Hi friends! Today is the 21st of December here in Australia, which means it’s the first day of the ShortAThon! What better way to kick it off than to post the 10 shortest books on my tbr/my tbr for the readathon. The ShortAThon is an 11 day readathon hosted by Destiny @ Howling Libraries and Kathy @ Books and Munches! The aim of this readathon is all about reading short books– novellas, short stories, graphic novels, etc.– to boost our read count right at the end of the year. I own quite a few short books & I should be able to read most of these within a couple of hours, so I’m very excited to read all of these books!
Shortest Books I Own
» The Masked Minotaur by Chace Verity
I don’t really know much about this apart from the fact it’s a very short paranormal/fantasy romance novella. I’ve heard good things about it from friends who’ve read it, so I’m excited to see what I think. Number of pages: 61
» Lemons in the Chicken Wire by Alison Whittaker
This is a collection of poetry written by an Indigenous Australian. I was recommended this collection a while ago, I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Everyone I know who has read it has absolutely adored it, so this is one I’m 100% going to read for the readathon! Number of pages: 80
» Play With Me by Alisha Rai
Alisha Rai could publish her shopping list and I would pay for it and read it. I don’t know anything about this book, I just know that Alisha Rai is an auto-buy author and this is a short, sexy romance so I’m all here for this. Number of pages: 118
» Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movement by Charlene Carruthers
I’ve been expanding my reading beyond fiction this year, and some of the nonfiction I’ve really loved have been about feminism and race. I am a firm believer that intersectionality is vital to feminism, and so I’m very, very excited to read this one! I was already planning to read this asap, so hopefully I get around to reading it before the end of the year. Number of pages: 192
» And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
Patrick Ness is the author of some of my all-time fave books from when I was a teen. I haven’t read any of his stuff in about 2-3 years, but I saw this release this year and really wanted to read it (mostly for the gorgeous art tbh). Considering this is an illustrated book, I can’t imagine it will take me more than an hour to read, so I think this will be a definite to read for the ShortAThon as well. Number of pages: 160
» The Pursuit Of…. by Courtney Milan
I read a couple Milan books this year and really liked them, so I grabbed this small romance novella when I saw it on amazon. I’ve heard great things about all of the novellas in the book this was originally published in, so I’m really keen to read this! Number of pages: 146
» That Could Be Enough by Alyssa Cole
Similarly to above, I read my first Alyssa Cole book this year and thoroughly enjoyed it. This novella caught my attention as a historical f/f romance with two black women. We need more historical f/f romance, especially featuring BIPoC and I’ve heard good things about this one. Alyssa Cole is also releasing another f/f romance in January that I can’t wait for, so I want to give this one a read before then! Number of pages: 107
» River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
I’ve actually heard some pretty mixed things about this one, but I’m 99% sure I’m going to enjoy it. This is book featuring a 1890s America that might have been: a bayou overrun by feral hippos. This is a super unique premise to me, and I’m keen to dive in & see the execution! Number of pages: 114
» Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick
This is the only graphic novel I own on my tbr shelf and 100% will be read during this readathon. I’ve heard that this is super feminist, the art is fantastic and it’s just all-around great. I’m always here for a good feminist read, so I hope I love this as much as I’m expecting to! Number of pages: 156
» Only for a Night by Naima Simone
This novella was recommended to me by my lovely reading twin and I’m 100% sure I’m going to love this! Naima Simone has been on my radar for a while and I think it will be a good idea to read this novella before jumping into one of her fill-length novels, so I can see if her writing style is for me! This sounds right up my alley, so can’t wait to jump into it this week! Number of pages: 120
There are the 10 shortest books on my tbr! If you’ve read any of these, let me know your thoughts and which ones you think I should read first.
Thanks so much for reading!