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2020 BIG FAT BOOKS RUNNING TOTAL

1johnsimpson
Dec 26, 2019, 4:17pm

As you finish a Big Fat Book please leave a message about the book you have just read and hopefully we will read 100 or more BIG FAT BOOKS this year.

2Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 29, 2019, 5:59am

Thanks >1 johnsimpson: As we are calling BFBs any book with 500+ pages this year I bet we exceed this target. 😊

3JayneCM
Dec 29, 2019, 5:11am

>2 Andrew-theQM: Definitely! I know I had 10+ books last year that were over 500.

4mnleona
Dec 30, 2019, 9:35am

Question. I am reading a paperback with 597 pages. Will this count if it is a paperback?

5Andrew-theQM
Dec 30, 2019, 10:44am

>4 mnleona: I think as long aS it has over 500 Pages it will count for 2020, whatever format it is in.

6Tess_W
Dec 30, 2019, 3:03pm

>4 mnleona: I even count audiobooks. I go to Amazon, find out what the page number is in the written form, and if it's equivalent to over 500 pages, I will count it!

7Andrew-theQM
Dec 30, 2019, 3:11pm

>4 mnleona: >6 Tess_W: Sounds fair enough to me, and I do the same.

8mnleona
Dec 30, 2019, 4:33pm

Thanks.
Leona

9majkia
Jan 2, 2020, 1:02pm

1. The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson 🎵 (reader: Michael Kramer) Series: Mistborn #2 pages: 815

10Tess_W
Jan 2, 2020, 1:44pm

>9 majkia: Congrats on #1!

2. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset 1168 pages

11majkia
Jan 2, 2020, 2:46pm

>10 Tess_W: yeah, what a surprise! I scanned the thread three times, not believing I was #1!

12MissWatson
Jan 3, 2020, 12:04pm

>9 majkia: >10 Tess_W: You ladies are awesome!

13Andrew-theQM
Jan 3, 2020, 1:36pm

3. The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton 528 Pages

14frahealee
Edited: Jan 3, 2020, 7:21pm

04. Light in August by William Faulkner = Knopf Doubleday paperback, 528p.

15drneutron
Jan 5, 2020, 6:01pm

16floremolla
Jan 6, 2020, 1:23pm

6. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse, 694 pp

A quick read and quite enjoyable at 3.7/5 (review on my 2020 ROOT Challenge thread).

17connie53
Jan 6, 2020, 2:44pm

18EadieB
Edited: Jan 15, 2020, 4:07pm

8. 2019 - ☊ Empire of Lies by Raymond Khoury - 567 pgs. - ★★★★ - 1/6/2020
This book is an alternate reality which asks "What if The Ottoman Empire won the battle of Vienna in 1683?" What would the world look like today? I enjoyed learning about the history of The Ottoman Empire and found the plot to be very believable. I found the characters of Rasheed, Kamal, Taymoor, Nisreen and Ramazan to be very well-drawn. I thought Nisreen was very courageous in wanting to travel back in time in order to change some things. The Tattooed Man was very unique and quite chilling at times. I found the book to be a page turner although there were some slow parts. Towards the end, the story took off and did not let go until the very end. I have never read a Raymond Khoury book but look forward to reading some of his other books. I would highly recommend this book to those who love historical fiction with a touch of fantasy. I would like to thank Bookishfirst.com for a free book for an honest review.

19frahealee
Edited: Jan 10, 2020, 1:32pm

09. The Rainbow by DHLawrence (1915) = paperback, 544p. (Oxford University Press edition)

20Tess_W
Jan 9, 2020, 2:06am

10. The Overstory by Richard Powers 512 pages

21dreamweaver529
Edited: Jan 9, 2020, 9:24pm

11.

Title: Babylon's Ashes
Series: The Expanse
By: James S. A. Corey
Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
Lenght: 19:58/576 pages
Owned: 848 days
Rating: ★★★★½
Thoughts:
This is a series that I've been working my way through for a while. I enjoy them, but because I am so invested in the character it's taxing to read. I'm always worried someone I care about it going to die. Again.

22Tess_W
Jan 9, 2020, 5:04pm

12. Russka by Edward Rutherfurd 1168 pages

23bryanoz
Jan 10, 2020, 6:31pm

24MissWatson
Jan 11, 2020, 9:43am

14. Der nasse Fisch by Volker Kutscher. 543 pages

25Andrew-theQM
Jan 13, 2020, 2:15am

15. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 512 Pages

26LisaMorr
Jan 14, 2020, 5:20pm

16. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card 592 pages

27kac522
Edited: Jan 15, 2020, 3:59am

17. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte, 534 pages

28frahealee
Jan 15, 2020, 12:09pm

18. Blonde: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates = audiobook; paperback, 752p. (HarperCollins)

29EadieB
Edited: Jan 15, 2020, 4:07pm

19. 2011 - ☊ The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler - 592 Pgs. - ★★★ - 1/11/2020
Tumba Sweden. Triple homicide. One surviving witness is a young boy. DI Joona Linna asks Dr Erik Bark to hypnotize boy. Terrifying events unfurl. Dr. Bark’s son is kidnapped. His marriage is on the rocks. Dr. Bark is also a drug addict. Dark story. Slow start. Main plot gets sidetracked too many times and makes book too

30EadieB
Edited: Jan 15, 2020, 4:07pm

20. 1985 - ☊ Lie Down with Lions by Ken Follett - 508 Pgs. - ★★★★★ - 1/14/2020
Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. 2 men opposite sides, a woman torn between them. A deadly romantic triangle, a mission with global stakes. The Russians want to assassinate Masud, leader of the Afghan guerrilla force. A gripping, masterful plot which keeps you on the edge of your seat. Audio narration was excellent. Intriguing characters. It‘s a love story and a struggle for freedom. Recommended.

31EadieB
Edited: Jan 15, 2020, 4:08pm

21. 1983 - On Wings With Eagles by Ken Follett - 500 Pgs. - ★★★★★ - 1/15/2020
When two of his American employees were held hostage in Iran, H. Ross Perot and a select group of his employees took matters into their own hands. Only Ross Perot could make this happen. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared. . . .
This is a fast-paced adventure story that kept the pages turning until the very end. Only Follett could write this book and do it justice. Hard to believe that it is a true story but I do remember when it happened in 1978. This book is not to be missed. It is a marvelous rare read!

32mnleona
Edited: Jan 17, 2020, 8:24am

>31 EadieB: I have added to my TBR list. I really do not remember this happening.

