I can’t think of a short book that I have read! I honestly don’t read short books, I know that is weird. And I realize this is cheating a little! 😉
I am saying that the shortest book(well really, short story) that I have read is anything by O. Henry. I love his stories! I think that any aspiring writer can learn a lot about writing techniques from him. One of my favorites is The Last Leaf! O. Henry’s trademark is a twist ending if you didn’t know…. I dream of being able to write as well as him! 🙂
If you haven’t read any of his stories, you should! They are so short they are probably available for free online somewhere!