Novellas in November

Although I’ll be taking part in Nonfiction November I’ve been wondering whether to join in with Novellas in November, a month long event co-hosted by Cathy of 746 Books and Rebecca of BookishBeck. Their definition of a novella is loose – it’s based on word count rather than number of pages – but they suggest aiming for 150 pages or under, with a firm upper limit of 200 pages. Any genre is valid. Each week has a theme:

2–8 November: Contemporary fiction (Cathy)

9–15 November: Nonfiction novellas (Rebecca)

16–22 November: Literature in translation (Cathy)

23–29 November: Short classics (Rebecca)

So, I’ve been looking on my TBR shelves and found these novellas – a mix of genres:

I don’t expect I’ll read all of these – but I should be able to read one or two, maybe three?

4 thoughts on “Novellas in November

  1. You have a very interesting selection of novellas! For Novellas in November I plan to read The Vegetarian by Han Kang, and for Nonfiction November I hope to read Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Perez 🙂


  2. I always admire the way you take on challenges, Margaret. And novellas can be such a nice blend of story development and brevity, if that makes sense. They’re a great length, and it takes talent to write them. I’ll be interested in which ones you choose.


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