Novellas in November 2022

It’s 1 November and that can only mean one thing – it’s time for our second year of the Novellas in November reading event, hosted by myself and Rebecca at Bookish Beck.

Over the next four weeks we can going to celebrate the short novel in all its forms. The definition of a novella is loose – it’s based on word count rather than number of pages – but we suggest aiming for 150 pages or under, with a firm upper limit of 200 pages.

1 – 7 November: Short Classics (Rebecca)

8 – 14 November: 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

Remember when you post a review to tag myself or Rebecca on Twitter (@cathy746books & @bookishbeck) or Instagram (@bookishbeck & @cathy_746books) and use the hashtag #NovNov22

Don’t forget, our Buddy Read this year is Foster by Claire Keegan, which you can read online here – feel free to review throughout the month.

Add the links to your novella-related reviews on this post, or Rebecca’s main post and we’ll keep them updated throughout the month!


HERE ARE OUR NOVELLAS IN NOVEMBER POSTS SO FAR:

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington/ Nugi Garimara – Liz at Adventures in Reading, Running and Working from Home

The Time Machine by HG Wells – Nancy Elin

Proxopera by Bendict Kiely – Cathy at 746 Books

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels – What I Think About When I Think About Reading

The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan – Cathy at 746 Books

Mademoiselle de Scuderi by ETA Hoffman – Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan – Lisa at ANZ LitLovers

Novella Reading Plans – Kim at Reading Matters

The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka – Brona at This Reading Life

We Have Always Lived at the Castle by Shirley Jackson – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

Confusion by Stefan Zweig, translated by Andrea Bell – Lisa at ANZ LitLovers

Reunion by Fred Ulhman – Cathy at 746 Books

Up at the Villa by W Somerset Maugham – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

Mrs Caliban by Rachel Ingalls – Kirsty at The Literary Sisters

Weasels in the Attic by Hiroko Oyamada, translated by David Boyd – Susan at A Life in Books

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf – Kate at Books are my Favourite and Best

The Italian Girl by Iris Murdoch – Lisa at ANZ LitLovers

Novellas in November/ My Year in Novellas – Brona at This Reading Life

Two modern classics from Faber Editions: Mrs Caliban and They – Annabookbel

The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid – Imogen at Imogen is Reading and Watching the World

Lord of the Rings by William Golding – Margaret at Books Please

The Time Machine by HG Wells – Karen at The Simply Blog

Foster by Claire Keegan – Lynne at Fictionophile

Reunion by Fred Uhlman – Jinjer at The Intrepid Arkansawyer

Classic Australian Novellas – Sue at Whispering Gums

The Madman of Bergerac by Georges Simenon – James at May Contain Spoilers

Being There by Jerzy Kosinski – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan – Jinjer at The Intrepid Aransawyer

The English Understand Wool by Helen deWitt – Tony at Tony’s Book World

Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North by Rachel Joyce – Helen at She Reads Novels

Three Novellas in Translation – Kirsty at The Literary Sisters

The Last Summer by Ricarda Huch, translated by Jamie Bulloch – Kim at Reading Matters

Novellas by Leskov, Eliot & Gallico – Words and Peace

Falk: A Reminiscence by Joseph Conrad – What I Think About When I Think About Reading

The Front Seat Passenger by Pascal Garnier, translated by Jane Aitken – Cathy at 746 Books

So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighbourhood by Pascal Garnier, translated by Euan Cameron – Cathy at 746 Books

Orlando by Virginia Woolf – Chris at Calmgrove

Short Classics and Novellas in Translation – Hopewell’s Library of Life

Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy – Liz at Adventures in Reading, Running and Working from Home

The Evening of the Holiday by Shirley Hazzard – Brona at This Reading Life

The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares – Karen at The Simply Blog

May Day by F Scott Fitzgerald – James at May Contain Spoilers

Waiting for Bojangles by Oliver Bordeaut – Kirsty at The Literary Sisters

Hill by Jean Giono and translated by Paul Eprile – Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings

Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North by Rachel Joyce – Kerrie at I Love Reading This

Sa préférée by Sarah Jollien-Fardel – Nancy at Nancy Elin

Happy Are The Happy by Yasmina Reza, translated by John Cullen – Cathy at 746 Books

