101 books under 220 pages

hey everyone!

for today’s post i’ve put together a list of 101 books under 220 pages. i personally adore short books and find they’re often a lot more experimental and strange which is right up my street! all 101 books mentioned here are ones i’ve picked from my tbr and from books i’ve read and i hope you’ll find at least one you’d like the sound of to pick up too!

you can find my other lists of 101 books on certain topics here, they’re my favourite posts to put together so if there’s any topic you’d like to see a list on, please let me know!; https://bibookishbabe23.wordpress.com/category/101-series/

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POETRY (12 books)


⭐️1. WAIN by Rachel Plummer (80 pages); queer poetry reimagining scottish folktales (featuring beautiful watercolour illustrations) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42640884

⭐️2. THE BOOK OF TIDES by Angela Readman (80 pages); here we encounter fishermen and mermaids, a man with a beard of bees, a Tattooist’s daughter, Joan of Arc, and Beatrix Potter’s bed – a rich swell of voices with an irresistible and peculiar power. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33005843

⭐️3. ROSA’S EINSTEIN by Jennifer Givhan (84 pages): a Latinx retelling of the Brothers Grimm’s Snow-White and Rose-Red, reevaluating border, identity, and immigration narratives through the unlikely amalgamation of physics and fairy tale. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42199045

⭐️4. GODDESS OF THE HUNT by Shelby Eileen (109 pages); A poetry collection about the mythic life of Artemis, Greek Goddess of the hunt. Told through the perspective of Artemis herself with the contributions of a few other Greek Goddesses. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43466612

⭐️5. WITCH by Rebecca Tamas (120 pages); a raw, strange book of poems that merges feminist exploration with occult expression and ecological language. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43842058

⭐️6. THE FIREFLY LETTERS by Margarita Engle (151 pages); In this quietly powerful book, Margarita Engle paints a portrait of early women’s rights pioneer Fredrika Bremer and the journey to Cuba that transformed her life. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7144221

⭐️7. GIRL SHOW by Kristy Bowen (60 pages); Set in the 1930’s midwest and adrift in the surreal world of bird girls and sideshow mermaids, GIRL SHOW explores the boundaries between spectacle and domesticity, beauty and grotesquerie. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17675264

⭐️8. ELIZA AND THE BEAR by Eleanor Rees (64 pages); a man who gives birth, trees that sing, a dissolving house, a woman trapped in walls, a peasant farmer in his barren fields, the wife of a Victorian botanist who longs for a child while her husband ‘discovers’ the new world, winter songs and red hot hearths: mysterious forces which have their home within us all. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6779954

⭐️9. MAMA AMAZONICA by Pascale Petit (112 pages); set in a psychiatric ward in the Amazon rainforest, an asylum for animals on the brink of extinction. It reveals the story of Petit’s mentally ill mother and the consequences of abuse. The mother transforms into a giant Victoria amazonica waterlily, and a bestiary of untameable creatures – a jaguar girl, a wolverine, a hummingbird – as she marries her rapist and gives birth to his children. From heartbreaking trauma, emerges luxuriant and tender portraits of a woman battling for survival, in poems that echo the plight of others under duress, and of our companion species. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36056758

⭐️10. WITHOUT PROTECTION by Gala Mukomolova (112 pages); In poems rich with sensuality and discord, Mukomolova explores her complex identity- Russian, Jewish, refugee, New Yorker, lesbian- through the Russian tale of Vasilyssa, a young girl left to fend for herself against the witch Baba Yaga. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41745837

⭐️11. FURIES (112 pages); This is the poetry of wronged and revolutionary women, the new verse that emerges when poets take a sinner and spin her anew. Here, Furies arise from history and myth to set the story straight once and for all. For many, the Lazarus trick spans only the space of a verse in which they tell their tale. The rest of the resurrection, the living on beyond the page, relies on the reader to keep telling and retelling, and then telling once more. Traditionally, ghosts haunt because they still have something left to say. This is their stage. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24340727

⭐️12. SHE WHO DESTROYS THE LIGHT by Shahida Arabi (125 pages); In her debut poetry collection, Arabi candidly explores the themes of destruction and resurrection, unraveling the dark realities of abuse, trauma, heartbreak and the survivor’s convoluted journey to freedom, healing, creativity and self-love. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33388344



⭐️13. THE DOLL’S ALPHABET by Camilla Grudova (182 pages); Dolls, sewing machines, tinned foods, mirrors, malfunctioning bodies – many images recur in stories that are in turn child-like and naive, grotesque and very dark.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33807043

⭐️14. THE RENTAL HEART AND OTHER FAIRYTALES by Kirsty Logan (143 pages); These stories feature clockwork hearts, lascivious queens, paper men, island circuses, and a flooded world. Some of these stories are radical retellings of classic tales, some are modern-day fables, but all explore substitutions for love. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18623474

⭐️15. BEARS OF ENGLAND by Mick Jackson (132 pages); bears in chains, the circus bears of Bristol, the Victorian sewer bears and the spirit bears of the early years, among others, Jackson’s strange beast of a book explores some little known chapters in England’s past. Mixing folk tale with fantasy, and history with myth, the narrative that unfolds is dark, playful and filled with magical moments, as it marches ever forward towards a strange convergence. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6660261

