If the classics are not your cup of tea, try out some of these newer fiction and short story collections:

  • American Housewife by Helen Ellis, 188 pages
  • The Terrorist’s Son by Zak Ebrahim, 96 pages (biography)
  • Not so Much, Said the Cat by Michael Swanwick, short stories
  • The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred by Greg Egan, 89 pages
  • A Long Time Dead: a Mike Hammer Casebook by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, short stories
  • Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World and Other Stories by Caroline M. Yoachim, short stories
  • Nutshell by Ian McEwan, 197 pages
  • Vampire in Love by Enrique Vila-Matas, short stories
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, 173 pages
  • November Storm by Robert Oldshue, 141 pages (Iowa Short Fiction Award)
  • Always Happy Hour by Mary Miller, short stories
  • Eternal Frankenstein edited by Ross E. Lockhart, short story anthology paying homage to Mary Shelley
  • Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes, short stories
  • Mosquito Rain : Alaskan Travel Essays by Dan Szczesny, 53 pages
  • Thunderstruck and Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken, short stories
  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer : a novella by Fredrik Bachman, 76 pages
Books are FREE entertainment!

Find time to read with books you can read in under an hour; the infographic below appears with the estimated time it will take you to complete all of them. Most of these are available in short story collections in our catalog, or let us know if we can help you find them.

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When will you read? A few pages a day are easy when you are:

  • Relaxing
  • Waiting
  • Exercising
  • Commuting

Give it a try!


Books are FREE entertainment!

2013 NH Mentor Librarian, Dianne Hathaway

In a press release from the New Hampshire Library Association, it was announced that our Director, Dianne Hathaway, has been chosen to be the 2013 New Hampshire Mentor Librarian by the New Hampshire Library Association.

Dianne will be attending the upcoming 2013 New England Library Leadership Symposium (NELLS). Founded in 2002, NELLS is an intensive one week symposium for early to mid-career librarians, library staff members, Friends and Trustees.

Each year at least one Mentor Librarian is chosen from each participating state, and for 2013, Dianne Hathaway has been chosen as one of the “outstanding library professionals” for this role.