9 reads which you can power through in under an hour

It’s totally possible, we swear.

There are few things in the world more satisfying that finishing a book in a day. Except maybe reading a book in an hour. And it can totally be done, we swear.

The average reader devours 250 words per minute, and a faster or more experienced reader can get up to as many as 400 words a minute under their belt. If you sit down for an hour and concentrate on a book, you’d be so surprised by how much you’ll read.

So you’re craving some reading time but you’ve only got one hour, and one hour only. We challenge you to pick one of these amazing books and read it in an hour.

‘Dead of Night’ by Michael Grant

‘Dead of Night’ is a short novella set in the world of his ‘Soldier Girls’ series stars Rio Richlin as she travels to cold, wet Wales for a training session as part of the US Army. When she ends up staying in a drafty old inn she has no idea that she might end up saving the world…

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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