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
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.