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message 1: by Juanita (new)

Juanita (juanitav) | 723 comments This one sure will be easier than "more than 600 pages." What titles are out there that are less than 150 pages? Give us some suggestions.


message 3: by Sara (new)

Sara | 1508 comments My plan is to read The Pearl by John Steinbeck. A whopping 87 pages!


message 4: by Belinda (last edited Dec 01, 2015 06:57AM) (new)

Belinda (belindalt) | 99 comments I have tons of children's books I could read and read on an almost daily basis, BUT I will probably read Jonathan Livingston Seagull and use that one.
I can recommend Mr. Memory and Other Stories of Wonder by Paul Michael Peters and The Grownup by Gillian Flynn.


message 5: by Tara (new)

Tara Bates | 1008 comments The old man and the sea, I personally really liked it lol


message 6: by Ashly (new)

Ashly (ashlyh) | 63 comments All I have is a kindle book called Bare-Knuckle Love by K.A. Merikan. It has 106pgs.


message 7: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) You could always read a child's book. Anything by Dr Seuss should be under 150 pages.


message 8: by Katie (new)

Katie | 63 comments I just stumbled across The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 1 on here the other day. It's by Joseph Gordon Levitt so that has me very intrigued. Anyone read it?


message 9: by Nadine in NY (new)

Nadine in NY Jones | 5908 comments Mod
I found all of these listed as less than 150 pages on various on-line sites, but of course the page count varies with the edition so I'm not certain if these are all valid. I'll probably read Mango Street, that's one of those books I've been meaning to read for years. Or I'll just find a historical romance novella! Courtney Milan is pretty reliable.

The House on Mango Street,
The Possession,
In the Orchard, the Swallows,
Train Dreams


message 10: by Sooz (new)

Sooz (P.Turners Book Blog) (soozpturner) | 11 comments The Penguin Classic; A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is only 140 pages :)


message 11: by Sooz (new)

Sooz (P.Turners Book Blog) (soozpturner) | 11 comments For those who use Amazon, there is also a section called 'Kindle Singles' which are a great selection of short novellas, memoirs, non fiction and much more!

NB. I don't work for Amazon or take any commission from them...I'm just another avid reader passing on the info :)


message 12: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (ashleeg) Thanks Sooz!! I haven't used that feature and I love kindle books, but never noticed that section!


message 13: by Sooz (new)

Sooz (P.Turners Book Blog) (soozpturner) | 11 comments I only just discovered it today :)

There's some big name authors on there as well!


message 14: by Steven (new)

Steven Perry | 47 comments Captain Underpants Volume 1


message 15: by EllenZReads (new)

EllenZReads The Prince
I think I read this in high school but I don't remember it at all, so going to try it again.


message 16: by CarleyB (last edited Jan 08, 2016 01:18PM) (new)

CarleyB | 35 comments A lot of the books that I thought for sure were under 150 pages totally fooled me. I'm going with:

The Fall by Albert Camus The Fall - Coming in at only 147 pages.


message 17: by Sana (new)

Sana Zameer (sanazameer) I am reading Bitter Sweet Love - a novella of The Dark Elements Series by Jennifer L Armentrout. Its only 105 pages.


message 18: by Ms Bridget (last edited Jan 12, 2016 05:18AM) (new)

Ms Bridget (obridget2) | 6 comments I just finished:

Dog's Best Friend More Citizen Dog Reflections by Mark O'Hare Dog's Best Friend: More Citizen Dog Reflections by Mark O'Hare (Comic)

My short Review/Thoughts on the book:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 19: by Catharina (new)

Catharina (_nekoi) | 93 comments I want to second "The old man and the sea" by Hemingway, a really nice read.

I don't know if I have any fellow Swedish memembers?
If we do, Novellix is a really good tip :)


message 20: by Roxanne (new)

Roxanne  (rkmorita) | 41 comments Thank you to the two people who mentioned the old man & the sea. I forgot I had that book and now can use it for my 150 page challenge!


message 21: by Kira (new)

Kira (kiraaa) | 31 comments For this one I'll be reading The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories, 70 pages. Here's another version of The Yellow Wallpaper with just 64 pages.


message 22: by Victoria (new)

Victoria | 2 comments I'm either going to read All My Friends are Superheroes (120 pages) or The Tiny Wife (99 pages) both by Andrew Kaufman.


