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Novellas in November

Today, I’m preparing my TBR for Novellas in November hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books and Rebecca @ Bookish Beck I’m going a bit rogue with the official schedule and planning two posts: my November Novella TBR and a Novella Wrap Up.

Do you have novellas on your November TBR?

Novellas in November 2023 (an open book lies on a green park bench surrounded by fall leaves which have fallen from the nearby trees


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 2023 TBR

The novellas I plan to read this November include:

Other Novellas

I greatly enjoy an occasional novella and find that a novella or short story provides a nice balance and palate cleanser between more dense reads. A few recent novellas I’ve read include Foster by Claire Keegan, Signal Moon by Kate Quinn, Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan, Maureen (ARC) by Rachel Joyce (spin-off of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry), 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.

Related: Novellas in November 2022 Wrap-Up

Related: Novellas in November 2021 Wrap Up


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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  1. Lovely list. Novellas are also perfect reading for someone recovering from eye surgery! Hope you are continuing to heal well.

    • My pleasure! Novellas are perfect for travel! I think my fav novella is one I read last year, Small Things Like These by Keegan and a fav fun one is Signal Moon by Kate Quinn.

  2. Yes Carol, I will be participating in Novellas in November this year.
    My novella recommendation for you is “In The Sweep Of The Bay ” by Cath Barton.
    My favorite novellas to date have all been written by Claire Keegan.

    • I discovered Keegan last year! I finished her recently released short stories and can’t say I loved one of them. Well written but too depressing! Thanks for the rec!

  3. Hi, Carol – I also enjoy novellas. From your list, I have read: Deal of a Lifetime and Our Souls at Night. I plan to reread a few of Charles Dickens’ novellas this holiday season, including: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of LIfe andThe Haunted Man & The Ghost’s Bargain.

  4. Carol, I am sorry to hear that you are still recovering from your eye surgery, but at least you are recovering. I am particpating in NovNov2023, but am going to double dip and read several Christmas Novellas/Short stories. I am also hoping to read the Claire Keegan short story books as well as several others.

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