Here’s something I think is weird: I can fly through a 500-page book in one day but a 200-page book can take me a week. Book length is a funny thing and I’ve come to realize that it’s less about the book length and more about the book quality. Nevertheless, book length does have quite an impact on how most people choose their books and how much they enjoy them.
Long books are generally my favorite. I think that they’re the best because they have more time to develop. Everything from the characters, to the setting, to the plot can develop comfortably and allow the reader to connect to it since they’re spending so much time with the story. On the flip side, if it’s not done correctly the book can drag and feel incredibly redundant and boring.
Short books have their own positive qualities. Sometimes you just want a quick read, you know? There are definitely short books that are done wonderfully and I have enjoyed because at times I’m not in the mood to be sucked into a book that I’m going to be strongly emotionally attached to.
It all really depends on your mood, preference, and whether or not you’re a hardcore reader. I usually just pick my books based on the vibes I get from the summary at first, and then I contemplate the length. I wouldn’t suggest you let it be a deciding factor because after all, size doesn’t matter.