Quick Reads for Book Reports


We are here to assist you with this list of short novels. Your teacher is sure to like any one of these. The longest one is 226 pages. Most are about 100 pages long.

If you need to pick up the book today, please phone your library branch and ask staff to check the shelves for the title including the letters and numbers after the author’s name; for example.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai FIC DAI (197 pages)

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens JFIC DIC 2006 (156 pages)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon FIC BUR (226 pages)

Daisy Miller by Henry James FIC JAM (126 pages)

The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy FIC TOL (134 pages)

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton FIC WHA (181 pages)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury SF BRA (191 pages)

Grendel by John Gardner FIC GAR (126 pages)

The Haunted House by Charles Dickens FIC DIC (192 pages)

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros FIC CIS (110 pages)

A House to Let by Charles Dickens FIC DIC (112 pages)

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck FIC STE (107 pages)

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway FIC HEM (140 pages)

Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane FIC CRA (176 pages)

Seize the Day by Saul Bellow FIC BEL (118 pages)

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse FIC HES (129 pages)

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse FIC HES (218 pages)

Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr FIC DOE (214 pages)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson FIC STE (224 pages)

The Tenth Man by Graham Greene FIC GRE (157 pages)

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells SF WEL (104 pages)

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson FIC JAC (214 pages)

Where Angels Fear to Tread by E. M. Forster FIC FOR (181 pages)

For additional suggested titles please see the book The World’s Best Thin Books: What to Read When Your Book Report is Due Tomorrow, by Joni Richards Bodart REF 028.5B in the Fairfax County Public Library’s collection.


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