I know that with the current coronavirus quarantine and social distancing measures, a lot of us have more ‘free’ time on our hands. If you’re anything like me though, focusing on anything other than the constant news updates is hard. I’ve really noticed my reading speed and retention go down in recent days.
The solution might be to try picking up some more short stories and novellas. There’s less of a commitment, you only need to focus for a short spell, and you’ll get the satisfaction of finishing something.
If you have any suggestions or recommendations to add, please let me know.
Galatea by Madeline Miller.
Historical Fantasy, 20 pages.
Wet Nails by Shira Glassman.
Contemporary Paranormal Romance, 21 pages.
Out of Her Depth by Pike Martell.
YA Contemporary Fantasy Romance, 24 pages.
The Witch Sea by Sarah Diemer
Fantasy Romance, 28 pages.
Fearless by Shira Glassman.
Contemporary Romance, 30 pages.
The Disastrous Début of Agatha Tremain by Stephanie Burgis
YA Historical Fantasy Romance, 38 pages.
House of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis.
YA Historical Fantasy, 42 pages.
The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho.
Fantasy, 51 pages.
Beauty, Glory, Thrift by Alison Tam
Science-Fiction, 55 pages.
Gale by Lyssa Chiavari.
YA Science-Fiction, 55 pages.
Prosper’s Demon by K.J. Parker
Fantasy, 58 pages.
Coffee Boy by Austin Chant.
Contemporary Romance, 61 pages.
The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz.
Science-Fiction, 65 pages.
Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman.
Contemporary Romance, 68 pages.
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill.
MG Fantasy Graphic Novel, 75 pages.
Gretel by Niamh Murphy.
Fantasy Romance, 76 pages.
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Science-Fiction, 96 pages.
The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard
Science-Fiction Mystery, 96 pages.
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
Fantasy, 112 pages.
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey.
Historical Science-Fiction, 118 pages.
In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard.
Fantasy, 145 pages.
Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani.
YA Fantasy, 152 pages.
Peter Darling by Austin Chant.
Fantasy, 164 pages.
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente.
Fantasy Western, 168 pages.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.
YA Fantasy, 173 pages.
A Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews.
Historical Romance, 175 pages.
The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin.
Fantasy, 175 pages.
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey.
Dystopian Western, 176 pages.