Shortest books on my TBR

Books on my TBR

I saw Misty posting the longest books on her TBR and, honestly, it made me want to do the reverse! We all have those books that are simply stuck on our TBR’s for ages and sometimes it’s because of there size. I’m definitely giving It the stink-eye here although that’s also to do with.. clowns.. 

Anyway. Because of her post, I actually wondered what the shortest books on my TBR are. If I figure that out, maybe I’ll get tempted to pick them up sooner? Can’t lose anything by trying it out, right?

Romeo And Juliet (Giunti Classics)Macbeth FrankensteinThe Picture of Dorian GrayWuthering Heights

I think I can conclude that there are a lot of classics in my top ten shortest books? Which pretty much equals the whole thing being one huge lie since the font of those  four books is tiny – trust me, I checked. Cheaters!

Under the Eye of the Clock: The Life Story of Christopher NolanThe Time Traveler's WifeFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemUnite Me (Shatter Me, #1.5, #2.5)World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks

Now these five I can live with. Sure, I can’t read Unite Me until I started the actual series, but… I might just be tempted to make my way through Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemThe Time Traveler’s Wife and World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks are also two books I’ve been eyeing for a while.. Maybe.. Just maybe..

And just for the sake of it, here are the five biggest monsters on my TBR:

ItThe Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)Under the DomeInsomniaSleeping Beauties

I don’t know how I should feel about the fact that four out of five are King-novels…

A Song of Ice and Fire, Leather-Cloth Boxed Set (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1-5)Oh, the actual first place goes to this box, though. The books don’t have their own ISBN-number, so Goodreads takes the whole box as one book of 5,280 pages?!

I do love these leather-bound editions.. They’re so pretty and smooth and…

Okay, my conclusion is pretty much that this post didn’t motivate me as much as I thought it would to pick up some shorter books. Shorter doesn’t equal “easy to fly through”, especially when it comes to classics? And since I’m not a classics-reading gal, I’m just bound to take forever reading those…

Do you have any idea what the shortest or longest book on your TBR is?
Or maybe the most popular? The lowest rating?
Tell me all about it!

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25 thoughts on “Shortest books on my TBR

  1. Some great books on that list though! The longest on mine is a monster of a thing about Oppenheimer. It’s enormous. Which is why it’s not been read yet 😂

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    1. Haha, I can totally imagine! I’m hoping to knock off some of the monsters this year but we’ll see how it goes.. It’s just so annoying because I KNOW I can read more other books in the time it takes me to read one of those monsters.. Which pretty much puts me off every single time, haha.

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  2. I have so many Stephen King books still on my TBR list because the majority of them are just so massive. I bought IT two years ago and really want to read it, but I keep putting it off haha. There’s just so much to read out there that I’d be missing in the few weeks it would probably take me to read that monster!

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    1. I totally relate to that! I’m intrigued by and scared to death of IT at the same time. Some day… Maybe there’ll be another IT-madness in October for Halloween.. I might consider jumping on that train then, but we’ll see!

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  3. It’s okay to not read all the classics. Just because it’s an old book doesn’t mean you should force yourself to read it. I actually tend to enjoy classics and old books but I just don’t feel the need to read War and Peace, and I have made peace (pun!) with that. There’s several modern classics like The Kite Runner I don’t feel the need to ever read as well, and I’m okay with that. There’s only so much time in our lives, and so many books out there, I don’t want to waste my reading time on something I’ll hate. Besides, you can still get a good storytelling experience in much less time if you watch a movie- books I refuse to spend several hours on I’m often willing to just watch the movie, and if I did enjoy that I’ll go back and slog through the book to get the full experience, but I won’t read a book I’m dreading just to check it off the list when there are books I actually want to read in the world.

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    1. Definitely agree with that! I do want to find some classic of which I can say it’s my favorite – eventually. Not to “fit in” but more because I really am curious to see what older books will be so much to my liking that I’ll end up giving it that title.
      I think the watching a movie and then maybe read the book is a good way when it comes to classics, honestly. Maybe I’ll try something like that eventually. Right now, I’m just hoping to read Mansfield Park this year. Ever since reading a retelling of it, I got curious about the original.

      [And that was a nice pun!]

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    2. I think the movie first route is good for people who don’t giggle like mad and rub their hands together like a melodramatic campy bad guy every time they see a particularly convoluted little passage like those older books tended to like throwing in like I do! Besides, it is true many classics have way too much filler in them about scenery and stuff no one cares about, and they tend to start off a little slowly, just because the authors were paid by the word and it paid better to be obnoxiously long winded, but knowing that doesn’t mean I think classics like that should be trudged through when there are a few actually good ones I think the majority of people would enjoy out there! (And thank you about the pun, they are oh so fun :D)

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    3. Honestly, I try not to keep in mind the book to much whenever I see the movie adaption afterwards. There are bound to be differences. I only remembering getting REALLY mad when I noticed Peeves missing in the HP movies. THAT was uncalled for, haha.
      Exactly! It’s why I really do want to try and read some. Eventually. When my head’s in the right space for it. 😛

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  4. Stephen King kind of always guarantees a big chunky book. At least they’re usually worth the commitment. I’ve had The Time Travelers Wife on my TBR for ages. Still hasn’t happened. According to GoodReads the three longest books on my TBR (between 825 and 1149 pages) are books 6, 7, and 8 in the Outlander series. No surprise there. And the shortest is one called Puddle Jumping at a whopping 126 pages. Apparently it’s been idling on my TBR since 2014 and I haven’t managed those 126 yet. Ha!

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    1. True! I’ve only read two of his books so far, but I can definitely see the appeal. Why else would I own five of his other books [even though I haven’t read them yet].. Same for The Time Traveler’s Wife! I keep seeing the movie pop up everywhere and it makes me want to watch the movie, but then I feel like reading the book first and.. well.. I never end up actually reading or watching any of the two?
      I haven’t read anything in the Outlander series yet! I keep hearing good things about it though.
      Haha, I’d say it’s time to tackle those 126 pages! 😀

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  5. Yeah…. The Name of the Wind O.O Such a scary book. Also, Stephen King’s books are all kinda scary in size! The more manageable of his was Doctor Sleep. It wasn’t too long, but I also remember not finishing it…
    I think my shortest is Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell. Little tiny book. I quite enjoyed it 😀

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    1. I know right! King’s the master of big, scary books in my opinion. Although Carrie is quite refreshing, being so ridiculously thin compared to his other work, haha. Haven’t read Doctor Sleep YET but I’m planning on it! Eventually. Some day.
      Ooh, I’ve only read Eleanor & Park by Rowell so far. Some day I’ll have to get my hands on more of her writing. Like, when I’ve tackled my TBR a bit.. Or a huge bit.

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