24 Books to Read in Under an Hour
If you're a lover of books but just don't have the time to sit back and relax with a good read every day, then this list is for you. Thanks to Ebook Friendly, here are 24 books you can read in just one hour. Yes, you read that right — just one hour.
In today's world, people have less and less time for reading. That's why we observe the growing popularity of short reads: novellas, short stories, or flash fiction.
The revival of short books is possible thanks to digital publishing. Unlike in print, a 20-page short story can be easily published as an ebook. Its price is less than a cup of coffee.
There is a growing number of projects that focus on publishing and promoting short-form reading. A great example: Kindle Singles. Curated by Amazon, it's a collection of quality reads between 5,000 and 30,000 words. You can find books by previously unpublished authors but also from big names, such as Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, or Chuck Palahniuk.
On average, an adult person reads 300 words per minute, or 18,000 words per hour. The average paperback has about 250 words per page. This means an average reader should be able to finish in less than an hour any book that is up to 70 pages long.
To compare, the average novel is between 80,000 and 100,000 words. You'll need five to six hours to finish it. For some people this becomes an excuse: "I don't have time for reading books."
In our new infographic, you'll find 24 best short reads. Each book comes with the info about the estimated reading time, based on the number of pages.
In theory, you should be able to read all these books in just one day.
I don't mean to force you to break the world record in speed reading. I don't mean to persuade you to fill almost a half of 52-books-per-year challenge in one day.
Just imagine plenty of worlds you can travel, characters you can meet, and emotions you can feel if you decide to pick up a few good short reads.
Via Ebook Friendly
Source: Ebook Friendly