In December of 2018, I decided to participate in the “Reading Challenge” that Goodreads hosts every year. I imagined myself being ambitious when I set my challenge at a measly 15 books. I don’t have to tell you that this goal was easily accomplished—and then some.
Get it? Because they’re heavy. Hardcovers are the powerhouse, heavy-weight class of books. They’re also the marker of a newer, fresh-off-the-press (plus a few months) title. Some readers love the heft and weight of a hardcover, others aren’t as fond. Where do you stand?
Long books are legendary—did you know that the longest book ever published is over 7,000 pages long? But who has time to read it? Thousand-page behemoths are lurking out there, but I’ll bet you’ve never heard of the titles.