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?
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:
- Passing by Nella Larsen
- The Levee by William Kent Krueger
- Days at the Morisaki Bookshop by Satoshi Yagisawa
- The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis (reread)
- Delivering Christmas by Liz Fenwick
- So Late in the Day (ARC) by Claire Keegan (short story collection)
- Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley
- No Crocodiles in Lake Michigan: A Memoir of Refugee Welcome by Pam Hubbard
- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolf (#NovNov23 buddy read)
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.
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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