33LisaMorr
Edited: Jan 21, 2020, 2:44pm

22. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 534 pages

34majkia
Edited: Jan 26, 2020, 11:29am

23. Ancestral Night Elizabeth Bear - 512 pages

35frahealee
Edited: Jan 19, 2020, 8:41pm

>33 LisaMorr:
>34 majkia:
Those should be 22. and 23. respectively. FYI. Maybe we can keep our dense description limited to our own threads in this group, and keep this thread streamlined for simplicity with the three biggies; title, author, page count.

24. The House by the Churchyard by J.Sheridan Le Fanu = paperback, 518p.

36connie53
Jan 21, 2020, 12:27pm

37LisaMorr
Jan 21, 2020, 2:45pm

>35 frahealee: Thank you - fixed.

38EadieB
Jan 22, 2020, 8:36am

26. ✔1997 - ☊ Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1) by Kathy Reichs - 560 pgs. - ★★★★ - 1/22/2020
TV show, Bones, is based upon this series. Tempe Brennan, Quebec‘s director of forensic anthropology, is in search of a serial killer which has killed her best friend and has her daughter in mortal danger. A slow beginning but fascinating look of working in a coroner‘s office. Harrowing plot and characters. Impeccable writing and suspenseful. Looking forward to book 2 and recommended to those who love gripping thrillers.

39johnsimpson
Jan 22, 2020, 4:53pm

27. Chesapeake by James A. Michener, 1132 Pages.

40bryanoz
Jan 23, 2020, 9:51pm

28. The Mahabharata by Vyasa, 791 pages.

41bryanoz
Jan 24, 2020, 9:08pm

29. The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud, 548 pages.

42Andrew-theQM
Jan 25, 2020, 2:24am

30. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler 616 Pages

43nebula21
Edited: Jan 26, 2020, 9:15am

31. American Gods by Neil Gaiman 632 pages

44majkia
Jan 26, 2020, 11:28am

32.City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty - 544 pages

45Andrew-theQM
Jan 26, 2020, 1:42pm

33. The Winner by David Baldacci 592 Pages

46edwinbcn
Jan 28, 2020, 11:23am

34. Mijn leven verteld aan mijn kinderen, Vol. 2 Commentaar en annotitie by Constantijn Huygens, 622 p.

48johnsimpson
Jan 30, 2020, 4:46pm

36. Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer, 588 pages.

49floremolla
Feb 1, 2020, 1:07pm

37. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, 519pp

50EadieB
Feb 2, 2020, 11:07am

38. ✔2012 - ☊ The Nightmare by Lars Kepler - 528 Pgs. - ★★★★ - 1/26/2020
Stockholm Police find lifeless body of woman on an abandoned yacht. A man’s body is hanged - a suspicious suicide. Are these deaths somehow related? Joona Linda & Saga Bauer investigate. Lots of action and very gripping plot keeps the pages turning! Only complaint is I’m finding these Swedish crime books a bit longer than necessary otherwise interesting storylines. Looking forward to next book and recommend this one to those who love thrillers.

51EadieB
Feb 2, 2020, 11:07am

39.✔2012 - ☊ Disgrace aka The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen - 530 Pgs. - ★★★★ - 1/26/2020
Copenhagen Department Q has another cold case to solve - brutal double murder of a brother and sister 20 years ago. They find out that Kimmie, a homeless woman, holds the key but they need to track her down. Violent characters who hide behind their money are suspects. A bit long-winded but suspenseful and an insightful look at ruthless people. Can be read as standalone. Looking forward to next book & recommended to those who love Nordic thrillers.

52EadieB
Feb 2, 2020, 11:07am

40.✔2008 - ☊ The Preacher by Camilla Lackberg - 516 Pgs. - ★★★★ - 1/27/2020
Fjallbacka Sweden - A sadistic murderer has returned to claim fresh victims. Det. Patrik Hedstrom & Erica Falck launch a desperate manhunt. Another fast-paced novel from Lackberg who is a master of suspense and plotting. Family secrets are about to be revealed. Love the characters of Patrik and Erica. They make a great team to solve crime in this small fishing village. Can’t wait to read the next installment. Recommend to thriller lovers.

53Settings
Feb 4, 2020, 9:52am

41. Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O'Keefe. 545 pages.

54edwinbcn
Feb 4, 2020, 2:11pm

42. Stephen Spender. A literary life by John Sutherland, 627 pages.

55rainpebble
Edited: Feb 5, 2020, 2:06pm

43. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult; (5*); 509 Pgs

56edwinbcn
Feb 4, 2020, 2:32pm

43, not 42

57Andrew-theQM
Feb 4, 2020, 3:36pm

44. One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson 544 Pages ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

58connie53
Edited: Feb 6, 2020, 1:08pm

45. De steen des afscheids by Tad Williams, 679 pages without the appendix

59edwinbcn
Feb 10, 2020, 12:55pm

46. London. The biography by Peter Ackroyd, 822 pages

60majkia
Feb 10, 2020, 6:53pm

47. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - 560 pages

61majkia
Feb 10, 2020, 6:54pm

47 Wolf Hall- Hilary Mantel - 560 pages

62bryanoz
Feb 10, 2020, 7:54pm

48. Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan, 608 pages.

63dreamweaver529
Feb 11, 2020, 3:52pm

49.

Title: The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
By: Thomas Asbridge
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Lenght: 25:32 ≈804pgs

64dreamweaver529
Feb 11, 2020, 3:53pm

50.

Title: Academ's Fury
Series: Codex Alera
By: Jim Butcher
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Lenght: 21:02 ≈722pgs

65Tess_W
Edited: Feb 11, 2020, 9:39pm

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66edwinbcn
Feb 12, 2020, 4:24am

51. A rage to live by John O'Hara, 713 pages

67kac522
Edited: Feb 14, 2020, 2:57am

52. Castle Richmond, by Anthony Trollope (1860)--just squeaked in at exactly 500 pages.

68johnsimpson
Feb 17, 2020, 4:40pm

53. 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster, 1070 pages.

