The Doom List

Big Books That Won’t Let You Go All Winter

Forget War and Peace. These titles will carry you to worlds you didn’t know you wished you lived in.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
782 Pages

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Magic is a respected and longstanding tradition among English aristocracy. Practical Magic, however, is something from the Dark Ages. When Mr. Norrell strips all theoretical magicians of their titles in an outstanding bet, it opens a new era in magic and the beginning of something more strange and wild than the only Magician in England could ever imagine. Read if you want to see the wilder side of Magic not even He-Who-Must-Not-Be Named could attempt.

928 Pages

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Love is taken to the next level with the powerful prose of Haruki Murakami. Not for the faint of heart, this novel will take you from the minor happenings of breakfast and constipation to the shocking quest of a man sent to kill a cultist leader.


Jane Eyre
459 Pages

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Get through the first 40 pages and you are on your way to success. This classic tale of an independent woman attempting to survive in a world that wants her dead or married will break your heart and put you back together again–never quite the same.


The way of kings
1007 Pages

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Fantasy will never seem the same after you have fought through the lives of characters portrayed in this epic keystone of Brandon Sanderson. A world unlike our own is at peril and our heroes, if they can be called heroes, are stacked against impossible odds. This book will not let you rest until you have discovered the gems at the ends of the pages.


Carry on
522 Pages

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Simon and Baz. Need I say more?




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