⭐️16. FOLKTALES OF THE AMAZON by Juan Carlos Galeano (125 pages); Here are forty-one tales gathered from Amazonian fishermen, hunters, lodgers, small plot farm gardeners, and villagers in Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. Organized thematically, these tales for mature readers capture the relationships between people, animals, plants, places and a variety of shape-shifting supernatural entities. Often shocking or hair-raising, some of these tales even range into illicit topics, such as cannibalism and psychotropic plants. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7019061

⭐️17. TANGLEWEED AND BRINE by Deirdre Sullivan (164 pages); A collection of thirteen dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales from one of Ireland’s leading writers for young people. Intricately illustrated with black and white line drawings. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35688988

⭐️18. SALT SLOW by Julia Armfield (208 pages); In her debut collection, Armfield explores bodies and the bodily, mapping the skin and bones of her characters through their experiences of isolation, obsession, love and revenge. Blurring the mythic and the gothic with the everyday, Salt Slow considers characters in motion – turning away, turning back or simply turning into something new entirely. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42870948

⭐️19. THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Jen Campbell  (212 pages); Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows. A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island. A boy is worried his sister has two souls. A couple are rewriting the history of the world. And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium. This is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36453128

⭐️20. APPLE AND KNIFE by Intan Paramaditha (208 pages); Inspired by horror fiction, myths and fairy tales, Apple and Knife is an unsettling ride that swerves into the supernatural to explore the dangers and power of occupying a female body in today’s world. These stories set in the Indonesian everyday – in corporate boardrooms, shanty towns, on dangdut stages – reveal a soupy otherworld stewing just beneath the surface. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37804129

⭐️21. THIN PLACES by Kay Chronister (206 pages); Here there be monsters! And witches! These are tales of monstrous mothers and dark desires. Love, grief, death; and the exquisite pain and joy of life. With transcendent prose, Chronister chronicles the lives of powerful women and children; wicked witches and demons. These are the traumatic ghosts we all carry. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50633622

⭐️22. DISTURBING THE BEAST edited by Nici West (97 pages); a collection of weird fiction stories by some of the best women writers in the UK, featuring Kirsty Logan, Aliya Whiteley and other talented up-and-coming writers. Explores lesser talked about female centred topics including sexual abuse, pregnancy issues and body image. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44648581

⭐️23. BELLY UP by Rita Bullwinkel (192 pages); a story collection that contains ghosts, mediums, a lover obsessed with the sound of harps tuning, teenage girls who believe they are actually plants, gulag prisoners who outsmart a terrible warden, and carnivorous churches. Throughout these grotesque and tender stories, characters question the bodies they’ve been given and what their bodies require to be sustained. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37858194

⭐️24. HOMESICK by Nino Cipri (216 pages); In stories that foreground queer relationships and transgender or nonbinary characters, Cipri delivers the origin story for a superhero team comprised of murdered girls; a housecleaner discovering an impossible ocean in her least-favorite clients’ house; a man haunted by keys that appear suddenly in his throat; and a team of scientists and activists discovering the remains of a long-extinct species of intelligent weasels. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44082027

⭐️25. VILE MEN by Rebecca Jones Howe (186 pages); Stolen moments on the subway, fear of intimacy, sexual perversion and dark fears come home to roost all unite in a powerful mixture of literary fiction, contemporary fairy tales, and late night confessions. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23282107

⭐️26. MY NAME WAS NEVER FRANKENSTEIN by Bryan Furuness (172 pages); In this collection writers use classic adventure tales as a launch pad for an eclectic mix of prequels, alternate universes, spin-offs, and total reboots. Imagine Ahab is shipwrecked on an island of cannibals, or Mr. Hyde tells his side of the story, or the scarecrow from Oz struggles with the mystery of his existence. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36998431

⭐️27. HEARTBREAKER by Maryse Meijer (208 pages); In her debut story collection, Meijer goes deep into the darkest rooms of the psyche. She unapologetically unmasks the violence we are willing to perform upon one another in the name of love and loneliness and the unremitting desire to survive. In doing so, she lights societal convention and reader expectation on fire, exploring the darker emotional truths surrounding love and sex, femininity and masculinity, family and girlhood. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26114269

⭐️28. FEN by Daisy Johnson (208 pages); The Fen is a liminal land. Real people live their lives here. They wrestle with sex and desire, with everyday routine. But the wild is always close at hand, ready to erupt. This is a place where animals and people commingle and fuse, where curious metamorphoses take place, where myth and dark magic still linger. So here a teenager may starve herself into the shape of an eel. A house might fall in love with a girl. A woman might give birth to a, well, what? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26210520

⭐️29. THE BLOODY CHAMBER by Angela Carter (128 pages ); Discover Angela Carter’s classic feminist retellings of favourite fairy tales interwoven by a master of seductive, luminous storytelling. From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves – Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49011

⭐️30. HOW A MOTHER WEANED HER GIRL FROM FAIRYTALES by Kate Bernheimer (158 pages); In eight new stories, Kate leads us into a forest of everyday magic and misfits, where dinosaurs wear pajamas and talking dolls ruin your life. Elegant and brutal, Bernheimer’s latest collection locates the existential loveliness of ideas amidst the topsy-turvy logic of things. This collection renews classic stories with intelligent wonder. Like one of Bernheimer’s girls, whose hands of steel turn to flowers, the reader will marvel. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18527993

