Tiny Books

Holidays aside, maybe some of you, like me, are scrambling to complete an overly ambitious Goodreads (or similar) reading challenge. Or maybe you’re busy with everything else life is throwing your way and you just want to read a page or two here or there without a big time commitment. In any case, here are some tiny books that will help you out. (Of course, they also make great gifts!):

  • Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda: a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.
  • I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya: This enlightening book should be required reading.
  • Fatherhood by Karl Ove Knausgaard: A bite-size sampling by an incredible author.
  • Wisdom in Nonsense: Invaluable Lessons From My Father by Heather O’Neill: One of my favourite authors. And she’s Canadian!
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: When in doubt, pick up a classic.
  • Whose Boat is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane by The Staff of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert: There are simply no words.
  • The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories by Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Tiny stories told through words and art. And that cover…
  • You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs: Why not read a holiday-themed book during the holidays?
  • A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen: This special edition, only available to specialty retailers also comes at a lower price.
  • Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen: One of my favourite ways to help my reading challenges along is to pick up graphic novels.
  • Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur: Spare, impactful poems punctuated with drawings.


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