Favorite Five Novellas
Recently in the last few years the novella has been making a come back and I have to say, I’m really excited for its rising popularity. Novellas are great, especially if you’re looking to take a break from the huge epic tomes so prevalent in the fantasy genre. Tor.com publishing has been great for breathing new life into the novella, in particular.
- Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
I love this story, it’s been my favorite of the Wayward Children series so far. It’s just so atmospheric and I love the horror elements. It’s a great read for Halloween if you haven’t read it yet!
- All Systems Red by Martha Wells
I recently fell in love with The Murderbot Diaries and this is where it all starts. If you like science fiction stories you can relate to, look no further than Murderbot.
- The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde
This was such a lovely fantasy short from Fran Wilde. The magic system is interesting, using jewel based magic, but it’s really the story of these two characters and what becomes a moment in the history of this world.
- The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
There are a ton of mixed thoughts on this one as some fans wanted more of the Kingkiller type story from Rothfuss here, but what he wrote instead was absolutely beautiful and touching. As someone with anxiety and depression, I related to this story in such a personal way.
- The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang
Okay, this is a bit of a cheat because I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve heard so many great things, I’m sure I will love it. I do have a copy in my tbr, just need to find the time to squeeze it in!
Those are my picks! Have you read any of these? What are some of your favorite novellas? Thoughts on novellas in general? Leave me a note in the comments or feel free to link up with your own post, I’d love to hear from you!