Popular Novel Word Count

See how your word count stacks up against these popular best sellers:

Comment below on author’s you’d like to see… many more to come!

CS Lewis

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe – 38,421
Prince Caspian – 46,290
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – 53,960

Chuck Palaniuk

Choke – 70,562
Fight Club – 53,267
Rant – 75,223
Invisible Monsters – 60,930
Lullaby – 64,737

Philip K Dick

Valis – 81,178
UBIK – 66,609
The Minority Report – 14,402
The Man in the High Castle- 80,586
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?- 64,331

David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas – 163,764

Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange – 58,695

David Foster Wallace

Infinate Jest – 548,067

Don Winslow

Savages – 60,894

Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind – 256,668

Hugh Howey

Wool Omnibus – 158,437

RL Stine (Goosebumps): 

Welcome to Dead House – 23,820
Stay out of the Basement – 21,252
Monster Blood- 23,043
Say Cheese and Die! – 22,109

6 thoughts on “Popular Novel Word Count

  1. I’m curious regarding word counts for the original books in Anne Rice’s vampire series. Also, how are you getting these counts? I’m shocked that E. L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey is 155k words. Are you sure about that? I read the ebook version out of curiosity/research, and given the length, I’m surprised by how fast I read it. Although I guess the high school girl diary writing level is a contributing factor. Also, stylistically it’s so bad that I wanted to get the experience over with as quickly as possible.


    • Hi JF! Thanks for the feedback, and apologies for my delay. Regarding the count for Fifty Shades… in this instance I simply copied/pasted the content into the ebook. As a result there may be *some* inflation due to the accidental pasting of extraneous words into the word-counter (acknowledgments, copyright etc), however, the word count should be accurate at around 155k. The book is deceivingly long, and comes in over 500 pages. That being said, this site is gaining popularity, so I’m going to start paying more attention to my quality control. And yes, when I read Fifty Shades, I powered through it, mostly due to the writing. Hope this helps!


    • Hi Paul! Apologies for the delay… Our site has been gaining in popularity in the last few weeks, so I will be more engaged moving forward, and will be updating content daily. Please bookmark the ‘Complete List’ page if you haven’t already done so. Thanks!


    • Hi JD! Thanks for visiting the site, and apologies for my delay. Please bookmark the ‘Complete List’ page (if you haven’t already), as the site is gaining popularity, and will be regularly updated. Ender’s Game is on my list, and should be added this week or next. Stay tuned…


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