69edwinbcn
Feb 18, 2020, 9:06am

54. Higher gossip. Essays and criticism by John Updike, 501 pages

70edwinbcn
Feb 20, 2020, 6:57am

55. Three famous spy novels. Complete and unabridged in one volume. The great impersonation; Journey into fear; The confidential agent. by Bennett A. Cerf (Ed.) (1942), 569 pages

71edwinbcn
Feb 22, 2020, 11:51pm

56. A Life in Letters by George Orwell, 542 p.

72Settings
Edited: Feb 23, 2020, 1:41am

57. Outlaws of the Marsh (Water Margin) by Shi Nai'an. Sidney Shapiro's translation in 3 volumes, 1604 pages.

73MissWatson
Feb 23, 2020, 8:08am

58. Le Rouge et le Noir by Stendhal. 626 pages including the additional material, 508 pages just the novel.

74edwinbcn
Feb 23, 2020, 1:47pm

59. Less than one. Selected essays by Joseph Brodsky, 501 p.

76majkia
Feb 24, 2020, 5:34pm

61. Velocity Weapon - Megan E. O'Keefe - 544 pages

77Tess_W
Feb 24, 2020, 11:10pm

78connie53
Feb 27, 2020, 3:51am

63. De belegering by Tad Williams 672 pages (Without appendix)

79johnsimpson
Feb 29, 2020, 4:36pm

64. Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, 771 pages.

80connie53
Mar 4, 2020, 8:51am

65. Zon by Lucinda Riley, 728 pages

81clue
Mar 7, 2020, 9:33pm

66. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, 545 pages.

82johnsimpson
Mar 10, 2020, 5:52pm

67. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, 864 pages.

83MissWatson
Mar 11, 2020, 10:31am

68. The slave trade by Hugh Thomas, 863 pages that I read. 925 including indexes.

84LisaMorr
Mar 15, 2020, 5:58pm

85johnsimpson
Mar 17, 2020, 5:50pm

70. The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley, 543 pages.

86Tess_W
Mar 18, 2020, 7:26pm

87jenknox
Mar 19, 2020, 2:05am

So far I've finished The Sword and the Exquisiteness by Gu Long, which was ok, and Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils by Jin Yong which was awesome.

88LisaMorr
Edited: Mar 22, 2020, 6:52pm

Which makes my next one #74.

74. Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan, 668 pages

89bryanoz
Mar 22, 2020, 6:48am

90EadieB
Edited: Mar 22, 2020, 6:54pm

76. ✔2019 - Final Option by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison, #14 in the Oregon Files Series - 512 Pgs. - ★★★★★ - 2/16/2020

91EadieB
Edited: Mar 22, 2020, 6:46pm

77. ✔2013 -☊ A Conspiracy of Faith aka Redemption by Jussi Adler-Olsen - 504 pgs. - ★★★ - 3/4/2020

92EadieB
Mar 22, 2020, 6:46pm

78. ✔2013 -☊ The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler - 512 pgs. - ★★★★ - 3/13/2020

93EadieB
Mar 22, 2020, 6:47pm

79. ✔2019 -☊ The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern - 512 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 3/15/2020

94EadieB
Mar 22, 2020, 6:49pm

80. ✔2004 - ☊ The Collectors by David Baldacci, #2 in the Camel Club Series - 546 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 3/22/2020

95majkia
Edited: Mar 23, 2020, 6:57pm

81. European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman - Theodora Goss - 736 pages

96bryanoz
Edited: Mar 26, 2020, 3:18am

82. The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne, 1269 p.

6. The REAL Big Books of 1,000 pages or more !

97MissWatson
Mar 28, 2020, 1:59pm

83. Best served cold by Joe Abercrombie, 662 pages

98Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 28, 2020, 2:37pm

84. Vince and Joy by Lisa Jewell 528 Pages ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

99Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 28, 2020, 2:37pm

85. The Collectors by David Baldacci 560 Pages ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

100MissWatson
Apr 2, 2020, 9:10am

86. Little women by Louisa May Alcott, 662 pages in my editions.

101connie53
Apr 4, 2020, 2:25pm

87. De Darkest Powers trilogie - Kelley Armstrong 952 pages (omnibus) Counting as one book.

102bryanoz
Apr 5, 2020, 12:48am

103Andrew-theQM
Apr 8, 2020, 7:50pm

89. The Devil Colony by James Rollins 528 Pages 8/4/20 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️

104nebula21
Apr 9, 2020, 12:27pm

105nebula21
Edited: Apr 9, 2020, 12:35pm

106nebula21
Apr 9, 2020, 12:35pm

107johnsimpson
Edited: Apr 9, 2020, 4:17pm

93. The Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch, 1,156 pages.

108connie53
Apr 13, 2020, 1:02pm

109Andrew-theQM
Apr 13, 2020, 2:48pm

95. The Poisoned Pilgrim by Oliver Pötzsch 512 Pages

110EadieB
Apr 13, 2020, 4:46pm

96. 2011 - The Devil Colony by James Rollins, #7 Sigma Force Series - 647 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 4/9/2020

111EadieB
Apr 13, 2020, 4:48pm

97. 2013 - The Purity of Vengeance aka Guilt by Jussi Adler-Olsen - 503 pgs.- ★★★★ - 3/31/2020

112bryanoz
Apr 13, 2020, 11:24pm

98. Illywhacker by Peter Carey, 600 pages.

113bryanoz
Apr 13, 2020, 11:29pm

99. The Bromeliad by Terry Pratchett, 501 pages.

114johnsimpson
Apr 15, 2020, 3:00pm

Who will post the Hundredth BFB of 2020?

115Andrew-theQM
Apr 16, 2020, 10:26am

>114 johnsimpson: That would be me.

100. The Summer Before The War by Helen Simonson 592 Pages

116Andrew-theQM
Apr 16, 2020, 10:27am

Now as we’ve got to 100 before the end of April can we get to 300 before the end of the year.

117johnsimpson
Apr 16, 2020, 4:13pm

>115 Andrew-theQM:, Hi Andrew, that is a very good book to be the Hundredth BFB of the year, i really enjoyed it when i read it a couple of years ago as part of my challenge of only reading books of 500 pages or more. I am repeating that challenge again this year but i am behind the figures of two years ago, last time i read 47 books that year, all of 500 pages or more and i am only on my eighth so far this year.

118MissWatson
Apr 17, 2020, 4:14am

>116 Andrew-theQM: We'll do our best!

119bryanoz
Apr 18, 2020, 8:19am

101. History: A Novel by Elsa Morante, 740 pages.

120Andrew-theQM
Apr 18, 2020, 1:27pm

>117 johnsimpson: You May have only read 8 but many of those have had BIG number of pages in, not just over 500 pages.

121connie53
Apr 20, 2020, 3:34am

>116 Andrew-theQM: I second that!

122johnsimpson
Apr 20, 2020, 4:13pm

102. Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, 668 pages.

123Tess_W
Apr 22, 2020, 6:42am

124Andrew-theQM
Apr 22, 2020, 8:25pm

104. Stone Cold by David Baldacci 528 Pages

125bryanoz
Apr 23, 2020, 12:29am

126dreamweaver529
Apr 23, 2020, 4:39pm

106.

