As I started to compile my TBR for the week I went on vacation, I wanted to have a few shorter books that I could realistically finish in a couple of hours. I knew I had a lot of time to get reading done, so I COULD read something a bit longer, but I was determined to actually sit down and finish books quickly/easily.
I did some research to see some shorter books I read in a really short period of time and wanted to put together a recommendation list for you guys. If you’re in the mood to sit down and just blitz through a short and fairly easy and/or fluffy book, look no further! All of these are less than 300 pages (most closer to 200-250).
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket /// I recently reread this entire series as audiobooks and it was a game-changer. I loved it when I was a kid and a lot of it still held up for me in the reread. The first book is super short (and many others are just as short), so the audiobooks take anywhere between 2-8 hours at most. The first one had fun sound effects! It’s an easy series to binge quickly.
TTYL (Internet Girls series) by Lauren Myracle /// I read these books back in high school and loved them. They’re formatted in IM/chat conversations, so it’s SUPER quick to read. A new installment came out as a follow-up to the original series too. I just loved breezing through these stories back in the day. So fun!
Linny’s Sweet Dream List by Susan Schild /// Both books out in this series so far are nice and short. I enjoyed them overall but there are some flaws. I think if you like quick southern romances, give them a shot! The stories are cute and it’s hard not to fall in love with that small town.
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella /// I keep saying I need to get back into her books because it’s been so long since I’ve read one. I loved this one back when I read it a few years ago! The premise was really fun – a girl confesses her entire life story to a “stranger” on an airplane, who turns out to be the CEO at her new job.
Aspen by Rebekah Crane /// Can everyone please finally read this book? I mean, honestly, how many times do I have to mention it? I loved this one and read it probably in 2 sittings, just because life got in the way. I loved Aspen and her crew of friends so incredibly much. This book is super underrated and wonderful.
Class of ’98 by AL Player /// Another underrated gem I always talk about. This book has fun time travel elements. I’m pretty sure I read this on my Kindle app on the computer while I was supposed to be at work. I just loved the main characters and their journey back to high school.
Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath /// I didn’t love this one as much as I hoped, but it was a short and interesting read! I think it’s really underrated even though it personally didn’t resonate with me as much as I’d like. I may actually revisit this someday because I think it has potential to be better the second time around.
First & Then by Emma Mills /// I read her second book recently and couldn’t love it any more. Her debut, here, is absolutely wonderful too. If you like football and cute, easy stories, read this immediately. I’m fairly positive I read it in one day and was late coming back from lunch break because I wouldn’t stop. (Same thing happened with book #2 as well!)