10 Short Books for Short Attentions

Sometimes, reading is hard work. If you’ve had a long day, you won’t fancy digging into War and Peace any time soon. We have some perfect novellas for those who fancy a quick, but gripping read and a story that keeps giving long after it’s over.

1. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway

After over eighty days without catching a fish, an old man ventures out to catch a marlin, despite the advice of his young apprentice. He battles with the elements day and night in order to achieve his dream, but will he go home empty handed, or return victorious?Read More
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2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

George has been searching for work with his simple-minded friend, Lennie. When they find work on a ranch, everything seems to be going well, but a terrible accident will lead George to have to make some tough decisions.Read More
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3. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis

Ever felt like you’re pressured to hurry a chapter when you know your bus stop is coming up? Never again with Lydia Davis’ short stories. Hundreds of tiny snippets about life fit in her lengthy volume, so you have stories to keep you occupied no matter how little time you think you have.Read More
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