⭐️31. FAIRYTALES FOR LOST CHILDREN by Diriye Osman (156 pages); narrated by people constantly on the verge of self-revelation. These characters – young, gay and lesbian Somalis – must navigate the complexities of family, identity and the immigrant experience as they tumble towards freedom. Set in Kenya, Somalia and South London, these stories are imbued with pathos, passion and linguistic playfulness, marking the arrival of a singular new voice in contemporary fiction. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18278652

⭐️32. THE OBERON BOOK OF QUEER MONOLOGUES by Scottee (200 pages); The first collection of its kind, The Oberon Book of Queer Monologueschronicles over 100 years of queer and trans performance.Combining stage plays with spoken word and performance art, this anthology features over forty extracts from some of the most exciting stage works in the English-speaking world. It will be an essential tool for artists seeking monologues for auditions or training; a comprehensive guide through the hidden histories of queer theatre; and a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40389384

⭐️33. MY HOUSE GATHERS DESIRES by Adam McOmber (192 pages); these stories look for new ways to consider sexual identity and its relation to history. In “Sodom and Gomorrah,” we encounter a subversive and ecstatic new version of the Old Testament story. In “The Re’em,” a medieval monk’s search for a mythic beast conjures forbidden desire. And in “Notes on Inversion,” German psychiatrist Kraft-Ebbing receives a surreal retort to his clinical descriptions of same-sex desire. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34146807

⭐️34. EINSTEINS DREAMS by Alan Lightman (144 pages ); A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, about time, relativity and physics. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. In one, time is circular, so that people are fated to repeat triumphs and failures over and over. In another, there is a place where time stands still, visited by lovers and parents clinging to their children. In another, time is a nightingale, sometimes trapped by a bell jar. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14376

⭐️35. BOTANICAL FOLKTALES OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND by Lisa Schneidau (192 pages); The islands of Britain and Ireland hold a rich heritage of plant folklore and wisdom, from the magical yew tree to the bad-tempered dandelion. Here are traditional tales about the trees and plants that shape our landscapes and our lives through the seasons. They explore the complex relationship between people and plants, in lowlands and uplands, fields, bogs, moors, woodlands and towns. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35888551

⭐️36. WITH ANIMAL by Carol Guess (150 pages); Hybrid twins: one human, one horse. A man pregnant with a kangaroo, a woman raising a baby dragon. A twenty- first century Virgin Mary reimagined as a queer single mother giving birth in a petting zoo. In this collaborative short story collection, Carol Guess and Kelly Magee magically and playfully subvert assumptions about gender, sexuality, parenting, and family. These lyrical fictions bare teeth and spare no claw. They’ll leave you questioning the lines between human and animal, parent and child, love and dominion. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26074677

⭐️37. THE FAIRYTALE PRINCESS by Su Blackwell (96 pages); This entrancing collection of seven classic fairytales is organized around the theme of the fairytale princess. Each fairytale is illustrated by photographs of intricate paper sculptures cut from the pages of one of seven books, one for each of the fairytales in the collection. Su Blackwell’s beautifully photographed paper sculptures summon up a magical world of beauty and mischief, while Wendy Jones’s retellings of these favourite stories are fresh and lyrical. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13723864

⭐️38. THE FORGOTTEN AND THE FANTASTICAL edited by Teika Bellamy (132 pages); In this beguiling collection of fairy tales for an adult audience there is both the familiar and the unfamiliar. Here you will find modern twists on old favourites such as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘The Dream of Akinosuke’, as well as reinterpretations of ‘The Mermaid of Zennor’ and Arthurian legend. Original fiction has its place here too, with characters so vivid that they will continue to haunt you long after their stories have been read. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25399594

⭐️39. A PORTABLE SHELTER by Kirsty Logan (180 pages); In their tiny, sea-beaten cottage on the north coast of Scotland, Liska and Ruth await the birth of their first child. Each passes the time by telling the baby stories, trying to pass on the lessons they’ve learned: tales of circuses and stargazing, selkie fishermen and domestic werewolves, child-eating witches and broken-toothed dragons. But they must keep their storytelling a secret from one another, as they’ve agreed to only ever tell the plain truth. So to cloak their tales, Ruth tells her stories when Liska is at work, to a background of shrieking seabirds; Liska tells hers when Ruth is asleep, with the lighthouse sweeping its steady beam through the window. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25726385



⭐️40. BINGO LOVE by Tee Franklin (92 pages); Bingo Loveis a story of a same-sex romance that spans over 60 years. A chance meeting at church bingoin 1963 brings Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray together. Through their formative years, these two women develop feelings for each other and finally profess their lovefor one another. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34840092

⭐️41. THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY by Katie O’Neill (72 pages);  a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives- and eventually her own. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34895950

⭐️42. THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll (208 pages); Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss. These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll. Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there… https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18659623

⭐️43. JOOK JOINT by Tee Franklin (128 pages); Mahalia runs the Jook Joint, the hottest jazz brothel in 1950’s New Orleans. The Jook Joint is a place where dreams and fantasies can come true – as long as you follow the rules. especially the most important rule…. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42667808

⭐️44. POWER AND MAGIC by Joamette Gil (178 pages); The Queer Witch Comics Anthology collects fifteen original comics about queer witches of color as they master their abilities, discover their traditions, and navigate love as beings with incredible power. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33403762

