Top Ten Tuesday – Novellas

Raise your hand if your reading has taken a back seat because you’re short on time? 🙋 We’ve all been there. Seeing the pages of your book in your mind’s eye flapping saying pick me up. Read me.

 Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Read In One Sitting Theme: ten of the shortest books I’ve read, top ten books I read in one sitting, ten books to read when you are short on time, top ten books that will make you read the whole day away, etc.

James Patterson seems to have addressed this with his Book Shots. And France got the first short story vending machine. Sitting at the airport or train station and don’t have anything to read, well France has you covered.

Here is my list of novellas to read when I’m short on time or rather when I have a free afternoon/evening.

  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have probably watched at some point all movie incarnations of A Christmas Carol (the 1951 version with Alastair Sim is by far my favorite), but have never read the book.
  2. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut has been on been on my TBR for at least 3 years 😔 One day, I’ll get to it.
  3. Home by Toni Morrison. I acquired this at my local library’s book sale. This is probably still sitting on my shelf Continue reading

National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) – Novella Reading Challenge

The ‘official’ National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) begins Sunday, November 1st and I’ve decided to give it a go with a pretty lofty undertaking. I’ll be reading a novella a day and posting my thoughts. 

Top Ten Tuesday, Wednesday’s Lyrics, and The Friday 56 will resume in November, so if you’re interested in participating click on the link to get started.

And remember to stop back by and share your thoughts and feel free to leave some comment love.

The Reading List

  1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly 
  2. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 
  3. Quicksand by Nella Larsen 
  4. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  5. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 
  6. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 
  7. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach 
  8. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 
  9. The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg 
  10. Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut  Continue reading