Wednesday, May 7, 2008

50 Short books

Last week I linked to 50 Book Challenge, a website about someone trying to read 50 book in a year. If you include audiobooks, I tend to read around 50 books a year without even trying. However, for those who are trying, I thought I'd make up a list of 50 good short books (around 200 pages or less) that could help someone reach the goal of reading one book a week.

  1. One Day in the Life Of Ivan Denisovich - A. Solzhenitzen
  2. The Old Man & the Sea - E. Hemingway
  3. Snow Country - Y. Kawabata
  4. Night - E. Wiesel
  5. Seize the Day - S. Bellow
  6. O Pioneers! - W. Cather
  7. Ethan Frome - E. Wharton
  8. Breakfast at Tiffany's - T. Capote
  9. The Awakening - K. Chopin
  10. Beowulf - Anon.
  11. Fahrenheit 451 - R. Bradbury
  12. War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
  13. Anthem - A. Rand
  14. A Death In Venice - T. Mann
  15. Candide - Voltaire
  16. Siddhartha - H. Hesse
  17. Nausea - J. Sarte
  18. Death of Ivan Illyich - L. Tolstoy
  19. A Study in Scarlet - A.C. Doyle
  20. Whose Body? - D. Sayers
  21. The Mysterious Affair at Styles - A. Christie
  22. The Crying of Lot 49 - T. Pynchon
  23. Everyman - P. Roth
  24. Call of the Wild - Jack London
  25. Lord of the Flies - W. Golding
  26. The Land that Time Forgot - E.R. Burroughes
  27. The Great Gatsby - F.S. Fitzgerald
  28. Of Mice and Men - J. Stienbeck
  29. Billy Budd - H. Melville
  30. The Red Badge of Courage - S. Crane
  31. Tom Sawyer - M. Twain
  32. Flatland - E. Abbott
  33. A Wizard of Earthsea -U. Le Guin
  34. Alice in Wonderland - L. Carroll
  35. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L.F. Baum
  36. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
  37. Fictions - J. Borges
  38. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - R.L. Stevenson
  39. The House on the Borderland - W.H. Hodgeson
  40. At the Mountains of Madness - H.P. Lovecraft
  41. Turn of the Screw - H. James
  42. The Bridge of the San Louis Rey - T. Wilder
  43. The Stranger - A. Camus
  44. Notes from the Underground - F. Dostoyevsky
  45. Silas Marner - G. Elliot
  46. Metamorphisis - F. Kafka
  47. The Heart of Darkness - J. Conrad
  48. Mrs. Dalloway - V. Wolfe
  49. Animal Farm - G. Orwell
  50. A Christmas Carol - C. Dickens

1 comment:

Mrs S said...

Thanks for mentioning my site - and that is a great list! I've never really got into audio books before but you have a great site here so I'm going to have a nosey around and maybe I'll find one I can try out :)