⭐️45. TAPROOT by Keezy Young (127 pages); Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart’s content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal’s strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means… leaving him. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35833506

⭐️46. DATES! by Zora Gilbert (178 pages); Dates is an anthology of queer historical fiction. Travel to ancient Ireland, Joseon Dynasty Korea, 1950s Russia, and beyond to follow queer people of all genders and sexualities as they find affirmation and acceptance. Featuring the talents of 35 creators in 33 different pieces, complete with full-color comic covers and illustrations, this 176-page anthology tells the story of queer people living their lives throughout time and across the world. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27843647

⭐️47. THE MAGIC ORDER VOL.1 (176 pages); We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the Mob in The Magic Order, as five families of magicians are sworn to protect our world. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40629239

NON FICTION (12 books)


⭐️48. BOTANICUM by Kathy Willis (112 pages): from Big Picture Press’s Welcome to the Museum series, Botanicum is a stunningly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott, it gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with cross sections of how plants work.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30138795

⭐️49. BYGONE BADASS BROADS by Mackenzi Lee (176 pages); Based on Lee’s popular weekly Twitter series, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BC and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time. Coupled with riveting illustrations and Lee’s humorous and conversational storytelling style. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35888416

⭐️50. MORBID CURIOSITIES by Paul Gambino (208 pages); A fascinating insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre, Morbid Curiosities features 18 unique collections and an extensive interview with each collector, explaining how and why they collect, and showcasing the most remarkable pieces from each collection. The collections include skulls, mummified body parts, taxidermy, occult objects and various carnival, and side-show and criminal ephemera. Detailed captions tell the curious stories behind each object, many of which are being shown outside the private world of their collections for the first time. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28926466

⭐️51. THEY LOST THEIR HEADS by Carlyn Beccia (208 pages); From the kidnapping of Einstein’s brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV’s heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history’s most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Beccia explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and springboards to exploring STEM topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cloning. The engaging tone, wonderfully creepy subject matter, and delightfully detailed art are sure to capture even the most reluctant readers. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25663883

⭐️52. THE SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING by Elisabeth Tova Bailey (208 pages); describes the author’s observations of an individual land snail which lived in a terrarium next to her while she was bedbound through illness. The presence of the snail offered the author the opportunity to discover the peculiarities of its anatomy and behaviour, and helped her to cope with her own ilness. She also deepened the scientific aspects of her small guest’s natural history, and became aware of the richness of its existence. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8303977

⭐️53. TRIXIE AND KATYA’S GUIDE TO MODERN WOMANHOOD (208 pages); Drag superstars Trixie Mattel and Katya have long captivated fans with their stunning looks, onscreen chemistry, and signature wit. Now the pair channel that energy into an old-school etiquette guide for ladies. In essays and how-to sections peppered with hilarious, gorgeous photos, Trixie and Katya will advise readers on beauty and fashion and tackle other vital components of a happy home, such as money, entertaining and friendship; sharing advice and personal stories in high-concept fashion. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52180973

⭐️54. THE GAY AGENDA by Ashley Molesso (176 pages); A joyful celebration of the LGBTQ+ community’s development, history, and culture, packed with facts, trivia, timelines, and charts, and featuring 100 full-color illustrations. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44889826

⭐️55. FOLK MAGIC AND HEALING by Fez Inkwright (120 pages); This stunningly illustrated treasury of the folklore of flora is packed with insight, lore, and the revealed mysteries of everyday plants. it is ultimately, a collection of many of these beliefs, aiming to inspire a greater application of hedgerow plants before they dissapear completely. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44333107

⭐️56. GHOSTS OF WALES by Mark Rees (144 pages); In the Victorian age ghost stories made headline news, were used as evidence in the court room, and forced terrified families to flee their homes, while so-called psychic mediums plied their trade on the high street. This book reveals for the first time 50 terrifying – and in some cases, comical – cases dating from 1837 to 1901, unearthed from archive newspapers. They include chilling prophecies from beyond the grave, poltergeists who terrorise the God-fearing communities, spectral locomotives which hurtle around the industrial landscape, and more than a few ingenious hoaxes along the way. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35888468

⭐️57. DISFIGURED by Amanda Leduc (160 pages); Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty? If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after? Leduc looks at fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney, showing us how they influence our expectations and behaviour and linking the quest for disability rights to new kinds of stories that celebrate difference. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45010932

⭐️58. MYTHOLOGICA by (112 pages); an illustrated encyclopedia of Greek mythology like no other. Mythologica features startlingly beautiful and exquisitely otherworldly portraits of mythological characters in eye-popping colour from artist Victoria Topping and authoritative text from Classics scholar and Greek mythology expert Dr Stephen Kershaw. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43523119

⭐️59. WEIRD PLANTS by Chris Thorogood (160 pages); All types of weird and sinister are featured in this book, from carnivorous plants that drug, drown and consume unsuspecting insect prey; giant pitcher plants that have evolved toilets for tree shrews; flowers that mimic rotting flesh to attract pollinating flies, and orchids that duplicitously look, feel and even smell like a female insect to bamboozle sex-crazed male bees. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39105799

FICTION (42 books)


