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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 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  3. 3
    The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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    Things Fall Apart
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    The Bell Jar
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    Heart Berries

    Heart Berries

    A Memoir

    Terese Marie Mailhot

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    We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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    The Awakening

    The Awakening

    Kate Chopin

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    A Novel

    Jhumpa Lahiri

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    The Vegetarian
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    Wide Sargasso Sea
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    Notes on Grief

    Notes on Grief

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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    The Death of Ivan Ilych
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    Pedro Páramo

    Pedro Páramo

    Juan Rulfo

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    A Single Man

    A Single Man

    A Novel

    Christopher Isherwood

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    The End We Start From
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    Bonjour Tristesse
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