12 SHORT BOOKS FOR PEOPLE WITH NO TIME TO READ!


Love to read but never have the time? Here are 20 short book with 300 pages or less! Perfect for the lifelong reader looking for a quick read or the ones who haven't read in awhile but want to get back into it! You are sure to find a book for you off of this list, so give it a glance!



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Rooted

by Josh Foliart

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About Rooted:

Your Future Depends on Your Answer to This Question: Does Your Life Reach Deep? Many live rootless lives, tossed about and beaten down by the storms of life. In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shares powerful truths and principles that will cause our lives to reach deep. As we root ourselves in the soil of God's wisdom, ways and work, He causes us to burn with passion and stand strong in any storm. In Rooted: Reach Deep. Burn Bright. Stand Strong., discover keys from the Sermon on the Mount for getting rooted in a life that is marked by... • Healing - Learn to see again. • Humility - Learn to trust again. • Hunger - Live with an appetite again. • Holiness- Live in His strength again. The timeless principles that Christ taught in his Sermon On The Mount have been debated for centuries yet remain proven and without equal. Josh Foliart addresses the need for roots that grow deep in Christ with great clarity and conviction. Rooted will invite you to love deeply, breathe freely and enjoy life with Christ. - Pastor Steve Dixon- Lead Pastor Christian Life Cathedral, SteveDixon.org I cannot say enough about Josh Follart's breathtaking book Rooted. You will realize quickly that this isn't another page filler but a book that has the potential to change you to the core. If you're longing for something beyond the surface, Rooted is exactly what you're looking for. Don't pass up the opportunity for your life to become what God intended! Rooted isn't a future read...it's a now read." -Josh Mayo - Pastor, Author -The Dare: 30 days to Change Everything, JoshMayo.com In a personal and profound way, Josh Foliart opens his heart and convinces you to live life rooted. His book is a masterful instruction on how to boldly live a heavenly life based on the destiny only Christ can offer. - Albert Campos- Vice President in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry "Rooted scratches an itch most of us have. We live in a world that is superficial, marked by speed, comfort and convenience. Few of us feel we have the time or energy to go deep; we'd rather go wide. In this book, Josh Foliart not only challenges us to be rooted, he tells us how. I recommend it highly." -Dr. Tim Elmore, Author of Artificial Maturity, President of Growing Leaders Josh Foliart is the founder and president of Multipli, a church-planting initiative focused on training, equipping and releasing generations of authentic leadership. Over the past decade, Josh has spoken to thousands of emerging leaders in over 10 nations. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and also attended the Focus on the Family Institute in Colorado Springs. Josh and his wife have two children and call Fayetteville, Arkansas home.



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The Notebook

by Nicholas Sparks

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About The Notebook:

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book. It is a celebration of how passion can be ageless and timeless, a tale that moves us to laughter and tears and makes us believe in true love all over again...

At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At twenty-nine, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle...


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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

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About Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!


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My Squirrel Days

by Ellie Kemper

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About My Squirrel Days:

Meet Ellie, the best-intentioned redhead next door. You’ll laugh right alongside her as she shares tales of her childhood in St. Louis, whether directing and also starring in her family holiday pageant, washing her dad’s car with a Brillo pad, failing to become friends with a plump squirrel in her backyard, eating her feelings while watching PG-13 movies, or becoming a “sports monster” who ends up warming the bench of her Division 1 field hockey team in college.