Title: Apollo
By: Charles Murray and Catherine Bly Cox
Narrated by: Bob Souer
Lenght: 18:15 ≈512pgs

127dreamweaver529
Apr 23, 2020, 4:41pm

107.

Title: Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
By: James Mahaffey
Narrated by: Tom Weiner
Lenght: 15:54 ≈619pgs

128dreamweaver529
Apr 23, 2020, 4:41pm

108.

Title: Skyward
Series: Skyward
By: Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
Lenght: 15:28 ≈546pgs

129EadieB
Edited: Apr 23, 2020, 9:52pm

109.✔2011 - ☊The Devil Colony by James Rollins, #7 Sigma Force Series - 647 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 4/9/2020
110.✔2012 - ☊ The Sandman by Lars Kepler - 515 Pages ★★★★★ - 4/16/2020
111.✔2007 - ☊ Stone Cold by David Baldacci - 527 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 4/19/2020
112.✔1980 - The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett - 508 pgs. -★★★★★ - 4/19/2020

130Andrew-theQM
Apr 24, 2020, 7:22pm

113. The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden 624 Pages

131Andrew-theQM
Edited: Apr 29, 2020, 12:40pm

114. The Death of Kings by Conn Iggulden 688 Pages

132connie53
Apr 28, 2020, 11:26am

133bohemima
Edited: Apr 29, 2020, 8:58am

116
The Mirror and the Light Hilary Mantel
784 pages

134bohemima
Apr 29, 2020, 8:59am

117
The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
632 pages

135bohemima
Apr 29, 2020, 9:00am

118
Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel
560 pages

136bohemima
Apr 29, 2020, 9:04am

119
Mr. Scarborough’s Family
Anthony Trollope
542 pages

137Andrew-theQM
Apr 29, 2020, 12:39pm

120. The Field of Swords by Conn Iggulden 654 Pages

138johnsimpson
May 2, 2020, 6:06pm

121. The Barefoot Queen by Ildefonso Falcones, 886 pages.

139Tess_W
Edited: May 3, 2020, 2:45pm

122 Queen Margot by Alexandre Dumas, 533 pages. Hey, it only took me a year to read this one, but I finally did it!

140Andrew-theQM
May 3, 2020, 4:32pm

>139 Tess_W: Well done 👏👏👏

141frahealee
Edited: May 3, 2020, 6:00pm

123. The City of God by St. Augustine = paperback, 903p.

124. The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor = paperback 555p.

142Andrew-theQM
May 3, 2020, 7:53pm

125. Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs 512 Pages

143MissWatson
Edited: May 5, 2020, 3:42am

125. Les années sanglantes by Simone Bertière, 506 pages

144connie53
May 7, 2020, 2:47pm

145Andrew-theQM
Edited: May 7, 2020, 7:39pm

128. The Nightmare by Lars Kepler 585 Pages

146frahealee
Edited: May 7, 2020, 7:12pm

Next one should be 129?

147Andrew-theQM
Edited: May 9, 2020, 8:42am

>146 frahealee: Yes two with 125, so changed my 127 to 128

129. The Gods of War by Conn Iggulden 517 Pages

148gsm235
Edited: Aug 8, 2020, 7:33pm

130) Jerusalem by Alan Moore, 1266 pages.

I read this as an audio book. At 60:42 hours, it is the second longest audio book I’ve ever read. (Only The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro, at 66:12 hours, was longer.)

Jerusalem is a fabulous novel, though it isn’t going to be for everyone. Nominally, it’s a fantasy. Maybe. But it probably isn’t what most fantasy fans are looking for in a “fantasy” story. Fantastical is probably a better description. The plot is meandering with lots of wonderful digressions that go on longer than some novellas. One chapter is a Beckett like play with the ghost of Beckett as a character; one chapter is told from the point of view of James Joyce’s daughter in an invented language; one chapter is a 16 page poem. Great stuff for the right kind of reader (or audio book listener).

149MissWatson
May 10, 2020, 7:40am

>146 frahealee: >147 Andrew-theQM: That was me, terribly sorry about the mistake!

150Andrew-theQM
May 10, 2020, 9:28am

>149 MissWatson: No problem 😊

151connie53
May 11, 2020, 4:26am

I'm a bit confused about the numbers. Do I have to change my number too? I think not but do I think right?

152Andrew-theQM
May 11, 2020, 4:43pm

>151 connie53: I don’t think there is a need to change it, it is now back on track. There were two 125s. But we are now back on track with Jerusalem being the 130th book we have read.

153Yells
May 11, 2020, 5:41pm

131) Cabinet of Curiosities by Preston - 656 pages

154connie53
May 12, 2020, 2:19pm

155gsm235
Edited: Aug 8, 2020, 7:33pm

133) Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong - audio, 512 pages

156Tess_W
Edited: May 15, 2020, 1:55am

134. Villette by Charlotte Bronte 668 pages

157majkia
May 15, 2020, 8:43am

135. Bone Silence - Alastair Reynolds - 640 pages

158bryanoz
May 16, 2020, 8:11am

159Andrew-theQM
May 16, 2020, 2:09pm

137. Divine Justice by David Baldacci 560 Pages

160Andrew-theQM
May 16, 2020, 2:10pm

138. The Blood of Gods by Conn Iggulden 512 Pages

161connie53
May 18, 2020, 4:31am

162kac522
May 21, 2020, 2:40pm

140. Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens, 925 pages

163johnsimpson
May 21, 2020, 5:02pm

141. The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F. Hamilton, 1259 pages.

164PaperbackPirate
May 22, 2020, 2:08am

142. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, 577 pages

165LisaMorr
May 22, 2020, 7:13pm

143. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, 579 pages

166LisaMorr
May 23, 2020, 2:19pm

144. Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan, 700 pages

167EadieB
May 23, 2020, 2:49pm

145.✔2014 - The Marco Effect aka Buried by Jussi Adler-Olsen - 500 Pgs. - ★★★★ - 5/9/2020

146.✔2011 -☊The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg - 526 Pgs. - ★★★★★ - 5/9/2020

147.✔2016 - ☊ Stalker by Lars Kepler - 560. Pgs. - ★★★★ - 5/18/2020

168Yells
Edited: May 23, 2020, 6:30pm

148. Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Collins. 528 pages

169kac522
Edited: May 24, 2020, 11:14pm

149. Mansfield Park: an annotated edition, by Jane Austen, with introduction and annotations by Deidre Shauna Lynch. 544 pages

170majkia
May 25, 2020, 4:42pm

150. Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan - 624 pages

171EadieB
May 26, 2020, 7:50am

151.✔2014 - A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton - 528 pgs. - ★★★★ - 5/25/2020

172bryanoz
Edited: May 27, 2020, 8:31am

152. A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson, 1040 pages.

10. Books of 1000 pages or more, the real Big Fat Books !

173Tess_W
Edited: May 31, 2020, 1:07pm

153. My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray 652 pages 5 stars

******Way to go, Bryan!***************

174clue
Edited: May 31, 2020, 9:39am

154. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 527 pages.

