Books You Can Read In a Day

Books you can read in a day

Books You Can Read In a Day

If you’re stuck inside like me then today is a great day to pick up a book! I have some recommendations for you, of some great books you can read in a day.

Books you can read in a day

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The ultimate American classic. This 144-page novel is the epitome of a great read. Highly literary but also raunchy and packed full of historical detail. A great past-time read, that everyone should read at least once.

We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

If non-fiction is more your bag, then why not pick up the 64-page We Should All Be Feminists and use this self-isolation time wisely?

Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba

A 129-page book. It’s all about standing out and standing up a work. Uh, yes, please. For anyone, but particularly females, who have ever felt silenced or invisible in the workplace. Use this time to reinvigorate yourself before you return to work.

Perfume by Patrick Suskind

This 272-page read is a slightly longer book on this list, however, it is gripping as hell, and trust me when I say you will not want to put it down. There is no other book out there like this. A historical, horror, murder-mystery with a psychological and philosophical plot written in glorious prose.

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

This 240-page book is one of my top three favourites of all time. Spanning three portions of a man’s life, once when he is 15 and having an affair with a much older woman, to when he is studying to become a lawyer, and then much later in life when the affair with the woman and the choices he made during his education come together. A historical romance turned tragedy turned domestic suspense. Utterly enthralling.

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Famously remembered for the movie – Angelina Jolie stole the crown from Winona Ryder as the leading actress. This was originally a 194-page book. An easy-to-read, yet harrowing story of a woman’s time in a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

And lastly, a brilliant translated work at just 176 pages about a woman who is working in a convenience store and is happy to do so, regardless of what others want her life to be like. Fun, easy and gentle read to escape into during self-isolation.

What are you top books you can read in a day, during self-isolation? Let me know in the comments below. All suggestions are welcome!

Love Ellie x

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Books You Can Read in a Day

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