You’ll learn how she found her comedic calling in the world of improv, became a wife, mother and New Yorker, and landed the role of a bridesmaid (while simultaneously being a bridesmaid) in Bridesmaids. You’ll get to know and love the comic, upbeat, perpetually polite actress playing Erin Hannon on The Office, and the exuberant, pink-pants-wearing star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

If you’ve ever been curious about what happens behind the scenes of your favorite shows, what it really takes to be a soul cycle “warrior,” how to recover if you accidentally fall on Doris Kearns Goodwin or tell Tina Fey on meeting her for the first time that she has “great hair—really strong and thick,” this is your chance to find out. But it’s also a laugh-out-loud primer on how to keep a positive outlook in a world gone mad and how not to give up on your dreams. Ellie “dives fully into each role—as actor, comedian, writer, and also wife and new mom—with an electric dedication, by which one learns to reframe the picture, and if not exactly become a glass-half-full sort of person, at least become able to appreciate them” (Vogue.com).


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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

by Marie Kondo

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About The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). 

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.


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Girl, Wash Your Face

by Rachel Hollis

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About Girl, Wash Your Face:

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.

With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.

With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up.


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Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury

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About Fahrenheit 451:

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.


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The Giver

by Lois Lowry

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About The Giver:

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

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My Sister the Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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About My Sister the Serial Killer:

Korede’s sister Ayoola is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead, stabbed through the heart with Ayoola’s knife. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood (bleach, bleach, and more bleach), the best way to move a body (wrap it in sheets like a mummy), and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.

Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she’s exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her.

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Cold Blooded

by Anita Paddock

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About Cold Blooded:

A chilling, true tale of terror, rape and murder in the Arkansas River bottoms. On a cold January morning in 1981, a knock on an apartment door began what would become one of the bloodiest crime sprees in Arkansas history. In the coming days the bodies of newlyweds Larry and Jawana Price, businessman Holly Gentry, and Police Detective Ray Tate were discovered. They had been executed in cold blood and discarded like so much trash. What kind of person murders four people in cold blood? Did the right one go to prison?Praise for Anita Paddock, author of Blind Rage and Closing Time!“Paddock is a gifted storyteller, and Blind Rage is a riveting read.”– Sonny Brewer, author of The Poet of Tolstoy Park “The newest and strongest voice in true crime writing . . . makes you feel as if you are there, seeing what happened, and feeling the terror and sorrow of those felled by these brutal crimes.” – Marla Cantrell, author and Arkansas Art Council Fellow “Somehow [the author] is able to create tension and suspense even when the outcome is already known. She has a way of making each character as familiar as the guy next door, be they ordinary people or despicable creeps! Truman Capote, even though you can't roll over, maybe you should step aside because a new ‘true crime’ star is here!”– John McFerran


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Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

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About Of Mice and Men:

They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation.

Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.

"A thriller, a gripping tale . . . that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick." —The New York Times


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Bordertown Gypsy

by R.M. Snider

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About Bordertown Gypsy:

While the world turns its attention to the great war in France, two orphaned siblings struggle for survival in a rowdy Arkansas bordertown. Daniella’s one savior – her older brother Franco – fights to protect her from their greedy uncle Wulf and the unsavory men who frequent his bordello. However, ultimately, Franco loses. With no one to rescue her, Daniella is forced into a life of shame and disgrace.

But God has not forgotten her.

Seventeen-year-old Robert is fighting his own battles. Orphaned by his birthmother, raised by his uncle, Robert longs for the affirmation of a woman’s undying love. When a prophetic dream leads him to Daniella, he believes he’s at last found what his heart desires. Their friendship rekindles a spark of hope inside Daniella. But when her situation takes an unexpected turn, what she had thought would simply be a secret friendship becomes something much more vital to her survival.

Bordertown Gypsy is the first novel in The River Series. Subsequent books are: Lynchtown Wolf, Mobtown Player, and Rivertown Crooner. The River Series novels are gritty Christian Historical Fiction with prostitution, suspenseful drama, murder, vices, gangsters and plenty of crooked characters. But it's also a beautiful story of God's redemption for those whom the world has forgotten.

“Bordertown Gypsy… repeatedly reminds the reader that life can change disastrously in an instant… If you want a book that rekindles your hope in the possibilities of a better society... then read this book and encourage others to do so.” -Michael S. Cole, M.D.


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