Some stories don’t need hundreds and hundreds of pages, they can be beautifully delivered in under 200 or even under 100 pages.
- Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – I encourage every parent or person involved in raising a child to read this book and try as much as they can to adhere to the suggestions. If we all do it, the world will become a better place. Read my full review here.
- SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas – “a radical feminist vision for a different world” written by a radical feminist who attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol. Amazing read.
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – a well known and beautiful classic.
- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf – a must read! A powerful feminist essay about the need for own space and independence.
- Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell – funny, little book about all the weird things booksellers overhear in the bookstores
- Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit – a collection of powerful essays on silence, violence against women, Virginia Woolf. Highly recommended!
- All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan – amazing writing and an amazing story of women that become pregnant form a man that isn’t her husband, and an unlikely friend she finds.
- What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell – Beautifully written story. Sad and poetic. Some descriptions are very raw. It’s a story of a relationship between American teacher and young man he pays for sex. One of my favourite books of 2016.
- On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan – poignant story of a young couple on their wedding night. Movie adaptation went out this year, and I really want to see it.
What short books do you recommend?