Novellas (short books) on my TBR

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Today, in honour of Novellas in November, I thought I would talk about some novellas/short books on my TBR. Not all of these are novellas (some are plays, short stories, graphic novels, etc.), but a short book = a novella in my mind.

Also, this is just a long list of a post, so apologies for that. In all honesty, I was too lazy to get the cover for all 23 of these books so you’ll have to deal with text. I’ve highlighted (*) the books that I’m really excited for, but let me know which ones I should read ASAP.

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  • Wade in the Water by Tracy K Smith: 75 pages
  • Antigone by Sophocles: 80 pages
  • Letters to a Young Poet by Maria Rainer Rilke: 80 pages
  • (*) Wishing for Birds by Elisabeth Hewer: 84 pages
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: 93 pages
  • (*) Binti by Nnedi Okorafor: 96 pages
  • Helium by Rudy Francisco: 96 pages
  • Ongoingness: The End of a Diary by Sarah Manguso: 104 pages
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams: 104 pages
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: 112 pages
  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf: 112 pages
  • (*) Night by Elie Wiesel: 115 pages

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  • Passing by Nella Larsen: 122 pages
  • (*) A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen: 122 pages
  • (*) You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann: 128 pages
  • If They Come for Us by Fatima Asghar: 128 pages
  • Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard: 128 pages
  • (*) Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit: 130 pages
  • The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman: 136 pages
  • Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was by Sjón: 142 pages
  • (*) Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot: 143 pages
  • Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov: 143 pages
  • (*) We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson: 146 pages

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So those are some short books/novellas on my TBR! Have you read any of these? Which should I read first? What are your favourite novellas/short books? Let me know!

Ally xx

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11 thoughts on “Novellas (short books) on my TBR

      1. I do think you should try something by Steinbeck to see for yourself whether or not his writing suits your preferences. A lot of people who enjoy his work *really* like it, so it might be for you!

        On the other hand, do NOT start your trial of Steinbeck with The Red Pony. That was my first of his works, and it traumatized young me. I think that book is why I don’t like his writing.

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