I recently had a poll up on my blog about book sizes and I was interested by the results… granted only 90 people voted on this one, but it is still a good enough sample size to notice a clear pattern in the results.
The clear front runner is 300-450, with the next popular at 150-300 pages. only 3% of people favoured books under 150 pages and 6% over 450 pages.
Some of my favourite books have slipped into the 450+ pages category but I must say that on the whole, my sweet spot is between 300-450 pages, along with the majority of votes in my poll above.
However, I am by no means intimidated by larger books and would go as far to say that I don’t usually consider the length of a book when I’m deciding what to pick up next. It isn’t normally a deciding factor in what I decide to read, unlike it is for many others.
Do you agree with this sample survey? or do you have a different favourite size of book? Leave me a comment.