Looking for books you can read in one sitting? Here are five suggestions.

If you want a book to read but can’t really find the time to commit to one, here are some quick reads for you; each of which can be read in a single sitting.

1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull








Written by Richard Bach, it is a fable about a seagull who, tired of squabbling over food every day, decides to learn how to fly. A 144-page quick read, the book is an enjoyable read for the young and old alike. An ideal story for those who want to follow their dreams and push their limits, this book has been known to have become a constant go-to book for many of its readers.

2. Who Moved My Cheese

A quick read by Dr Spencer Johnson. An oft recommended book for anyone who is a fresher and starting a career in the corporate world, the book helps ones understand how to deal with changes in life.

3. Malgudi Days

An adorable, heart tugging collection of stories about little Swamy and the residents of the town of Malgudi, written by R K Narayan. No reader’s reading list is complete without this book. It features simple, earthy stories about people of Malgudi and their lives, which are extremely identifiable and enjoyable.

4. Love Story

A book by Erich Segal which will reduce you to tears and also keep you in splits, despite you knowing the climax. Known to be one of the most heart-breaking love stories written in recent times, it is a very quick read and the only reason you might stop while reading, is because you are too overwhelmed.

5. The Great Gatsby

Set in the fictional town of West Egg, this 1925 novel is about a young millionaire who is quite mysterious. Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby takes us to the mysterious world of Jay Gatsby who hosts extravagant parties which he himself doesn’t attend.

Samarpita Mukherjee Sharma

Samarpita Sharma, an ex-journalist is a storyteller who pays her bills by freelancing as an editor, writer and content curator for travel & lifestyle brands. 

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