Top Ten Tuesday – Short Stories and Novellas

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog event hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is about novellas and short stories, those you want to read and those favorites of yours. This was a really hard topic for me because apparently I don’t read many short stories or novellas. Still I was able to divide the topic in two and scrounge up enough books from my TBR and read list. The first five are stories I’ve read and the last five are stories I want to read. Hope you enjoy!

1. What It Means When A Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah.

I’m actually still reading this book, I’m a little less than halfway through it and I’m really enjoying it so far.


2. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer.

I read this book ages ago, back when I decided to read the Twilight series. It was an okay story, but it wasn’t really that great. I can barely remember what it was about now.


3. Christmas with Anne of Green Gables and Other Stories by L. M. Montgomery.

I was obsessed with L. M. Montgomery’s books as a young girl and teenager, I tried to read every book by her. This collection of short stories is one I stumbled upon by accident years ago, but sadly I didn’t really care for it that much.


4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. 

I love love love this movie, so of course I had to read the novella it’s based on. I liked the story, but I have to say I like the movie better.


5. Glitches by Marissa Meyer.

Despite disliking the Lunar Chronicles for the most part, I did find some of the characters interesting, which is why I ended up reading this novella a couple years back. It wasn’t that great, probably just because I didn’t like the writing style.


6. The Fierce Reads Anthology.

I actually like anthologies, despite apparently never reading them, so when I found this on my TBR I actually decided to look for it at my library.


7. The Seeds of Wither by Lauren DeStefano.

Having reread the first book in this series I’ve come to realize it’s not quite as good as I thought it was, but I still really love the world. So I would like to get my hands on a copy of this short story.


8. Hearts Come Home and Other Short Stories by Pearl S. Buck.

I really enjoy the writing of Pearl S. Buck, and I plan on reading more of her short stories in the future.


9. An Anthology of Babes Edited by Suzi Banks Baum.

This book is a collection of stories from artists and mothers balancing, yes you guessed it art and motherhood. Seems like just the book for me!


10. Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor. 

Despite not liking some of this series, I did like the characters featured in this short story, so I’d love to see if I can get it from my library some day soon.


That’s all for today! Don’t forget to leave a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post, because I would love to read it!


    • I remember liking some of them, but I didn’t hate the book. I felt more meh about some of the stories though. It didn’t have Montgomery’s usual luster.

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