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18 Best Short Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most accurate list of best Short books.

How we picked these:
1. Search for "best Short books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 2 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 2 articles
  3. 3

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Appears in 2 articles
  4. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 5
    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 6

    Heart Berries

    A Memoir

    Terese Marie Mailhot

    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 9
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 10

    Whereabouts

    A Novel

    Jhumpa Lahiri

    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11

    Notes on Grief

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12

    Pedro Páramo

    Juan Rulfo

    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14

    A Single Man

    A Novel

    Christopher Isherwood

    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    The Awakening

    Kate Chopin

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Short books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 18 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Short books on the internet.

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