⭐️60. FOLLOW ME TO GROUND by Sue Rainsford (208 pages); Ada and her father live peacefully, tending to their garden and the wildlife in it. Ada was made by her father from the Ground, a unique patch of earth with birthing and healing properties. Though perhaps he didn’t get her quite right. They spend their days healing the local human folk – Cures- who visit them with their ailments. When Ada embarks on a relationship with a local Cure named Samson, and is forced to choose between her old life with her father, and a new one with her human lover. Her decision will uproot the town – and the Ground itself – for ever. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52220595

⭐️61. NESS by Robert Macfarlane (72 pages); Somewhere on a salt-and-shingle island, inside a ruined concrete structure known as The Green Chapel, a figure called The Armourer is leading a ritual with terrible intent. But something is coming to stop him. Five more-than-human forms are traversing land, sea and time towards The Green Chapel, moving to the point where they will converge and become Ness. Ness has lichen skin and willow-bones. Ness is made of tidal drift, green moss and deep time. Ness has hagstones for eyes and speaks only in birds. And Ness has come to take this island back. What happens when land comes to life? What would it take for land to need to come to life?  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44084056

⭐️62. UPRIGHT WOMEN WANTED by Sarah Gailey (176 pages); Esther is a stowaway. She’s hidden herself away in the Librarian’s book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her-a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend…who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda. The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45320365

⭐️63. FIERCE FEMMES AND NOTORIOUS LIARS by Kai Cheng Thom (188 pages) the sensational, ultra-exciting, sort-of true coming-of-age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung-fu expert who runs away from her parents’ abusive home in a rainy city called Gloom. Striking off on her own, she finds her true family in a group of larger-than-life trans femmes who live in a mysterious pleasure district known only as the Street of Miracles. Under the wings of this fierce and fabulous flock, the protagonist blossoms into the woman she has always dreamed of being. When one of their number is brutally murdered, she joins her sisters in forming a vigilante gang to fight back against the transphobes, violent johns, and cops that stalk the Street of Miracles. But when things go terribly wrong, she must find the truth within herself in order to stop the violence and discover what it really means to grow up and find your family. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32279708

⭐️64. SEALED by Naomi Booth (170 pages); Heavily pregnant Alice and her partner Pete are done with the city. Above all, Alice is haunted by the rumours of the skin sealing epidemic starting to infect the urban population. Surely their new remote mountain house will offer safety, a place to forget the nightmares and start their little family. But the mountains and their people hold a different kind of danger. With their relationship under pressure, violence erupts and Alice is faced with the unthinkable as she fights to protect her unborn child. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36759987

⭐️65. THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (209 pages); Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war. That’s how war works. Right? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43352954

⭐️66. SHE OF THE MOUNTAINS by Vivek Shraya (128 pages); Shraya weaves a passionate, contemporary love story between a man and his body, with a re-imagining of Hindu mythology. Both narratives explore the complexities of embodiment and the damaging effects that policing gender and sexuality can have on the human heart. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20702399

⭐️67. REST AND BE THANKFUL by Emma Glass (144 pages); Laura is a nurse in a paediatric unit. She and her colleagues, clad in their different shades of blue, care for sick babies, handling their exquisitely frangible bodies, carefully calibrating the mysterious machines that keep them alive. Laura may be burned out. Her hands have been raw from washing as long as she can remember. When she sleeps, she dreams of water; when she wakes, she finds herself lying next to a man who doesn’t love her any more. And there is a strange figure dancing in the corner of her vision, always just beyond her reach. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44587970

⭐️68. NORTHWOOD by Maryse Meijer (128 pages); Part fairy tale, part horror story, this is a genre-breaking novella told in short, brilliant, strange passages. The narrator, a young woman, has fled to the forest to pursue her artwork in isolation. While there, she falls in love with a married man she meets at a country dance. The man is violent, their affair even more so. As she struggles to free herself, she questions the difference between desire and obsession. Packaged with a cover and end papers by famed English artist Rufus Newell and inventive, white-on-black text treatments by award-winning designer Jonathan Yamakami, Northwood is a work of art as well as a literary marvel. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40196391

⭐️69. THE LOST ART OF SINKING by Naomi Booth (137 pages); Some call it the Fainting Game, others Indian Headrush, but it’s all the rage amongst the girls of Class 2B. This is the story of Esther, who lives in the Pennines with her father. Esther is obsessed with experimenting with different ways to pass out: from snorting Daz powder at school to attempted autoasphyxiation in a serviced apartment in north London. But what happens when you take something too far? And what has Esther’s mother, a beautiful dancer wasting away in her bedroom, to do with it all? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25564521

⭐️70. GHOST WALL by Sarah Moss (152 pages); Teenage Silvie and her parents are living in a hut in Northumberland as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Her father is a difficult man, obsessed with imagining and enacting the harshness of Iron Age life. Haunting Silvie’s narrative is the story of a bog girl, a young woman sacrificed by those closest to her, and the landscape both keeps and reveals the secrets of past violence and ritual as the summer builds to its harrowing climax. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38922230

⭐️71. MAN TIGER by Eka Kurniawan (172 pages); A slim, wry story set in an unnamed town near the Indian Ocean, Man Tiger tells the story of two interlinked and tormented families, and of Margio, an ordinary half-city, half-rural youngster who also happens to be half-man, half-supernatural female white tiger. At once elegant and bawdy, experimental and political. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23012658

