Book Recommendations from 20 to 200 Pages

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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.

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Hit Your 2019 Target: 5 Books 55-Pages or Less

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We’re getting closer and closer!

Last week, I gave you 5 books under 75 pages to help you hit those pesky GoodReads targets before the end of 2019.

If you’re still frantically struggling to fit in a few extra books before the end of the end, here’s another five great books, the longest of which is only 55 pages long. You can read most of these in less than a hour.

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Hit Your 2019 Target: 5 Books 75-Pages or Less

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Trying to squeeze in those last few books this year?

As 2019 comes to a close, the GoodReads Challenge, and all our own personal reading goals, can loom large.

If you’re looking for a couple of quick reads to boost your stats this year, here are five great stories, each less than 75 pages, so you can finish each one in an afternoon.

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My Most Anticipated: October 2019

Crier’s War (Crier’s War #1) by Nina Varela

Crier's War (Crier's War, #1)

After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners’ estates and bent the human race to their will.

Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family’s death…by killing the sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier.

Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her father’s legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isn’t the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla.

Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.


October 1st 2019 by HarperTeen

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Cozy Mystery Book Haul

I don’t usually do haul posts, since I tend to buy my books randomly and as the mood strikes me so there never seems to be enough to merit a post. I got an Amazon gift card recently though, and decided that I wanted to spend it on discovering some new-to-me cozy mysteries.

I got loads of great suggestions when I asked for recommendations, so I thought I’d share what I picked with you guys in case you want to try them too.

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My 5-star Predictions for July – Dec 2019

These are seven of most anticipated books for the rest of the year (so far). They’re more specifically books that I’m pretty confident from the blurb or from what I’ve heard around, that I’m going to specifically enjoy aspects of.

What do you think of these books?

What upcoming books are you expecting to enjoy most?

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TV Shows I Need to Catch Up On


Seven TV Shows I Need to Catch Up On


Lucifer PosterLucifer (2015–)
Still Running
Seasons: 3
I’ve seen: Early Season 2, maybe around episode 5 or 6?
Lucifer, bored from his sulking life in hell, comes to live in Los Angeles. While there, he helps humanity with its miseries through his experience and telepathic abilities to bring people’s deepest desires and thoughts out of them. While meeting with a girl in his nightclub (called Lux), a shootout involving him and the girl leads him to become a LAPD consultant who tries to punish people for their crimes through law and justice.

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Under the Sea: Books Featuring Mermaids


A couple of months ago I did a post on books which featured unicorns because the unicorn is my countries national animal (I know, right?!). It was a lot of fun and got me thinking about what other underrepresented magical and mythical creatures I’d like to see more of in my reading. Until relatively recently I’d definitely have put mermaids alongside unicorns – sort of a ubiquitous symbol of the fantasy genre, but not something that actually appears in a lot of stories. The past 18-ish or so months have seen mermaids become a bit of a trend though, so there were more to pick from than I’d thought.

Have you read any of these books? Do you enjoy stories about mermaids and underwater adventures?

Let me know if there are any other underappreciated creatures you’d like to see more of in your reading.

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