What Happened to the Corbetts (aka The Ordeal) by Nevil Shute – Hopewell’s Library of Life

From Heaven Lake by Vikram Seth – Liz at Adventures in Reading, Running and Working from Home

Waiting by Goretti Kyomuhendo – Lisa at ANZ LitLovers

Idol, Burning by Rin Usami, translated by Asa Yoneda – Susan at A Life in Books

Foster by Claire Keegan – Karen at The Simply Blog

Novellas I read in 2022 – Laura at Reading in Bed

We Had to Remove This Post by Hanna Bervoets, translated by Emma Rault – Annabel at Annabookbel

Crimson Sails by Alexander Grin, translated by Fainna Glagoleva – Emma at Words and Peace

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann, translated by David Luke – Imogen at Imogen is Reading and Watching the World

Ferdinand, the Man with the Kind Heart by Irmgard Keun, translated by Michael Hofmann – Jacqui at JacquiWine’s Journal

Daughters by Lucy Fricke – Kate at Books are my Favourite and Best

Foster by Claire Keegan – Davida at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Reviews

Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin, translated by Aneesa Abbas-Higgins – Sue at Whispering Gums

Novellas in November Week 2 Round-up – Karen at The Simply Blog

Passing by Nella Larsen – Mallika at Literary Pot Pourri

Maigret’s Memoirs by Georges Simenon, translated by Howard Curtis – Margaret at Books Please

Laura by Vera Caspary – Diana at Thoughts on Papyrus

Fair Play by Tove Jansson, translated by Thomas Teal – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

The Story of Stanley Brent by Elizabeth Berridge – Kirsty at The Literary Sisters

Summerwater by Sarah Moss – Karen at Booker Talk

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori – Chris at Calmgrove

A Christmas Escape by Anne Perry – Hopewell’s Public Library of Life

Paradais by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sarah Hughes & Idol, Burning by Rin Usami, translated by Asa Yoneda – Cathy at 746 Books

Marlo by Jay Carmichel – Kim at Reading Matters

Foster by Claire Keegan – Tony at Tony’s Book World

Seven Cats I Have Loved by Anat Levit, translated by Yardenne Greenspan – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

Jack and Jill by Helen Hodgman – Lisa at ANZ LitLovers

Nazis in the Metro by Didier Daeninckx, translated by Anna Moschovakis – James at May Contain Spoilers

Strangers on a Pier by Tash Aw – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

On the Pottlecombe Cornice by Howard Sturgis – Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings

Blue Postcards by Douglas Bruton – Helen at She Reads Novels

Montaigne by Stefan Zweig, translated by Will Stone – Mallika at Literary Potpourri

A Feather on the Breath of God by Sigrid Nunez – Kim at Reading Matters

A Very Easy Death by Simone De Beauvoir – Jinjer at The Intrepid Arkansawyer

Nursery Rhymes: An Essay by Vita Sackville-West – Chris at Calmgrove

De Profundis by Oscar Wilde – Nancy Elin

A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishigawa, translated by Risa Kobayashi & Martin Brown – Cathy at 746 Books

The Heart of Things by Richard Holloway – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

The Jew’s Beech by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, translated by Lionel and Doris Thomas – Brona at This Reading Life

The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers – Jinjer at The Intrepid Arkansawyer

Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin,translated by Aneesa Abbas – Kirsty at The Literary Sisters

Silk by Alessandro Baricco, translated by Guido Waldman – Tony at Tony’s Book World  

Baron Bagge by Alexander Lernet-Holenia, translated by Richard and Clara Winston– Kaggsys Bookish Ramblings

The Touchstone by Edith Wharton – Laurie at Relative Obscurity

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote – Jinjer at The Intrepid Arkansawyer

Talking About Detective Fiction by PD James – Margaret at Books Please

So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba, translated by Modupé Bodé-Thomas– Liz at Adventures in Reading, Running and Working from Home

Foster by Claire Keegan – Brona at This Reading Life

Week 3 Round Up, including Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence – Karen at The Simply Blog

