Around this time for the last few years I’ve been posting 5 of my favourite books over 500 pages but I’ve found this year I’ve been drawn to a lot more shorter books and novellas. So I figured why not post 5 of my favourite shorter books that I would highly recommend to you all:
Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo – 112 pages
This is such a engaging and entertaining way to learn about the other characters and still get to hear the different tales.
What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher – 176 pages
The overall pacing was very well done. Though not a lot happens for about 3/4 of this book I still felt compelled to continue reading and figure out what was going to happen next and what was actually going on!
Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica – 211 pages
This book was just very uncomfortable to read but was a wild.
Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca – 120 pages
This genuinely made me feel sick and when I have such a visceral reaction to a book I can’t help but rate it higher. Disturbing, strange and not what you would expect!
Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire – 150 pages
I think this book in particular my favourite in this series. Cora feels a lot more relatable as a character and overall the plot and pacing were still quite fast but highly engaging. For being a novella I think there was the perfect amount of context, mystery and thrills!