While we loathe the cramped seating, the dry air, and the general discomfort associated with air travel, we'll gladly relish the opportunity to take a break from our smartphones while soaring 40,000 feet above sea level. As Business Insider mentions, it's the perfect time to catch up on your reading or even finish an inspiring book in one sitting. In that vein, the publication rounded up three smart and short books that you can finish in one flight. "They are short, visually stimulating, or both," they write. "We selected an array of lengths, from a 64-page book that's perfect for your hour-long flight to a 320-page book that would fit the bill if you fly coast-to-coast." Read up on their favorite travel books below.
This Wall Street Journal best-selling book is perfect for creatives looking to flourish in our modern economy. In 240 pages, author Jeff Goins offers practical strategies for getting ahead, while dismantling the "myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage."
School yourself on the ins and outs of modern-day feminism with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short 64-page read. The MacArthur Genius Grant winner expands upon a popular TED talk of the same name, further exploring the "sexual politics at work in society today."
Written by behavioral economist Dan Ariely, this 128-page book investigates the fascinating nature of motivation and the science behind why we do things. Read this to expand your knowledge of motivation and in doing so, improve productivity and change the way you approach important choices in your own life.