Readers, how many of us have finished the last chapter of a book, only to wish we could stay with our favorite character a little bit longer, or maybe forever? After spending hundreds of pages together, some characters stick with us like an old friend, a true love, or a beloved family member. We simply can’t get enough of their company.
Today, I’m sharing titles that help us hang on to a character’s journey for as long as we possibly can. These books follow characters over the course of many years—the span of several decades, or across multiple generations.
Despite their scope, not all these books are giant tomes (though many do exceed 400 pages). In this book list you’ll find a mix of individual character transformations and complicated family stories, so keep an eye out for the kind of story you suspect you’ll love.
If you enjoy books in which you get to know a character over the course of their entire life, this list is for you.
25 books that invite you to accompany a favorite character for a lifetime
Which characters do you wish you could read about forever? Do you have any books to add to this list? Let us know in the comments section!