How do you get out of a reading rut? One of my tried-and-true methods is to grab a book that I can finish quickly, preferably in a single afternoon or evening.
Whether you’re struggling with a shorter attention span or choosing too many mediocre reads in a row, a novella might be just the pick-me-up your reading life needs.
A novella is a short novel (or a long short story), generally around 160 pages or less, though there’s no definitive page count. Novellas pack a lot of story into fewer pages, which makes them perfect for an afternoon reading session or—my favorite activity—walking in my neighborhood or the woods with an audiobook in my headphones.
Today’s list of novellas includes a little bit of everything, from literary fiction to sci-fi to romance. I hope you find the perfect read below to give your reading life a quick boost and keep those pages turning.
21 super short novels to read in one sitting
Have you read any short-and-sweet reads lately? We’d love to hear about them. Share your recommendations in the comments!