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10 Books Under 100 Pages For Adults


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Did you read the 10 Books That Are 150 Pages or Less post and think to yourself, “Hm. That still seems kinda long.”? If so, you’re in luck.

Today’s post features novellas, essays, and short stories that are all under 100 pages. Some are less than 30 pages!

Number 9 is by one of my favorite authors. I first came across her work via this TED talk on society and storytelling. (That video’s around 19 minutes, so you may want to bookmark it for later. It’s definitely worth a watch!) And speaking of TED talks, book number 6 is a TED Conferences publication, which is a nice tie-in.

This list has a balanced mix of old and new reads. Enjoy!

1. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome Klapka Jerome

2. Second Variety by Philip K. Dick

3. The Heart of Haiku by Jane Hirshfield

4. Safety Tips For Living Alone by Jim Shepard

5. The Death of Ivan Ilych by L. N. Tolstoy

6. Radical Openness by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

7. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

8. The Dead by James Joyce

9. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

10. Lady Susan by Jane Austen

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