Quick Lit

This list includes books under 200 pages. Let's call them "one sitting reads".  While most are fiction, we've included a few memoirs and essays in the list.

If you are participating in our 2023 Book Talks Challenge or Adult Summer Reading 2023, write a short book review using a bookmark review form (pick one up at the Reference Desk or email your review to marcia.literati@tenafly.bccls.org (put Book Review in the subject line).

Everyone who writes a review will be entered into a monthly drawing for a free book.

Make sure to submit your review by August 31, 2023.

Another Brooklyn

by Jacqueline Woodson

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Thornton Wilder

The Colossus of New York

by Colson Whitehead

Convenience Store Woman

by Sayaka Murata

Department of Speculation

by Jenny Offill

The Invisibility Cloak

by Ge Fei

Leaving the Atocha Station

by Ben Lerner

My Name is Lucy Barton

by Elizabeth Strout

News of the World

by Paulette Jiles

The Odd Woman and the City

by Vivian Gornick

Our Souls at Night

by Kent Haruf

The Penelopiad

by Margaret Atwood

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

by Mohsin Hamid

A Room With a View

by E M Forster

The Sense of an Ending

by Julian Barnes

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

by Patrick Rothfuss

The Strange Library

by Haruki Murakami

The Uncommon Reader

by Alan Bennett

We the Animals

by Justin Torres

What Belongs to You

by Garth Greenwall

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

by Lorrie Moore