⭐️72. LANNY by Max Porter (210 pages); Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England’s mysterious past and its confounding present. It belongs to families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here, such as the boy Lanny, and his mum and dad. But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort, who has woken from his slumber in the woods. Dead Papa Toothwort, who is listening to them all. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39738353

⭐️73. THE BLUE GIRL by Laurie Foos (220 pages); In this small lakeside town, mothers bake their secrets into moon pies they feed to a silent blue girl. Their daughters have secrets too-that they can’t sleep, that they might sleep with a neighbor boy, that they know more than they let on. But when the daughters find the blue girl, everyone’s carefully held silences shake loose. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23282174

⭐️74. UNICORN TRACKS by Julia Ember (180 pages); When a vicious assault compels 16 year-old Mnemba to leave her village, she joins her cousin Tumelo as a tracker in his booming safari business. Her work allows her to escape into a new world of wondrous creatures, and to avoid thinking about what happened at home. When Mr. Harving arrives with his daughter Kara to research unicorns, Tumelo assigns Mnemba to them as a guide. The attraction between Mnemba and Kara is almost instant, but Kara is engaged to be married when she returns home. Venturing into the savanna alone, they uncover a plot by a gang of poachers to enslave the unicorns, harnessing their supernatural strength to build a railway. They must save the creatures Kara loves while struggling not to succumb to forbidden love themselves. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25231892

⭐️75. SAPPHO’S BAR AND GRILL by BONNIE J MORRIS (220 pages); Each month for a full year, the holiday parties and theme nights at Sappho’s Bar & Grill spin lonely Hannah Stern into the past when she least expects it. Through her sexy encounters with foremothers ranging from Lilith to Sappho, through Radclyffe Hall to the All American Girls Baseball League, Hannah learns much about herself and women’s survival across time. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31944947

⭐️76. THE BLUE SALT ROAD by Joanne M Harris (215 pages); a stunning tale of love, loss and revenge, against a powerful backdrop of adventure on the high seas, and drama on the land. The Blue Salt Road balances passion and loss, love and violence and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless, wild young man. Passion drew him to a new world, and trickery has kept him there – without his memories, separated from his own people. But as he finds his way in this dangerous new way of life, so he learns that his notions of home, and people, might not be as fixed as he believed. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40200607

⭐️77. TRUE CRIME by Samantha Kolesnik (156 pages); Suzy and her brother, Lim, live with their abusive mother in a town where the stars don’t shine at night. Once the abuse becomes too much to handle, the two siblings embark on a sordid cross-country murder spree beginning with their mom. As the murder tally rises, Suzy’s mental state spirals into irredeemable madness. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48808041

⭐️78. FLYAWAY by Kathleen Jennings (176 pages); In a small Western Queensland town, a reserved young woman receives a note from one of her vanished brothers, a note that makes her question her memories of their disappearance and her father’s departure. A beguiling story that proves that gothic delights and uncanny family horror can live and even thrive under a burning sun, Flyaway introduces readers to Bettina Scott, whose search for the truth throws her into tales of eerie dogs, vanished schools, cursed monsters, and enchanted bottles. Flyaway enchants you with the sly, beautiful darkness of Karen Russell and a world utterly its own. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46184288

⭐️79. SCRATCH by Steve Himmer (200 pages); After an aimless life, Martin is ready to settle down, unaware of the tension rising in his new town from unknowable forces. When he draws the attention of a shape-shifter from local legend, his world is shaken, and he is led across the hazy border of the feral wilderness with a tempestuous history.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22912016

⭐️80. A KIND OF SPARK by Elle McNicoll (192 pages); the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there’s more to the story of these ‘witches’, just like there is more to hers. Can Addie challenge how the people in her town see her, and her autism, and make her voice heard? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51256288

⭐️81. ST VALENTINE, ST ABIGAIL, ST BRIGID by C.L Polk (32 pages); All magical requests comes with a price. A girl with witchcraft, no friends, and only her mother’s bees to confide in will pay whatever’s necessary to keep the girl she loves safe. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51012978

⭐️82. CONFESSION OF THE LIONESS by Mia Couto (208 pages); Told through two haunting interwoven diaries, Confession of the Lioness reveals the enigmatic world of Kulumani, an isolated village in Mozambique whose traditions and beliefs are threatened when ghostlike lionesses begin hunting and killing the women who live there. The young Mariamar, whose sister was recently killed in an attack, has been imprisoned by her father in his home. Meanwhile, a marksman, the outsider Archangel Bullseye, has arrived to track the deadly lionesses, but as he pursues them in the wilderness, the hunt proves deadlier than imagined. As the predators continue to close in, and the village confronts the forces of modernity, it becomes clear that the lionesses may not be animals at all, but the spirits conjured by the village women’s ancient witchcraft. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23941325

⭐️83. THE BOY WHO BELONGED TO THE SEA by Denis Theriault (145 pages); Two boys united by grief. Set on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, where the wind merges with the forest and the waves, where albatross whirl overhead and snow lies deep on the land, two lonely boys form a powerful friendship. Together they take refuge in a magical undersea world of their own creation, searching for a sense of belonging. But for one of them the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur, and the loyalty of his friend is put to the test in a journey that threatens to end in tragedy. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50228648

