Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TTT: Ten of the shortest books I've read

Top Ten Tuesday is a Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish  This week's Top Ten Tuesday is a read in one sitting theme.  I chose ten of the shortest books I've read in one sitting.  Classics are perfect for this very reason, usually they average under 200 pages and  it's fun to re-read a favorite.  I'm also trying to catch up on those classics that I might've missed growing up.  


1.  Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary 1  92 pages    &     2. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 
184 pages


3.  Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary 186 pages    &    4.  The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner   154 pages


5.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 186 pages     &   6.  Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt 139 pages


7. Bink & Gollie Best Friends Forever by Kate Di Camillo and Alison McGhee 96 pages 
 & 8.  Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis 294 pages


9.  Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman 113 pages   &    10.  Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones  224 pages

Does the length of a book influence whether you'll read it or not?   War and Peace's length (1225 pages) still seems like a challenge to me.  I am curious whether the length affects children's perception of whether they'll read a book or not.  Feel free to leave a comment or link to your TTT.


  1. Oh, I adored the Ramona books as a kid! Great list.

  2. Oh, I'd love to read Tuck Everlasting! For some reason I didn't know it was such a short book :)

  3. What cute books! :-) A lovely list!

  4. I like your list a lot!! I can't believe I've never read a book by Beverly Cleary!!

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment on my TTT post today!! Happy reading!!

  5. I can't answer if length affects whether or not to read a book. I was a voracious reader when I was a child and length did not determine if I would read a book or not. Length became a factor when it was mandatory reading.

  6. Aww Charlotte's Web, I adored that book as a kid.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/top-ten-tuesday-99/

  7. Thanks for sharing some of your favorites. You might be interested in joining our Yahoo group. We are trying to read all 1001 of the best children's books from around the world. Let me know if you are interested and I'll send you the link.

  8. This is a fun list! I love Charlotte's Web.

  9. This is a great list! I think I read most of them as a kid and I definitely didn't finish them in a day but they're great!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  10. I loved the Ramona books growing up and I really should reread some of them as an adult. I also loved Charlotte's Web. I have read a lot of the books you listed- but don't think I read any of the Boxcar Children series. I definitely think that shorter books seem manageable. :) Great list!