBell
Editat: oct. 6, 2016, 11:42pm

51. Moby-Dick (Norton Critical Edition) by Herman Melville, 726 pp with supplementary material included, 4**** review

57MissWatson
Editat: oct. 12, 2016, 3:25am

52. The aeronaut's windlass by Jim Butcher. 630 pgs, ****

58bryanoz
oct. 12, 2016, 7:42pm

53. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. 867 pages.

59Tess_W
oct. 13, 2016, 8:04pm

60CurrerBell
oct. 15, 2016, 8:42pm

55. Drood by Dan Simmons @ 771pp

61rainpebble
oct. 19, 2016, 2:02pm

56. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy; (4 1/2*); 1054 pgs;

62bryanoz
nov. 7, 2016, 6:30am

57. NOS-4R2 by Joe Hill ; 692 pages.

63MissWatson
Editat: nov. 10, 2016, 8:17am

58. Science and civilisation in China volume 2: History of scientific thought by Joseph Needham. 697 pages.

Edited for touchstone

64Tess_W
nov. 13, 2016, 8:44pm

59. A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon Book #6/8 in the Outlander Series. 1147 pages

65CurrerBell
nov. 14, 2016, 1:48am

60. Gore Vidal, Lincoln @ 657

66MissWatson
nov. 25, 2016, 10:49am

67CurrerBell
nov. 29, 2016, 1:31am

68rainpebble
Editat: gen. 6, 2017, 3:36pm

63. Wetzel by Richard Fleming; (5*); 946 pgs;

69RoseCityReader
Editat: des. 26, 2016, 3:52pm

I didn't read any other BFB's after the middle of the year! :(