⭐️84. THE LOST THUMB by Orla Owen (192 pages); Lara and Luella Jeffreys lead isolated lives until the night they are left alone for the first time, and Luella decides to have some fun. That evening goes horribly wrong. After Luella wakes up in hospital, she’s kept prisoner at home with her mother acting as her warden. Lara is sent to school to keep up the pretence that she is fine, her sister is fine, and the world is fine. Except they aren’t. The local storekeeper, sensing that something’s wrong, pushes her son to befriend Lara but the results of her meddling are deadly… https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44172698

⭐️85. THE DUMB HOUSE by John Burnside (198 pages); As a child, Luke’s mother often tells him the story of the Dumb House, an experiment on newborn babies raised in silence, designed to test the innateness of language. As Luke grows up, his interest in language and the delicate balance of life and death leads to amateur dissections of small animals – tiny hearts revealed still pumping, as life trickles away. But as an adult, following the death of his mother, Luke’s obsession deepens, resulting in a haunting and bizarre experiment on Luke’s own children. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1429493

⭐️86. SOMETIMES A RIVER SONG by Avril Joy (166 pages); Set in a river boat community in Arkansas in the 1930s, this poignant story chronicles Aiyana Weir’s spirited determination to break away from a life, like that of the women around her, defined and dominated by brutal patriarchy. Aiyana’s voice, unique, hesitant and uneducated, expresses the turmoil of her inner world through the details and rhythms of her beloved river and charts her secret pursuit of literacy – her only means of escape from the abuse of her father and the indifference of the man to whom she is casually given. Her grandmother, a mythical figure steeped in wisdom and folklore, and her brother, Lyle, are Aiyana’s only allies in her struggle for survival and as shameless plans to leave the river. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30161011

⭐️87. THE ARCHIVE OF ALTERNATE ENDINGS by Linsey Drager (159 pages); Tracking the evolution of Hansel and Gretel at 75 year intervals that correspond with earth’s visits by Halley’s Comet, The Archive of Alternate Endings explores how stories are disseminated and shared, edited and censored, voiced and left untold. In 1456, Johannes Gutenberg’s sister uses the tale as a surrogate for sharing a family secret only her brother believes. In 1835, The Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm revise the tale to bury a truth about Jacob even he can’t come to face. In 1986, a folklore scholar and her brother come to find the record is wrong about the figurative witch in the woods, while in 2211, twin space probes aiming to find earth’s sister planet disseminate the narrative in binary code. Breadcrumbing back in time from 2365 to 1378, siblings reimagine, reinvent, and recycle the narrative of Hansel and Gretel to articulate personal, regional, and ultimately cosmic experiences of tragedy. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42770439

⭐️88. IN THE HOUSE IN THE DARK OF THE WOODS by Laird Hunt (218 pages); Once upon a time there was and there wasn’t a woman who went to the woods. In this dark fairy tale, a young woman sets off to pick berries in the depths of the forest, but can’t find her way home again. Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her family. Or perhaps she’s been kidnapped, and set loose to wander in the dense woods of the north. Alone and possibly lost, she meets another woman who offers her help. Then everything changes. On a journey that will take her to the depths of the witch-haunted woods, through a deep well wet with the screams of men, and on a living ship made of human bones, our heroine may find that the evil she flees has been inside her all along. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38496725

⭐️89. ROBBERGIRL by S.T Gibson (201 pages); In a Sweden wracked by war and haunted by folk stories so dark they can only be spoken of in whispers, Helvig has been raised by her brigand father to steal whatever treasure catches her eye. When her men ambush a girl on the road with hair pale as death and a raven perched on her shoulder, Helvig cannot resist bringing home a truly unique prize: a genuine witch. Drawn irresistibly into the other woman’s web, Helvig soon learns of Gerda’s reason for walking the icy border roads alone: to find the Queen at the top of the world and kill her. Anyone else would be smart enough not to believe a children’s story, but Helvig is plagued by enchantments of her own, and she struggles to guard the sins of her past while growing closer to Gerda. As Christmastide gives way to the thin-veiled days when ghosts are at their most vengeful, the two women find themselves on a journey through forest and Samiland to a final confrontation that will either redeem them or destroy them entirely. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43154099

⭐️90. WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews (216 pages); Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote Mennonite colony, over one hundred girls and women were raped by what many thought were ghosts or demons. Their accounts were dismissed as ‘wild female imagination’. Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events. When the women learn the truth, they meet secretly to discuss how to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. But they have just two days to decide, before the rapists are bailed out and brought home. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40046077

⭐️91. COLLECTED ALEX by A.T Grant (98 pages); I couldn’t find a full synopsis for this but from what I read in reviews it follows a boy whose parents have given him a dead body to care for?? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18086463

⭐️92. OUR LIFE IN THE FOREST by Marie Darrieussecq (192 pages); In the near future, a woman is writing in the depths of a forest. She’s cold. Her body is falling apart, as is the world around her. She’s lost the use of one eye; she’s down to one kidney, one lung. Before, in the city, she was a psychotherapist, treating patients who had suffered trauma, in particular a man, ‘the clicker’. Every two weeks, she travelled out to the Rest Centre, to visit her ‘half’, Marie, her spitting image, who lay in an induced coma, her body parts available whenever the woman needed them. As a form of resistance against the terror in the city, the woman flees, along with other fugitives and their halves. But life in the forest is disturbing too- the reanimated halves are behaving like uninhibited adolescents. And when she sees a shocking image of herself on video, are her worst fears confirmed? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39622868

