Long books to read

Long books are pure indulgence. Set aside precious time, away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, and lose yourself completely in the many, many pages of an epic read. Discovering a book that is worth this kind of commitment is magical – and once you feel confident that it’s a keeper, you can relax deeply into a serious, long-term love affair. You may know you want a big, fat book but what are you looking for in it?  Here you will find companions who will make you laugh, share their wisdom, challenge your complacencies, take you into new exciting worlds, even test your limits. This is an occasion when size does matter – girth and volume are all. So don’t rush your choice, browse through the covers, sample the extracts and savour the decision making, knowing you will be spending hours in the company of this hefty tome.  And the good news is – even the weakest wrist can tackle an enormous brick of a book thanks to the audio and ebook formats.

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City of Lies

Sam Hawke

The Passage

Justin Cronin

The Emperor of Lies

Steve Sem-Sandberg


Nicola Barker

Class Act

Alison Norrington

The Spanish Bow

Andromeda Romano-Lax


Kate Mosse

Gate of the Sun

Elias Khoury

Self Help

Edward Docx


Russell Banks


Richard Ford


K Parker

We, the Drowned

Carsten Jensen


Kelley Armstrong

The Invisible Bridge

Julie Orringer

Hospital: A Dream Vision

Toby Litt

The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

Joel Dicker

This Thing of Darkness

Harry Thompson

Too Like the Lightning

Ada Palmer

A Spot of Bother

Mark Haddon


Jaume Cabré

An Orchestra of Minorities

Chigozie Obioma

The Hungry and the Fat

Timur Vermes

Thus Bad Begins

Javier Marías


Alis Hawkins

Pandora's Star

Peter F Hamilton

The Right Hand of the Sun

Anita Mason

The Blind Assassin

Margaret Atwood

The Peacock Throne

Sujit Saraf

The Russian Concubine

Kate Furnivall

We Are Not Ourselves

Matthew Thomas

Tregian's Ground

Anne Cuneo

The Eye of Eternity

Maggie Furey

A Naked Singularity

Sergio De La Pava

Of Bees and Mist

Erick Setiawan

Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi

The Way of the Women

Marlene van Niekerk

The Heart Broke In

James Meek

Ishq and Mushq

Priya Basil

The Daughters of Mars

Thomas Keneally

The Children's Hospital

Chris Adrian

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara


Murray Davies

Like People in History

Felice Picano

Into the Fire

Manda Scott

One Big Damn Puzzler

John Harding

The Alchemy of Desire

Tarun Tejpal

Whatever You Want

Rachel Timms and Laurence Hayes

Do Time Get Time

Andrey Rubanov

Joseph's Box

Suhayl Saadi