This app helps you breeze through books in 12 minutes

Our reading lists are stacked. And if we’re being honest with ourselves, we don’t have enough minutes in the year, let alone in the span of a few weeks during our annual vacation, to get through all the titles on our list from cover to cover.

Turns out, there is a way even the slowest of readers can digest a variety of popular, best-selling books in as little as a few minutes — 12, to be exact. Meet the 12min Micro Library, a subscription-based app that gives you access to hundreds of mini, bite-sized book summaries (both in text and narrative form) for you to enjoy. Its library is extensive (right now you can breeze through The Sleep Revolution by Ariana Huffington and Freakonomics by  Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt, among others) with new non-fiction titles added regularly. And if the book next on your list isn’t available? The 12min experts who curate the library will add it in for you.

What makes 12min reads especially great for your upcoming spring vacation is its accessibility. You can access your library through your Kindle Account, as well as enjoy reading sans Internet access.

While normally a lifetime subscription to the micro library service is valued at just under $350, right now avid bookworms can get unlimited, lifetime access to 12min Library for $39 (making it less than the price of two hardbacks). And if a one-year subscription is more your speed, that is discounted as well at $19 (a savings of 72% off its original price tag).


12min Micro Book Library: Lifetime Premium Subscription – $39

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