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75 Important Books Quick Enough to Read This Weekend

Sometimes when you're looking for a good book to read, it's all about a quick fix. Maybe you're in a book club and you need something that everyone will be able to finish by next meeting. Or maybe you're going away for the weekend and you want a novel you can have read by Monday. We're here to help! These classic, quality pieces of literature — with some fun books thrown in the mix — are quick enough to start and finish in two days, with most being around 300 pages or less. Plus, many of the classics you can actually check out on your Kindle for free! Either that or you can pick up a copy at your local library. Check out these book recommendations now to find your next weekend read.
** The list has 76 books, but The Stranger and The Outsider (Albert Camus)are listed separately even though they are the same book.
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
2
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer
3
The Plague
The Plague
4
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
5
Winner Take Nothing (Ernest Hemingway)
Winner Take Nothing (Ernest Hemingway)
6
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
7
Circles in the Forest (Dalene Matthee)
Circles in the Forest (Dalene Matthee)
8
Many Lives, Many Masters (Brian Weiss)
Many Lives, Many Masters (Brian Weiss)
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9
A Doll's House
A Doll's House
10
2BRO2B (Kurt Vonnegut)
2BRO2B (Kurt Vonnegut)
11
The Chosen (Chaim Potok)
The Chosen (Chaim Potok)
12
Flashman (George MacDonald Fraser)
Flashman (George MacDonald Fraser)
13
The Royal Game
The Royal Game
14
Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw)
Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw)
15
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
16
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
17
The Importance of Being Ernest
The Importance of Being Ernest
18
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
19
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
20
The Train Was on Time (Heinrich Böll)
The Train Was on Time (Heinrich Böll)
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21
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
22
Journey's End (R.C. Sherriff)
Journey's End (R.C. Sherriff)
23
Men Without Women (Ernest Hemingway)
Men Without Women (Ernest Hemingway)
24
Silas Marner
Silas Marner
25
Without Feathers (Woody Allen)
Without Feathers (Woody Allen)
26
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
27
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
28
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
29
Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman (Stefan Zweig)
Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman (Stefan Zweig)
30
The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis
31
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
32
The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
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33
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
34
White Nights (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
White Nights (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
35
The Red Pony (John Steinbeck)
The Red Pony (John Steinbeck)
36
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
37
The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds
38
Night
Night
39
Winesburg, OH
Winesburg, OH
40
Bartleby, the Scrivener
Bartleby, the Scrivener
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