29 Short Books to Read on Leap Day

2020 is a leap year, which means this February we get one extra day to read. If you’ve ever wanted to up your book reading from say, fifty a year to seventy-nine, then this list is just for you.

Here is a list of twenty-nine quick reads under 300 pages you can dive into on this extra day. They are a perfect mix of some old, some new, some blue, some yellow, some poetry, some self-help, some existential and everything in between.

So the real question is, how many of these can you knock out with your extra day?

1. The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho

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2. We Should All Be Feminists  by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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3. The Sun And Her Flowers  by Rupi Kaur

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4. The Great Gatsby  by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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5. The Origin Of Others  by Toni Morrison

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6. My Sister, the Serial Killer  by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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7. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?  by Mindy Kaling

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8. The Old Man and the Sea  by Ernest Hemingway

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9. The Art of War  by Sun Tzu

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10. The Fire Next Time  by James Baldwin

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11. A Room of One’s Own   by Virginia Woolf

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12. The Stepford Wives  by Ira Levin

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13. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up  by Marie Kondo

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14. The Four Agreements  by Don Miguel Ruiz

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15. How to Win Friends & Influence People  by Dale Carnegie

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16. Who Moved My Cheese?  by Spencer Johnson

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17. Steal Like an Artist  by Austin Kleon

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18. The Perks of Being a Wallflower  by Stephen Chbosky

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19. Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury

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20. Fight Club  by Chuck Palahnuik

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21. Mile 81  by Stephen King

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22. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told In Ten Blocks  by Jason Reynolds

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23. The Pearl  by John Steinbeck

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24. Things Fall Apart  by Chinua Achebe

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25. Red at the Bone  by Jacqueline Woodson

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26. Grand Union  by Zadie Smith

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27. The Nickel Boys  by Colson Whitehead

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28. Girl, Wash Your Face  by Rachel Hollis

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29. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck  by Mark Manson

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What are some of your favorite quick reads we missed?

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