Top 5 Short Book Recommendations

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. The 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.

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)

Let's discuss (blog graphic)
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

4 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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