Top Ten Tuesday | Novellas and Short Stories


Happy Tuesday, everyone!

How’s your week been going? I’ve been struggling to come up with a good list since I don’t read a lot of these stories or novellas. I typically stick with larger books. But for this week’s topic of Top Ten Tuesday, I want to talk about some of the novellas and short stories I have read and want to read. So let’s get to the post, shall we?


 Ayama and the Thorn Wood and When Water Sang Fire from The Language of Thorns

It’s hard to pick which stories I love the most from this book. But the two that have stuck with me are these. Both are the first and the last, and yet they complement each other beautifully. However, the siren story may be my favourite out of all them.


A Court of Frost and Starlight

Yes, I’ve complained plenty about this novella. However, I love going back to Velaris and seeing what my favourite characters are up to. And the tension between Nesta and Cassian make up for some of my disappointment.


Queen Song from Cruel Crown

This short story revolves around the first wife of King Tiberius, Queen Coriane. She has intrigued me since Red Queen. And when I read her story, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her. You know she’s dead. You know she lost her battle, and yet her story is nonetheless compelling.



When I heard about this novella, I nearly screamed. I’ve followed the Women of the Otherworld series since I was 13. So when I heard Kelley wrote a story about Clay and Elena taking the twins on a holiday vacation, I knew I had to read it.


Stars Above

I’ve finally finished Winter, and I just need the next dose of this series. When I found out Marissa wrote a collection of Lunar Chronicle stories, I knew there was no way I could pass up this book. No way. I can’t wait to get back into Marissa’s world.


Queens of Fennbirn

I’ve been meaning to catch up on this series. However, I haven’t read the second book, and I spoiled myself on the third, and clearly, I haven’t read this one as well. So I truly need to tackle my TBR pile, stat. I have a love-hate relationship with this series. I’m not sure if I hate it, but I do know I love some aspects of it. Kendare creates a magical yet dangerous world that you can’t help but fall for. This book combines The Young Queens and The Oracle Queen.


Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

I know, I know, I’m behind on my Shadowhunter books. Okay, one book doesn’t necessarily count as behind. But you get what I mean. I should have read this book before transitioning to the Dark Artifices series. I’ve been wanting to see how Simon transforms from a teenager who can’t remember the love of his life and his best friend to a Shadowhunter.

24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Novellas and Short Stories

  1. I don’t know that I could truly ever say I love one story more than the others in “The Language of Thorns”, even though I do that in my own review of the book. They are all so masterfully written. “Ayama and the Thorn Woods” is the closest to being my fave though.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I almost cried when I saw my copy. I still look through it from time to time. 😅

      But WHY?! You’d think it’d be everyone’s first pick. And now I’m jealous. I’d love to reread the entire thing; I just have too many books to read. 😭

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Novellas are so cool; I love the little snippets of worlds and characters they create. It’s amazing when they’re well done too, developing something really well in such a short amount of time is a difficult task!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Wow! I can’t believe I forgot ACOFAS! I’ve seen Language of Thorns on a few people’s lists, but this is the first one I’ve seen with ACOFAS and I can’t believe that didn’t cross my mind. I ditched this week’s topic because I couldn’t come up with 10 novellas/short stories I really loved that weren’t obscure plays. If you’d like to check out my alternative topic (celebrity autobiographies) feel free to do so here:

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.