It’s already November, which means time is running out to read
all the books you swore you would read in 2018. If you’re currently
looking at your
Goodreads Reading Challenge tracker with fear in your eyes,
don’t panic. No matter what goal you declared at the beginning of
the year, and no matter how far behind you are, you can totally
catch up with some short books.
Back in January, readers (and Goodreads users) around the globe
set an intention for how many books they were going to read in
2018. I did it, too. Every year, I set my goal to 50 books, and
every year, I fall depressingly short. So if you, like me, are
determined to make 2018 the year you blow the Goodreads Reading
Challenge out of the water, it’s time to buckle down and start
reading. Of course, since the challenge tracks quantity of books,
and not length of book, the key to making it through is to add some
short books into your reading diet.
So, if you need to pull off a miraculous finish, here are eight
short books that will help you reach your Goodreads Reading
Challenge goal in no time:
Length: 102 pages
This novella blends fairy tale with horror to explore the darker
side of intimacy. A young woman flees to the forest to pursue her
art, and falls in love with a man. But when the man becomes
violent, she fights to free herself, raising questions about the
relationship between desire and obsession.
Length: 143 pages
From the author of The Lonely City, this novel is about a young
woman trying to figure out art, romance, and, well, life when the
world is on the brink of collapse.
and Equal Pay’ by Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor and
Length: 144 pages
This book began as an article
on McSweeney’s that will seriously make you cackle. (Go read it
right now. I’ll wait.) This book of short vignettes imagines a
world in which women are treated with… respect. Congress has a
50-50 gender split and men treat women with nothing short of
respect unfortunately, the ultimate fantasy.
Length: 88 pages
Graphic novels are great for a quick read, and this one about
two women who meet at a church bingo event in 1963 and fall in love
at first sight is super sweet.
Length: 108 pages
You’ll definitely breeze through the latest collection of Sarah
Andersen’s comics about dealing with the frantic pace of adult
life. They’re hilariously and painfully relatable, and you’ll be
sending pictures to all your friends.
Length: 112 pages
If you want to mix a classic in, this one is a must-read. In
this book-length essay, Woolf argues that women need intellectual,
artistic, and financial independence a room of their own, literally
Length: 136 pages
In this short book, Virgie Tovar writes about the deeply
dangerous notion that being fat is something that needs to be
“fixed.” This book is a powerful manifesto about fatphobia,
body-shaming, sexism, and problematic dietary messaging, and it
will change the way you think in under 140 pages.
Length: 143 pages
In this powerful memoir, Terese Marie Mailhot writes about
trauma, PTSD, bipolar II stress disorder, and love found and lost
(and found again). This book is a deeply personal journey for both
the reader and the writer.
Source: FS – All – Entertainment – News 2
8 Short Books That Will Help You Hit Your Reading Goal By The End Of The Year