Novellas in November
What is a novella? A novella can be any genre and is usually between 150 and 200 pages in length. Books with fewer pages can be labeled as novelettes and/or short stories. Publishers use labels based on word counts (Novella: 17,500 – 40,000 words; Novelette: 7,700 – 17,500 words; Short Story: Less than 7,500 words).
For the purpose of this Novella post, my TBR contains stories under 200 pages with no further distinction.
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Novellas in November TBR
The novellas I plan to read this November include:
- Maureen (ARC) by Rachel Joyce (spin-off of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry)
- A Psalm For the Wild Built by Becky Chambers
- Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
- Signal Moon by Kate Quinn
- Foster by Claire Keegan (Novellas in November “buddy read”)
I greatly enjoy an occasional novella and find that they provide a nice balance and palate cleanser between more dense reads. A few recent novellas I’ve read include A Vicarage Christmas, Christmas in Briarwood, Ethan Frome, A Single Rose, Open Water, The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, The House on Mango Street, Love & Saffron (stretching the definition at 206 pages), And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, The Deal of a Lifetime (short story length), The Redhead By the Side of the Road, The Convenience Store Woman, Our Souls at Night, and 84 Charing Cross Road.
Are you participating in Novellas in November?
Do you have a novella rec for me?
Do you have a favorite novella?
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