Sunday, April 10, 2016

SFF: The 5 Books that Make Profound Statements in 300 Pages or Less

Sunday Fun Five #51:

#48: The 5 Paper Books You Treasure Most
#49: The 5 Books That Had You at "Hello"
#50: The 5 Résumé-Worthy Talents of the Average Book Blogger
#51: The 5 Books that Make Profound Statements in 300 Pages or Less
For April 24th: #52: The 5 Mistakes You Made With Your Blog You Wish You'd Never Done in the First Place

A Countdown of

The 5 Books that Make Profound Statements in 300 Pages or Less

Sometimes you just don't have the patience for a longer read, so I decided to round up my favorites that have profound things to say about life in general.

5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (268 pages)/Anthem by Ayn Rand (105 pages)
In general, I try to not pair books together, because they should each stand on their own (which these two do), but last year I read these within a relatively close time frame to each other, and since they have a somewhat similar theme (classic dystopian sci-fi, pre-1940s), they just fit together. Either of these reads is a great way to embark on some profound thoughts about totalitarian governments.

4. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (168 pages)
The memoir of a girl who spent time in a mental health facility in the 1960s- a true thought provoker on sexism, mental health, and other subjects, all in one easily read volume.

3. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy (256 pages)
This book makes you think about what the definition of beautiful should be (and why it isn't that way).

2. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (194 pages)
One of the few books that survived my post-YA book purge, How I Live Now is another of those books that touched something in me, despite the unusual way in which it was written.

1. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (207 pages)
It's hard to describe how this one effected me, but I'm still reluctant to review it for fear of going about it in the wrong way. This book has profound statements on life in general.

What are some of your favorite shorter books? 


  1. Of your list, the only one I have read is Their Eyes Were Watching God, and I agree. It is a memorable book. I have been curious about Autobiography of a Face, and hope to read that one at some point. Great list!

    1. Thanks Wendy! Their Eyes Were Watching God was the most emotionally charged book I've read so far in 2016. I pretty much loved Autobiography of a Face- it was definitely one of my favorites from 2015.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
      ~Litha Nelle

  2. I have read none of these! I guess I had better get to it.

    1. You should! ;) I've been on a short books spree lately- I very rarely read shorter books as a teen, except for How I Live Now.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, La La!
      ~Litha Nelle


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