The best book I've ever found on short reads is 100 One-Night Reads. Every book the authors list is a book that can be read in a single evening. No more excuses like I don't have time to read, folks. Turn off the tv and read a book.
Over the years (the copyright is 2001) I've picked up many books from this book of books. Here are some of the best from this book:
Dubliners The Great Gatsby Mrs. Bridge
Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris Breakfast at Tiffany's
Animal Farm As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning 84, Charing Cross Road
The Sun Also Rises True Grit
I am off now to request some other books from the list from the library. I think I'll try Where Angels Fear to Tread and Snow Country and Pale Horse, Pale Rider.
Do you have any short books that you recommend?
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Gatsby was one of my favorite books in high school. Great list!ReplyDelete
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I'm making my way through reading/re-reading some classics, they make for quick reads and I'll have to add Animal Farm. My TTT linkReplyDelete
I love short stories too. Animal Farm was a bit creepy!ReplyDelete
Nice list! Between Meals is a new to me title to check out!!ReplyDelete
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Interesting concept. I notice how many of those are classics, e.g. books people might find intimidating, so their length might be comforting. You inspired me to sort my GR shelf by page length. After weeding out children's books and books I didn't like that much, some standouts are:ReplyDelete
*Tribes by Seth Godin
*Stop Pretending: What Happened when my Big Sister Went Crazy by Sonia Sones
*Guts by Gary Paulsen (also Nightjohn, Soldier's Heart, etc.)
*The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
*Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson
*Ten Days a Madwoman by Deborah Noyes
*Gifts from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindburgh
*A Room of Own's Own by Virginia Woolf
*Fatty Legs by Christy Fenton Jordan
Plus, of course, books of poetry and plays.
Very nice additions to my list. Thank you, Wendy.Delete
Oh wow! Never knew there was such a list! I remember reading Gatsby in high school though and to think it was stretched our for maybe 2 weeks? Which is reality was probably one week since we alternated classes, like one week MWF would include English then next week TuTr would have English. Lol!ReplyDelete
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Loved Animal Farm...and have been meaning to read The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises for ages. - KatieReplyDelete
Animal Farm and The Great Gatsby are two books I definitely read in one sitting. Great list!ReplyDelete
I can't actually believe that I forgot to include Gatsby on my list! Gatsby is my go-to when I'm in a reading slump - short, dazzling, different every time I read it.ReplyDelete
I loved the newer True Grit movie - I think I'll have to try the book. :)ReplyDelete
Lauren @ Always Me
I really like your suggestions. Here are mine: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri/Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel/Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor/The Cat, The Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney and The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher. These are all quick reads, lighter reading, and ones that have a message, but not one you want to slow down and ponder over.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is such a great list! Also thanks for accepting my friend request on goodreads. I added you on there when I was going through and marking books for the 1001 children's books challenge and kept seeing your name on them. You are making such good progress on it!ReplyDelete
I still need to read (and buy) Animal Farm. I've heard such great things about it.ReplyDelete
oh lord. I'm such a bad bookworm. I haven't read any of these!!!ReplyDelete
Ooh, I love short books. I’ll have to look for 100 One-Night Reads. I’ve read a lot of the books on your list and liked them.ReplyDelete
Aj @ Read All The Things!