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What book would suggest to a person that’s wants to read but has never enjoyed reading?

My wife reads in bed at night and I’d love to lay in bed and read with her but I have never enjoyed reading for enjoyment. What are some books that you would suggest?

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  1. start with a short one.

    steven kings the gunslinger, a terry pratchett novel (like the first two in the series), something funny like the gospel according to biff

  2. Start simple, read a graphic novel. So much work and talent goes into them nowadays. Plus an entire book usually only has as much content as a chapter.

    Once you can read without the need for assistance from graphics to help invest you into the story, find a light novel with a subject that interests you.

    Or keep reading graphic novels.

  3. Ok so the easiest thing to read without getting distracted or losing interest imo is a book with information on a topic which your passionate about.

    If your a car guy maybe youd like to read about hwo the automobile was developed and the crucial steps that were taken to make it what it is today. If you find security and surveillance interesting read a book about how the various technologies behind tsa and airport security work.

    If your looking for some fantasy to read i suggest you find a book with a movie or tv series based on it. Watch the first episode or the first 15 mins of the movie then if you enjoy what you’ve watched thus far swap to the book. Its a good way to get yourself curious about what happens next because books tend to have a hard time getting the ball rolling at the beginning while movies do a really good job of introducing characters and setting.

    Hope this helps

  4. I started with manga (read MHA plz lol) now I’ve just finished up a man called ove and anxious people by fredrik backman, and my next read is gonna be normal people

  5. Probably a best seller (they’re usually pretty easy to read with shorter chapters) by a male author on a subject that appeals to you (like a military thriller, or adventure novel, or horror, or whatever). Nothing against female authors, but I feel like a male author would have more appealing language and content for another male, and gradually as you start to enjoy reading you can broaden your horizons. Something like Pride and Prejudice is a great book, but not something I’d start a dude new to reading with.

  6. Depends on what you like to read, and what subjects you’re interested in.

    Stephen King has a number of page-turners that are really engaging. The Stand, although it’s a massive book, is a pretty easy read and can last a pretty good while.

    There’s also any number of non-fiction books about science, history, etc that are made for the general public that are easy reads.

  7. Well, what’s something you are interested in? Any topics you constantly find yourself looking up on wikipedia? Because there is probably a book about it.

  8. Read the book of movies you like. Everyone is into different shit.

    I had this list on Facebook the other day of books I like.

    1. Harry Potter series
    2. Eragon series
    3. LOTR and Hobbit
    4. A Dance of Fire and Ice (Game of Thrones) series
    5. His Dark Materials series (Golden Compass)
    6. A bunch by Dan brown (Da Vinci Code, Lost Symbol, Deception Point, Digital Fortress, Angels and Demons, those are the ones I have read, there are more that are probably also good).
    7. Hunger Games series

    A heads up on a couple of these. Hobbit and Dan brown books start off kinda slow. You have to just commit to getting past the first hundred pages or so then you can’t put them down. I can’t remember if any of the others are like that.

  9. Had a similar predicament recently and friends helped by suggesting these and they’ve been great because I love a good sci-fi story:
    Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse series tv show)
    Dune
    The Martian Chronicles

    I’d also suggest some books you may have hated in high school because they made you read them:
    Orwell’s 1984 and Animal House

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