I went to the "new books" section of my library, pulled off books that were super skinny and checked the last page number. Then, if it was 100 or fewer, I read the description to see if I might enjoy it. That's how I found Fox 8 by George Saunders.
Something I noticed: lots of self-help or inspirational nonfiction are this short! Have you read any of Austin Kleon's books? All the heart eyes for his creative and art inspiration, and they fit this length.
Another approach is to look at juvenile literature. Read a picture book. Read a chapter book. Read a kids novel that's less than 100 pages. The options are ENDLESS in the kid's department!
- I think everyone should read the pre-TV series Olivia books by Ian Falconer
- I sometimes read the Peter H. Reynolds Creatrilogy books aloud to my adult art students
- Dip a toe into juvenile nonfiction to learn the basics about something new without going overboard (philosophy, religion, crafts, an animal of choice)
And a few list links:
- 9 books under 100 pages for a quick afternoon read on HelloGiggles
- 12 interesting books under 100 pages you can read in one sitting on Fupping
- 50 short books for busy people on Ebook Friendly
- An unnecessarily sexist list of The best books under 100 pages every guy should read on Cool Material
- GoodReads list of Most influential books under 100 pages
- GoodReads list of Popular less than 100 pages books