Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s challenge was to list the 10 longest books I’ve ever read, but as a preteen/teen, I went through a phase where I just read long as hell adult fantasy classics, and I don’t remember most of them, so… this list wouldn’t be accurate, anyways.
I DIGRESS! Instead, I decided to go in the opposite direction: the 10 shortest books on my TBR! I narrowed it down to the TBR books I already own, because maybe it will motivate me to knock a few of them out soon! I’m only including standalone works, but no short stories that spin off from other series.
1. Throttle — Joe Hill & Stephen King
pg. count: 47
A horror/thriller about a trucker dueling a band of motorcyclists? I have no idea, I just wanted to read something co-written by these two and it was $1. 😂
2. We Should All Be Feminists — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
pg. count: 52
I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about Adichie’s novellas about feminism, and I’m here for it.
3. Mara — Richard Denney
pg. count: 56
A thriller novella about a high school girl who starts hearing voices. This one came highly recommended by a horror booktuber I like!
4. Sour Candy — Kealan Patrick Burke
pg. count: 67
I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet. I love horror novellas, I love creepy kids, and I LOVE this cover.
5. Knee Deep in Little Devils — Karen Yun-Lutz
pg. count: 81
This is an indie horror anthology I found on Netgalley, and requested it, because it was, like, 4am and I was sleep deprived. I’m not sure that I would have requested it if I’d been coherent, but maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised!
6. Bingo Love — Tee Franklin
pg. count: 88
A graphic novel about two adorable black women who fall in love as young women, are separated, and then meet again as elderly women and pick up where they left off. YES. PLEASE. This cuteness… I can’t deal with it.
7. I Am Not Your Final Girl — Claire C. Holland
pg. count: 92
I love poetry and I love horror, but I’ve never read horror poetry, AND it’s feminist! I’m actually hoping to read this in October.
8. Don’t Call Us Dead — Danez Smith
pg. count: 96
This is a poetry collection inspired by the author’s experiences as a gay HIV+ black man in the United States. It sounds so good, and the only reason I haven’t read it yet is because it’s going to be so heavy.
9. Mapping the Interior — Stephen Graham Jones
pg. count: 112
If you’re not familiar with SGJ, he’s a Native author who specializes in horror and speculative fiction, and the little bit of his writing I’ve gotten to read so far, I’ve loved, so I’m really excited to read this novella about a teen boy coping with his father’s death, his family leaving the reservation, ghost sightings, and bizarre events in his new home.
10. Fence, Vol. 1 — C. S. Pacat
pg. count: 112
I have been dying to read this graphic novel series! I adore C. S. Pacat after how much I loved the Captive Prince series, and I know I’m going to love this, too. The only reason I didn’t read this the day it released is because I know I’ll then have to wait for the next volume, and I don’t want to have to wait so long. 😂
Do you prefer short books, or long books (or both)?