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15 Short Books For Busy People

So you think you don’t have time to read? Do you want to read one book in a day? These books are quick, powerful reads packed into 250 pages or less.
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    Home

    by Toni Morrison

    pages: 160
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    Animal Farm

    by George Orwell

    pages: 176
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    Drown

    by Junot Díaz

    pages: 240
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    In the Café of Lost Youth

    by Patrick Modiano

    pages: 128
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    Memories of My Melancholy Whores

    by Gabriel García Márquez

    pages: 128
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    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    by Robert Louis Stevenson

    pages: 224
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    The Stranger

    by Albert Camus

    pages: 152
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    We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    by Shirley Jackson

    pages: 160
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    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

    by Douglas Adams

    pages: 208
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    Amsterdam

    by Ian McEwan

    pages: 208
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    The Outsiders

    by S. E. Hinton

    pages: 160
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    Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    by Truman Capote

    pages: 176
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    Giovanni’s Room

    by James Baldwin

    pages: 200
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