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Sometimes you just crave a big book to spend many days engrossed in the story, and sometimes you’re more in the mood for a quick read you can finish in a weekend or even an evening. For this reading challenge, I will list some great, quick reads for you.
How to participate
As always, how you participate is entirely up to you. I’d love it if you leave a comment to let me know which book you chose and what your thoughts on it were, but you can also follow along silently. If you have any recommendations that are not on this list, you’re welcome to tell me so! I’ll add it to the list, and will credit you
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With the summer coming up, and restrictions slowly becoming less, you might feel more like reading something small you can bring to the beach. Or perhaps just read it in the sun in your back-yard for an afternoon. The following books are perfect for this!
Tribal Affairs – Matt Dallmann
The sixteen-year-old Liana goes to the opening night of her father’s Illusion Spectacular. What she doesn’t know is that trapped in her damaged golden locket charm, attached to her ankle bracelet, is a centuries-old genie called Dahlia. Not only does Dahlia’s presence cause Liana’s father to stuff up his performance, but it also starts a chain of bizarre events.
Genre: Teen / YA paranormal fantasy
Page length: 171 pages
Power of Three: The Novel of a Whale, a Woman, and an Alien Child (#1) – Cathy Parker
Shannon, a volunteer at Seaquarium, is on a mission to return a small alien child called Essi. However, ancient aliens seem determined to destroy them, making that mission slightly more complicated. True to the title of the book, a bizarre lavender lightning strike allows Shannon to hear both Essi’s thoughts as those of a captive beluga whale. She uses the bonds to fight their ruthless enemies but learns that the most terrible threat comes within as the telepathic connection is slowly killing her. Can she still save herself, free the whale and send Essi home before dark forces take over the world?
Genre: Teen / YA Sci-fi
Page length: 137 pages
Every river runs to salt – Rachael K. Jones
After her roommate Imani dies, Quietly is left to travel to the Under-Ath with angry Gods at her heels. All to clean up the mess Imani left behind when trying to steal the Pacific Ocean.
Genre: Mythological Fantasy
Page length: 86 pages
Mars: Stories – Asja Bakic
If you’re more in the mood to read several quick reads, then Mars is the book for you. It has a series of unique universes, where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; another abides in a world devoid of physical contact.
Genre: Humerous Sci-fi
Page length: 165 pages
Challenge discussion questions
It would be great if you could let me know which book you chose as a quick read, and what you thought of it.
Here some example questions you could use to share your experience:
What book did you read for this challenge?
Why did you choose this one?
What are your thoughts on the book you read?
Would you recommend the book?