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Top Ten Tuesday: Read In One Sitting Theme

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish on a weekly basis.


Hello new week!

Another Top Ten Tuesday today, and the topic is Read In One Sitting Theme: ten of the shortest books I’ve read, top ten books I read in one sitting, ten books to read when you are short on time, top ten books that will make you read the whole day away, etc.

So today I’m going to list 10 shortest books I’ve ever read. Because, you know… I never manage to read any book in one sitting, I just can’t! Reading for long time makes me feel so overwhelmed with received information, I barely can process anything else!

Let’s go~

Oh, before I start my list, let me say that I won’t feature all must-reads, such as The Little Prince, so we don’t cheat on that 😀

1. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Number of pages: 260 pages in Russian version
One of my recent shortest reads, 4 hours, and it this book is good for those who love historical fiction, and doesn’t want a romance-oriented short novel.

2. Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov

Number of pages: 110 pages in original (Russian) version
One of my recommended must-read Russian classic, it perfectly shows how Bulgakov, let’s say it directly, makes of fun of human society, and some ideas of revolution (specifically on the topic of descrimination). You’ll love it.

3. Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Number of pages: 210 pages in Russian version
One of the first books by Neil Gaiman that I’ve read. Clearly I did it after watching the movie of the same name, and to be honest, I loved the movie more.

4. The Hound of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Number of pages: 190 pages in Russian version
I think this is the only book I’ve completed in one seat. Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, another mystery to be solved – and I’m hooked in.

5. Scarlet Sails by Alexander Grin

Number of pages: 100 pages in original (Russian) version
Another Russian classics that I could have included in my must-read list, if only I’d really like the book. You can give it a try if you want, because it’s originally a very nice story, it just didn’t come up to my taste.

6. The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett

Number of pages: 110 pages in Russian version
This is really simple: I love pets, and I’d read almost everything on pets. That’s how I picked and read this book. Plus the Pratchett humour is unbeatable in any terms 😀

7. Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami

Number of pages: 80 pages in Russian version
This is the book that left me not the best impression on Haruki Murakami’s style of stories, so I haven’t read anything else since then.

8. Home of the Gentry by Ivan Turgenev

Number of pages: 200 pages in original (Russian) version
Another good Russian classics here! Basically, everything Turgenev is highly recommended for those who want to know the insights of Russian aristocracy.

9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander/J.K. Rowling (textbook version)

Number of pages: 123 pages in original (English) version
That… can count as a shortest book ever, right? Right?

10. Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradburry

Number of pages: 130 pages in Russian version
For those who wants or already plan to write a book, this is a must-read. You won’t regret that 🙂


What topic did you pick for this week’s Read in one sitting theme? Have you read any books from my list?

’til next time,

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