Two Short Nonfiction titles for Novellas in November – Annabel at Annabookbel

From the Land of the Moon by Milena Agus, translated by Ann Goldstein – Kim at Reading Matters

The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka – Jinjer at The Intrepid Arkansawyer

Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North by Rachel Joyce – Davida at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog

Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie – Cathy at 746 Books

The Pigeon by Patrick Suskind – Brona at This Reading Life

A Very Normal Man by Vincenzo Cerami, translated by Isobel Grave – Jan at What I Think About When I Think About Reading

Under the Pear Tree by Theodore Fontane, translated by Patricia Tiney – Lizzy at Lizzy’s Literary Life

A World of Love by Elizabeth Bowen – Kirsty at The Literary Sisters

Four Speculative Novellas – Laura Tisdall

Lovecraft and Landscape by Angela Carter – Chris at Calmgrove

Novellas in November: Five Thrillers – Carla at Carla Loves to Read

Two for Novellas in November: Recipe and Shameless – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

Springtime: A Ghost Story by Michelle De Krester – Cathy at 746 Books

The Black Mountain by Kate Mosse – Margaret at Books Please

What is a Novella? – Kim at Reading Matters

On the Pottlcombe Cornice by Howard Sturgis – Liz at Adventures in Reading, Running and Working from Home

Ring Shout by P Djéli Clark – Nancy at Nancy Elin

The Hero of this Book by Elizabeth McCracken – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss – Chris at Calmgrove

Foster by Claire Keegan – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

Foster by Claire Keegan – Jane at Just Reading a Book

Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions by ALberto Manguel – Jan at What I Think About When I Think About Reading

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – Nancy at Nancy Elin

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo, translated by Jamie Chang – Kirsty at The Literary Sisters

Ti Amo by Hanne Ørstavik, translated by Martin Aiken – Karen at Booker Talk

Two more classics for #NovNov: Dürrenmatt & McCoy – Annabel at Annabookbel

The Fell by Sarah Moss –  Jane at Just Reading a Book

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett – Love Books, Reads Books       

Miscellaneous Novellas – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

The Ladies of Missalonghi by Coleen McCullough – Helen at She Reads Books

Body Kintsugi by Senka Marić, translated by Celia Hawkesworth – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

Two novellas: Sam Selvon and Caleb Femi – Liz at Adventures in Reading, Running and Wordking from Home

Foster by Claire Keegan – Loves Books Reads Books

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald – Loves Books Reads Books

Now and Forever by Ray Bradbury: Two Novellas – Margaret at Books Please

Novellas in November: Catching up with the last few reads – Liz at Adventures in Reading, Running and Working from Home

Under the Snow by Kerstin Ekman, translated by Joan Tate – Janet at Loves Books, Reads Books

Novellas in November Wrap Up – Reading Ladies

Novellas in November 2022 Recap – Words and Peace

Body Kintsugi by Senka Marić, translated by Celia Hawkesworth – Imogen at Reading and Watching the World

Somebody Loves You by Mona Arshi – Jan at What I Think About When I Think About Reading

Novellas in November 2022 – Naomi at Consumed by Ink

A Pale View of the Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro – Jan at What I Think About When I Think About Reading

Two Novellas by Claire Keegan – Margaret at Books Please

November Superlatives: Novellas in November Round up – Laura Tisdall

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan – Helen at She Reads Novels

Novellas in November: The Ones That Got Away – Cathy at 746 Books

Novellas in November Round Up – Janet at Loves Books Reads Books

Five Final Novellas – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

The Intern by Austin Duffy – Annabel at Annabookbel

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson – Tony at Tony’s Book World

November Superlatives – Elle at Elle Thinks

Two Novellas by Claire Keegan – Kate at Books are my Favourite and Best

Die Mansarde by Marlen Haushofer – Marina at Finding Time to Write

Playing With Fire: Translation and its Challenges – Marina at Finding Time to Write

Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

Ti Amo by Hanne Ørstavik, translated by Martin Aiken – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan – Just Reading a Book

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes – Jan at What I Think About When I Think About Reading

Three Novellas in Translation – Ali at HeavenAli

‘Twas the Night Shift Before Christmas by Adam Kay – Karen at Booker Talk

Novellas in November

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