Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Novella and Short Stories

A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

1.) Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire
If you saw my list last week with my favorite books of the year so far then this will come as no surprise. Because I marathoned this series earlier of novellas this year and it was one of my favorites.

2.) The Collectors and Once Upon a Time in the North by Phillip Pullman
Most of the novellas and short stories that I read are those that are part of a larger series that I love. That was the case for these two. But I will say, they are both amazing and add to the series a lot.

3.) Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson
This is another book that is part of a larger series that I love. But also this is an audiobook that is short and sweet and narrated by MacLeod Andrews so obviously I loved it.

4.) Stars Above and Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Stars Above is a collection of short stories. Not all of them are great but as a collection they are awesome. And then there is Fairest, which is a really great origin story for Levana.

5.) The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Another collection of stories. But these are such good stories that are all Grisha spins on classic fairy tales. I couldn't just pick one, yes I can... When the Water Sang Fire.

6.) Iron to Iron by Ryan Graudin
This short story is about Luka Lowe and his race again Adele Wolfe. It's been awhile since I said it but you all should know that I am deeply in love with Luka Lowe.

7.) The Curious Case of the Wereworlf Who Wasn't by Gail Carriger
Another novella that is part of a larger series that I love. I really enjoy Gail and the Parasol Protectorate series. It was great having a book from Alexia's father too.

8.) Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson 
Another novella that is a part of a larger series that I love so much I had to add this to my list. Plus it completely destroyed everything we thought we knew about this series. I mean it blew my freaking mind.

9.) The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
There is a lot to love about Patrick Rothfuss and his The Kingkiller Chronicle series. One of those things is Auri. Auri who has her own gorgeous novella. Auri who is a precious cinnamon roll that I adore.

10.) Legion by Brandon Sanderson
One more Brandon Sanderson novella. Apparently I really like his novellas. But this is such a fun mystery and a good spin on books about super-powered people. He does that well.

There you have it, all the short stories and novellas that I love. I think I need to read more. I will be paying pretty close attention to everyone else's lists for recommendations. If you have any that you love leave me a comment below. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. I'm seeing Stars Above on everyone's post and here I am never having bought it. Definitely need to remember to purchase it next time I can. :)

  2. I soo should've had Language of Thorn but they way my brain works is that I was on the one book track. Meaning I thought I needed just individual novellas! I could've come close to having just 10 anthologies if I went the other way! Lol!

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