⭐️93. THE DEEP by Rivers Solomon (166 pages); Yetu holds the memories for her people- water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners-who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one- the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities- and discovers a world her people left behind long ago. Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they’ll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity and own who they really are. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42201962

⭐️94. DEATH IN SPRING by Merce Rodoreda (150 pages); The novel tells the story of the bizarre and destructive customs of a nameless town- burying the dead in trees after filling their mouths with cement to prevent their soul from escaping, or sending a man to swim in the river that courses underneath the town to discover if they will be washed away by a flood- through the eyes of a 14 year-old boy who must come to terms with the rhyme and reason of this ritual violence, and with his wild, child-like, and teenage stepmother, who becomes his playmate. It is through these rituals, and the developing relationships between the boy and the townspeople, that Rodoreda portrays a fully-articulated, though quite disturbing, society. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6405181

⭐️95. LITTLE BEAST by Julie Demers (148 pages); It’s 1944, and a little village in rural Quebec sits quietly beside an aging mountain and an angry river. The air tastes of kelp, and the wind keeps knocking over the cross. Beside that river an eleven-year-old girl lives with her parents. Her mother is very sad, and her father has vanished because he can’t bear to look at his own daughter. You see, this little girl has suddenly sprouted a full beard. And so her mother has shut the curtains and locked the girl inside to keep her safe from the townspeople, the Boots, who think there’s something wrong with a bearded little girl. And when they come for her, she escapes into the wintry night… https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37514020

⭐️96. BODIES OF WATER by V.H Leslie (130 pages); After ministering to fallen women in Victorian London, Evelyn has suffered a nervous breakdown and finds herself treated by the Water Doctors in the Wakewater House, a hydropathy sanatorium. Years later, Wakewater House is renovated into modern apartments and Kirsten moves in, fresh from a break up and eager for the restorative calm of the Thames. But her archivist neighbour, Manon, fills her head with the river’s murky past and with those men of science and art who were obsessed with the drowned women who were washed up on its banks. As Kirsten learns more about Wakewater’s secrets, she becomes haunted by a solitary figure in the river and is increasingly desperate to understand what the water wants from her. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29069543

⭐️97. THE BEAUTY by Aliya Whiteley (99 pages); Somewhere away from the cities and towns, a group of men and boys gather around the fire each night to listen to their stories in the Valley of the Rocks. For when the women are all gone, the rest of your life is all there is for everyone. The men are waiting to pass into the night. The story shall be told to preserve the past. History has gone back to its aural roots and the power of words is strong. Meet Nate, the storyteller, and the new secrets he brings back from the woods. William rules the group with youth and strength, but how long can that last? And what about Uncle Ted, who spends so much time out in the woods? Hear the tales, watch a myth be formed. For what can man hope to achieve in a world without women? When the past is only grief how long should you hold on to it? What secrets can the forest offer to change it all?  Discover the Beauty. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23250725

⭐️98. STRIKE YOUR HEART by Amelie Nothomb (128 pages); Diane is raised by a mother so plagued by jealousy of her own daughter that she is incapable of showing affection to her. Despite this, Diane grows up to become a brilliant young woman who rejects societal expectations. She forges her own path, dismissing suitors and pursuing her dream of becoming a cardiologist. At university, she befriends the assistant professor Olivia. Intelligent and cold, Olivia’s ambition and need to feel superior to others drags Diane down to a dark place. This is the story of Diane’s relationships with other women: her best friend, the sweet Élisabeth; her mentor, the selfish Olivia; her sister, the coddled Célia; and, of course, her mother, Marie. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41970693

⭐️99. SILVER IN THE WOOD by Emily Tesh (112 pages); There is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads. When Greenhollow Hall acquires a handsome, intensely curious new owner in Henry Silver, everything changes. Old secrets better left buried are dug up, and Tobias is forced to reckon with his troubled past- both the green magic of the woods, and the dark things that rest in its heart. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43459657

⭐️100. THE VEGETARIAN by Han Kang (188 pages); Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more ‘plant-like’ existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye’s decision is a shocking act of subversion. Her passive rebellion manifests in ever more bizarre and frightening forms, leading her bland husband to self-justified acts of sexual sadism. His cruelties drive her towards attempted suicide and hospitalisation. She unknowingly captivates her sister’s husband, a video artist. She becomes the focus of his increasingly erotic and unhinged artworks, while spiralling further and further into her fantasies of abandoning her fleshly prison and becoming – impossibly, ecstatically – a tree. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25489025

⭐️101. ICE by Anna Kavan (158 pages); No one knows why the ice has come, and no one can stop it. Every day it creeps further across the earth, covering the land in snow and freezing everything in its path. Through this bleached, devastated world, one man pursues the sylph-like, silver-haired girl he loves, as she keeps running – away from her husband; away from the sinister ‘warden’ who seeks to control her; away from him. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/636223

3 thoughts on “101 books under 220 pages

  1. I’m saving this list for later. I love shorter books! Honestly, I don’t have the attention span for long books right now. So this is perfect.

    Thank you very much for compiling it.

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