Short Books for the Short Month

January is finally over! As always, it seemed long, but I guess that’s good for us bookworms because that means we can read more books in a month. But now it’s February, and I thought it would be fun to share some short books to celebrate the shortest month of the year.

It was fun to go around and see what books I read that were short, as well as find some tiny books hidden in the stacks at work. It’s pretty easy to see what we all consider to be a short book – the answers I got ranged from under 300 pages to under 200 pages, or between 200-250 as the cut-off. It also depends on text size and the actual book’s measurements, and the readers, of course. Some people might consider books under 400 pages to be short and others thing that’s long.

In any case, I think it’s safe to say that under 250 pages is a short book. However, most on this list are under 200 or right around that mark.

Young Adult Fiction

The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot

A Sudden Silence – Eve Bunting

The Face on the Milk Carton – Caroline B. Cooney

Flipped – Wendelin Van Draanen

The Interrogation of Gabriel James – Charlie Price

Sweethearts – Sara Zarr

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

Hope Was Here – Joan Bauer

Paper Covers Rock – Jenny Hubbard

If I Stay – Gayle Foreman

In Your Room – Jordanna Fraiberg

Forever… – Judy Blume

The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton

Orbiting Jupiter – Gary D. Schmidt


Adult Fiction

Point Omega- Don DeLillo

The Violin of Auschwitz – Maria Angels Anglada

A Paris Affair – Tatiana de Rosnay

Liberty Lanes – Troy

Focus – Arthur Miller

Last Night at the Lobster – Stewart O’Nan

Poison for Breakfast – Lemony Snicket

The Christmas Box – Richard Paul Evans

The Inheritance – Louisa May Alcott

The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett

The Deal of a Lifetime – Fredrick Backman

Elevation – Stephen King

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury


I’ll be honest and say that I haven’t read many of the books on this list, though some of them are on my TBR cart. I will warn anyone who hasn’t read Orbiting Jupiter that you’ll need some tissues. And as always, looking for books for this list caused me to add some to my TBR, so it’s safe to say that I’ll just be crushed by it one day. Oh well.

Have you read any of these books? What are some short books that you’ve enjoyed?

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