10 books under 150 pages | iii

10 books under 150 pages | iii

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The Books:

The sexing cherry: http://www.bookdepository.com/Sexing-the-Cherry-Jeanette-Winterson/9780099598176?ref=grid-view?a_aid=bookishthoughts
A study in Scarlet: http://www.bookdepository.com/Study-in-Scarlet-Arthur-Conan-Doyle-Sir-Reader-in-History-Owen-Dudley-Edwards/9780199554775?ref=grid-view?a_aid=bookishthoughts
When I grow up, I Want to Be Mary Beard: http://www.bookdepository.com/When-I-Grow-Up-I-Want-to-be-Mary-Beard/9781909136267?a_aid=bookishthoughts
The new world of the fairy tale: http://www.bookdepository.com/New-World-Fairy-Tales/9781844718818?a_aid=bookishthoughts
Body of water: http://www.bookdepository.com/Bodies-of-Water-Working-Progress-Working-Title-Automystifstical-Plaice-V-H-Leslie/9781784630713?ref=grid-view?a_aid=bookishthoughts
The Oresteia: http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Orestei-Aeschylus-Helene-P-Foley-Peter-Meineck/9780872203907?ref=grid-view?a_aid=bookishthoughts
Freedom is a Constant struggle: http://www.bookdepository.com/Freedom-is-A-Constant-Struggle/9781608465644?a_aid=bookishthoughts
A clean room: http://www.bookdepository.com/A-Room-of-One-s-Own/9780141183534?a_aid=bookishthoughts
Of mice and men: http://www.bookdepository.com/Of-Mice-and-Men-John-Steinbeck-Susan-Shillinglaw/9780141185101?ref=grid-view?a_aid=bookishthoughts

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50 thoughts on “10 books under 150 pages | iii”

  1. These videos are my favourites. Saving these up for Novellas in November. I had no idea what Sexing the Cherry was about, and now I must read it! Bodies of Water too.

  2. If you liked Of Mice and Men I’m guessing you didn’t have to study it for any class in school. Just saying because everyone I’ve met who was forced to read it, didn’t end up liking it, that includes me.

  3. I love shorter books too. I liked Cannery Row from Steinbeck, which I found rather funny. For short non-fiction you could try either John Hersey’s Hiroshima or Gods of Metal by Eric Scholsser. For bonus points both of the aforementioned are under 150 pages. 🙂

  4. and my absolute favourite short book, and one of my favourite books of all time, is Giovannis Room my James Baldwin. A love-story (that isn’t really lovey, but still) about an American man called David who goes off to Paris, where he meets the impoverished bartender Giovanni. It’s about self-denial, selfishness, dependence in a relationship and it’s not cheerful but very beautiful 🙂

  5. I absolutely adore Of Mice and Men; I re-read a few month ago for the first time since I studied it for my GCSE’s, which was 4 years ago, and I sped through it in about an hour in a half. It’s so heartbreaking. I want to read more of Steinbeck too, think I’m going to start with The Grapes of Wrath 🙂

  6. If you like Jeanette Winterson, try The Passion. Its 160 pages. I just finished it for my popular fiction class. I was entranced.

  7. I would highly recommend The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide, it would be the perfect book to start with if someone was interested in delving into Japanese prose writing. It’s a gentle melancholic novel with traces of poetical and philosophical imagery, based on true story. It’s not action packed by any means but there was something about the story that made it very hard to put it down.

  8. I’ve not read enough Winterson. I feel like I need to hone down all the authors I start to embrace on focus on some specifics. I mean I love Atwood but I’ve soooooo many of her books I’ve not read. Maybe this idea is madness because I do love all the new books. All of them. I love all things Sherlock Holmes, well Conan Doyle wise. All the Conan Holmes. Ooh that might be the name for my next pet.

  9. Oooh Bodies of Water and the Angela Ferguson book are both going straight onto my wishlist. I’ve just read Aliya Whiteley’s The Arrival of Missives from Unsung Stories press, which clocks in at around 120 pages. I’d definitely recommend it. It’s the coming of age story of a 17 year old girl in 1920s rural England with a decidedly weird and speculative twist. It plays with lots of tropes in fascinating ways.

