50 Short Popular Books for Busy People

 

1. The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | 1943 | ★★★★★ | amazon.com

‘The

 

2. Animal Farm

George Orwell | 1945 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘Animal

 

3. We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | 2014 | ★★★★★ | amazon.com

‘We

 

4. Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury | 1953 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Fahrenheit

 

5. Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck | 1937 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘Of

 

6. Night

Elie Wiesel | 1958 | ★★★★★ | amazon.com

‘Night

 

7. Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

Neil Gaiman | 2006 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Fragile

 

8. Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri | 1998 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Interpreter

 

9. The Giver

Lois Lowry | 1993 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

10. The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho | 1988 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

11. Different Seasons

Stephen King | 1982 | ★★★★★ | amazon.com

‘Different

 

12. The Stranger

Albert Camus | 1942 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

13. The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway | 1952 | ★★☆☆☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

14. Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions

Neil Gaiman | 1998 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Smoke

 

15. The Yellow Wall-Paper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman | 1892 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

16. Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

Stephen King | 2002 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘Everything's

 

17. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Truman Capote | 1958 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘Breakfast

 

18. The Illustrated Man

Ray Bradbury | 1951 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

19. The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka | 1915 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

20. Full Dark, No Stars

Stephen King | 2010 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Full

 

21. The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury | 1950 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

22. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

J.K. Rowling | 2007 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

23. The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald | 1925 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

24. Ficciones

Jorge Luis Borges | 1944 | ★★★★★ | amazon.com

‘Ficciones

 

25. Dubliners

James Joyce | 1914 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘Dubliners

 

26. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Angela Carter | 1979 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

27. Nine Stories

J.D. Salinger | 1953 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Nine

 

28. Just After Sunset

Stephen King | 2008 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘Just

 

29. Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse | 1922 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Siddhartha

 

30. The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman | 2013 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

31. The Death of Ivan Ilych

Leo Tolstoy | 1886 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

32. Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Stephen King | 1993 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘Nightmares

 

33. Glitches

Marissa Meyer | 2011 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Glitches

 

34. Night Shift

Stephen King | 1978 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Night

 

35. The Lottery

Shirley Jackson | 1948 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

36. We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Shirley Jackson | 1962 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘We

 

37. Burning Chrome

William Gibson | 1986 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Burning

 

38. The Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe | 1843 | ★★★★★ | amazon.com

‘The

 

39. Skeleton Crew

Stephen King | 1985 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘Skeleton

 

40. Binti

Nnedi Okorafor | 2015 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Binti

 

41. Four Past Midnight

Stephen King | 1990 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘Four

 

42. Hearts in Darkness

Laura Kaye | 2011 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘Hearts

 

43. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

David Sedaris | 2010 | ☆☆☆☆☆ | amazon.com

‘Squirrel

 

44. The Time Machine

H.G. Wells | 1895 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

45. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Franz Kafka | 1915 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

46. One of Those Days

Zathyn Priest | 2009 | ★★☆☆☆ | amazon.com

‘One

 

47. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson | 1886 | ★★★☆☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

48. The Grownup

Gillian Flynn | 2014 | ★☆☆☆☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

49. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

F. Scott Fitzgerald | 1922 | ★☆☆☆☆ | amazon.com

‘The

 

50. Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad | 1899 | ★★★★☆ | amazon.com

‘Heart


Source: Ratings from Goodreads

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