Most of us are struggling with a growing list of books to read, but there aren't enough hours in the day to tackle it all.

To help you make progress, we've partnered with StackCommerce to bring you a lifetime subscription to the smartphone reading app Instaread, for just US$49.99.

The app condenses books into digestible overviews, so you can get an idea of the key takeaways in just minutes, either by reading them or listening to them.

That means you can be up to date on all the most popular books your friends are talking about (or Hollywood is making into the next must-see Blockbuster), and make an educated decision about whether you want to read them in full or not.

Best of all, you don't have to spend money buying all the new books you want to read. 

With the lifetime subscription, you get immediate access to read or listen to summaries for more than 560 New York Times' bestselling books, with 20 new titles added each month.

The app has been rated 4.5 stars on iTunes, and works on phone or tablet. 

Find out more here.

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