Five For Friday – I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie

Hello everyone, I have decided to choose 5x big books that I would like to read this year. I am trying to think more about quality than quantity. The idea came to me when I picked up a copy of Les Miserables the other night… that book is just a challenge in itself! Anyway here’s my five…

1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
I love the musical, I love the BBC drama production, I have never read the book. It is a huge book, probably one of the biggest I have ever owned but I would love to tackle this and read it as I love the story so much.

2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I started this last year I think. I keep meaning to pick it back up but last year I was all about how many books I could read and this got in my way. I think I will just start it over again and crack on with it!

3. Harry Potter – Series
My sister bought me the entire Harry Potter series 2 Christmases ago and embarrassingly they are still wrapped in the cellophane. I want to start reading Harry Potter this year. I promised myself I would last year and I didn’t so 2019 is the year!

4. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
I read Homo Deus a year ago and loved it and Sapians has been on my shelf for the same amount of time but unread. I want to read this book as I love learning about human kind, where we came from and our future.

5. Salinger by David Shields
Salinger is a biography of J.D Salinger, my grandad gave me this book last year he knows The Catcher In The Rye is one of my favourites, so thought that I would enjoy learning more about him as he sounds like a really interesting and mysterious person. He must of had a fulfilling life as it is a pretty big book!

What big books have you tackled? Or want to tackle this year? Do big books overwhelm you? I would love to chat so let me know your thoughts. Katie x

13 thoughts on “Five For Friday – I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie

  1. randombookreviewsweb says:

    Good luck with Les Miserables! I keep meaning to read it and War & Peace but never seem to get round to them. Maybe next year!
    Big books tend to intimidate me due to their size but last year two of my favourite books – Anna Karenina and Gone with the Wind – were massive, so my apprehension seems to be unjustified (or that’s what I keep telling myself whenever I pick up a big book!)

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  2. Jodi Fisher says:

    Great post!

    I have never read Les Miserables either, but I did too love the musical. I think there’s actually going to be a mini-series of it on TV in the spring. I wanted to read the Outlander series before watching the TV Show, but the amount of books and the amount of pages in those books were just a lot and I passed on reading them. Love the show though, still have to watch the latest season.

    I have been wanted to read Alias Grace since I heard it was going to be a Netflix series. I have been putting off reading that because it’s quite a long read. Hoping to finally read that book this year though.


    • brunchingbookworms says:

      Thank you 💛
      I love the musical too! Yes the mini series is so good its out in the UK I am on part 5x. I think that I will only read the first Outlander book I have not got the patience for the whole series 😂I haven’t heard of Alias Grace what is it about?

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      • Jodi Fisher says:

        I don’t know much about the story of Alias Grace. I just know that it’s by Margaret Atwood, who wrote The Handmaid’s Tale. It was also adapted for a Netflix series. I haven’t watched it yet though, want to read the book first.


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