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

2. We Should All Be Feminists  by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

3. The Sun And Her Flowers  by Rupi Kaur

4. The Great Gatsby  by F. Scott Fitzgerald

5. The Origin Of Others  by Toni Morrison

6. My Sister, the Serial Killer  by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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

8. The Old Man and the Sea  by Ernest Hemingway

9. The Art of War  by Sun Tzu

10. The Fire Next Time  by James Baldwin

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

12. The Stepford Wives  by Ira Levin

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

14. The Four Agreements  by Don Miguel Ruiz

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

16. Who Moved My Cheese?  by Spencer Johnson

17. Steal Like an Artist  by Austin Kleon

18. The Perks of Being a Wallflower  by Stephen Chbosky

19. Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury

20. Fight Club  by Chuck Palahnuik

21. Mile 81  by Stephen King

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

23. The Pearl  by John Steinbeck

24. Things Fall Apart  by Chinua Achebe

25. Red at the Bone  by Jacqueline Woodson

26. Grand Union  by Zadie Smith

27. The Nickel Boys  by Colson Whitehead

28. Girl, Wash Your Face  by Rachel Hollis

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

What are some of your favorite quick reads we missed?