Great Short Books You Should Read

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Today on Jumbleskine: good short books thay have stayed in my heart / I’ve really liked.
For that time when you want to read something meaningful at the airport waiting for your flight, on the subway, on a free afternoon with a cup of tea.

CLASSICS

Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino (but every book by him is beautiful) // link

Mrs Dalloway virginia woolf

Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf // link

The Old Man and the Sea hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway // link

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies, William Golding // link

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Edgar Allan Poe // link

A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle (the first of the series) // link

Candide, or Optimism

Candide, or Optimism, Voltaire // link

Three Men in a Boat: and Three Men on the Bummel

Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome // link

CONTEMPORARY

Kitchen

Kitchen, Banana Yoshimoto (I have read a lot of books by her, and this – her debut – is my favourite) // link

The Uncommon Reader

The Uncommon Reader, Alan Bennett (funny and genius) // link

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (this book is part of my teen years but I still love it so so much!) // link

Margherita Dolce Vita

Also: do you know Stefano Benni? :) // link

Do you have any suggestions? Which books would you add to the list? :)

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