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Embrace the Bookish Life: 10 Books Especially for People Who Don’t Like to Read

We believe there's a right book out there for everyone, even for those reluctant to pick one up. Dive into our specially curated list of top 10 books crafted for people who don't like to read and find your perfect read today!
by Chris Allmer | May 7 2024
Discover the Magic: 10 Books for People Who Don't Like to Read

There’s an undeniable magic interspersed in the pages of books. A momentous journey that commences with the unfolding of the first page, and a new universe waiting to be explored.

Just as the variety of human personalities is vast and diverse, so is the multitude of books in existence. We at Blinkist thoroughly believe there’s a right book waiting for everyone, even those who don’t fancy the act of reading much.

In light of this, we’ve curated a list of 10 inspiring and easy-to-read books suitable for the adult audience.
 

Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell

Why it’s Great for Non-Readers: Gladwell’s “Blink” is a fascinating exploration in understanding the concept of ‘thinking without thinking’. The book is written in an engaging style, filled with narratives, case studies, and psychological insights that are easy to understand and absorb.

For those who shy away from reading, this book presents a novel way to think about how we interact with the world.


 

The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

Why it’s Great for Non-Readers: Coelho’s “The Alchemist” is a simple yet profound tale about following one’s dreams. The narrative is easy to follow, and the allegorical style makes the book’s deeper philosophical ideas digestible, making it a good pick for those wary of denser texts. 

If you’ve read it already, awesome! We’ve got an extensive list of books like “The Alchemist” that includes 20 titles you may want to check out.


 

Into the wild” by Jon Krakauer

Why it’s Great for Non-Readers: “Into the Wild” is a thrilling real-life adventure story with Krakauer’s accessible writing style. This book will captivate those with an adventurous spirit, soaking them in its evocative depictions of the Alaskan wilderness.


 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson

Why it’s Great for Non-Readers: Manson’s book is a refreshing take on self-help, presenting ideas with frankness and a touch of humor. The writing is entertaining and casual, making it easy to turn the pages and keep reading.


 

The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown

Why it’s Great for Non-Readers: With short chapters and a plot that keeps the reader guessing, “The Da Vinci Code” is a fast-paced thriller. The sense of mystery and intrigue can easily lure in those who don’t typically reach for a book. 


 

The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

Why it’s Great for Non-Readers: Salinger’s unique narrative voice in “The Catcher in the Rye” is relatable and straightforward. The story is intimate and engaging, which can draw in readers who find many books distant or dull.


 

The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton

Why it’s Great for Non-Readers: “The Outsiders” is a timeless story of friendship and belonging. Simple language and a compelling narrative make this a very accessible book


 

The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom

Why it’s Great for Non-Readers: Albom weaves a beautiful afterlife tale in a conversational style that feels more like a chat with a friend than a book, making it appealing to those who aren’t habitual readers.


 

Animal Farm” by George Orwell

Why it’s Great for Non-Readers: Orwell’s “Animal Farm” is an allegorical novella meant to satirize totalitarian regimes. Its short length, straightforward language, and memorable characters make it perfect for those who tend to shy away from books.


 

The Silence of the Lambs” by Thomas Harris

Why it’s Great for Non-Readers: “The Silence of the Lambs” is a roller coaster of suspense and mystery. Harris’s vivid character descriptions and gripping narrative can keep the interest of a reader, even one who doesn’t usually enjoy reading.


 
Regardless of your reading habits, these books unfold unique experiences and insights that offer a refreshing view towards reading. If you’re up for some more exploration, jump over to our curated list of Easy Reading Books for more suggestions.

At Blinkist, we encourage opening yourself to these inspiring reads and perhaps, finding a new passion for the written word. Now, how about diving right in? We’re inviting you to join our Blinkist family with a 7-day free trial today. Grab this pass to a world of infinite knowledge and discovery. Happy reading!

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