Sometimes I enjoy reading collections of essays because they are easier to stop reading. A chapter makes me want to read the next chapter (well, a good chapter does, anyway), and sometimes that can go on well into the wee hours. An essay, on the other hand, is an independent thing. I can read one and feel satisfied. It is easier to turn off the light and hold the next essay as a treat for the next day because I haven’t left any characters frozen in time, unable to move until I return. Signature Reads recently presented a list of 12 essay collections for fall reading. If you enjoy essays, too, you might want to check them out.