  10. I just read Cassandra Parkin’s collection and LOVED them, the writing was so beautiful. So glad it was included in this video, coincidentally the day I just finished reading it. Would totally recommend it to anyone.

  11. I’d recommend Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, although I’m not exactly sure how long it actually is, my e-book version, I think, had around 150 pages. It’s an amazing piece of anti-war literature, quite weird, yet so profound. I think you’ve read Galápagos by Vonnegut, and I do believe you’ll enjoy this one! 🙂

  12. I definitely want to check out that Angela Davis book! I read another short nonfiction book by her called Are Prisons Obsolete? last year and absolutely adored it– would highly recommend if you’re looking for another read from her.

  13. One of my favourite composers – Sergey Taneyev- (who is really underrated unfortunately) adapted the Oresteia as an Opera, by the way. Sorry for the only slightly related plug, cannot resist a chance advertising favourite music or books 😀

  14. I love having short books on hand for those times when I want to start and finish something in one go. Thanks for the recommendations. I consider a book short if it’s under 200 pages, so 152 pages is not a cheat , in my opinion!

  15. This past week I read Inherit the Wind, Of Mice and Men, and Death of a Salesman all back to back. They’re all well under 150 pages and such good, quick reads. I loved Of Mice and Men so much, I couldn’t believe I was only just now reading it! Jean if you’re looking for more Steinbeck, try The Winter of our Discontent! So so Steinbeck-ian and good 🙂

  16. Always happy to see this under 150 pages! Those are my favorite kind! Already own Bodies of Water thanks to your review! More books to add to my TBR!

  17. I recently read Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth. At times it was hard to read because English is not my mother language, but this book was worth it. I think you should check it out. 🙂 Great video, thank you for the recommendations. 🙂

  18. Fab picks!! Thanks for sharing, I love these multiple recommendations 🙂

    Of Mice and Men is a favourite of mine! (It’s actually the book that made him one of my favourite authors.) I would also recommend The Moon Is Down which is…not comical…but it’s short and so well written (as always). It’s about a small fictional Nazi-occupied European town and how they deal with the Nazi-occupation. If you can get the version with the afterword (with cover illustration by Jim Stoddart) about this book’s role during the war as allied propaganda and the critical reception at the time, that’s the one I suggest picking up.

  19. Awesome video, I’d love to read Bodies of Water 🙂
    think you may like The Alienist (or The Psychiatrist, I am not sure how the title was translated in the UK) by Machado de Assis, is a satiric novella avout a psychiatrist in a small town.

  20. I recommend reading By Grand Central Station I sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart if you haven’t already. It’s a really beautiful volume of prose poetry that clocks in at 112 pages.

  21. If you don’t mind a return to chunkier books, now, your friend Leslie at Words of a Reader has been raving about Steinbeck’s East of Eden for months!

  22. Great video as usual! And Animal Farm by George Orwell is a terrific one under 150 pages (hopefully you haven’t already mentioned it in one of your previous videos on this same theme!).

  23. I read of Mice and Men when I was about 11 or 12 and it took me so long to read another of Steinbeck’s book. I would recommend The Grapes of Wrath, even though it’s not one of his more comical books; it deals with immigrants in their own country (does that make sense?) who are forced to live Oklahoma because of, well, capitalism… And it has become my favorite book of all times and still is even after having read it 4 times! I think the theme of immigrants it deals with is completely relevant today and I thought it could really interest you 🙂

  24. East of Eden by Steinbeck is amazing – but a lot longer than 150 pages. A classic worth checking out is Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan (153 pages)

  25. Oh how I love a short book, and now I have 9 more to add to my list (I’ve already read Of Mice and Men)! I’ve been meaning to read some Jeanette Winterson for a long while as it is a CRIME that I haven’t read anything by her yet, I may well start with Sexing the Cherry! xx

  26. I have just finished 84 Charing Cross Road (~95 pages) and its sequel The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, by Helene Hanff. Delightful, funny memoirs!

  27. "Nothing" by Janne Teller is pretty cool. I personally didn’t love it as much as others did, but I found it so intriguing that I can’t help but recommend it to everybody (also so I can talk and philosophise about it with them :D). It’s from the Danish and completely strange, about a class in 7th grade trying to collect the meaning of life.

  28. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck is a wonderful book and is absolutely hilarious! Plus, if I remember correctly, quite short as well 🙂

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