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    18 Books Under 500 Pages That You Can Devour Over The Weekend

    Short and sweet, but hard to beat.

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    1. Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman - ₹260

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    Page count: 416

    When a California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, a group of teens is forced to make life and death decisions in this harrowing story of survival.

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    2. Recursion by Blake Crouch - ₹580

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    Page count: 336

    What if someone could rewrite your entire life? "My son has been erased" – Those are the last words a woman tells Barry Sutton before she leaps from the Manhattan rooftop. Deeply unnerved, Barry begins to investigate her death.

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    3. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - ₹279

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    Page count: 300

    Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal.

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    4. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon - ₹263

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    Page count: 320

    Maddy is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her. But then Olly moves in next door. And just like that, Maddy realizes there's more to life than just being alive.

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    5. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple - ₹599

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    Page count: 352

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her husband Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she's his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife. To fellow mothers at the school gate, she's a menace. To design experts, she's a revolutionary architect. And to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, quite simply, mum.

    Then Bernadette disappears. And Bee must take a trip to the end of the earth to find her.

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    6. The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld - ₹409

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    Page count: 288

    The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate. He finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits.

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    7. A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy - ₹214

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    Page count: 368

    When 26-year-old Ayan is sent to live with his grumpy old grandfather Gopal Shanker, in a tiny village in Kerala, he is understandably devastated. What can a sleepy, idyllic village without even Internet connectivity offer a young man?

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    8. The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman - ₹459

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    Page count: 272

    It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond this world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive. There is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it.

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    9. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams - ₹450

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    Page count: 224

    The novel starts on a Thursday that begins like any other for Arthur Dent and continues to be so until lunchtime. That is when the bulldozers arrive at his house. The council wants to build a road through his house and so his home is razed to the ground. Soon, the earth itself is destroyed, as an alien species, the Vogons, want to build a galactic bypass and the planet is in the way. A classic if ever there was one.

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    10. Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories To Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill - ₹311

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    Page count: 176

    Gone are the gender stereotypes of obliging lovers, violent men, and girls that need rescuing. Instead, lines blur between heroes and villains and you'll meet brave princesses, a new kind of wolf lurking in the concrete jungle, and a courageous Gretel who can bring down monsters on her own.

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    11. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne - ₹197

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    Page count: 256

    If you start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy named Bruno. And soon, you will arrive with Bruno at a fence. Fences like this exist all over the world. We hope you never have to encounter one.

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    12. Animal Farm by George Orwell - ₹79

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    Page count: 88

    When the oppressed animals of Manor Farm defeat their master, Mr. Jones, and take over the farm for themselves, they envisage it to be the beginning of independence and abundance. However, a devious and heartless elite among the animals starts to take control and the others find themselves helplessly trapped as one form of dictatorship is gradually replaced by another.

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    13. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng - ₹300

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    Page count: 320

    When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt and sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to make someone accountable, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest in the family - Hannah - who observes far more than anyone realises and who may be the only one who knows what really happened.

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    14. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson - ₹255

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    Page count: 352

    In Furiously Happy, a humorous memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worth your while, Jenny Lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest.

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    15. The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid - ₹707

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    Page count: 400

    Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

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    16. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn - ₹300

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    Page count: 448

    Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the "Libby Day Fund". But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent.

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    17. The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie - ₹224

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    Page count: 336

    Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, comes the news that she has taken her own life with a drug overdose.

    But the evening post brings Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he can finish the letter, he is stabbed to death…

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    18. This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills - ₹629

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    Page count: 336

    Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in love with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida ― especially not a group of friends so intense, so layered with private tragedies and secret codes, so all-consuming. Yet, that’s exactly what happens. And it will lead her (and, um, her dad) on a life-changing adventure.

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