Short Books to Read (Under 250 Pages)

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  1. The Faces by Tove Ditlevsen
  2. Summer Brother by Jaap Robben (READ)
  3. Monkeys by Susan Minot
  4. My Brilliant Life by Ae-ran Kim
  5. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
  6. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeannette Winterson
  7. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
  8. The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis
  9. Cormorant Lake by Faith Merino
  10. Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa
  11. Ms. Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami
  12. Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
  13. Soon the Light Will Be Perfect by Dave Patterson
  14. Mouthquake by Daniel Allen Cox
  15. Hula by Lisa Shea (READ)
  16. Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion
  17. The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima
  18. The Hole by Hiroko Oyamada
  19. The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada
  20. Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa
  21. Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet
  22. The Possession by Annie Ernaux
  23. Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
  24. Lost by Hans-Ulrich Treichel
  25. A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines
  26. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (READ)
  27. Sula by Toni Morrison
  28. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
  29. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
  30. Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
  31. The Memory Theater by Karin Tidbeck
  32. Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
  33. The Vet’s Daughter by Barbara Comyns
  34. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (READ)
  35. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  36. Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark
  37. Negrophobia by Darius James
  38. Riots I Have Known by Ryan Chapman
  39. Machine by Susan Steinbeck
  40. Boy Parts by Eliza Clark
  41. Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor
  42. The Invention of Sound by Chuck Palahniuk
  43. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  44. My Fellow Skin by Erwin Mortier
  45. Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo
  46. The Loser by Thomas Berhard
  47. The Way Through Doors by Jesse Ball
  48. The Diver’s Game by Jesse Ball (READ)
  49. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Thurston
  50. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  51. Lynelle by the Sea by Laurie Albanese
  52. The Bayou by Arden Powell
  53. Midnight Picnic by Nick Antosca
  54. One Bloody Thing After Another by Joey Comeau
  55. Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny
  56. Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir (READ)
  57. Billy by Albert French
  58. Symposium by Muriel Spark
  59. Last Winter We Parted by Fuminori Nakamura
  60. The Boy in the Earth by Fuminori Nakamura (READ)
  61. Get Well Soon by Marie-Sabine Roger
  62. Euphoria by Heinz Helle
  63. The Fourth Island by Sarah Tolmie
  64. Forest of Memory by Mary Robinette Kowal
  65. Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell
  66. When We Were Romans by Matthew Kneale
  67. The Factory Witches of Lowell by C.S. Malerich
  68. Cradle and Grave by Anya Ow
  69. Matchstick Men by Eric Garcia
  70. The Book of Chameleons by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
  71. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  72. Give Us a Kiss by Daniel Woodrell
  73. Woe to Live On by Daniel Woodrell
  74. The Ticking Heart by Andrew Kaufman
  75. Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling
  76. Ragged Alice by Gareth L. Powell
  77. Reality and Dreams by Muriel Spark
  78. Winter in the Blood by James Welch
  79. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  80. Ray by Barry Hannah
  81. Finna by Nino Cipri (READ)
  82. H by Elizabeth Shephard (READ)
  83. The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
  84. Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire (READ)
  85. Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor
  86. The Night Masquerade (Binti #3) by Nnedi Okorafor
  87. Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark
  88. Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
  89. Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones
  90. Our Fathers by Rebecca Wait
  91. Body Tourists by Jane Rogers
  92. Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey (READ)
  93. Drowned Country by Emily Tesh
  94. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  95. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  96. My Left Foot by Christy Brown
  97. Naive. Super by Erlend Loe
  98. The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders
  99. This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal Ed-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
  100. First Love: A Gothic Tale by Joyce Carol Oates

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