Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Read In One Sitting Theme
As much as I enjoy losing myself in an epic like The Lord of the Rings, Bleak House or A Song of Ice and Fire, sometimes you just want a quick fix too. So here are some of my favourite short books that could be read in one or two sittings (ordered alphabetically by title):
~ 1 ~
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Dickens’ classic, redemptive tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly visitations.
~ 2 ~
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
An utterly charming classic that follows the lives of women in a small rural town in Victorian England.
~ 3 ~
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
The surreal tale of the summer of 1928 in a small fictional US town, based on the author’s own childhood summer memories from his hometown.
~ 4 ~
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The first book in King’s epic, dark fantasy series The Dark Tower, which introduces our hero Roland Deschain; the last gunslinger. Don’t be lulled by its short length, the following books only get longer and longer!
~ 5 ~
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
A hilarious romp through space with the ordinary Arthur Dent and his alien best friend Ford Prefect.
~ 6 ~
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Tolkien’s classic children’s book that follows little Bilbo Baggins in the first Middle-Earth adventure.
~ 7 ~
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
I could have picked any of Doyle’s wonderful Sherlock Holmes mysteries, but I think this is marginally my favourite.
~ 8 ~
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
Lewis’ classic children’s book that first introduces us to the magical land of Narnia.
~ 9 ~
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
A chilling tale of two young women living an extremely isolated life, after the tragic death of their family.
~ 10 ~
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
There are many of Pratchett’s hilarious Discworld books I could have chosen, but I think this is still my favourite; so far!
What are your favourite short books? Also, please link in the comments if you have taken part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic too.