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Perfect for Your Pandemic Perusal: 24 Books Under 200 Pages

We can appreciate that attention spans have been skewered by the pandemic. But we can also appreciate the need for a brief period of escape as well. So the Kali Krew has gathered a list of nice, short books that we highly recommend that can’t ever be mistaken for doorstoppers.

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Afterlife by Johanna Craven

Chosen by Gracie

Check out Gracie’s review of Afterlife


All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells

Chosen by JB Rockwell


Benny Rose, the Cannibal King by Hailey Piper

Chosen by Eliza

Check out Eliza’s review of Benny Rose, the Cannibal King


Binti (Binti #1) by Nnedi Okorafor

Chosen by Sian

Check out Lilyn’s review of Binti

Check out Check out Nico’s review of Binti: Home

Check out Nico’s review of Binti: The Night Masquerade


Cockblock by C.V. Hunt

Chosen by Brian


Cradle and Grave by Anya Ow

Chosen by Eliza

Check out Eliza’s review of Cradle and Grave


A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djeli Clark

Chosen by Brian


Dear Laura by Gemma Amor

Chosen by Olly

Check out Bill’s review of Dear Laura


Deathworld (Deathworld #1) by Harry Harrison

Chosen by Lilyn

Book cover for Deathworld

The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. Holmes by Sarah Tantlinger

Chosen by Gracie

Book cover for The Devil's Dreamland by Sara Tantlinger

Check out Gracie’s review of The Devil’s Dreamland


Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford

Chosen by Sam

Check out Sam’s review of Follow Me to Ground


The Girl in the Video by Michael David Wilson

Chosen by Brian


Halloween Fiend by C.V. Hunt

Chosen by Shawn

Check out Olly’s review of Halloween Fiend


Infested by Carol Gore

Chosen by Eliza

Check out Eliza’s review of Infested


The Last Machine in the Solar System by Matthew Isaac Sobin

Chosen by Lilyn

Book cover for The Last Machine in the SOlar System by Matthew Isaac Sobin

Check out Lilyn’s review of The Last Machine in the Solar System


The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson

Chosen by Tracy

Book cover for the Murders of Molly Southbourne

Check out Nico’s review of The Murders of Molly Southbourne


Muse by James Renner

Chosen by Bill

Check out Bill’s review of Muse


Patient Zero (Project Renova #0.5) by Terry Tyler

Chosen by Lilyn

Book cover for Patient Zero

Check out Lilyn’s review of Patient Zero


The Possession of Natalie Glasgow by Hailey Piper

Chosen by Brian

Check out Tracy’s review of The Possession of Natalie Glasgow


Pretty Marys All in a Row by Gwendolyn Kiste

Chosen by Eliza and Brian

Book cover for Pretty Marys All in a Row

Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Chosen by Lilyn


Tau Zero by Poul Anderson

Chosen by Lilyn

Check out Lilyn’s review of Tau Zero


To Be Devoured by Sarah Tantlinger

Chosen by Sam

Check out Sam and Gracie’s double review of To Be Devoured


Wilted Lilies by Kelli Owen

Chosen by Eliza

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We hope these short jabs of horror and sci-fi will keep you entertained and interested! Let us know any you might have!

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One Comment

  1. I have to admit a quick scan gave me an even more horrific title: “To Be Devoured By Sarah Tantlinger.” Rarely does the author become the monster.

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