Top 5… under 300 pages
Good morning bookworms!
Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post top 5 books under 300 pages! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up!
If anyone is struggling on hitting books under 300 pages for their NEWTs this month, this is a great topic for you to get recommendations!! OK, so I’m going smallest to largest here…
… so of course we need to start with Fence by C. S. Pacat. Each of the singular issues 1-12 are 32 pages long. And given that I had a subscription for them (that I sorely miss!) this is how I am counting them. Also, OMFG, when is Vol 4 coming out? And how do you guys wait so long between volumes?! I was almost crying waiting about 5 weeks for each issue and it’s been MONTHS since I read any new parts!!
Oooh, I almost feel like I’m cheating with this one!! But, Rainbow Rowell wrote two short stories, one for My True Love Gave to Me (Midnights), and one for World Book Day (Kindred Spirits) and then they were both published in this adorable little, GLITTERY hardcover, called Almost Midnight. The entire thing is 132 pages, and honestly, if you’ve ever been an excited fangirl, or fallen in love with your best friend, then these are the short stories for you.
I know I talk about The Internet is a Playground (and other David Thorne books) a bit, but trust me, they are genuinely hilarious. David used to post a lot of his stories and anecdotes on his blog, but probably realised that with the amount of traffic he was getting he could probably monetise it and so he started writing books. Originally he was published through Penguin. However, through a disagreement that was published in a subsequent book, he now self-publishes his own books… If you’re still unsure, try reading one of my favourites: Justin’s floodlight.
I mean, I know at least one of the other books is over 1000 pages, but the initial one, Obernewtyn is a very respectable 245 pages. Look, I won’t bore you by screaming about this series… again… BUT, if dystopian is your thing (i.e. you enjoyed LIFEL1K3, The Hunger Games, Divergent… etc) then PLEASE just try this one.
Final place today, and coming in at a very minimal 251 pages, is the book that absolutely took my breath away, The Foxhole Court. Seriously, there is very little in the world that I wouldn’t sacrifice to protect the characters in this gripping and soul-destroying series. I cannot stress enough how there needs to be content warnings for basically everything in this book, but if you are up to it, then I beg you to read it. It’s really hard to get through, but it’s so worth it at the end.
Elli @ AceReader
Soul Destroying is the perfect way to describe The Foxhole Court series. Great list 🙂
Thank you!! And yes, I tore through this series, but also I just want to hug and treasure them all forever ?
Ooh I love fence! I read them all back to back on Scribd one day.. and now it’s just waiting and waiting..
So much waiting!!!!! *sigh*
Beware Of The Reader
The Foxhole Court is one that I see quiteoften on your list Meeghan! Keep going and it will end up on my TBR as well
Oooh, Sophie. If you do read it, I hope you like it. It’s almost as brutal as Captive Prince though, but less gratuitous sex. The violence is just as bad though.
J.R. @ Eternity Books
Lol, I just read Justin’s Floodlight, and he is hilarious!! I’m going to look at some of Thorne’s other books. Great list and happy reading Meegs ?
? I’m so glad you liked it!!! Sometime his humour is a bit dark, so I worry it’s not to other people’s tastes… ?
Kayla @ Books and Blends
Great picks! I have been wanting to pick up the Fence graphic novels.
Ooooh, do it!!!! They’re so lovely!!
ooh great choices! I found this topic pretty tricky since a lot of my faves are above 300 pages!
I know!! I was also trying not to scream about the same books over and over again… but it didn’t work!! ?
I’ve loved shouting out about shorter books this week. Great choices, Meeghan. x
I think I’ve read The Internet Is A Playground! My brother bought it once and we kept it in the bathroom for a bit of light reading hahaha. The guy’s such an epic troll.
He is the greatest troll. As the books progress they actually get a bit deeper as he touches on some not so funny topics as well. He’s actually just a really good writer.
I really enjoyed Fence and Foxhole Court is on my TBR! Great Post 🙂
Ooh, I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!!
Really want to read almost midnight- glad it was good!
Both stories are so cute!! I hope you get to it soon!!