Saturday, April 20, 2013

Book Girls Don't Cry - Thoughts on Novellas

Hi everyone!! Welcome to this weeks Book Girls! The topic of choice is novellas and our thoughts on them. I have read quite a few and I can say that I see them both as good and bad. I love when they add to a story, but I don't like it when they seem necessary in a series and you are lost without reading it. Also, I don't like stand alone novellas much. And a novella should be a decent length, I know it's a novella, but dude, 40-50 pages probably isn't gonna cut it. Anyways, I babble on about it in my vlog and mention some good ones and ones that I didn't care for much. 

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Jenni didn't post this week because she was on a break

Ugh!! I even changed the thumbnail and it still put this one up!!

So what are your thoughts on novellas? Love them, hate them, or don't really have an opinion either way? Let me know.


  1. I usually only review novellas if they're part of a series that I love. Although, sometimes I like to read quick steamy novellas. ;)

  2. Novellas are hard. If they aren't part of a series, then they rarely work for me. So I guess I agree with you.

  3. I really don't like when a novella is absolutely necessary to a series storyline. I have enough trouble keeping up as is. I do like it when they are an "extra". I do like series that are made up of novellas, though, like the One Night w/Sole Regret.

  4. LOL on your comment about the thumbnail...

    I definitely have mixed feelings about novellas.. I think some are really well done and really do provide some additional view points on a story.. some other ones though feel like it's a bit of a cash cow, where they just want to ride the wave of the hype on the book to get more sales and it's really not worth it.

    Great topic!

  5. I like reading novellas if there are part of a series that I like. Or if it adds to a novel that I read.

  6. I like reading novellas too, especially when it's a series I just can not get enough of! BUT I agree that they shouldn't be 'required' reading...especially if they only come out in ebook format cause not everyone has an ereader...And yeah if they're only like 40 pages THAT is a major let down (unless they're free LOL) I am thrilled to hear that JLA's Elixir is SO worth it though :D Thanks for sharing your input Amy!

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