175Yells
Edited: May 31, 2020, 5:27pm

155. Brimstone by Preston/Childs. 752 pages

176nebula21
May 31, 2020, 8:41pm

177nebula21
Edited: Jun 1, 2020, 9:52am

158. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare 624 pages

178johnsimpson
Jun 2, 2020, 4:45pm

159. Campaigners by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, 580 pages.

179bohemima
Jun 3, 2020, 8:48am

160. The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders 570 pages

180Yells
Edited: Jun 3, 2020, 5:58pm

161. Dance of Death by Preston/Childs. 592 pages

181frahealee
Edited: Jun 4, 2020, 10:38am

162. The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, Volume Two (includes The Way of Perfection, Meditations on the Song of Songs, The Interior Castle) = paperback, 554p.
(ICS Publications/Institute of Carmelite Studies, Washington D.C.)

163. Robert Louis Stevenson: Four Complete Novels (includes Treasure Island, The Master of Ballantrae, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped) = hardcover, 583p.

182Andrew-theQM
Jun 4, 2020, 4:03pm

164. The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg 576 Pages

165. A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton 528 Pages

166. The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman 736 Pages

167. The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler 600 Pages

168. On Wings of Eagles by Ken Follett 656 Pages

183EadieB
Edited: Jun 5, 2020, 11:06am

169.✔2006 - Brethren by Robyn Young - 672 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 5/27/2020
170.✔2012 - The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg - 500 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 5/28/2020

184Yells
Edited: Jun 6, 2020, 7:40pm

171. Book of the Dead by Preston/Child. 640 pages

185majkia
Jun 6, 2020, 9:03pm

172. Middlegame- Seanan McGuire - pages: 528

186Andrew-theQM
Jun 7, 2020, 4:00am

173. The Sandman by Lars Kepler 566 Pages

187frahealee
Edited: Jun 7, 2020, 8:28am

174. Waverley by Walter Scott = 688p. (Mass market paperback, Random House)

188EadieB
Jun 7, 2020, 9:16am

175.✔2015 - The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen - 512 Pgs. - ★★★★★ - 6/7/2020

189connie53
Jun 7, 2020, 10:30am

176. MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood - 1271 pages

190Yells
Edited: Jun 7, 2020, 11:22am

177. Wheel of Darkness by Preston/Child. 528 pages

191gsm235
Edited: Aug 8, 2020, 7:32pm

178. The Border by Don Winslow - 736 pages

192bryanoz
Jun 8, 2020, 12:13am

179. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, 583 pages.

193bryanoz
Jun 9, 2020, 8:27pm

180. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, 566 pages.

194bryanoz
Jun 12, 2020, 8:09am

181. Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo, 512 pages.

195Tess_W
Jun 12, 2020, 8:22am

182. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett 865 pages 5 stars

196Andrew-theQM
Jun 12, 2020, 2:53pm

>195 Tess_W: Love this trilogy.

197Yells
Jun 12, 2020, 9:51pm

183. Cemetery Dance by Preston/Child. 513 pages

198connie53
Jun 14, 2020, 2:51pm

184. 22-11-1963 by Stephen King, 879 pages

199nebula21
Jun 15, 2020, 9:22am

185. Lisey's Story by Stephen King 562 pages

200Tess_W
Jun 16, 2020, 10:50pm

186. Winter of the World by Kenneth Follett 957 pages 5 stars

201Settings
Jun 17, 2020, 12:17am

187. The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft ~1000 pages, read online over like a decade. Can't find a page count for the omnibus ebook I used to finish up.

202johnsimpson
Jun 17, 2020, 4:36pm

188. The Naked God by Peter F. Hamilton, 1244 pages.

203clue
Jun 17, 2020, 7:40pm

189. Ice Brothers by Sloan Wilson, 517 pages.

204connie53
Jun 19, 2020, 8:38am

190 Verzwegen by Karin Slaugther, 542 pages

205johnsimpson
Jun 20, 2020, 5:51pm

191. Dominion by C. J. Sansom, 690 pages.

206EadieB
Edited: Jun 24, 2020, 6:23am

192. ☊2020 - The House in the Woods by Mark Dawson - 500 Pgs. - ★★★★★ - 6/13/2020
193. ☊2010 - Hell's Corner by David Baldacci - 645 Pgs. - ★★★★★ - 6/19/2020
194. 2016 - The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler - 528 Pgs. - ★★★★ - 6/20/2020

207bryanoz
Jun 25, 2020, 7:15am

208Tess_W
Jun 25, 2020, 10:42am

196. The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett} 957 pages 5 stars

209Tess_W
Jun 26, 2020, 12:33am

197. The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel 757 pages 4 stars

210connie53
Jun 26, 2020, 7:56am

211Yells
Edited: Jun 27, 2020, 5:09pm

199. Lost Symbol by Brown. 528 pages
200. Little Women by Alcott. 560 pages

Both rereads - one a mindless read, the other a perennial favourite.

212connie53
Jun 27, 2020, 3:21pm

213johnsimpson
Jun 30, 2020, 4:33pm

202. The Dragon Riders by Christie Dickason, 724 pages.

214frahealee
Edited: Jul 1, 2020, 9:25pm

203. Catechism of the Catholic Church = paperback, 826p.

204. Holy Bible RSV-CE = imitation leather paperback, 1255p. (OT/1005p.+NT/250p.)

215JayneCM
Jul 3, 2020, 7:22am

205. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, 534 pages

216Yells
Edited: Jul 3, 2020, 3:32pm

206. Inferno by Brown. 578 pages (almost too embarrassed to post this one... I wanted enjoyable fluff but got really dumb waste of time)

217majkia
Jul 3, 2020, 4:20pm

207. Crucible: A Thriller - James Rollins - pages:656

218bryanoz
Jul 7, 2020, 5:49am

219kac522
Edited: Jul 7, 2020, 1:42pm

I thought I'd do some group stats for the half-way point (June 30).

As you know, back in >1 johnsimpson: John was hoping this group would read 100 BFBs this year. The group have smashed this goal already, by reaching 100 books on April 16, and by June 30 we have collectively read 202 BFBs!

