Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Top Ten Favorite Novellas/ Short Stories

 

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsy reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week we are looking at novellas/ short stories.  And since it's my blog and I'll cheat if I want to I'm gonna include both novellas and comics/ graphic novels. So I'll be showing off a few of my favorite short stories and a few favorite GN's as well. And let me know in the comments what 
your favorites are!      

Planet of Exile

Probably my favorite short novel. It's only a bit over one hundred pages but packs so much story in those pages- love, betrayal, acceptance. 

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)

The first Murderbot

Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)

The second Murderbot lol- as good as the first! 

Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)

The third Murderbot- which is not out yet but I'm calling it. 

The Young Queens (Three Dark Crowns, #0.2)

This adds so much to the story of the three queens.  

The Oracle Queen (Three Dark Crowns #0.1)

This tells the story of Elsabet the mad queen years before the current series. Adds a ton of info. 

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My favorite Tintin. 

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The Cave of Time (Choose Your Own Adventure, #1)

The Cave of Time- but really the whole Choose Your Own Adventure series because cool idea. 

 Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection

Alex and Ada  

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The Mutant Massacre may be my favorite X-Men story. Marauders set out to exterminate mutants living in the tunnels under NYC, and when the X-Men intervene there are casualties on both sides. This event changed character arcs and story directions for years


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Thunderbolts Ultimate Collection. Dark and crazy at times, this might be my favorite graphic novel to recommend. Villains posing as heroes, half the team are psychotic or just warped, and it's hilarious too. 

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This series is a trip. 

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The X-Men in the Savage Land collected here. 

Winter Soldier: Winter Kills #1

My favorite Winter Soldier story. Bucky spends Christmas thinking back on the things he's done, making some new acquaintances, and revisiting an old friend. 

66 comments:

  1. The Three Queen series! I've heared of it. I'm considering checking the series out, is it worth it?

    http://anneclarence.wixsite.com/thereadinglife/single-post/2018/07/11/Book-Review-Crooked-Kingdom-by-Leigh-Bardugo

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    1. Yes you should definitely try it!!!

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  2. OMG I used to love The Cave of Time lol haven't read any of the others but great post!

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    1. I used to love those even some of them weren't very good :)

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  3. OOh nice ones! Lots of new to me ones too! I still haven't read the second Three Dark Crowns books let alone decide if I want to read the novellas. I struggled with the first book for some reason and the fact that everyone loved it makes me wonder what I missed.

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. The second book was better... I think more action? I definitely liked it more!!

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  4. I don't normally read novellas, but the TDC ones have been really great. Lots of good intel from those, which are really shaping my ideas about what is to come in that series.

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    1. I agree! And yes they are starting to feel essential?

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  5. Tintin! I know that cover so well! Alex and Ada look very intriguing!

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  6. The Choose Your Own Adventure series was one I just adored when I was younger. So much fun!

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    1. I agree, I loved the concept of those (even if the execution ws sometmes, um, lacking).

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  7. I would almost read The Young Queens and The Oracle Queen just to get more information about that series and the world, because I felt the world-building was so lacking!

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    1. You should, it adds a lot of depth.

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  8. I love that you mixed your list up. I have the first Murderbot on hold at my library right now because I've heard so much about it lately. I also love the winter soldier.

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    1. I think you'll like Murderbot. And that Winter Soldier is SO good!

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  9. I'm realizing while going through other peoples TTT that I have not read very many novellas lol.
    So with that being said... I haven't read any of these.
    Great list though! Some interesting ones on there.

    Here's our TTT: http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2018/07/top-ten-tuesday-novellas.html

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    1. Thanks, I've read a few more than I realized, but yeah I haven't read a ton either...

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  10. I picked up the second Murderbot book at ALA and it's so short that I hope to read it this weekend.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  11. Mmm haven't heard of most of these. I do like how novellas can give you more info on a world of a book you enjoy. I almost feel like that is what A Closed and Common Orbit is to A Long Way to an Angry Planet. have a great week.

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    1. I like that too. The TDC ones have a TON of info. I'd love to see Chambers go that route...

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  12. I have an e-book copy of All Systems Red! It was free somewhere one day and I downloaded it on a whim. I guess that's a good thing if it made your list.