message 23: by Catharina (new)

Catharina (_nekoi) | 93 comments The Curious case of Benjamin Button was a peculiar read, and clocks in way under 150 pages :)


message 24: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (purpleypumpkin) | 5 comments I recently read The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin. Haunting and well written. Definitely worth a read.


message 25: by KLB (new)

KLB (klynnb) | 27 comments Ethan Frome: By Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton


message 26: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Weber | 264 comments Candide by Voltaire. It comes in just under at 147 pages. This could also work for satire or translated from another language.


message 27: by Julie (new)

Julie Ratcliff | 4 comments We Should All be Feminists is 49 pages


message 28: by Kitty (new)

Kitty | 13 comments I read a Dutch book for this one, as it came up from my TBR jar anyway, and was under a 150 pages. I don't think anyone else here reads Dutch literature, but maybe someone can benefit from this suggestion somehow, it was Twee Vrouwen by Harry Mulisch.

I believe it has been translated as Two Women and printed in the UK or USA too, but I think that was a long time ago.

For Dutchies though, it was a Nederland Leest book, which was distributed for free by the Dutch Library system a few years ago, making it very easy to pick up 2nd hand.


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The Asylum For Fairy Tale Creatures by Sebastian Gregory


message 30: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Grayson | 9 comments I read Paris For One by JoJo Moyes.


message 31: by Tracy (new)

Tracy | 18 comments I will be reading The Yellow Wall-Paper


message 32: by Shirley J (last edited Feb 02, 2016 05:21PM) (new)

Shirley J (fastreader) | 28 comments If you enjoy reading Maya Angelou's books, this one is under 100 pages: Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now


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message 34: by Leigha (new)

Leigha (leighas_life) Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Guaranteed to bring me tears.


message 35: by Roxanne (new)

Roxanne M | 9 comments I read Lady Susan by Jane Austen. I was unaware that this book existed, and it was quite a quick read. Less than 100 pages.


message 36: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) I finished Logan's Run by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson. It could be filed under science fiction, dystopian, book you can finish a day but I filed it under book under 150 pages.

My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 37: by AF (new)

AF | 326 comments Night by Elie Wiesel fit this prompt.


message 38: by Nicola (new)

Nicola Hall I read Animal Farm for this challenge ... I really enjoyed it however it did make me a little frustrated towards the end - Them Pigs need a talking to lol


message 39: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan (notphonetic) | 48 comments I read Tribes. If it helps, I think most plays should work (barring any really long ones, like A Long Day's Journey Into Night).


message 40: by Charlene (new)

Charlene (charlove) | 25 comments I am going to try The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.


message 41: by Nadine in NY (last edited Jun 01, 2016 03:39AM) (new)

Nadine in NY Jones | 5908 comments Mod
Do you think Tor Shorts would count? There are some that are longer (40-60 pages). The BookRiot challenge has a "less than 100 pages" task, and I'm having a hard time finding a book that is that short, so I asked this question in that group because I want to use a 40 page Torshort (A Dead Djinn in Cairo) ... but no one answered me! This group is more active, I think.


message 42: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jmarie84) | 19 comments I chose Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for this prompt.


message 43: by Monica (new)

Monica (mcosselman) Lady Susan

Only 80 pages and was the inspiration for the movie "Love and Friendship".


message 44: by Riley (new)

Riley (rileyfickett) I definitely stuck with this prompt with My Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend by Matthew Inman. I love this cute little story and can totally relate. Plus the illustrations are laugh-out-loud funny!

My Dog The Paradox A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend by Matthew Inman


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message 46: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) The Awakening for me at 95 pages. I really didn't like it to be honest, I found the main character exceptionally annoying.

Some better ones at under 150 pages:
Of Mice and Men
We Should All Be Feminists
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Trouble With Women


message 47: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 623 comments I'm about halfway through Of Mice and Men


message 48: by Sara (new)

Sara (velocipedal) | 32 comments I read Norby and the Lost Princess by Jane Asimov. The Norby books are a sci-fi series targeted towards a younger audience written by Isaac Asimov's wife. I love them.


message 49: by Amber (new)

Amber | 38 comments I read a Kindle Single by Jodi Picoult: The Color War


message 50: by Kim (new)

Kim Erickson (madtroll) | 1 comments The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, Alexander McCall Smith. Short, sweet, loved it!


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