It’s mid-August and the lazy days of summer are coming to an end. It’s not too late to reach your reading goal for the season. These are short and easy reads you won’t want to miss out on and can finish.

Coin-Op Carter by Sean Benham

At a mere 20 pages, this is the perfect read to squeeze in over a lunch or before bed. Benham has a talent for short stories. In this Was justice served? tale, a homeless man obsessed with quarters has a run in with a bad cop.

A Doctor to Dragons by Scott G. Huggins

One of my favourite reads of the year comes in at 51 pages. This tale would be a great family read by the campfire or on a rainy afternoon. Huggins answers the question, where do mythical creatures go when they are sick? The story revolves around saving a Dark Lord’s pet dragon who has armour stuck in its intestine.

Liquid Gambit by Bonnie Milani

This Sci-Fi piece weighs in at 53 pages. A tale of life on a space station, where slaves and justice are both for sale. This story revolves around one particular bar owned by a lupin (wolf man). He is used to seeing injustice, but this time he can’t turn a blind eye.

Francesco Augustine Bernadone: A Brief History of Our Tomorrows by Stan Faryna

LITRPG  is a hot genre right now and this novella fits in nicely. It’s a little longer than my other choices listed at 124 pages, but it is worth the time. Faryna writes a thought provoking tale about human nature that will send chills down your spine.

Herbal Lore by K.J. Simmill

My final choice isn’t about book size, but rather more due to the time of year. It’s harvest time for many fresh herbs and this is one of the most complete and helpful guides to their uses I have found. Whether for medicine or magic, readers will find easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. A handy reference book to have around.

Thanks for joining me. Until next time, happy reading.