Books You Can Read in Two Hours or Less (Lit Lovers Link Party)

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.

Today, we’re continuing the “books you can read in…” series at Daily Mayo. Last time, I found books you can read in a hour or less, and today’s we’re going to look at books that should take about two hours to read.

If you’re here for the Lit Lovers Link Party, scroll to the end of the post and add your links! Want more book recommendations? Find them here!

Calculation Method

According to Forbes Magazine, the average person can read about 300 words per minute. Industry standard is about 250 words per page, which means the average reader should be able to read just over a page to a page in a half in one minute. If you are a particularly fast reader, you might be able to read two pages a minute, or even three. But for calculation purposes, I’m estimating that the average reader can get through about a page and a half per minute. This means that in two hours, the average reader can get through somewhere between 140 an 180 pages. For this list, I’ve included books that are under 180 pages, but over 120 pages, as most readers should be able to complete a book of that size in about two hours. A lot of books also include filler pages and pictures, which increase how many pages you can get through in two hours.

Books You can Read in Two Hours or Less

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.

Our Town: A Play in Three Acts

Read the classic play from Thornton Wilder about small-time life in the 1930s.

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.The Old Man and The Sea

A classic, easy-to-read book that will leave you thinking.

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.Hatchet

This tale of survival in the woods felt realistic to me- more so than most. Also suitable for young readers.

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.The Great Gatsby

A classic must-read and well worth a re-read if it’s been a while!

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.Different Seasons

This collection is over 500 pages because it contains several short stories of Stephen King. However, individually the stories can be read in two hours or less.

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.Tuck Everlasting

A classic story of everlasting love and age-defying beauty. Kids can read this one, too.

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.The Awakening

Back when this was published in the 1800s, it was considered quite scandalous.

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.Frankenstein

This book is particularly fitting since a new movie is coming out soon. You too will be able to scream, “that’s not in the book!”

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.A Study in Scarlet

The original Sherlock Holmes novel, and still one of the best!

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.The War of the Worlds

The original science fiction novel. Worth a read for everyone.

Need a short book to read? These books you can read in two hours all have fewer than 180 pages and can be read in two hours or less.Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The book is better than the movie- unless you are a die hard Audrey fan.

Lit Lover’s Link Party

Read the rainbow by adding these bright books with yellow covers to your TBR pile!

Now it is time for YOU!  All posts linked up will be shared and pinned by me! Link your neglected book and quote posts for some extra juice! We’re here every Thursday.

Remember, you can link up as many book or quote-related posts as you want! 

As always, I will feature my favorite link-up in next week’s Lit Lover’s edition. When you share your post with me, you agree to for me to use one image from your post in next week’s LL. I will also pin all link-ups to the new Lit Lover’s Pinterest board and send you weekly link-up reminders so you can keep joining in.

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This Week’s Lit Lover Features

Last week, I really liked this post from Heather at Based on a True Story about books based in TV universes. Check out her post!

Show me the books!


My 5-Minute Book Spree Shopping List

Linking with Billy, Parajunkee, and Alison.

Today’s Featured Friday is simply to visit a bunch of other blogs, which I will do, but I doubt I will reach more than 20 people. I have a lot of work to do tomorrow. 🙂 Let’s see if I can get to my goal of 20, though! Some weeks I don’t get to more than 10 or so.

Book Blogger Hop

 

You won a 5 minute shopping spree from your favorite book store! What will you grab?

I like this question. What fun! I think I would hit the Sci-Fi section first, and grab everything by the classic sci-fi authors, like Orson Scott Card, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asmov, and so on. I might grab a few authors I haven’t read, because, hey, free books.

Then I’d head to fantasy and get all the Terry Pratchett books, George Martin books, Robert Jordan, books, and a few randoms there as well.

If I had any time left, I’d get all the fun children’s series books. I love them, but it gets expensive purchasing 20 books from every series that I like. Artemis Fowel, is a favorite series of mine, in which I am severely lacking. There are also a bunch of YA series that I don’t own for myself. But, I think I might run out of time before I made it to the YA section. I’m not sure how long it would take to gather books. Maybe not as long as I am thinking. I wouldn’t spend a lot of time browsing. The last time I was in a bookstore, there were a lot of children’s books about cupcakes and baking. One of those might be a fun book to read for free. My daughter loves The Magic Treehouse Series, so I’d probably grab those for her, if I could and everything I’m missing from this list. 

What books would you pick up in a 5-minute shopping spree? 

Movies Better Than Books and Where My Reviews Come From: FF and BBH

Linking up with Billy, Alison, and Parajunkee for the Friday Fun.

Book Blogger Hop

Do you accept books for review only from publishers or do you accept book review requests from authors as well?

I’ll pretty much accept a book for review from anyone or any place if I think I might like it. I’m not picky. 🙂 I used to accept any book, but now, if I think I might not like it, I typically won’t review it. For book tours and such, they prefer it if you like the book. 🙂 Plus, I find that I hate reading books that I think aren’t well written or have an interesting story.

Are there any book to movie adaptations where you think the movie is better than the book?

I think the only one I can think of right now is The Notebook. I really preferred the movie to the book on that one. For everything else that I’ve seen, the book is always better. I think it is because in a book, you get to experience so much more- more in-depth look at the characters, more of the universe, more incidental occurrences, and even more plot elements. It is extremely rare for me to like a movie more than the book. Although, now that I think about it, perhaps the Twilight movies were as good as the books? I’m not a super fan of Twilight, though, so I may not be the best person to judge.

What made me like The Notebook movie better? I liked the ending better, plus, I liked how the story unraveled in the movie. I liked seeing the costumes and historical events (such as they were) in a movie format. Plus, you can’t really appreciate a good kiss in the rain unless you can see the rain dripping off of the people.

What are some of your favorite movie adaptations of books? Anything you thought was done really well? 

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