The Mountain Book Tag (feat. Long Books, Ghosts, and Mars)

I’ve been clueless about how to write a book tag for a long while.

You’d think it can’t be so hard, right? Just get a fun one, answer the questions, and you’re done. But! I never found one that worked for me, and they sort of make me feel like I’m just taking other people’s ideas, even if that’s EXACTLY what tags are made for. I know, I make no sense. Moving on.

Today, I decided to finally give it a try! So I went ahead and borrowed the Mountain Book tag from Elise @ Roaming Reader (you can see her post rightttttt here).

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This is how it works: You take the 5 longest books you’ve ever read and the 2 longest on your TBR, and talk about them while rappelling down a mountain (or just name them after the tallest mountains in the world, it’s somewhat easier).

But since I’m really bad at following rules*, I changed the number of books, hiked a mountain chain, went to Mars, and found out the number of corpses on Mt. Everest. As one does. This should be fun!

*Lieeees. Maybe.

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1. Ghost Mountain

Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo

Page count: 1,232 pages

So, about this one… A teacher gave me an adapted copy once, that was about less than a fifth of the actual book. And I liked it a lot, so when I found out my mom had the two gloriously long volumes of the real one… I just had to read them. And I tried! Then a few very detailed chapters about a priest’s cassocks, candlesticks and every day strolls kept me from it. I really wanted to like it, buuut I’m not good with plots that take description lunch breaks. I get boreddd, no matter how good the story.

And since I’ve sort of read it, but mostly not, I’ll call it Ghost Mountain. Which is a real mountain, I checked. No, wait… 6 mountains! At least. It’s a popular name.

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 2, 3, 4, 5. Mars and The Himalayas

The next 4 books are all Harry Potter, so I’m going to put them together in the Himalayan mountain chain. AND, Olympus Mons, which is not in the Himalayas, but on Mars, and is the largest mountain in our solar system. I’m so random sometimes.

Here we go then:

  • Olympus Mons: Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix (#5), 870 pages
  • Mt. Everest: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (#7), 759 pages
  • K2: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (#4), 752 pages
  • Kangchenjunga: Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince (#6), 652 pages

It’s been such a long time since I read the Harry Potter series, but they’re among my most favorite books. And there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Everest, which is quite fitting for the Deathly Hallows, if you ask me.

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6. Tirich Mir

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4), by Sarah J. Maas

Page count: 648

The highest mountain outside the Himalayas and 6th longest book I’ve read. Throne of Glass is one of my favorite series ever, but it changed quite a bit from the third book on. So I don’t really love it as much as I used to, and there are things about it I just don’t like at all… Leaving that aside, though, it’s still a great series and still freaks me out all the time. I really love how you never know everything about anything, and it’s all a shock when you find out. Also, Celaena is amazing. Is it weird to say that about a killer??

Queen of Shadows is the last of it I’ve read so far, and since it’s number 4, I thought, why not take 4 whole months to read it? And did just that*.

*No, not really. It was entirely unplanned. And there was another book in the middle, and so much life busyness, and… Yeah, it’s bad.*fake embarrassed face*

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7. Kongur Tagh

Inkspell (Inkworld #2), by Cornelia Funke

Page count: 635

Next up! The sequel to Inkheart. It took me a while to find out it even existed (which is what happens when you’re young and goodreads-less and get book presents with no cliffhangers), and I loved it when I finally got my hands on it. Writing this reminded me I started the third book and never finished it… I should get on with that sometime. But do you see that TBR falling on me? It’s  a mountain in its own right.

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8. Mount Gongga

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3), by Sarah J. Maas

Page Count: 565

Back to Throne of Glass. This is the book where the series started changing, yet it’s greaaat. I really didn’t get what Manon Blackbeak had to do with anything, but she makes more sense now. She’s sort of cool in a weird, cold, murderous, flower-sniffing-wyvern-loving kind of way.

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Mystery Mountain and Stormy Mountain (TBR 1 & 2)

Untitled (Throne of Glass #7), Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)

Page count: 702 and 693

And, Throne of Glass again. Some authors like to write big books… and I like big books. It’s a good match. I’m really hoping these two will be good, maybe even better than the last two were.

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So that’s it! My slightly wild list of book mountains. And since I still have some breath left after all that climbing, here’s the awesome people I’m tagging. I’d love to see your take on this! Also, to anyone who gives it a try, let me know in the comments so I can check your post out.

Amber @ The Literary Phoenix

Cait @ Paper Fury

Sophie @ Blame Chocolate

Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink

Let's talk!

Do you like big books? What’s the longest one you’ve ever read? And what do you think about these crazy mountain names? Should chocolate be a random thing you add to any conversation?

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13 thoughts on “The Mountain Book Tag (feat. Long Books, Ghosts, and Mars)

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  1. I’m totally terrified of big books haha.😂 I like small books that aren’t so daunting?! Anything between 300-400 pages is my favourite. BUT! I have read Game of Thrones, and most of those are pushing past 1000+ pages. I also love Patrick Rothfuss’s books and they’re super massive too.😂

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    1. That’s big!! Are you sure you’re scared of them at all?? 😂Other than too small books, I don’t mind any sizes, but the big ones can be so heavy… It’s a workout whenever you take them with you 😂

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  2. I don’t love REALLY big books, but up to six hundred pages or so I’m happy, and I do like longer books as well, just not all the time.
    I’m not sure what the biggest book I’ve ever read is, but I’m currently reading City of Heavenly Fire, and it has seven hundred and something pages…

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  3. Hahahaha this is one insane tag xD (plus the twist you added to it, great one!)
    I agree that ToG changed a lot after book three, but not necessarily for the better in my case. I do LOVE Celaena still! She won my heart almost instantly and hasn’t let go since. Some of her actions and decisions do bother me a lot, as she’s completely changed into a different person, but I blame the author, not the character, for that.
    I very much enjoyed your random mountain facts, like the 200 corpses on Mount Everest (why and when did you want to know about the amount of corpses on Mount Everest is a mystery but it only adds to a person’s charm, I think!)
    Great post and thank you so much for tagging me ❤ I didn't get a notification for this so I'm very sorry for only checking it out now… I'll do my best to fit it on my crazy blog schedule somewhere in the future! 🙂

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    1. It is! xD
      Oh my, charm 😂 It came up on a website while I looked up the mountains, so at leassst I can say I don’t have a corpse research hobby! 😅 I’m… Somewhat normal… Maybe? xD
      Thank you, can’t wait to see yours!! 😆

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