Top 5 Books with Tall Characters (You Need to Read)

by Annabelle Healy Published: March 28, 2023 · Last Updated: March 28, 2023

Top 5 Books with Tall Characters (You Need to Read)

Novels that feature tall characters are tough to find! Here are a few "tall tales" we know you'll love - and they each include some of our favorite fellow tall characters. Read below:


The BFG Books with Tall Characters

Okay - I know this is a kid's book. But to this day, it's one of my favorite books I've ever read. You might not be quite as tall as the Big Friendly Giant, but no matter how tall you are, this story will touch your heart.

Plus, it's a classic (which means you can't not read it in your lifetime), and it's pretty short and easy to read. Bonus if you read it with your kids and share this tall tale together!

The Giant's House

The Giant's House Books with Tall Characters

If you like a story that's deep and heart-wrenching, you might love The Giant's House. The tales follows a romance between a girl and a boy who never stops growing, and how public yet isolating it is to be so tall when everyone else is a normal height.

Of course, you probably haven't felt the loneliness and anguish James in this story feels, but if you've ever felt alone before (as we all have), this story will tug at your heartstrings.

Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings Books with Tall Characters

We couldn't not include the obvious! There are too many tall characters to count in Lord of the Rings, and it's a classic everyone should read at some point in their life. Chocked full of deep, enthralling fantasy stories, it's no wonder everyone loves this series so much.

If you've never read Tolkien before, beware the old language! It might seem hard to get by at first, but if you stick with it, you'll get used to it and be able to enjoy the story.

The Dresden Files

The Dresden Files Books with Tall Characters

Any mystery lovers out there? If you haven't heard of the Dresden Files series, you might want to give them a shot. They're classic mystery stories but with a twist - Harry Dresden, the main character, is 6'9".

Overall, these mysteries are pretty solid, and you can't go wrong when you're reading about a fellow tall guy solving mysteries left and right.

Six of Crows

Six of Crows Books With Tall Characters

Six of Crows is a fantasy that follows a group rebels who plunder, ravage, and steal for their own gain. The story has been picked up by Netflix in their Shadow and Bone series, and it's gained a ton of popularity over recent years.

The best part? It features a ton of tall characters! For starters, Matthias is 6'4" and Jasper is 6'3". If you love a good fantasy page-turner to get lost in, this is a great option for the tall folks.

(Not surprisingly) it's tough to find books with tall characters in them, so that's all we have today! Share you favorite novel with tall characters in the comments if we missed any.

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Annabelle Healy
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