Hey, happiest Top Ten Tuesday. Today’s theme is all about the “short and sweet” or Sweet Novella Stories. Our That Artsy Reader Girl July 17 topic reads: Favorite Novellas/Short StoriesSweet Novella Stories Sure to Impress #FWarchives Click To Tweet
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Because of the topic, I feel like it’s best to be all about the “short and sweet” intros and reasons. Until recent years (“recent”
being maybe 2-3 years) I rarely, if ever, read novellas. But then friends began self-publishing and to begin their journey into publishing, they penned novellas. Of course, knowing this, I was ready, willing and excited to give these books a fair chance.
From this experience, I’ve discovered some sweet and even some emotionally complex stories packed in these small packages. The
tales I collected below feature historical stories, contemporary tales and of course, a romantic-comedy (or two). I’ve read most of these, but there is one on this list that sits on my shelf unread (but in fairness to me, it’s a new addition).
In keeping with today’s theme, we’ll walk through these stories with “short and sweet” thoughts. Let’s have a look.
SWEET NOVELLA STORIES
3: Dancing with the Prince by Kennedy Larsen | This one sits on my shelf unread. But as I said, it along book one (what!? I
*had* to feature this one because 1: the color theme is pink and 2: I prefer its softer appearance) a new addition. Amazon | Goodreads
5: As Easy as Riding a Bike by Bell Renshaw | More romantic-comedy bliss! This one is all about the small town lovin’ and romancin’. In other words, it’s a delight. Amazon | Goodreads
6: How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes | One of my best blogging friends, Amber has released a handful of sweet novellas (contemporaries and historical reads). Among them is this new adult romance – plus you can read her just-released companion story to this one, or her spin on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale! Amazon | Goodreads
8: If Ever I Would Leave You by Susan May Warren | It may be the shortest book on this list (not sure because I didn’t fact check), but this novella is beautiful, and serves as an excellent tease for this couple’s full-length love story. Amazon | Goodreads
9: Then Came You by Becky Wade | This is actually one story I’ve re-read. If you’ve read some of my prior posts, you know re-reading is not something I often do. But this one I have experienced in two different story mediums (written and audio), and both were enchanting. Amazon | Goodreads
What are some of the short or novella stories you’ve read and liked? As always, I’d love to read about your recommendations – and am curious: have you read any of these? Tell me what you dislike vs. like about novellas! Make yourself a bowl of ice cream (because it’s National Ice Cream month), and share all the bookish thoughts below.
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