Help Me Finish My Book Challenge!

Guys, the year is swiftly drawing to a close and I am monstrously behind (8 books) in my book-a-day challenge. As such, I need to power through some books here at the end of the year, making use of holiday time-off. If I don’t step up my game, I WILL fail my challenge.

While it may sort of be cheating, I need some short, quick reads to help me wrap up my challenge. So tell me, what are your favorite short novels? What should I read to make sure I meet my challenge?

Much thanks to everyone who offers suggestions!

23 responses to “Help Me Finish My Book Challenge!”

  1. Kat Balcombe says:

    Eeeeeek! Ok, here’s some I read within 24 hours:

    Ten by Gretchen McNeil
    Zom-B by Darren Shan
    Then by Julie Myerson
    A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
    If I Stay by Gayle Forman
    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    Speechless by Hannah Harrington
    Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins
    Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
    Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid
    Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
    Everything by Tabitha Suzuma
    The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
    Fracture by Megan Miranda
    I am Legend by Richard Matheson
    The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
    This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

    I know you’ve already some of these, but hopefully it helps!

  2. tjpieraccini says:

    Not sure if either of these options falls within your remit, but…Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, or any of the later original series Doctor Who novelisations by Terrance Dicks… Waiting For The Barbarians by Coetzee is also quite short.

  3. techeditor says:

    Ian McEwan books are short, most shorter than ATONEMENT. I liked best ENDURING LOVE, which is NOT a romance book.

    • Christina says:

      I’ve read several of his novels. They vary so much in quality, and I’m sure it’s not a romance novel. Haha. Isn’t it about hot air ballooning and someone with a creepy obsession?

  4. I’m a BOOK CHALLENGE obsessed beast. I can’t stand to fail a challenge. I’m at risk for failing my Off the Shelf Challenge and My Sophomore Reading Challenge. I hope I somehow pull it off but its quite sketchy right now.

    If I were you I’d read a couple of prequels to recent series:

    1. Damion (prequel to Half Blood – Covenant Series)
    2. The Goddess Hunt (A companion novel for The Goddess Test Series)
    3. The Grimm Diaries Prequels (quite of few of those available (6) – they are all short reads)
    4. The New World by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking Series)
    5. Tortured (Birthmarked Series)
    6. Summer Crossing (Iron Fey Series)
    7. Tomorrow is Today (Tempest Series)
    8. Remedial Magic (Fairewalker Series)
    9. Beasts and BFF (13 to Life Series)
    10. Retro Demonology (The Demon Trappers Series)
    11. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (The Girl in the Steel Corset Series)

    All of these are VERY short reads. BTW I don’t feel this is cheating AT ALL unless the challenge stated the book needed to be a certain length to count.

  5. Here are a few I’ve powered through in one sitting:

    Ben Aaronovitch: Midnight Riot (first in series — each one is an equally quick read — paranormal mystery)
    Baum’s Oz series
    CJ Bos: Three Weeks to Say Goodbye (thriller)
    Alafair Burke: 212 or Never Tell (Ellie Hatcher series — thriller)
    Daniel Wilson: Robopocalypse
    Joss Ware: Envy series (post apocalypse romance)
    Amanda Stevens: Amelia Gray series (paranormal mystery)
    Jesse Petersen: Living With the Dead (hilarious zombie books. I read the first while waiting at the dentist’s)
    Kristen Painter: House of Comarre series (urban fantasy)
    Lisa Lutz: Spellman series (hilarious PI mysteries)

    I think you’ve read most of the ones that come to mind but hopefully something above will pique your interest and help 🙂

  6. nutschell says:

    Lots of great suggestions here already. I hope you finish your challenge!! Cheering you on!

  7. Anything by Carol Lynch Williams! I loved The Chosen One and Miles From Ordinary (both under 200 pages)

  8. I second Carol Lynch Williams.

    Also anything by Francesca Lia Block. Especially Wasteland. Ahhh I would love it if you read her.

  9. Nori says:

    This is all I can think of, though you might have read some of these too: Perks of Being a Wallflower, Hatchet, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Green Angel (Alice Hoffman), Boy Meets Boy, Revolver, How I Live Now, The Prince of Myst, Hunger (by Kessler), The Turning (Prose), and then any YA books by Meg Cabot, Tamora Pierce (the earlier years), and the Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison.

  10. Giselle says:

    This is Not A Drill is short and really good!!

  11. Lilian says:

    Nerve by Jeanne Ryan and Ten by Gretchen MnNeil, neither are “OMG, THE BEST THING I’VE EVER READ” material, but they are fast reads.

    ah, ROALD DAHL! didn’t you buy The Witches in one of your book hauls?
    and the prequel ebooks to Throne of Glass…

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