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18 Best Short Books of All Time


Our goal: Gather the most accurate and trustworthy list of Short books on the internet.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Short books" and click on the top 5 articles.
2. Find every book mentioned in 2+ articles and average their rankings.
3. Deliver them all neatly to you here! 😊

(Updated 2022)

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    1
    Appears in 2 articles
  2. 2

    The Bell Jar

    Sylvia Plath

    Appears in 2 articles
  3. 3

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Appears in 2 articles
  4. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    4

    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 5

    Things Fall Apart

    Chinua Achebe

    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 7

    Whereabouts

    Jhumpa Lahiri

    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 9
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12

    The Awakening

    Kate Chopin

    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13

    Pedro Páramo

    Juan Rulfo

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14

    Notes on Grief

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    Heart Berries

    Terese Marie Mailhot

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16

    Bonjour Tristesse

    Francoise Sagan

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    A Single Man

    Christopher Isherwood

    Appears in 2 articles

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