Great Books to Read On-The-Go

May 27, 2017 Bookish Lists 0

Great Books to Read On-The-Go

Reading is something we all love to do, but sometimes we find we don’t have much time to sit down and finish even one chapter, whether we just don’t have the patience or the chapters are too long and consuming. I compiled a (very) short list of books that I find are good “on the go” books, meaning they either have short chapters, a lighter plot or are easy to stomach in short bursts without finding yourself in the middle of a dreary, complicated plot.

Being Friends With BoysTitle: Being Friends With Boys
Author: Terra Elan McVoy
Genre: YA, Romance, Friendship, Coming of Age, Fiction
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover, Kindle

Being Friends With Boys is a short YA coming of age novel. The main character, Charlotte, is in the band Sad Jackal with her three male friends. Her life is uncomplicated, thanks to her being friends with drama-free boys until suddenly her life isn’t drama-free anymore, and it’s all thanks to the boys she never thought would cause her trouble. This book is funny, smart, and has a light plot. It’s a short, easy read, and I finished it in two days.

Where The Drama Is Found: First-time romance, strained family and friend relationships, jealousy, dealing with high school.
Average Ratings Online: 3.0-4.0 Stars

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House of Night seriesTitle: House of Night (Series)
Author: P.C. Cast
Genre: YA, Romance, Supernatural, Mystery, Fiction
Pages: Average 315/Book (12 Books in Official Series)
Format: Paperback, Hardback, Kindle

The House of Night series is a set of 12 supernatural books that are a favorite of mine. The series covers a broad range of topics, and the plot is stretched neatly over each book. Zoe Redbird, a teenager who has been Marked, is thrown into the world of vampyres. She makes friends and enemies immediately and is brought into a fierce battle of good vs. evil when someone close to her is revealed to be the enemy. I found this series to be easy to read in short bursts. Perfect summer read, able to be finished quickly or strung out, and I’ve already finished the series twice!

Where The Drama Is Found: Love triangles, good vs. evil, the death of family and friends, growing up in a confusing world that seems out to get you.
Average Ratings Online: 4.0-5.0 Stars

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The Wolves of Mercy FallsTitle: The Wolves of Mercy Falls (Series)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: YA, Romance, Fiction, Fantasy
Pages: Average 370/Book (3 Books in Official Series)
Format: Paperback, Hardback, Kindle

The Wolves of Mercy Falls is a series that has been another favorite of mine for a long time. In Shiver (book 1), Grace meets a boy, Sam, who has eyes that match those of the wolf that she saw when she was a child. Their romance is a slow burn, amped up by the fact that Sam is a werewolf, and he is only human during the warm months of the year. Be warned: this is a slow read! This is a great series to read if you have a little more time to sit down and think about it, or if you need something to fill time, and it’ll stick with you after you’ve put it down. I sped through this series the first time, and I’d find myself thinking about it all the time. I’ve since read the series, and the newer standalone, Sinner, three times.

Where The Drama Is Found: First-time romance, never having enough time, strained family and friendships, dealing with a werewolf as a boyfriend.
Average Ratings Online: 3.0-4.0 Stars

Amazon | B&N (Linked: First Book in Series)

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About Chelsea

Chelsea is a junior in college studying music therapy. She loves to read and write in her free time and wants to be an author someday. Her favorite genres are YA, dystopian, chick lit, and fantasy. Her bad habits are reading instead of doing her homework and staying up until 4 A.M watching movies. You can add her on Twitter (@chels_crew), Tumblr (, or Wattpad (@Chelskittle) and message her anytime.

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