Over these past 6 months, 25 members have recorded at least 1 BFB.

The total pages recorded as of June 30 is 130,123 for 200 books (2 of the books did not have number of pages recorded, so they are excluded from the pages stats).

That comes out to an average number of pages per book of approximately 651 pages.

Here is the breakdown by months:

Jan: 36 books/ 23,189 pages
Feb: 28 books/ 18,486 pages
Mar: 21 books/ 12,483 pages (note: 2 books in this month did not have pages recorded)
Apr: 35 books/ 22,050 pages
May: 37 books/ 24,403 pages
Jun: 45 books/ 29,512 pages

Clearly, June was our best month of reading and March was our lowest reading month. Perhaps the lowered reading in March may be attributed to the beginning of the major impact of the coronavirus pandemic on all of us. In fact we read more books in February (29 days--the shortest month) than in March (31 days). But we have made up for it in April, May and June!

And here's the number of books read by page counts:

Books with:
--500-599 pages = 113 books read by the group
--600-699 pages = 39 books
--700-799 pages = 17 books
--800-899 pages = 12 books
--900-999 pages = 6 books
--1000+ pages = 13 books

Interesting that there were more 1000+page books read than in the 900-999 range.

Lots of massive reading here. Congrats to everyone for a job well done and carry on in the second half!

220johnsimpson
Jul 7, 2020, 3:46pm

>219 kac522:, Hi Kathy my dear, love those stats, a very thorough collection of data for the first six months of this years BFB challenge.

221MissWatson
Jul 8, 2020, 6:41am

>219 kac522: Thanks for these numbers. It's quite enlightening.

222majkia
Jul 8, 2020, 12:24pm

>219 kac522: Thanks! Interesting stats!

223kac522
Edited: Jul 9, 2020, 12:16pm

>221 MissWatson:, >222 majkia: My pleasure. My job (before retiring) included calculating lots of reports and stats, so this was fun for me. And since I've never kept track of my own pages read, this was interesting. Plus I sort of liked seeing the trend of reading amongst the group--somewhat similar to my own pattern this year.

224Yells
Jul 9, 2020, 10:04am

209. The Good Daughter by Slaughter. 656 pages

225Yells
Jul 9, 2020, 10:05am

>219 kac522: I love stats! Thanks so much for putting that together. It's always neat to see things broken down :)

226PaperbackPirate
Jul 10, 2020, 1:13pm

>219 kac522: Thank you for sharing! I'm a number lover too!

227connie53
Jul 13, 2020, 2:13pm

>219 kac522: Wow, nice stats, thanks for that and Hurrah for us

210. Nog lange niet by M.J. Arlidge, 524 pages

228Yells
Edited: Jul 13, 2020, 9:24pm

211. Two Graves by Preston/Child - 608 pages

229connie53
Jul 14, 2020, 3:49am

212. De vlinderkamer by Lucinda Riley, 512 pages

230Tess_W
Jul 14, 2020, 12:54pm

231bryanoz
Jul 15, 2020, 8:36am

214. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates, 939 p.

232johnsimpson
Jul 16, 2020, 4:17pm

215. The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy, HB - 1104 pages.

233kac522
Jul 16, 2020, 9:45pm

>232 johnsimpson: Well done, John! I haven't even started...one of these days months.

234bryanoz
Jul 17, 2020, 9:06pm

235PaperbackPirate
Jul 17, 2020, 11:46pm

217. Different Seasons by Stephen King, 508 pages

236majkia
Jul 18, 2020, 6:38am

218. The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons, 560 pages

237bryanoz
Jul 20, 2020, 3:05am

238bohemima
Edited: Jul 30, 2020, 11:25am

220. Castle Richmond Anthony Trollope, 500 pages

239MissWatson
Jul 30, 2020, 10:50am

221. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope, 757 pages

>238 bohemima: What a difference an edition makes!

240bohemima
Jul 30, 2020, 11:25am

>239 MissWatson:
Yep. Mine has the tiniest print imaginable.

241gsm235
Edited: Aug 4, 2020, 8:08pm

These two books are collections of wordless novels, reproductions of woodcuts. I suppose they are early examples of graphic novels, expect there are no words. The reader has to determine the stories from the pictures. They are also an interesting peek into the Great Depression and working class issues.

Sorry, I used the wrong numbers. Corrected in message 244.

242PaperbackPirate
Jul 31, 2020, 10:51am

224. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick - 525 pages

243Tess_W
Aug 3, 2020, 10:28pm

225. Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens 1004 pages

244gsm235
Edited: Aug 8, 2020, 7:30pm

226. Lynd Ward: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage by Lynd Ward - paper, 812 pages
227. Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo by Lynd Ward - paper, 690 pages
228. Creation by Gore Vidal - audio, 593 pages

245bryanoz
Aug 5, 2020, 5:38am

246nebula21
Aug 6, 2020, 8:04am

230. Endymion by Dan Simmons 617 pages

247johnsimpson
Aug 6, 2020, 4:42pm

231. An Outrageous Affair by Penny Vincenzi, 870 pages.

248connie53
Aug 8, 2020, 12:22pm

249frahealee
Edited: Aug 8, 2020, 6:03pm

233. Fools Die by Mario Puzo = paperback, 531p.

250Settings
Aug 9, 2020, 7:46pm

234. The Story of the Stone by Cao Xueqin in 5 volumes, ~2600 pgs.

251frahealee
Edited: Aug 10, 2020, 6:10am

What happened to 222 and 223?! Should I fill in my next two with those numbers?

222. War and Peace by Tolstoy = 1296p.

223. A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood = 532p.

252kac522
Edited: Aug 9, 2020, 10:52pm

>251 frahealee: I think it happened when the books in >241 gsm235: were removed and got re-numbered in >244 gsm235:. The original numbers in >241 gsm235: were wrong, but >242 PaperbackPirate: had adjusted for this. It's confusing because the Book Number is very close to the "Message Number", so I think that's where things got mixed up.

ANYWAY--thanks for catching this! And yes, we are missing books 222. and 223. Please go ahead and edit your post in >251 frahealee: to add numbers 222 and 223 to your books.

