#5OnMyTBR – Shorties

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!


Hello, reader!

Welcome to the last day of November! We’re almost to the last month of 2020 and I, for one, am pretty pumped this year is almost over. But before I get nostalgic about the year past, it’s time to focus on the goals for this year. I have hit my reading goal for a year, but I know December can be a month where folks are scrambling to finish books and hit their goal. Today’s 5 On My TBR is here for everyone who might be in that boat because it’s all about short books! What better way to pump up those numbers and finish the year out strong? I honestly don’t have a ton of short books or novellas on my TBR, but it was easy finding five that I can’t wait to read.

With that said, let’s get to the list!


#1. Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

I read All Systems Red, the first book in the Murderbot Diaries, this year and fell absolutely in love. I was lucky enough that the fifth book in the series was coming out because Tor offered a free e-book of the first four books in the weeks leading up to the release! I really had to stop myself from tearing through all the novellas because I had so many other books to read. It was hard, though! I love Murderbot and can’t wait to get back into their story.

#2. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

I’ve been curious about this novella for awhile. It’s the beginning of a sci-fi series about a young woman who is the first of her people to go to one of the most famed institutes of learning in the galaxy. It sounds like an intense and interesting coming-of-age story with a gripping space background. And it’s only 90 pages! Hopefully I’ll be able to get to this one soon to see how I like it.

#3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboksy

Another shorty that has been on my TBR for a hot minute. I don’t know how I made it to my mid-thirties without reading this book, but here we are. I’ve always been curious about this book because I know it’s written in a non-traditional style and the concept just sounds fascinating! Eventually, I will get around to picking this one up and I feel like I’ll really enjoy it once I do. We shall see!

#4. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

This one has been on my radar for awhile, but it officially got onto the TBR after I read Wilder Girls by Rory Power. A lot of people were comparing that book to this one and I enjoyed the weirdness that was Wilder Girls, so now I kind of have to read it! Not gonna lie, though, the synopsis would have got me to pick this one up eventually either way. A team of female scientists against a strange and hostile world? Give it to me!

#5. Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

Okay, so this book won’t be much help for your 2020 reading goals as it doesn’t come out until January 2021. I couldn’t have a list of short books and not add the next installation of the Wayward Children series, though! I absolutely adore this series and I’m so excited for this book! It’s going to be following an completely new character, which I’m oddly looking forward to. I love the characters we have met so far in the series, but this book just sounds so whimsical and lovely that I don’t mind if we don’t get to see the usual suspects. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!


What are some short books on your TBR that you can’t wait to read? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

6 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR – Shorties

  1. I’ve read The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Annihilation! I read the first one a looong time ago, but it was one of my favourite books back in my teenagehood. As for The Annihilation, it was extremely gripping and terrifying and left me thinkng about it for a very long time. I hope you’ll enjoy both of them! 🙂

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