Top Ten Tuesday | The Books I Read In One Sitting (But Not Really Because TURTLE READER!)
More bookish crazy is upon us with yet another participation in the popular Top Ten Tuesday meme.
Brokeand Bookish March 21 | Read In One Sitting Theme ten of the shortest books I've read, top ten books I read in one sitting, ten books to read when you are short on time, top ten books that will make you read the whole day away, etc. – Broke and Bookish
When I saw today’s topic I thought it was really unique. I liked the idea of a “Read in One Sitting” theme immediately. And then realization struck. I had to remind myself that I never (like, ever) read a book in a sitting. This is because I’m a. a turtle reader and b. I really don’t like to read a book (no matter how good it is) in a sitting. I don’t like to sit there and stare at a page for the length of time it takes me to read a book.
Sometimes getting up and moving on to something else (usually a blogging project, or simply living life) is required.
This is why, for today’s topic, I decided to feature either the shortest books I’ve read or more specifically, novellas. All of which probably tie together neatly since it stands to reason the shortest stories I’ve read are in fact, novellas. A (re: novellas) sub-genre that seems to be gaining a lot of traction lately, and though I never used to, I’ve read more in the last year or two than I have in my entire life.
Seemed like all that combined provided a good opportunity to turn a spotlight on these tales, no matter their length, they’re still entertaining. Some of these I have read, others I plan to read soon. Let’s have a look.
1. The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott | Technically this might not be considered a novella, but its page count comes in at under 150 pages (or my copy does), so I put it on this list because, well, it fits my "under 150" page count rule of today's parameters. Sadly, this is a book that improved far and away with its film adaptation. Amazon | Goodreads
2. A Summer Remade by Nicole Deese | This charming novella is perfect as we transition into the warm sunny days of summer. Pick it up today and discover why! Originally part of the Just One Summer collection. Amazon | Goodreads
3. The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Ganshert | Think You've Got Mail when you think of this romcom; plus it's by Katie Ganshert, so yeah, it's a beauty. Amazon | Goodreads
4. Waves of Summer by Tammy L. Gray | Another perfect summertime read, this beauty is as charming on the inside as it is on the outside. Originally part of the Just One Summer collection. Amazon | Goodreads
5. Wild Heart Summer by Jenny B. Jones | Jenny's books are always comical magic. Short in length or no, this story is no different. Originally part of the Just One Summer collection. Amazon | Goodreads
6. A Painted Summer by Amy Matayo | A kind of "modern" Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants concept, this novella rounds out the final in this 4-story collection. 'Painted' is sassy and swoony (and features a favorite hero of m mine!). Originally part of the Just One Summer collection. Amazon | Goodreads
7. A Singular and Whimsical Problem by Rachel McMillan | The launch to Rachel's debut series was this 54 page novella that does indeed live up to its delightful title. Amazon | Goodreads
8. Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg | Melissa Tagg is my go-to author for joyful (yet still impacting), delightful, and swoony romcom! Plus, her meet cutes are da bomb. Oh, and BONUS! If you've been wanting to start her Walker family series, check this one out, it's her (FREE!) novella that helps to launch this series. You'll be hooked. Amazon | Goodreads
9. Then Came You by Becky Wade | This one looks charming, and is the (free Kindle) novella that launches Becky's ALL new series with True to You (arriving in May). It's also available in paperback, something I snagged right away and cannot wait to read! Amazon | Goodreads
10. If Ever I Would Leave You by Susan May Warren | Simple and sweet, this novella is also the launch of Susan's latest (ongoing) series, Montana Rescue. While not essential to enjoy the series, it really helps give background on two characters who play important, recurring roles in the series. Amazon | Goodreads
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That concludes today’s “shortest-books-I’ve-read” talk. Do you like shorter stories? Novellas? How did you spin this week’s topic? Share your links below (I wanna’ come by and visit!) or any other bookish comments you want to talk about. The comment section is yours!
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