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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  13. Tintin is always a great choice!

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  14. Graphic novels is a great way to spin the topic, especially since many of them are on the shorter end. Still haven't read Kendare's series, but it sounds dark... and interesting. I get 'Huntsman' (the movie) vibes from those books. :D

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Greg.

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    1. I thought so. Saved my bacon since I had limited novelas to work with... :)

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  15. I didn't realize Planet of Exile was novella length. I'll have to see if the library has it online. I should be reading the first Murderbot soon. ☺

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    1. I guess it is? It's like 128 pages which I suppose is novella length these days- I'm not entirely sure??

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    2. Yeah, I would consider that novella length. I am sure to read Exile sooner now. 👍

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  16. I've not read any of these but I have seen Martha Well's books and they might be something I want to read, will check it out sometimes

    have a lovely day.

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  17. I've grabbed the Three Dark Crown book 1 before but still haven't read it. I really need to get to it

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    1. I hope you like it, I think they're quite good!

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  18. I'm really dying to get to the Murderbot Diaries! I'm glad to see that book 2 is a good as book 1 :)

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    1. It was! You really need to read these :)

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  19. I have the first book in the Murderbot Diaries and really need to read it. It sounds so good.

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    1. Oh you should- I push it on everybody!!!!!!!!

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  20. Love Choose Your Own Adventures. The Planet of Exile looks good and I would give those Martha Wells a go.

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    1. I wish there were some good current CYOA's,,,

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  21. I've heard mixed things about the Three Queens series, but I am still interested in reading it. Great list!
    My TTT: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. It does get mixed but I really like it, I hope you get a chance to try!

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  22. LOL, go ahead and cheat if you want to! I love the covers on Wells books!

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  23. I’m not a fan of short stories and novellas but if GNs count then I’m in. ;)

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  24. My husband loves Tin Tin too. I keep hearing great things about Murderbot. I need to check those out.

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  25. I used to love the Choose Your Own Adventure stories as a kid! I would put book marks in all the places where I would have to make a choice and then read until my chosen path played out and then go back and see what happened with different choices. Fun memories! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday

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  26. I've heard really good things about the Three Dark Crowns novellas. Nice list!

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  27. Great list! I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid. I wonder if they have them for adults? I need to Google that.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  28. I really need to read Queens of Fennbirn. Maybe I'll read the one I have but... no, no I won't, I need the one that matches my other books. Definitely agree with Alex + Ada. Also definitely agree with adding graphic novels in general because why not? Love that you added Murderbot 3- might as well have added 4 while you were at it hahah. Planet of Exile sounds quite good, too. I'll have to check that one out! Great choices!

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  29. The choose your own adventure series are always fun to read!!

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  30. I used to read and review novellas all the time, but these days, they can't quite keep my attention. Glad you found these were great though! Hugs...RO

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  31. AAHH, Choose Your Own Adventure! Good call, I loved those!

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  32. Heck yes, Murderbot belongs on this list! I really should have featured Artificial Condition along with All Systems Red now that I think back. And oh, I can't believe I forgot to put Le Guin on my list too, I read an anthology of hers which had some awesome stories.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  33. I haven't read anything but Ursula Le Guin yet, although I've heard really fantastic things! I do own Left Hand of Darkness but that isn't a short story...

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  34. To be fair, GNs are pretty short ;-) I love that you included a book that's not even out yet lol.

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  35. Older X-Men are always a good choice. :) I also love Tintin and Red Rackham's Treasure is one of the best.
    Great to know that the Murderbot series continues well.

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  36. I think I might need to try these Murderbot books as I'm seeing them everywhere!

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  37. I've always wanted to read Ursula LeGuin! I tried one of her novels a while back and just couldn't get into it.

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  38. I haven't read any of these, but all the Martha Wells books seem right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I need to pick up Alex + Ada one of these days... :)

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  40. I've been meaning to get to the murderbot series for awhile.

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  41. I love Choose Your Own Adventure! Or I did as a kid, at least. My boy is reading a couple right now.

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  42. Ahhhh Bucky! Love him! And love those covers for the Three Dark Crowns series.

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