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18 Best Short Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Short books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best short books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2023)

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  2. 2

    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  3. 3

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  4. 4
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    Heart Berries

    A Memoir

    Terese Marie Mailhot

  7. 7
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    The Awakening

    Kate Chopin

  9. 9


    A Novel

    Jhumpa Lahiri

  10. 10
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    Notes on Grief

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  13. 13
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    Pedro Páramo

    Juan Rulfo

  15. 15

    A Single Man

    A Novel

    Christopher Isherwood

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  • How was this Short books 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 Short books are in this list?

    There are 18 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Short books list?

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

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