Good, Short Books to Read at the End of the Year

I’ve seen a few of these lists going around, but I wanted to make my own.  If you have set a reading goal for the year and are way behind, you can still make it up! Here are some books that are good but also short for you to hit your Goodreads goal!

The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This book is the same length as Gatsby, which I’m guessing most of you have read, and if it had been finished I think it would have been even better. His notes fill out the end so you’re not left on a cliffhanger.

The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

This one is hilarious.  I cannot recommend it enough.  Just…read it.

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

I love Willa Cather.  I’ve read everything by her, and this is by far my favorite.  It takes place on a farm in Nebraska being run by a woman.  I don’t even know how to describe this further without giving away the plot, but it’s worth a read.

Daisy Miller by Henry James

Nothing wrong with a novella to up your reading count.  I definitely prefer this to most of his longer works.

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

I really loved Gone Girl and was so happy when a short story by the same author was rereleased this year on its own.  It’s pretty creepy and the main character is so interesting.  I could have read more, but it’s still a satisfying read.