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    17 Books For People Who Have A Hard Time Finishing Books

    Brilliant books that you won't struggle to finish!

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    1. Anonymous Is A Woman by Nina Ansary.

    Revela Press

    Accompanied by gorgeous illustrations, Anonymous Is A Woman compiles the stories and accomplishments of the brilliant women you didn't learn about in history lessons. Because it's an anthology, you can either read the book from cover to cover or open it to a random page and start from there.

    Price: £12.91

    2. Hey Ladies! by Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss.

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    Hey Ladies! is the hilarious story about a group of bridesmaids during wedding season. Told through a series of increasingly passive-aggressive emails, it's the perfect easy read.

    Price: £12.99

    3. No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference by Greta Thunberg.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get inspired and empowered with this guide to making societal changes, written by the teen leading the charge against climate change. Like the author, the book is small but powerful. If you're looking to improve the world, reading this is a good place to start.

    Price: £2.99

    4. Inside Dunder Mifflin by Amy Lewis.


    Full of quizzes, cast profiles, and dissections of iconic episodes, Inside Dunder Mifflin is the perfect book for any US Office fan. Get fashion advice from Andy, survival tips from Dwight, and finally find out which couple would win in a fight: Jim and Pam OR Phyllis and Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration.

    Price: £12.99

    5. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.

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    You know Shonda Rhimes as the creator of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder. As the reigning queen of prime-time TV, Shonda Rhimes received hundreds of invitations to glamourous parties, speaking engagements, and media appearances – and she rejected them all. Then, one day, she challenged herself to say "yes" for a whole year. What began as an attempt to leave her comfort zone transformed into a crazy adventure and whole new personal philosophy.

    My Year of Yes is the perfect feel-good, inspirational read that you can get through in one weekend or less.

    Price: £8.99

    6. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.


    Alice is happily engaged to a wonderful man and pregnant with their first child. After a concussion, she wakes up ten years later as an exhausted mother of three who's in the middle of a nasty divorce. What Alice Forgot is a thrilling page turner about a woman trying to figure out how her life fell apart. Author Liane Moriarty brings the same level of suspense that she brought to her previous book, Big Little Lies.

    Price: £7.38

    7. Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher.


    Finally, we get to experience the glory of Mean Girls reimagined as a Shakespearean play (AKA how it was always meant to be experienced). Rejoice as Regina gossips, Karen finds her fifth sense, and Gretchen tries to make fetch happen, all in iambic pentameter.

    Price: £9.99

    8. Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, compiled by Anthony Holden and Ben Holden.

    Simon & Schuster

    In this moving anthology, 100 prominent men reveal the poems that made them cry. The combination of the poetry with celebrity commentary truly sets this poetry collection apart. Contributors include Daniel Radcliffe, Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, and more!

    Price: £9.99

    9. Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss.

    Dey Street Books

    This illustrated biography transcends genre. A master of visual storytelling, Lauren Redness recounts the fascinating and complicated life of Marie Curie through ethereal illustrations and sparse prose.

    Price: £11.99

    10. Little Book of Dior by Karen Homer.

    Welbeck Publishing Group

    This gorgeous coffee table book covers the history of Christian Dior, starting with the revolutionary New Look dress. Complete with rare fashion photographs, Little Book of Dior will make a stunning addition to your bookshelf.

    Price: £10.65

    11. Letters From Hollywood compiled by Rocky Lang.


    This brilliant book is a compilation of 135 letters written by major Hollywood icons, from the silent era all the way to the 1970s. The chosen letters from the likes of Alfred Hitchock and Katherine Hepburn are hilarious, tragic, sarcastic, and earnest. As it turns out, the real drama of Hollywood tended to happen off-camera.

    Price: £24.00

    12. The Little Book of Spells by Astrid Carvel.

    Urban Outfitters

    These days, we all need a bit of magic in our lives. With this book, you can learn how to cast your own spells and charms – just be sure to use your newfound witchcraft for good!

    Price: £6.99

    13. I'll Be There For You by Emma Lewis.

    Urban Outfitters

    It certainly hasn't been our day, our week, our month, or even our year. So why not turn to Friends for guidance? This fun book is filled with trivia, hilarious quotes, and advice. A great gift for yourself or for a friend!

    Price: £10.99

    14. milk and honey by Rupi Kaur.

    Urban Outfitters

    Rupi Kaur's debut poetry collection was met with widespread critical acclaim and even more widespread memes. Kaur's poetry is raw and feminist, stunningly vulnerable, and achingly relatable. Her work is all about finding the sweet side of life's more bitter moments, making it more relevant now than it was when it came out.

    Price: £9.99

    15. If I Could Tell You Just One Thing by Richard Reed.

    Canongate Books Ltd

    Author Richard Reed sat down with dozens of celebrities and asked them to share one piece of wisdom that they have learned. The result is this book: a collection of remarkable advice from remarkable people. Contributors include Margaret Atwood, Anthony Bourdain, James Corden, and Sir David Attenborough. The advice is as helpful as it is entertaining.

    Price: £17.99

    16. Ikigai by Hectór García and Francesc Miralles.

    Oliver Bonas

    "Ikigai" is a Japanese word that means "a reason to jump out of bed in the morning." This short but sweet book is all about helping you find your own ikigai by releasing yourself from stress and urgency.

    Price: £12.99

    17. A Poem For Every Night Of The Year edited by Allie Esiri

    Pan Macmillan

    This book is designed to be a low-commitment read: only one poem a night. The book contains 366 poems from different genres, styles, and time periods, so it's a great way to expand your poetry palate.

    Price: £18.99