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.
1. Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
Length: 173 pages
The first in a series of fantasy novellas, this is has masterful world-building with diverse characters and a muder mystery at its core.
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.
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.
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.
5. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Length: 288 pages
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.