253kac522
Edited: Aug 9, 2020, 10:51pm

Actually, I'll just add my current book (I'm almost finished), so we can get to 235:

235. Barnaby Rudge, Charles Dickens, 768 pages

254johnsimpson
Aug 13, 2020, 4:35pm

236. The Enemy by Lee Child, 559 pages.

255majkia
Aug 17, 2020, 3:11pm

237. Wrath of Empire - Brian McClellan - pages: 656

256majkia
Aug 24, 2020, 6:31pm

238. Hidden Empire - Kevin J. Anderson - pages: 672

257gsm235
Edited: Sep 14, 2020, 6:36pm

239. The Outsider by Richard Wright - audio, 672 pages
240. The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power - ebook, 592 pages

258nebula21
Aug 26, 2020, 10:39am

259bryanoz
Aug 29, 2020, 4:06am

260johnsimpson
Aug 29, 2020, 4:14pm

243. The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk, 734 pages.

261connie53
Sep 1, 2020, 1:59pm

262gsm235
Sep 2, 2020, 12:22pm

246. Antkind by Charlie Kaufman - ebook, 704 pages.

Marvelously weird. Written by a film maker who wanted to create a novel impossible to adapt into a film.

263majkia
Sep 3, 2020, 3:18pm

247. Playing for the Ashes - Elizabeth George - 688 pages

264bryanoz
Sep 5, 2020, 11:09pm

266connie53
Sep 8, 2020, 3:54am

267MissWatson
Sep 9, 2020, 6:09am

251. Fräulein Nettes kurzer Sommer by Karen Duve, 581 pages

268majkia
Sep 9, 2020, 4:02pm

252. Unconquerable Sun - Kate Elliot - 528 pages

269rcrider13
Edited: Sep 9, 2020, 4:13pm

253. A New World Begins - Jeremy Popkin - 561 pages

270connie53
Sep 11, 2020, 4:14am

254. Stiletto by Daniel O'Malley - 623 pages

271gsm235
Sep 14, 2020, 6:36pm

255. Reaganland by Rick Perlstein - audio, 1120 pages

272bryanoz
Sep 15, 2020, 2:56am

256. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang, 530 pages.

273Tess_W
Sep 18, 2020, 5:38am

274Yells
Edited: Sep 18, 2020, 12:04pm

258. Clarissa by Richardson - 1534 pages

275connie53
Sep 18, 2020, 2:05pm

259. De dode kamer by Bronja Hoffschlag, 713 pages

276PaperbackPirate
Sep 18, 2020, 8:48pm

260. The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan - 545 pages

277bohemima
Edited: Sep 20, 2020, 8:32am

261 Middlemarch. by George Eliot 853 pages

Edited to correct # of pages

278connie53
Sep 20, 2020, 2:08pm

279bryanoz
Sep 24, 2020, 11:32pm

263. The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch, 723 p.

280gsm235
Sep 25, 2020, 4:02pm

264. The Living Dead by George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus - ebook, 654 pages

281Schmerguls
Sep 27, 2020, 11:19am

Just found this site. In past years a BFB was 600 pages--I see now 500 pages qualifies as such.

265. Andrew Jackson His Life and Times, by H.W. Brands (read 24 Feb 2020) 608 pages

(I never count the index since I don't read the index.)

266. Victoria the Queen An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire, by Julia Baird (read 14 Apr 2020) 654 pages

267. The Lincolns Portrait of a Marriage, by Daniel Mark Epstein (read 30 May 2020) 529 pages

282johnsimpson
Oct 1, 2020, 4:18pm

268. The Source by James A. Michener, 1032 pages.

283bryanoz
Oct 2, 2020, 7:12pm

269. 11.22.63 by Stephen King, 740 pages.

284bryanoz
Oct 3, 2020, 10:06pm

285johnsimpson
Oct 5, 2020, 4:15pm

271. Honeycote by Veronica Henry, 535 pages.

286bryanoz
Oct 11, 2020, 11:33pm

272. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, 538 pages.

287Yells
Edited: Oct 11, 2020, 11:57pm

273. Angle of Repose by Stegner. 672 pages

288Tess_W
Oct 14, 2020, 11:32pm

274. Black Moon by Winston Graham 564 pages 5 stars

289kac522
Oct 15, 2020, 2:17am

275. Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope; 825 pages. A very fast and entertaining read, especially if lawyers aren't your favorite people.

290bryanoz
Oct 19, 2020, 7:45pm

276. Anathem by Neal Stephenson, 937 pages.

291Schmerguls
Edited: Oct 20, 2020, 9:11am

277. The Splendid and the Vile A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, by Erik Larson (read 19 Oct 2020)
554 pages, plus index.

(Just barely qualifies as a big fat book--under the old standard (600 pages), it would not.)

292gsm235
Edited: Oct 29, 2020, 8:23pm

278. The Trouble With Peace by Joe Abercrombie - audio, 512 pages

293bryanoz
Edited: Oct 25, 2020, 6:20am

279. The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie, 506 pages.

The same book consecutively, what chance ?

294bohemima
Oct 27, 2020, 4:01pm

The Doomsday Book Connie Willis, 794 pages

295majkia
Edited: Oct 27, 2020, 5:55pm

281. Blood of Empire - 672 pages

296bryanoz
Nov 2, 2020, 6:35am

282. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor, 522 pages.

297johnsimpson
Nov 2, 2020, 3:20pm

283. Against The Day by Thomas Pynchon, 1220 pages.

298Tess_W
Nov 2, 2020, 9:27pm

284. The Angry Tide by Winston Graham. 624 pages

299Tess_W
Nov 2, 2020, 9:30pm

285. The Black Moon by Winston Graham 592 pages

300connie53
Edited: Nov 3, 2020, 1:24pm

286. Voorgoed weg by Harrie Geelen - 889 pages (excluding lists)

Original Dutch.

301connie53
Nov 5, 2020, 1:21pm

289. De zilverboom by Lucinda Riley, 541 pages

302Tess_W
Nov 6, 2020, 11:11pm

290 The Stranger From the Sea by Winston Graham 521 pages

303gsm235
Edited: Nov 11, 2020, 1:30pm

291. The Ceremonies by T.E.D. Klein - audio, 555 pages

304bryanoz
Nov 11, 2020, 8:26pm

292. Ada or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov, 693 pages.

305majkia
Nov 15, 2020, 7:44am

293. The Quantum Magician - Derek Kunsken - 500 pages

306bryanoz
Nov 16, 2020, 7:43pm

294. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman, 560 pages.

307Tess_W
Nov 18, 2020, 12:20am

295. Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman 544 pages

308connie53
Nov 18, 2020, 5:33am

309MccMichaelR
Nov 18, 2020, 11:16am

I finished Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, 754 pages my copy, in Early Nov 2020.

