Short Books To Read Under 300 Pages! Part-1

Hello, Bookworms! I have planned a lot of content this year and over time you will be seeing some interesting posts coming up! For 2022, I have kept a goal that I will be consistent at posting, so weekly, there will be 4-5 posts!

A short read for a bookworm is a trip to heaven. Short books definitely help to boost your reading goal, so I have curated a list of good short books that I enjoyed reading! There will also be a part-2 as it is a long list!

1. We Were Liars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Author: E. Lockhart
Pages: 240
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

You should definitely read this book, it will surprise you! I loved the hazy and mysterious writing. Emotional and shocking read!

2. Fly On The Wall

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Author: E. Lockhart
Pages: 182
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is “different” and everyone is “special,” Gretchen Yee feels ordinary. She’s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider-Man, so she won’t have to talk to anyone; who has a crush on Titus but won’t do anything about it; who has no one to hang out with when her best (and only real) friend Katya is busy.
One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys’ locker room–just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time? Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true.

This book made me laugh, the plotline is definitely weird but the author portrayed the characters in such a way, that made it look all real. Teenagers will definitely relate to this story, so pick it up!

3. The Upside Of Falling

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Author: Alex Light
Pages: 288
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

It’s been years since seventeen-year-old Becca Hart believed in true love. But when her former best friend teases her for not having a boyfriend, Becca impulsively pretends she’s been secretly seeing someone.

Brett Wells has it all. Being captain of the football team and one of the most popular guys in school, he should have no problem finding someone to date, but he’s always been more focused on his future than on who to bring to prom. When he overhears Becca’s lie, Brett decides to step in and be her mystery guy.

But with Becca still picking up the pieces from when her world was blown apart years ago and Brett just barely holding his together now, they begin to realize they have more in common than they ever could have imagined. When the line between real and pretend begins to blur, they are forced to answer the question: is this fake romance the most real thing in either of their lives?

This is a fake dating cute story. It is fact-paced so I completed this book in a day. You should definitely pick up this story, very lovable characters!

4. Long Way Down

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author: Jason Renolds
Pages: 306
Genre: Young Adult, Poetry

A cannon. A strap.
A piece. A biscuit.
A burner. A heater.
A chopper. A gat.
A hammer
A tool
for RULE

Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That’s where Will’s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother’s gun. As he is in the elevator, it stops at every floor, Will meets people who are somehow connected to his brother.

This book is all about having a voice and standing up for your loved ones. The whole book is in verse and it was a quick read for me. The book is written and expressed beautifully, even though a negative aspect is been discussed.

5. A Monster Calls

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author: Patrick Ness
Pages: 237
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don’t quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there’s a visitor at his window. It’s ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.

I cried reading this book. Such a beautiful story, conveying the message of losing someone you love. I think about this book to this day and it impacted me in every way.

6. Genuine Fraud

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Author: E. Lockhart
Pages: 262
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

The writing style of this book is very different. The whole story is going backward, which was something new to me. I gave it three stars because at one point It was getting confusing for me. Other than that, very mysterious and adventurous.

I hope this post could add some books on your never-ending tbr! Part 2 will be coming soon!
Happy Reading!

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