A couple of weeks ago we started doing the 5 On My TBR bookish meme and it was a lot of fun, so we want to bring this meme to the blog more regularly! This bookish meme is hosted by E from Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. For this week the prompt is Shorties. I don’t have that many short books on my TBR so let’s see which ones I managed to find on my shelves.
1.This Is How You Lose the Time War – Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
I have been wanting to read this one since I bought it earlier this year, I believe it was March! The reviews are very positive and it’s a short book. I might read it in December so I can actually finish my Goodreads challenge! And that is going to be a real challenge this year haha.
2. Pet – Akwaeke Emezi
I bought this book when I saw it at Waterstones, I’ve since seen so many positive reviews. This has a black trans girl as it’s MC and I don’t think I’ve read a book like that before. I don’t want to know much more because it’s such a short book and I think something might be spoiled if I read more about it.
3. The Wrong Train – Jeremy de Quidt
I got this one in London and I actually forgot that it was so short. At some point I did start reading it for a bit but put it down in favor of something else. I might pick it up again because I can make my way through it super quickly I think. The book still sounds interesting but my hopes aren’t super high to be honest.
4. The Language of Thorns – Leigh Bardugo
Why haven’t I read this one yet? There are 6 short stories inside this book that are part of the Grishaverse. And as you might know, I’m a big fan of the Grishaverse. It would be wonderful if I can read this before Rule of Wolves releases. I also think I might’ve already read one or two of these stories so it’s time to dive back in!
5. Level Grind – Annie Bellet
pages: 407 (but it’s 4 books!)
Candyce and I went to Dutch Comic Con last year and that’s where we both bought this book. The author was on a panel and she was signing books afterward. I really liked hearing her talk and got excited about her book. This first book consists of 4 books in the series actually so the stories are all pretty short. I believe the first one is only 50 pages!
These are 5 short books on my TBR. Talking about them has gotten me pretty excited for them and I might just pick up some of these in December. I still have to read 10 books to finish my Goodreads Challenge so these could be very helpful! Do you like to read short books?