#SixForSunday ~ Favourite Books Under 200 Pages

Six for Sunday is a weekly prompt hosted by Steph over @AtLittleButALot, each week there is a different bookish prompt, and you list six books that fit that prompt. This week’s prompt is: ‘Favourite Books Under 200 Pages’.

Over the last few years I have read my fair share of short books and many of them have gone on to become some of my favourite books. I love nothing more than being able to cosy up with these kinds of books because not only are they written beautifully and brilliantly but they also have the fun potential of being read in one sitting.

I love these types of bookish prompts because they give you the opportunity to not only talk about your own favourite books under 200 pages but also to discover other book lovers favourite books under 200 pages.

This photo is my own please do not copy/take without permission first.

Convenience Store Woman – Sayaka Murata (Tr. Ginny Tapley Takemari)

(163 Pages)

This book is such a Gem! I was completely hooked from start to finish. The writing was not only beautiful but also inspiring. The world and the character of Keiko were not only weird but also utterly wonderful!

Check out my full review here!

Strange Weather in Tokyo – Hiromi Kawakami (Tr. Allison Markin Powell)

(176 Pages)

This was my first experience reading Hiromi Kawakami’s work and she very quickly became an auto-buy author for me. Strange Weather in Tokyo was perfect in its own little way and had everything I adore about Japanese Literature within it.

Kitchen – Banana Yoshimoto (Tr. Megan Backus)

(150 Pages)

I read this one last year and believe me when I say this book captured my heart and soul. It’s a book I continue to think about daily. I absolutely adore Banana Yoshimoto’s writing it was beautiful! ‘Do you ever have a moment where you pick up the right book at the right moment in your life? Well, that’s exactly what Kitchen was for me! It was the right book and I choose the exact right moment to read it.’

Heaven – Mieko Kawakami (Tr. Sam Bett & David Boyd)

(167 Pages)

Phenomenal, impactful, unique, devastating and utterly thought-provoking! What more could you want in a book?!

Check out my full review here!

The Last Day of a Condemned Man – Victor Hugo (Tr. Christopher Moncrieff)

(150 Pages)

This novella is in fact the thoughts of a condemned man who is given six weeks to live. Overall, this book is haunting, horrifying and in some cases hypnotic. Its extremely powerful, thought-provoking and poignant. It has some of the most beautiful prose. I read this one back in 2015 and still think about it and 9 times out of 10 when someone asks for a classic book recommendation this is the book I recommend.

Check out my full review here!

The White Book – Han Kang (Tr. Deborah Smith)

(161 Pages)

The White Book was my first book by Han Kang and it quickly confirmed for me that it certainly wouldn’t be my last. It was poetic, it had magical passages and was in all a meditation on the colour white and various white coloured items. This book was a beautiful memoir on loss. Which shows the narrators internal journey with grief.

You’re probably going to notice a theme with nearly all of the books I have mentioned above ☺️

What are some of your favourite books under 200 pages? Have you read any of the books I mentioned above?

(Cover photo from Unsplash and text added by me).

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