The Periodic Table of Epic Reads

06/02/2014 7:08PM | Posted by: TeamEpicReads | Book Nerds Unite, Epic Reads Exclusives, Infographics, Lists!

The Periodic Table of Epic Reads

We’re about to blind you with some science. Okay, that is a total lie. There is no science at all in our periodic table, just books. . . lots and lots of BOOKS. Prepare your shelves accordingly, but because this might give you some ideas on what to pick up during your next trip to the bookstore!

Let this periodic table serve as a guide into the depths of the world of Epic Reads. What books do we publish? What should I read next? I’m looking for some award winners! All of these queries can be answered with this table! Take a look and browse through the full list of titles and series below! And don’t forget, this is just a snapshot of all the books we have. There are more. So many, many, many more. (Which you can browse here.)


The Periodic Table of Epic Reads!

Before you browse through the table, here are some fun facts we discovered while putting it together.

1.)     There 191 books represented, but only 90 books pictured. That’s because there are 27 series on this table.

2.)     Page numbers were taken from first edition hardcovers. If no hardcovers were available then first edition paperbacks were used.

3.)     Many of the books have the EXACT same number of pages. There are 18 books that are 320 pages long, 17 books that are either 352 or 416 pages long, and 15 books that are 336 pages long. Why so many at the same length? Honestly, we have no idea. Do you? If so, tell us in the comments!

4.)     The longest book is Hunger, book #2 in the Gone series by Michael Grant. The book is a whopping 608 pages long.

5.)     The shortest books each have 128 pages and are Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann, Weetzie Bat and How to (un)Cage a Girl by Francesca Lia Block.

6.)     The longest series by page length is the Seventh Son series by Joseph Delaney. It clocked in at 6,320 pages total.


Now onto the table! Click here if you want to view it at full size!


Want to print this? Click here to download the high quality, 300dpi version!


The Periodic Table of Epic Reads


Now for a group by group breakdown. . .


Novels In Verse

Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann
Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill
Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick
Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
Street Love by Walter Dean Myers
Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill
How to (Un)cage a Girl by Francesca Lia Block



Books Told In Multiple Points-of-View

Defiance by C.J. Redwine
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Panic by Lauren Oliver
Mind Games by Kiersten White
Breathe by Sarah Crossan


Paperback Originals

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer
Crash by Nicole Williams
Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins




The End Games by T. Michael Martin
Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
Fake ID by Lamar Giles
Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Tease by Amanda Maciel
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
Possess by Gretchen McNeil
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
Great by Sara Benincasa
Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
Vivian Divine Is Dead by Lauren Sabel
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith
Parallel by Lauren Miller
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher
Through to You by Emily Hainsworth
September Girls by Bennett Madison
Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez
The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson
The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block



Books Made Into Movies or TV Shows

The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
Beastly by Alex Flinn
The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Last Apprentice: Seventh Son by Joseph Delaney



Award Winners

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia
Monster by Walter Dean Myers



Books by Authors Who’ve Also Written Adult Books

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
Partials by Dan Wells
Rush by Eve Silver
Made for You by Melissa Marr
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas



New York Times Bestselling Series

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Gone by Michael Grant
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr



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How many books have you read from The Periodic Table of Epic Reads? Tell us in the comments below!



User Comments 23 comments

  1. June 2, 2014 | 7:54 pm

    LOVE THIS!!! You guys rock!

  2. June 2, 2014 | 8:11 pm

    Wow, this is incredible! you definitely blinded me with that book science!

  3. June 2, 2014 | 9:54 pm

    Incredible! I would love to buy a poster size of this for my
    Library…something to consider. I’d pay good money for it!

  4. June 2, 2014 | 10:29 pm


  5. June 2, 2014 | 11:50 pm

    So cool !!! It´s amazing !!

  6. June 3, 2014 | 8:08 am

    Really Interesting. I think I’ve read about 15

  7. June 3, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Want for library! Please make poster!

  8. June 3, 2014 | 11:37 am

    So here’s a fun fact we just learned from our editors!

    There are so many books with the same pages because the pages are printed on sheets of paper that, when folded and cut, are 16 pages. So every book (YA or adult) has to be in some multiple of 16. (320, 336, 352, 368, etc)

  9. June 3, 2014 | 11:37 am

    Page numbers in books are generally multiples of 8 or 16. This is because of the way the paper is folded to bind the pages in a book. That’s probably why so many books have the same number of pages. You should take a trip to wherever the books are printed and make a video.

  10. June 3, 2014 | 11:50 am

    About the number of pages – I worked in production at William Morrow years ago and then for Lehigh/Phoenix a component printer thereafter (jacket printer). My husband worked for RR Donnelley the largest book printing company at the time – I know/knew and love my book printing!! (We used to tease that together we made a perfect book)
    There’s a standard for web presses (book printing presses for large runs) that publishers conform to – so books fall into a set number of pages for the press runs – hence the extra blanks and/or adds in the back to get to said numbers…
    Hope that gives you some sort of answer!
    Love reading your posts – you should ask to visit some plants in the future – it’s such fun and interesting process!!!

  11. June 3, 2014 | 8:06 pm

    Doesn’t Pretty Little Liars say it has over 45,000 pages? That would pretty soundly beat the Seventh Son series cited as the longest in the post.

  12. June 3, 2014 | 8:49 pm


    Curious – What program do you guys use to make these awesome infographics?

    • June 4, 2014 | 9:38 am

      We use a combination of Paint and Powerpoint.

  13. June 4, 2014 | 9:17 pm

    I thought For Darkness Shows the Stars was a series. .. it has other books connected to it.

  14. June 4, 2014 | 9:18 pm

    Post this at work . My teens love it! Well Done!!!!!!

  15. June 7, 2014 | 4:53 pm

    I think so many books are the same page numbers because of the publishing companies. Tamora Pierce has complained that she was kept on a tight leash until she was proven to be marketable, which is why she has so many quartets (and still had to condense the stories).

  16. June 9, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    Do you have this in a larger (300dpi) for us to download? We’d love to print this HUGE to hang up in our Teen Area

    • June 10, 2014 | 7:15 pm

      We can create one!

    • July 29, 2014 | 10:04 pm

      Has one been made available? I’d love a high quality file too!

  17. June 14, 2014 | 2:52 pm

    It sounds a fibonacci ratio, to me.

  18. June 25, 2014 | 3:46 pm

    This is AWESOME! I loved all these books and have already read several!

  19. July 10, 2014 | 10:48 pm

    I’m slightly obsessed with this and want to recreate it on a bulletin board in my library. I figured printing images on colored paper would be more cost effective than printing each one with colored ink. Is there any way to get the images of the individual titles so I can print one per page?

  20. December 9, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    You guys at Epic Reads don’t like Cassandra Clare, do you? There’s a little bit of everything in there except but Cassie… =( *highly disappointed*

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