Top Ten Quick Reads
In order to come up with this list, I looked at the books I’ve read that were less than 300 pages and decided which ones I loved the most! Pick up one of these books when you’re looking for a fantastic quick read!
(In no particular order, except how I happened to arrange them in the pic. Links go to my reviews)
1. The Prophecy by Erin Rhew
I read this fun fantasy a very long time ago, but I still remember how much I adored it! (Why haven’t I finished this series, again? Oh yeah, because I’m horrible at finishing series! I need to add this to my list of books for the Series Ender Challenge that I have to read.)
2. Poison by Bridget Zinn
This book is super-underrated as far as I’m concerned. I loved it so much, and when I saw what a labor of love the publishing of this one was (the author died of cancer and her family worked to get it published posthumously), it made me love it even more!
3. Carrier by Anne Tibbets
This dystopian is not a light read at all, and I’d only recommend it to 18+ readers because it deals with sexual slavery, including of children (and the details are described—not incredibly explicitly, but it can definitely be disturbing). But this series gave me chills and made me truly think about the real-world sex slavery industry. It’s truly sad.
4. Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips
This YA read stands out to me because, reading the blurb, it does not sound like the type of book I’d naturally like or gravitate toward. The MC makes a lot of mistakes and a lot of her choices are pretty terrible. But Phillips gave me a deep understanding of her main character that led me to connect to her deeply, and I loved this book!
5. The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
Another dystopian that I adored! This duology is both twisty and sweet.
6. Starcursed by Nandini Bajpai
I’m not usually big on historical fiction, but this story of star-crossed lovers caught my attention because it almost sounded like it could pass for fantasy because of the idea of the main character being starcursed. I ended up loving it!
7. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
I think I could have pretty much put any Miranda Kenneally book on this list because I think they’re all relatively short, quick reads. These contemps make me happy, but they also make me think. A perfect combination!
8. Broken World by Kate L. Mary
Another 18+ selection, I mention this zombie series on my blog a lot. Sorry, not sorry. I love it!
9. How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo
This is a fabulous diverse YA contemp that made me swoon!
10. Escape from Eden by Lisa Nader
Another one I read a long time ago, but I remember loving it. This cult story definitely reminds me of a dystopian.
- You could always pick up a manga (I just finished the Library Wars series, which was amazing and just started A Silent Voice, which is off to a great start!)
- Or read a book of short stories. My favorite short story of ever is in the book, Sucker Literary: Volume 3. The story is by Evelyn Skye of The Crown’s Game fame (but it’s written under the name Evelyn Ehrlich). Check out my review to find out more.
- Or a great kids’ book! There are tons of fantastic MG reads that are under 300 pages. One classic example is The Bridge to Terabithia.
- How about a novella from your favorite series? I don’t read them all that often but a few I loved are Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor, Iron to Iron by Ryan Graudin and Unstrung by Neal Shusterman.
What quick reads have you loved? I want to know!