These Books Are Perfect For Short Attention Spans

Top reads for the concentration-challenged

Letters of Note, compiled by Shaun Usher
28 Jan 2016

Letters of Note, compiled by Shaun Usher

A collection of over a hundred of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, including Virginia Woolf’s heartbreaking suicide letter and the first recorded use of the expression “OMG” in a letter to Winston Churchill.

That Glimpse of Truth, compiled by David Miller
28 Jan 2016

That Glimpse of Truth, compiled by David Miller

An omnibus of the world's best short stories, penned by authors ranging from childhood favourites and neglected masters to Man Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates.

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
28 Jan 2016

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

Revisit the fairy tales of your childhood — from Thumbelina to The Snow Queen. You might even find some that you've never read before.

Everything's Eventual, by Stephen King
28 Jan 2016

Everything's Eventual, by Stephen King

Bite-sized terror presented in 14 dark tales by the undisputed king of horror.

Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
28 Jan 2016

Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

An anthology of the popular author's captivating short works that are quirky, sometimes very funny, and often dark and disturbing. 

How to Behave and Why, by Munro Leaf
28 Jan 2016

How to Behave and Why, by Munro Leaf

Some of the best lessons about life are found in children’s books. Adults can certainly benefit from the touchingly sincere advice offered in this title, which was originally published in 1946.

With entertainment these days available on TVs, mobiles and tablets, reading actual books has become a much-neglected activity. It also doesn’t help that our attention spans have gotten shorter than that of goldfish.

But there’s hope if you’re keen to reignite your passion for books: Just go lite instead of heading straight for the heavy stuff. Here are some great options to pick up - especially good if you can’t get through more than three chapters in one sitting.

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