BOOKS UNDER 100 PAGES

Books come in different colors and size. Few readers love thick books whereas few prefer think books. The most frequent answer when asked why someone refuses to read is there seems to be no time in their schedule.

On hectic days, 100 paged books are our saviors. An overriding theme, authentic characters and an engrossing plot with tension and resolution. So you have the satisfaction of a story that immerses you in another world, moves you in some way and stays with you afterwards.

WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINIST BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Number of pages: 64

“We spend too much time teaching girls to worry about what boys think of them. But the reverse is not the case.”

This book is basically an essay, it is about feminism. What is feminism? I often heard people saying, why feminism? If the goal is equality between gender. This short book will explain everything clearly.

“Masculinity is a hard, small cage, and we put boys inside this cage.”

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Number of pages: 48

One rainy Tokyo night, a waitress’s uneventful twentieth birthday takes a strange and fateful turn when she’s asked to deliver dinner to the restaurant’s reclusive owner. The book leaves us thinking, undoubtedly a story one can read again and again.

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THE HOUSE PLANT BY JEREMY RAY

Number of pages: 46 pages

The Houseplant is a short story about George, a houseplant. Brenda is its human, who got George and kept him on her reading room window. She had book club women coming to meet her, she would tell the meet-cute story of meeting George for the first time, over and over. George has a different version to the meet-cute story of Brenda. He didn’t like the environment and the human at first, slowly he realized the kindness, love and care showed by his human.

The story is from George’s POV, which is adorable. I just feel in love with George from the very beginning. Author has done a fabulous job and managed to make me feel connected, I can’t believe I was immersed and didn’t know its going to end, I realized that I wanted to heard more from George. I too saw everything from the houseplants perspective. A fun, enjoyable read for sure.

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THE BLUE UMBRELLA BY RUSKIN BOND

Number of pages:90

The story revolves around Binya, a small girl from Garhwal hills. The villagers have tiger-clawed pendants to wear off the evil eyes. Binya has one too, she meets a tourist and she gets a beautiful blue umbrella in exchange for the pendant she wears. Ram Bharosa, the shopkeeper is envious of the umbrella tries to get hold of it.

“The umbrella was like a flower, a great blue flower that had sprung up on the dry brown hillside.”

The story is less than 100 pages and is available on Amazon for less than Rs.100. I would highly recommend it as this one makes us think and ends on a happy note.

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These are a set of must read books that are less than 100 pages. Let me know in the comments if this helps. I have more such recommendations coming up, stay tuned.