Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is Top 5 Smol Books, but I’m modifying it a bit to talk about some of the smaller books on my TBR because I seem to have forgotten every novella I have ever read. I don’t really have a solid definition for what a small book is, but I think most of the books I’ve picked are under 200 pages.
Nick and Charlie and This Winter by Alice Oseman – This is a two-for-one entry because the two books are related. I enjoyed Heartstopper so much that I ordered the rest of Alice Oseman’s books because I wanted more of her characters. Unsurprisingly, I haven’t picked up any of them to read yet. These are both Solitaire novellas and I’m hoping to find the time to read Solitaire and the two novellas in the near future.
What Abigail Did That Summer by Ben Aaronvitch – This Rivers of London novella takes place between the events of book five (Foxglove Summer) and six (The Hanging Tree). I really enjoy the Rivers of London series and I adore Abigail and all of the trouble she gets into. I’m planning on ordering a paperback copy of the ninth book in this series soon and I’ll likely read this one before diving into book nine.
The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie – I haven’t read any Miss Marple books yet, but I think this is the shortest one in the series. I adore the Poirot books and I’m sure I will love the Miss Marple stories just as much. My goal is to dive into Miss Marple when I’m done reading all of the Poirot books, which likely won’t be until early next year.
The Reaper’s Quota by Sarah McKnight – This was the fifth place finalist of BBNYA 2022 and it sounds fantastic. I’ve heard so many of the BBNYA panellists who read this book in the final round rave about how much they enjoyed it. The premise of this book also sounds quite fun, and a bit dark, so I’m looking forward to it.