Book Recommendations for People Who Aren’t Readers

Are you looking to get into reading, but don’t really know where to start? Do you buy books intending to read them, but never get around to it? If this sounds like you, don’t worry! There are plenty of books out there for people who may not consider themselves readers. If you’re interested in easing yourself into the pastime, then this may be the perfect place to begin!

Short Stories to Get You Started

  • 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories – This collection contains 40 short stories, all of which were carefully selected because of their ability to stand the test of time.
  • A Manual for Cleaning Women – Published years after the author’s death, this collection of stories received extensive critical acclaim when it was released in 2015.
  • Get in Trouble – These stories contain elements of fantasy, magic, and horror for those who are fans of a wide variety of genres.

Books with a Plot that Will Hook You Instantly

  • Project Hail Mary – This science fiction book immediately grabs your attention and holds it by going back and forth between flashbacks and present events.
  • Lucky Boy – Jumping between two perspectives, Lucky Boy is a heartfelt page-turner that keeps you guessing the entire time.
  • Everything I Never Told You – Full of secrets and vibrant characters, you won’t be able to put this book down while you’re reading.

Audiobooks You Can Listen to While Multitasking

  • The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters – This true story is simultaneously captivating, funny, and deeply honest.
  • Why Fish Don’t Exist – This book has elements of chaos, love, and loss and is incredibly intriguing.
  • Minor Feelings – Minor Feelings, which is highly acclaimed, offers an intimate look into the author’s relationship with her Asian-American identity.

Graphic Novels to Read if You’re Short on Time

  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me – This young adult romance has amazing illustrations and will definitely keep you entertained.
  • Special Exits – With a unique subject matter, Special Exits is a truly intriguing graphic novel that’s grounded in reality.
  • Fun Home – Nominated for several awards, Fun Home offers a perspective that’s both impactful and fascinating for all readers.

Even if reading isn’t your favorite hobby, it can still be a great way to relax or learn new things. These books will certainly get you hooked on reading and have you filling your bookshelves in no time!

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