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Too Thick to be True! 11 Novels Every Reader Should Tackle Right Now!

That moment when you are discussing books with a friend and realize that the two of you of have been avoiding books. Not because they are boring or not of your interest, but because they are too huge. Just because of their length! And you call yourself a reader!

Well, time to pick up these books right now, because better now than never!
  1. All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr One of the easier ones on the list, you won’t be able to put this novel down once you start it. So, better to start it right now! 1 All the Light We Cannot See
  2. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy Alright, you caught us. We haven’t read Tolstoy’s greatest work yet either. We want to, of course, but this 1000+ page book is sort of intimidating! 2 War and Peace
  3. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace If you thought relationships required too much commitment, think again! Here’s Infinite Jest, a book that will keep you occupied for almost a year or maybe even more! 3 Infinite Jest
  4. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt If we had to describe this book in one word it would be: masterpiece! This Pulitzer prize winner should top your TBR! 4 The Goldfinch
  5. A House for Mr. Biswas – V.S. Naipaul One of his earliest works, this 600+ pager is waiting to be enjoyed by an avid reader such as you! Pick it up now! 5 A House for Mr. Biswas
  6. Purity – Jonathan Franzen You know that book your friend has been asking you to read since ages? Well, it’s time you read it, don’t you think?! 6 Purity
  7. Ulysses – James Joyce Read ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’? Now read Joyce’s Ulysses, the book you have been avoiding since a very, very long time! 7 Ulysses
  8. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer C’mon guys, pick this classic already! You will understand what you were missing out on when you finish it! 8 The Canterbury Tales
  9. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes The greatest of the greatest, you know you are not a true reader if you don’t read this tome (huge book). Take a deep breath before you start it, you are going to need it! 9 Don Quixote
  10. The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvoir The bible for feminism, The Second Sex is a tough one to crack, but not one you can skip. Take it slow, but take it. 10 The Second Sex
  11. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth More than 1000 pages long, Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy is one of those marvelous books you absolutely HAVE to read. Grab your copy now! 11 A Suitable Boy
Are you up for the challenge?