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message 1: by Tori (last edited Apr 29, 2009 12:15PM) (new)

Tori | 217 comments So I got bogged down in this challenge by reading incredibly long books and decided to find some shorter books to add to the list. Here are some books I found in case anyone is going through the same thing.
-God Bless you Dr. Kevorkian by Vonnegut
-Man Without a Country by Vonnegut
-The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis
-Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
-My Life as a Furry Red Monster by Kevin Clash..it's about 226 pages, but it's an easy read.

Any ideas on more?


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach?(Pretty fast, but a pretty good read)




message 3: by Dini (new)

Dini The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.


message 4: by Tori (new)

Tori | 217 comments I thought of 3 more:
Tales of Beatle the Bard by JK Rowling
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
The Diving Bell and the Butterly


message 5: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (diva2416) Stever Martin has a few other novellas besides Shop Girl. Also Mitch Albom books are short: Tuesday's with Morrie, 5 People You Meet In Heaven, For One More Day.

I also will read some Young Adult books, some are the same number of pages as Adult books but they just seem to read faster.


message 6: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments number your books and I'll cheer you on!


message 7: by Emily Sorrells (new)

Emily Sorrells The Old Man and the Sea
The Pearl
Speak
Most graphic novels



message 9: by Tori (new)

Tori | 217 comments Jayme,
Thanks for the ideas.
Also, I checked out your book list. Your list rocks! 600!!! That's amazing. :)


message 10: by Jayme VA (new)

Jayme VA Thanks Tori- I was really bored at work at one point so had some time to build my list. It was kinda fun trying to remember all the adult books I read- didn't try to tackle the books I read before high school. Hope you enjoy those books!

Another really quick read that's a little umm, risque/slightly shocking is The Possession by Annie Ernaux. I've also been able to read a lot of James Patterson's books pretty quickly.

Looking forward to being a little more active in the group- seems like a fun one! =)


message 11: by Emily Sorrells (new)

Emily Sorrells Ooo also The Stranger -- Albert Camus
Coraline -- Neil Gaiman
The Great Storm -- Lisa Rogers


message 12: by Tori (new)

Tori | 217 comments Here are a couple more "classics":
Of Mice and Men
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


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