Monday, May 14, 2018

Satisfying Reads Under 300 Pages


Here are some recommendations for books that you'll find totally satisfying but can still be read in a day or two (or even an afternoon), because they're all under 300 pages!


The Assistants by Camille Perri: A fun and funny story for anyone who has student loan debt.

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton: Not your typical end-of-the-world story.

Security by Gina Wohlsdorf: A fast-paced thriller that takes place in a luxury hotel.


Avalanche by Melinda Braun: An over-the-top survival story.

A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott: Historical fiction taking place on the set of Gone With the Wind.

When The English Fall by David Williams: A post-apocalyptic story told from a unique point of view.

What are some of your recommendations for books you can read in an afternoon?

28 comments:

  1. Awesome list! I'm going to have to check a few of these out!

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  2. Oh, you just made my tbr list grow!

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  3. This is nice - shorter books are great at times. And I've heard about The Assistants and Security. I think I might even own Security. Need to look.

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  4. Cool post! I wish more books were under 300 pages. I like being able to finish them in a day or two.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I know, me too! Sometimes you just want to get through something quickly!

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  5. I love shorter books - with a two year old running around I don't always have a ton of time to read!

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  6. oh these look good, I knew of some of them, not all of them, a few added to my TBR

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  7. Almost all of these are new to me so I'll definitely have to keep them in mind for when I want a quick read. I wish there were a lot more reads under 300 pages. Sitting here trying to think of a few and I'm drawing a blank.

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    1. Yeah, I'd say most of the books I read are around 350 pages? Sometimes books under 300 pages can feel too short to me, but these all delivered.

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  8. Good Morning Midnight, A Touch of Stardust and When The English Fall look and sound good. Especially A Touch of Stardust. ^_^

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    1. Oh, that so was so good, especially if you like old Hollywood glamour!

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  9. Oh, very nice! I would pick up the hotel thriller and end of the world book first, but the others don't look half-bad, either. :)

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  10. you got me curious with Good Morning, Midnight.. awesome list!
    Some of my fave below 300 pages book are Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer and Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami. Both were really quick reads for me especially Annihilation!

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  11. Great post idea. Good Morning, Midnight and When the English Fall both have been ones I've been interested in, though I didn't realize they were so short so that's neat! Security was a pretty fun (and definitely quick) read, also. Someone else mentioned Murakami's Sputnik Sweetheart and I absolutely second that! He has a few short ones (South of the Border, West of the Sun) that are pretty short as well. Kanae Minato's Penance is also a really quick thriller type of read that I'd recommend as well.

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  12. What an awesome sort of list you put together here. It's tricky finding a really satisfying book under 300 pages, so, bravo! The Assistants has been on my TBR, so I am glad that it is both short and satisfying.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, lots of times short books can feel like they're missing something. The Assistants was so fun!

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  13. I love a good quick read! I will definitely check these out!

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  14. What a great idea! You know what is funny though? Typically books I used to read were around the 300 page mark being a 'normal' book. But authors seem to be getting wordier and wordier, or what sells seems to be able to get longer and longer or SOMETHING! Because now I rarely find a book under 400 pages on my TBR and a few hit between 700-900 pages. Yikes!

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    1. Oh, I know! I always thought 300 pages was a typical book. Now most I read are 350-400, and yeah, there are lots even longer than that!

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