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Can You Read A Whole Book Today?

Yes, have no fear, even though it’s the shortest day of the year, you can complete an entire book in the time it takes for the winter sun to disappear below the horizon.

The shortest day of the year, known as the winter solstice, occurs annually when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun. This event marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere. The winter solstice is the astronomical phenomenon that occurs when the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the sun, resulting in the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Here’s a list of some very short books you can find on our shelves right now. Check them out!

The Sense of an Ending / Julian Barnes

Convenience Store Woman /Murata

The Lover / Duras

Sula /Morrison

The Bookshop / Fitzgerald

Old School / Wolff

House on Mango Street / Cisneros

The Buddha in the Attic / Otsuka

Mrs. Dalloway / Woolf

Passing / Larsen

Death in Venice / Mann

Dept. of Speculation / offill

Our Souls at Night / Haruf

Animal Farm / Orwell

Their Eyes Were Watching God /Hurston

The Perks of Being a Wallflower / Chbosky

The Stranger / Camus

The Ocean at the End of the Lane / Gaiman

Experience the  unique joy in completing an entire book within the shortest day of the year.

For those who prefer to read electronically, explore our digital library offerings, including e-books and audiobooks on  LIBBY or HOOPLA.

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