The heaviest books I’ve read–not counting the Bible or dictionaries–are probably by Stephen King. I know It clocks in around 1100 pages, and so does The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut.
This year, I’m finally tackling a book that has loomed ahead of me, like Mt. Everest, for years: War and Peace . This edition comes close to 1300 pages, so I expect that will become my new record-holder.
Funnily enough, the longest books I’ve read are usually not for school, and as a teacher, that makes sense–why spend classroom time on a 700-page book when you can read two 350-page books? But I think there’s a connection between how many young adult books are parts of series–I think young readers enjoy escaping to the same world time and again, but I wonder if it aids their reading skills in some way too. Definitely food for thought.