07 Must-Read Books For People With A Jam Packed Schedule
So you believe that you lack the time to read? Would you want to finish one book every day? These novels are short, impactful read with at most 300 pages.
Home By Toni Morrison
A very moving story about a modern-day Odysseus visiting a 1950s America filled with deadly traps for an unsuspecting Black man. Number of pages: 160
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Merricat Blackwood, a strange child, and her family's terrible secret are the subjects of Shirley Jackson's well-known gothic story. Number of pages: 160
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Illustrated Edition by Douglas Adams
For Arthur Dent, this Thursday morning is typical. Prior to the demolition of his home. Arthur's best buddy has just revealed that he is an extraterrestrial, and the Earth soon after to make way for a new hyperspace fast route. After that, things significantly worsen... Number of pages: 320
Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Notes on Grief is a beautiful work of reflection, memory, and optimism that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote in the aftermath of the passing of her adored father in the summer of 2020. It is a novel for this time in history—one that readers will cherish and recommend now more than ever—yet it will also stand the test of time and be a priceless addition to Adichie's canon. The number of pages is 80.
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
The Founding Fathers made an effort to defend us from the menace of tyranny that had supplanted ancient democracy. We are no wiser today than the Europeans who saw democracy fall to fascism, Nazism, or communism in the face of fresh dangers to our democratic order. The only benefit we have is the chance to gain knowledge from their mistakes. On Tyranny is a call to arms and a manual for resistance that offers priceless suggestions on how we might protect our liberties in the hazy years to come. Number of pages: 128
Love Poems for the Office by John Kenney
John Kenney has returned with a book that explores the absurdity of working life. Kenney expertly portrays the warmth and comedy of working the "9 to 5" in today's modern period, from waiting in line for the printer and rewriting spreadsheet after spreadsheet to tepid coffee, office politics, and the daily habits of your most annoying—and lovable—coworkers. Number of pages: 112
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
In this brilliantly intelligent and ravenous debut, a former artist who is now a stay-at-home mother starts to believe she is transforming into a dog. You'll want to roar in laughter and recognition as you read Nightbitch, an incredibly creative book that explores concepts about art, power, and women while encasing them in a satirical fairy tale. And you ought to. You are free to wail as much as you choose. Page count: 256
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