Books With Over 300 Pages

Now we come to our next week of the Spring Reading Challenge: books that are over 300 pages. If you would like to see the first two weeks of the Spring Reading Challenge, you can find them here, and here.

I thought that finding books I loved over 300 pages would be easy…which it was in a way. I found that a lot of books that I love dearly are just under 300 pages (Death Be Not Proud I am looking at you!), and that I have loved A LOT of books that are well over 300 pages. Therefore, narrowing them down was quite difficult.

These are the ten books that I chose to represent the over 300 pages club, some I chose because they are classic, well known and loved masterpieces, some because the books are brilliant but possibly not well known, and others because they were just released a month ago, I’ve already read them, and I love them.

  • Author: M. R. Carey
  • Length: 448 Pages
  • Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction
  • Summary: This book is thrilling, sad, and beautiful. Melanie is the star of The Girl With All The Gifts; every morning, the guards come and collect her from her cell so that she can go to class. She jokes with everyone that she won’t bite, but they never laugh. They see her as a flesh-eating creature, however, her teacher seems to see something more in her.
  • Author: Ted Dekker
  • Length: 400 Pages
  • Genre: Suspense Thriller
  • Summary: Ranee Gilmore is a former heroin addict who lives in her lover Lamont’s glass house by the sea. They live a perfect life, until Lamont disappears one day. Lamont had recently mentioned a shady Jonathan Bourque. Ranee decides to find and kill him. At the same time, Danny Hansen, a priest who kills the guilty who have escaped justice, kills a man. However, before the man dies he says that Danny must have been hired by Jonathan Bourque. Danny decides to kill Bourque, and meets Ranee. Their lives will never be the same.
  • Author: Ernest Cline
  • Length: 400 Pages
  • Genre: Dystopian Fiction
  • Summary: If you have seen the movie, you may already know the plot. But if you haven’t: the year is 2045, and reality is ugly. Teenager Wade Watts only truly feels alive when he is in the virtual reality world, The OASIS. Wade has devoted all of his time to finding the puzzles within the world that the creator left, puzzles pertaining to decades past, and a prize of fortune and fame for whoever can solve them. One day, Wade finds the first clue, and instantly has players willing to kill him for the prize.
  • Author: Emma Donoghue
  • Length: 352 Pages
  • Genre: Domestic Thriller
  • Summary: Room is five year old Jack’s world, where him and Ma live, and where he is locked into wardrobe while Old Nick visits. To Ma, Room is a prison, where she has been locked for seven years by her captor and rapist. Room is a place of horrors, and as Jack grows older and becomes more curious, she knows that Room will be life-threatening soon, and that they need to escape.
  • Author: Victoria Aveyard
  • Length: 388 Pages
  • Genre: Fantasy and Supernatural Action and Adventure
  • Summary: Mare Barrow lives in a world separated by blood. Red bloods are servants, common people who work under the Silver bloods, the elite who have supernatural powers. Mare is a thieving Red. One day, in front of the entire Silver court, she learns that she also has powers, impossible for a Red. To cover up the mistake, the King calls her a lost Silver princess and betroths her to the Prince. But Mare is using this as a way to help a Red rebellion that is quickly growing, yet at the same time growing fonder and fonder of the powerful Silver bloods.
  • Author: Kathryn Stockett
  • Length: 544 Pages
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Summary: Aibileen is an African American maid in 1962 Jacksonville. She normally takes orders quietly, but lately has struggled with holding her tongue. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue, but is now faced with keeping shocking secrets about her employer. Skeeter is a white socialite who just graduated college. She ambitious, but is seen as a favor for not having a husband. Together, they join together to write a book of stories of the African American women in the South.
  • *Please, please read this book. Laugh with these women, cry with these women. Feel the injustice as well as the love.
  • Author: Ted Dekker
  • Length: 416 Pages
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Summary: A freak storm has spawned three tornadoes that are bearing down on the town of Summerville. Meanwhile, a vindictive killer, Red, has left several victims in his path, and is ready to exact his revenge.But there is an enigma surrounding Red; secret about the skin of Summerville that the FBI will not release. Secrets that will destroy past Summerville. Wendy Davidson is a recovering cult survivor who gets caught in Summerville while going to visit her mother. Shes surrounded by four strangers, who could be Red’s next victim, or Red himself.
  • Author: Paula Hawkins
  • Length: 336 Pages
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Summary: Rachel takes the same train every day, and passes the same house with a couple who appear to be madly in love. She feels like she knows them. Then one day she sees something shocking, but then the train keeps moving. She only has a moment to process what she is seeing. She instantly goes to the police. But with her record, is she reliable? The Girl on the Train is full of unreliable witnesses, and you never quite know who to believe.
  • Author: Peter Swanson
  • Length: 320 Pages
  • Genre: Fiction/Thriller
  • Summary: This book just came out on March 5th, so I can almost guarantee you haven’t read it! I got it through Book of the Month, and I will be honest, at first I thought I was reading the most predictable story line ever. But Peter Swanson is smarter than that. Hen has bipolar disorder, and she and her husband Lloyd have just moved in next door to Matthew and Mira. All is fine until Hen goes into their home, and on Matthew’s mantle is a fencing trophy that Hen believes belongs to Dustin, a young man who was killed two years ago. Is Matthew a killer? or is Hen having a relapse?
  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • Length: 480 Pages
  • Genre: Historical Fiction/Thriller
  • Summary: Arizona. A man wanders in the desert speaking gibberish. Withing 24 hours he is dead, his body quickly cremated by his associates. Halfway around the world. Student archaeologists make a ground-breaking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly, they get taken from their site to the headquarters of a corporation that has developed technology previously unheard of. Then, these same students find themselves fighting for their lives…6 hundred years ago in medieval times.

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