It's Friday, and you know what that means: it's time to create your perfect weekend reading list. This week, instead of trying to start a lengthy novel or tackle an extensive work of nonfiction, pick up a short essay collection you will definitely have time to finish before Monday hits.
After a long and stressful week, nothing feels better than settling into a relaxing Saturday and Sunday with a good book. The only problem is, now that the weather is nicer and summer is fast approaching, the weekends are starting to get packed with parties, cookouts, vacation, and more. With so much to do and no snow to blame on bailing, how can one possibly get any reading done? Essay collections, that's how.
Like short story collections, books of essays are ideal for the busy reader who has to squeeze their TBR pile in between the infinite list of to-do items. Stuck in line at the grocery store deli? Pick out a short essay to read while you wait for your cold cuts. Found a spare moment of quiet before your friends arrive for brunch? Dive into a piece you can finish before the coffee is poured. No matter what you have going on this weekend, no matter how little free time you think you have, I promise, you can squeeze in some essay reading. That is, if you have the right collection.
Ready for some great nonfiction reading? Then pick up one of these 5 short essay collections perfect for busy book-lovers.