October 11, 2015

Great Short Books and Novellas To Read

I like short novels.  It gives a little more depth than short stories, but also gets to the point of the story quickly without a lot of secondary stories and without fillers. Short books and novellas are great for readathons, and with both Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon and the 2nd Annual Travel the World in Books Readathon coming up, I thought I would share some of the short books I've read and can recommend to you! I'd love for you to share your recs as well!

You will find fiction, nonfiction, classics, contemporary, YA, and graphic novels in the books below.  Something for everyone!


To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful by Shane Koyczan - 70 pages
Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth - 80 pages
The Pearl by John Steinbeck - 87 pages
Candide by Voltaire - 94 pages

100-200 PAGES

Forty Days (Neima's Ark #1) by Stephanie Parent - 123 pages
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - 128 pages
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote - 142 pages
Night by Elie Wiesel - 148 pages
Cut by Patricia McCormick - 151 pages
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - 160 pages
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse - 160 pages
Persepolis by Marajane Satrapi - 160 pages

Flukes (Flukes #1) by Nichole Chase - 162 pages
Frida's Bed by Slavenka Drakulic - 176 pages 
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle - 182 pages
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - 186 pages
A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached - 188 pages
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - 192 pages
Push by Sapphire - 192 pages
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley - 192 pages

200-250 PAGES

Dark Bayou by Nancy K. Duplechain - 204 pages
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison - 206 pages
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch - 206 pages
Burden (Bayou Bears #1) by Lila Felix - 207 pages
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - 208 pages
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - 209 pages
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams - 213 pages
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett - 217 pages

Looking for Alaska by John Green - 221 pages
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne - 224 pages
The Scalpel and the Silver Bear by Lori Arviso Alvord - 224 pages
I'm Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti - 225 pages
The Story of My Life by Hellen Keller - 240 pages
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - 242 pages
Blackmoon Beginnings (Prophesized #1) by Kaitlyn Hoyt - 248 pages
Saffron Dreams by Shaila M. Abdullah - 248 pages

Do you like reading short books and novellas?  What are your favorite short books to read and recommend to others? 

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