The books that Blinklist offers, at least the ones that you can see without signing up, are not ones that are going to reframe, confront, challenge, or disaffirm one’s worldview. Books like “7 Secrets of Highly Successful People” are precisely the type that can be summed up in a short article with little loss of information. That’s not to say they aren’t good books for what they do; I’m sure many of them are. But they’re utilitarian, not literary or philosophical.
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and many of them feature writers touting their books. Most of the time, I listen to the podcast if I’m interested in the subject, but then conclude I don’t need to read the book because I have already received what it has of value.
There are exceptions. I just listened to a podcast on Stein’s Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas which made me order a copy of the book. But I don’t think you’ll find Stein on Blinklist. (Although I would be curious to see how they might try to sum up Tender Buttons in a 15-minute read.)
BTW, the Spouter Inn podcast, where I heard the discussion of the Stein book can be found here. (Disclosure: both Suzanne and Chris, the podcasters, are friends.)