05/23/2014 07:57 am ET

9 Amazingly Quick Reads

St. Martin's

Originally published on Kirkus

Labeling a book a “quick read” usually means it’s fluffy, forgettable stuff. The books we call quick reads are on the short side but they’re also thoughtful, electric stories. At a time when novels are getting longer and longer, we offer nine reads that are short but memorable.

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9 Quick Reads