310majkia
Edited: Nov 19, 2020, 6:50pm

298. In the Presence of the Enemy - Elizabeth George - 642 pages

311gsm235
Edited: Nov 19, 2020, 7:25pm

312Schmerguls
Nov 20, 2020, 4:55pm

313gsm235
Edited: Nov 21, 2020, 6:31pm

301. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Translated by Richard Pevear) - ebook, 793 pages

314Settings
Edited: Nov 21, 2020, 6:58pm

302. The Outsiders by Stephen King - 576 pages
303. Wanderers by Chuck Wendig - 800 pages
304. The Odyssey by Homer - 540 pages
305. Cage of Souls by Adrian Tschaikovsky - 602 pages
306. Emma by Jane Austen - 512 pages

315bryanoz
Nov 22, 2020, 1:53am

316johnsimpson
Nov 22, 2020, 4:30pm

308. The Stand by Stephen King, 1325 pages.

317bryanoz
Nov 26, 2020, 5:17am

309. Eragon by Christopher Paolini, 503 pages.

318gsm235
Nov 26, 2020, 6:45pm

310. The Saints of Salvation by Peter F. Hamilton - audio, 528 pages

319gsm235
Nov 29, 2020, 4:03pm

311. The Assassins: A Book of Hours by Joyce Carol Oates - paper, 544 pages

320Tess_W
Dec 2, 2020, 2:20am

312. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty 524 pages

321Settings
Edited: Dec 11, 2020, 9:37pm

313. Sources of Chinese Tradition complied by Wm. Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloom. (944 pgs)

(Want to hit 333 by January 1st... we've got this guys! :D)

322bohemima
Dec 5, 2020, 9:07am

>314 Settings:. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
544 pages

323Tess_W
Dec 8, 2020, 9:43am

315. Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham 560 pages 5 stars

324MissWatson
Dec 8, 2020, 10:17am

316. Der Zauberberg by Thomas Mann. 1,002 pages

325connie53
Dec 9, 2020, 12:44pm

326bryanoz
Edited: Dec 9, 2020, 7:38pm

318. The Portable Beat Reader by Ann Charters (ed.), 622 pages.

327gsm235
Dec 10, 2020, 11:18am

319. Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser - audio, 832 pages

328johnsimpson
Dec 10, 2020, 4:07pm

320. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, 1006 pages.

329bryanoz
Dec 10, 2020, 9:58pm

I have some time so have compared this year with 2019..

Dec 11 2019 - we had read 128 books of 600 pages or more.

Dec 11 2020 - we have read 129 books of 600 pages or more !

Although this year we are counting 500+ pages as big, there has not been a drop off of the 600+ reads.

Notably the group has read 25 1,000+ page books so far, John has read most of them but well done everyone !

330johnsimpson
Dec 11, 2020, 4:15pm

>329 bryanoz:, Love the stats Bryan and i cannot believe that as a group we have read 25 1,000+ page books. I am on my 11th of these and would have liked to have had one a month but i can't complain about 11 if i finish it, i will really even if i have to spend all of the 31st December reading to get it done before the bells strike midnight. I think 2021 will be a bit of a rest but i will probably do a few in the 500 to 599 page range.

331MccMichaelR
Dec 11, 2020, 9:16pm

Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens, 837 pages

332bryanoz
Dec 12, 2020, 12:10am

333Schmerguls
Dec 12, 2020, 9:11pm

323. The Gulf The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis (read 12 Dec 2020) 566 pages plus index

334MccMichaelR
Dec 13, 2020, 7:10pm

The Tale Of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, 574 pages.
(a volume-2 of similar length was not included in the edition I read.)

335bryanoz
Dec 16, 2020, 8:06pm

336nebula21
Dec 21, 2020, 7:54am

326. Duma Key by Stephen King 694 pages

337nebula21
Dec 21, 2020, 7:56am

327. Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare et al. 617 pages

338majkia
Edited: Dec 21, 2020, 3:21pm

328. Salvation - Peter F. Hamilton - 576 pages

339gsm235
Dec 21, 2020, 6:42pm

329. The Company: A Novel of the CIA by Robert Littell - ebook, 898 pages

340connie53
Dec 22, 2020, 12:24pm

341gsm235
Dec 22, 2020, 6:27pm

331. The Throat by Peter Straub - audio, 704 pages

342MccMichaelR
Dec 26, 2020, 9:39am

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, 831 pages

343johnsimpson
Dec 27, 2020, 4:53pm

I see we are currently at 332 BFB's read so far this year, i think we could get to 340 but what an achievement by this group of dedicated BFB readers.

344bryanoz
Dec 27, 2020, 10:33pm

333. Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson, 1230 pages.

Too right John, well done Big Book readers!

345Settings
Dec 28, 2020, 12:02am

333!!! Victory!!!

346MccMichaelR
Jan 1, 7:42am

346. War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy, 1215 pages.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, 1463 pages.
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope, 972 pages.

347kac522
Jan 1, 3:23pm

It appears that our final count of books is 336, with the last 3 books in >346 MccMichaelR:.

However, after reviewing the list we seem to be missing these numbered books:
#244 (skips from 243 to 245)
#287 and #288 (skips from 286 to 289)

This would put our total as of today back at 333 books read as a group. Would be grateful if someone else would double-check the numbering.

348connie53
Jan 1, 4:13pm

Yes I counted them too and you are right. We are missing 244, 287 and 288 (both my fault)

349johnsimpson
Jan 1, 5:11pm

334. Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer, 1401 pages.

350EadieB
Edited: Jan 2, 5:16pm

335.✔☊2017 The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen - 544 pgs. - ★★★ - 6/27/2020
336.✔☊2020 Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella - 615 Pgs. - ★★ - 6/28/2020
337.✔2012 The Lost Boy by Camilla Lackberg - 500 pgs. - ★★★★ - 7/11/2020
338.✔2017 Victim 2117 by Jussi Adler-Olsen - 592 pgs. - ★★★★ - 8/16/2020
339.✔2020 The Searcher by Tana French - 576 pgs. - ★★★★ - 11/27/2020

351kac522
Edited: Jan 3, 6:06pm

Total 2020 Big Fat Books: 339
Total 2020 BFB pages: 227,449

Well done, everyone!

John has set up a new challenge for 2021 here: https://www.librarything.com/groups/2021bigfatbookchalle

Please record your 2021 BFB's here: https://www.librarything.com/topic/328237

352majkia
Jan 3, 12:05pm

Yay us!

353johnsimpson
Jan 3, 4:29pm

.Thank you Kathy my dear for the stats and for mentioning i have set up the 2021 thread, you are a dear friend.

354LisaMorr
Jan 5, 11:08am

340. The Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan - 783 pages
341. The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn - 531 pages

Sorry for the late post. I fell off a reading cliff last July and haven't quite climbed back up yet...