I’m looking for some short reads. What’s your favourite novella?I’m looking for some short reads. What’s your favourite novella? Laura #recommend
Shopgirl by Steve Martin and there’s The Grown Up by Gillian Flynn
I haven’t read anything by Gillian Flynn, so a shorter book is probably a good place to start. 🙂
The Cellar by Minette Walters
I like “Salem Burning” (but I’m completely biased…) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079YKZL9L
Bought it. 🙂
@Laura Laura, I really hope you enjoy it!
School of Essential Ingredients.
Very fast but lovely read.
The metamorphosis by Kafka
I read that one in university, weird yet interesting.
Read Animal Farm in high school..great boom
I read that one in high school as well. I remember liking the ending.
This one was super good. Always Yours: A Novella (Tennessee Always Book 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DWKWPVD/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_8YWEBbRKN03N4
This Night Sucks by Elizabeth J M Walker
Any and all Christmas Novellas! I even enjoy a 3-4 book Novella Series books!
Any author in particular?
All Systems Red by Martha Wells.
The Old Man and the Sea
Snakes and Earrings
I have to qualify my check – it is for Carmilla only.
I think I bought a copy of The Old Man and the Sea at a charity shop a while back. I haven’t heard of the others, I’ll look them up. 🙂
The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
I read that one in university, it was good. I think I still have a copy of it somewhere. Come to think of it, I think the book had another Henry James story in it.
Four Past Midnight-Stephen King
For short stories-Skeleton Crew-same guy
Short stories are good, too. Sometimes it’s nice to read something short before bed or in between appointments.
The Pistol by James Jones and The Pearl by John Steinbeck.
I just read a great one today. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer (by Fredrik Backman). https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31373633-and-every-morning-the-way-home-gets-longer-and-longer
A picked up the large print edition from the library on a whim a few months back, I also read it one day. Good book!
Coraline, The Graveyard Book, Animal Farm, 1984, Dear Zoe, The Giver 🙂
I have The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman, right?). I’ve been thinking of getting Coraline. I read Animal Farm and 1984 in high school.
Yes Neil Gaiman is great. One of my favorite authors.
Steve Martin’s Shopgirl is delightful.
I didn’t know he had books out, definitely adding it to my TBR. 🙂
Snake by Kate Jennings. Almost anything by Susan Hill, especially if you like ghost/supernatural stories.
I read The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill a few years ago, really good. I should look at her other titles. I saw The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe, eerie! Maybe I’ll read that one next.
Just quietly, the PLAY is the best version of all of TWiB. They made a frame around the book and it worked brilliantly and made it far more scary than it already was. The movie lost that feature. Her writing is beautiful for any story (NB they are not all ghost), but if you like a chilling little number, go for The Mist in the Mirror. It’s one of the few books I reread occasionally 🙂
I never read short stories- it’s one of my flaws
They’re not for everyone. I like to read them every once in a while when I want a short read.
Gwendy’s Button Box. Stephen King.
Enchanted Night by Steven Millhauser
Rita Hayworth & the Shawshank Redemption, The Apt Pupil
Tuesday’s with Morrie
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
Thanks for all of the suggestions! Looks like I’ve read more novellas than I thought, but there are still plenty here for me to add to my TBR list. ?
It is by the guy that wrote a Man Called Ove. I think it was called The Road Home Gets Longer and Longer. It was beautiful and short and what it must be like to fight through the fog of Alzheimer’s as told to a grandson by his grandfather. Sad I am 44 and can’t remember the name if the book. Fitting and ironic since my own memory is like Swiss cheese
This was the book I meant, but I had to look it up to get exact title for you
That’s the first Fredrik Backman book I read, a few months ago. I’ve got A Man Called Ove on my list. 🙂
@Laura A Man Called Ove is exclnt. There is a film adaptation and I started to watch it – got only 3 minutes in – looked good, even with subtitles . . then I stopped and told myself not to mar what was already in my head, lol.
Richard Streicher Jr. Murder.
I Am Legend.
Legends of the Fall. A great one!
Ellen Carroll the movie sticks very close to the book