Top 5 Short Book Recommendations

Welcome back, readers! Last week was a mess and I couldn’t post on the blog at all but I want to be consistent for the rest of the month. The Top Ten Tuesday topic for August 13th, 2019 is: Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With. I don’t feel strongly about this topic, so instead I decided to do a recommendations post today on short/thin books that can be finished in one sitting. I’m considering books with less than 300 pages for this. I feel like short books are great for when you’re looking to get out of slumps or taking part in readathons. I hope you find some good recommendations in this post!

Top 5 Short Book Recommendations | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (post graphic image)

1. Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire

Length: 173 pages

Genre: Fantasy

The first in a series of fantasy novellas, this is has masterful world-building with diverse characters and a muder mystery at its core.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

2. Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

Length: 118 pages

Genre: General fiction

In a very short time, this book about the trials and tribulations of a family that goes from rags to riches is sure to tug at the reader’s heartstrings.

Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

3. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Length: 176 pages

Genre: Magical realism

A graphic novel about the heart-warming story of an immigrant girl exploring her Indian roots.

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

4. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

Length: 288 pages

Genre: Historical fiction

This is on the longer side but I still managed to finish this masterpiece that follows a Malay teen with OCD during the race riots in Kuala Lumpur of 1969 in one sitting.

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

5. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Length: 288 pages

Genre: Mystery

Considered by many as one of Christie’s best works, it is a typical countryside murder mystery with one of the best climaxes I’ve ever read.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

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Do you prefer short books or heavy tomes? Which is the best short book you’ve read? Let’s discuss in the comments section below.

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5 best books that can be devoured in one sitting | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books

8 thoughts on “Top 5 Short Book Recommendations

  1. I do love a good long book every once in a while, but flying through short ones just makes me feel so much more productive and motivated to read even more. A short book I particularly love is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

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  2. I am definitely a “the shorter, the better” person 😛 I am reluctant to read anything over 400 pages…(LotR excluded, lol). I’ve not read anything by Agatha Christie but maybe I would start with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd! I see someone above rec’d The Ocean at the End of the Lane – I’ll second that! It’s my favourite Gaiman novel.

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    1. Haha, well, for LotR you just gotta make an exception! 😅 Ooh, yes, it’s probably her best work, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. 😊 I’ll definitely check out The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Looks like a rainy day read and the weather has been that way here lately. Thanks, Jenna! 💖


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