Novellas: “all killer, no filler”
For the third year in a row, Rebecca of Bookish Beck and I are co-hosting Novellas in November as a month-long challenge with four weekly prompts.
We’ll both put up an opening post on 1 November where you can leave your links throughout the month, to be rounded up on the 30th, and we’ll take turns introducing a theme each Tuesday.
1 – 7 November: Short Classics (Rebecca)
8 – 14November: Novellas in Translation (Cathy)
15 – 21 November: Short Non-Fiction (Rebecca)
22 – 28 November: Contemporary Novellas (Cathy)
29/30 November: My Month in Novellas/ New to my TBR
(As a reminder, we suggest 150–200 pages as the upper limit for a novella, and post-1980 as a definition of “contemporary.”)
In a change from last year, we are hosting one buddy read throughout the month and this year we have chosen Foster by Claire Keegan. If you want to join in, you can read Foster online here and review it at any point throughout the month. You could also try and catch the Irish language film version of Foster – An Cailín Ciúin – which was released this year to rave reviews and is widely tipped for an Oscar nomination.
It’s always a busy month in the blogging world, what with Nonfiction November, German Literature Month, Australia Reading Month. Why not search your shelves and/or local library for novellas that count towards multiple challenges?
We’re looking forward to having you join us! Keep in touch via Twitter (@bookishbeck / @cathy746books) and Instagram (@bookishbeck / @cathy_746books) and feel free to use the feature images and the hashtag #NovNov22.
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