Happy Labor Day! I just love a long weekend. It gives me enough time to squeeze in a little extra reading time. If I’m not heavily involved in a book, I like to find a short book that I can finish in a day. There’s just something satisfying about that to me. So here are a few books short books for the long weekend.
What Moves the Dead
I just finished What Moves the Dead, and I can’t sing its praises enough. It was so good. At the beginning, I was actually worried that it would be too short to accomplish what the author was trying to do, but that wasn’t the case. It’s a quick read full of gothic suspense. And it would be a perfect start to spooky season.
The Body is suspenseful. I mean it is a Stephen King book, but mostly I love the nostalgic feeling that it made me feel. It was four boys on a summertime adventure. While the reason is a lot gorier than most of us can relate to, I think we can all relate to the memory of summer days spent with our childhood friends.
Travels with Charley
I start getting wanderlust this time of year, and Travels with Charley helps fan the flames. I love John Steinbeck, and this is probably one of my favorite books by him. He packs up his things and him and his dog set out on a road trip across the United States. He does a great job at describing his life along the way. It’s just an absolutely amazing read that is so easy to fly through.
Tuck Everlasting is set at the beginning of August, and you can almost feel the oppressive heat. But then there is a shift in the air when Winnie meets the Tucks. It’s magical in multiple ways. It’s a great book to transition from summer into fall.
Really any manga would fit into this category, but Gyo is the shortest of Junji Ito’s work that I own. Plus, it’s actually probably the one of my favorites. I flew through it in no time. It’s about a little town that is taken over by a creepy swarm of fish. I can’t do it justice with my explanation, but it’s definitely a read that you won’t forget.
So those are a few short books for a long weekend. I hope you have an awesome day full of good books!