Survive is a series of books written by different authors and the stories place the reader into a variety of survival situations. The Evil Wind is written by Brian Crawford. A group of American young people have been visiting Rwanda, and they are about to climb a sleeping volcano. At least it was sleeping...maybe not anymore.
Darkness is by Sagine Jean. This is a 'where were you when the lights went out' story. A hurricane makes landfall in New York City and the subway station gets flooded. Survival can require just getting from one place to another in the dark.
It seems like we are hearing more and more about plane crashes and difficulty with travel. Well, this book will have you struggling to survive a plane crash in the desert. Crash by Wylie Ender faces the elements of the Arizona desert.
All three of these books are designed to be quick reads without a lot of pages and larger print. So, if you're looking for an exciting read that you can finish quickly, these might be for you.