Hi Savvy Readers,
We’re halfway through the 50 Book Pledge! How are reading goals coming along? If you’re hoping to add a few books to your “Read” shelf, we’ve chosen 10 great books you can start and finish in a day!
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
This incredibly popular book from blogger sensation Mark Manson gives you a dose of refreshingly honest truth. Teaching you how to figure out which things really matter in your life, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor. Read this in a day, and change your life forever.
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Ginny is a teenager with autism who has recently been adopted. After shifting around from family to family, she is finally settling in with her Forever Parents. Except Ginny is desperate to get back to her life with her abusive birth mother and the life she left behind. Ginny Moon is the most endearing story about a young girls’ journey and you won’t want to stop reading until the very end!
Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun
This touching book follows Jomny, a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, as he learns about love, friendship, and happiness through different creatures. Sun beautifully illustrates the story of a lonely alien finding friendship and acceptance on Earth. You’ll love reading about Jomny’s adventures in this unique graphic novel.
Hunger by Roxane Gay
Bestselling author Roxane Gay shares all in this deeply intimate memoir, exploring what it means to be overweight. Writing about personal experiences with food, weight, and self-image, Hunger is a remarkable story, and Gay’s powerful voice and important message make this a book you can easily tackle in a day.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
This beautifully imaginative fairy tale is the story of three magical women and the young boy that lives down the lane. Faced with menacing spirits from another world, the boy must stand up against the powerless he feels and be brave. At less than 200 pages, this book is quite short, but filled with haunting, imaginative prose that will stay with you long after you finish.
I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski
Nineteen-year-old Sydney is planning to spend her summer travelling through Europe with her best friend Leela. Her plans do not include Leela’s ex-boyfriend showing up, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s friend, and monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts. This hilarious novel tells the story of a girl learning to navigate secret romances, thorny relationships, and the London Tube. This light, sassy read will make you eager to jet off somewhere!
Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah
Who doesn’t love a good Agatha Christie mystery? The famous detective Poirot is back in a new whodunnit. Guests are invited to Lady Athelinda Playford’s estate, but they can’t seem to figure out why… Until they realize they are all connected by death. With the interesting characters, intricate twists and turns and perplexing puzzles, you’ll be racing to find the next clue or red herring.
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Revisit an old classic and read The Hobbit! Whether you’ve never read it before or read it a dozen times, you’ll enjoy the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a hobbit who embarks on a strange and magical adventure.
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
Annihilation is the first book in the Southern Reach Trilogy from Jeff VanderMeer and it is *incredible*. Area X is an unknown territory that has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. The government has sent secret expeditions in to explore the area and none of these eleven expeditions have returned unscathed. In Annihilation, the twelfth expedition is sent to Area X to map the terrain and collect specimens, but what they discover shocks them. This book filled me with dread the entire time (in the best way possible) and it is the perfect book for a rainy afternoon.
Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas
Local Girl Missing follows Frankie as she returns to her hometown when she hears that the remains of her best friend Sophie may have finally been found after 20 years. But when Frankie arrives, she thinks she sees a woman on the pier who looks just like Sophie. Could she be seeing her friend’s ghost? Does someone else know what happened those many years ago? This is a addictive thriller, and you’ll turning the pages as fast as you can to find out what happens!
Which one of these books do you think you’ll read next? What was the last book you read that had you tearing through the pages? Let us know in the comments below or chat with us on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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