The answer is, of course, The Handmaid’s Tale, but there are a number of other titles to consider.
I’ve compiled a list of the best free speed read books available for reading on the go, and I’d love to hear your thoughts about them in the comments.1.
The Handmaids Tale, by Margaret AtwoodA novel about the oppression of women in the 19th century and its impact on the country, The Handsmaid’s Tales tell the story of an enslaved woman named Leah who is forced to give up her freedom in order to have her husband released from prison.
The novel is also a feminist classic, a message of emancipation that resonates with many in today’s society.
The novel is available in Kindle, iBook, and audiobook formats.2.
A Man for All Seasons by Kate ChopinIn this novel, a young girl who’s been bullied by her peers and bullied by teachers, learns to take control of her life and learns how to become her own man.
The book is available on Kindle, audiobook, and paperback formats.3.
Hemingway on Reading by Margaret MitchellThis book is about the author’s relationship with her father and the experiences of a woman in the 1950s, which she describes as “a life in constant flux.”
Heming, whose writing is often considered a feminist work, uses the experiences she has as a feminist author to examine how the ways in which women are treated in society affects how we read.4.
Polar Bear by Ann GoldsteinThis book describes a polar bear that lives in a small cabin in the middle of nowhere and is in search of a mate.
It is available as a Kindle ebook and audiobooks.5.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThis novel about a teenage boy who must work to support his family and a group of friends during World War II is available for free reading on Amazon and other digital platforms.
The story of the famous author’s life is explored through interviews with Salinger, who died in 2005.6.
Waking the Giant by Daniel HandlerThis novel was written in 1947 and tells the story about a woman who was told she was too small to become a giant.
The book is also available on audiobook and Kindle formats.7.
The Wretched of the Earth by David Foster WallaceThis novel, which has inspired the recent film, is available free on the Kindle, Kindle Audio, and Audible formats.8.
The Road by Sarah WatersThis book tells the history of a small community in Texas.
It was first published in 1967.9.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsThe first book in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series is available to read for $0.99 for Kindle, Audible, and Audiobook formats on Amazon.10.
The Woman in Black by Ursula K. Le GuinThis novel is a feminist epic, set in the 1940s and tells of a black woman who becomes a nun after the death of her husband and a woman from her community who is raised by nuns.11.
The Golden Compass by Toni MorrisonThis book about the rise of a new world order in the mid-19th century is available from Audible and Kindle, as well as on Kindle and iBook formats.12.
The Last Night by Tanya HuffThe Last Man on Earth is a story of a man who takes refuge in a cave and spends the night on a cliff.
It’s available as an audiobook on Audible.13.
The Grapes of Wrath by Margaret TalbotThis novel tells the tale of the last remaining slave in the Americas.
It originally appeared in 1842, but was republished in the United States in 1952.
It tells the legend of a plantation owner named Jethro who’s forced to sell his slave and go on a journey to save the remaining slaves in the plantation.
The gothic style of the book lends itself to an immersive reading experience.14.
Walking the Moon by Michael OndaatjeThis novel explores the impact of climate change on the lives of a diverse group of people living in a remote mountain village.15.
The Blackbird by Ann PatchettThis novel follows the adventures of a young woman who is left alone in a forest by her mother who’s gone to war.
The story was first told in 1959.16.
The White Earth by Naomi KleinThis novel features a Native American woman who moves to a new life in the New England countryside, where she finds the world outside her home is not what she expected.
It follows her as she tries to understand why she became one of the most powerful people in the world.17.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThis book was originally published in 1937.
It takes place in a dystopian America in which the wealthy and powerful have taken over and rule the country.18.
The Book Thief by Thomas