30 Best Books To Read If You Haven’t Picked Up A Novel Since High School

Growls Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones!!! I hadnt read a book purely for pleasure in years. I opened that book at 10am, finished it at 8pm the exact same day. The very first chapter is hilarious and makes it clear that books arent just the boring old things you check out in school.

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Outright fucking page turner particularly if youve never ever seen the motion picture (which is also fantastic). This is another one I d rather not ruin simply go in blind.

I understand checking out books after seeing the movies can in some cases be dull, but the book is waaay darker than the movie. Muldoon driving around drunk as fuck on scotch, swearing like a sailor and blowing up dinos with a rocket launcher.

5. The Da Vinci Code. Yeah, a bit of a questionable book, however the incredibly brief chapters and the catching secret is PERFECT for someone who has not read for a long time.

Any book by Jon Ronson. Truly available writing design!

With phones, TELEVISION, etc reading needs concentration, which needs practice, so a book with chapters that short is ideal to start reading once again.

My English teacher my senior year persuaded me to check out that and began reading non-stop ever because. Time I ever felt heard …

This is 100% the book you are looking for.

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9. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Property: what if superheroes were the bad guys? Its YA without being shallow; first chapter that hooks you; enough time to take a while however not frightening.

10. Cooking area Confidential. Anthony Bourdain was an amazing storyteller. It is a short autobiography of his early years in the underbelly of the American cooking scene.

11. Old Mans War by John Scalzi. Great fascinating take on war in space/future. Netflix is making it into a film too.

12. World War Z. Lots of narratives that connect into the greater story.

13. Born a Crime. Its a truly simple read, and its really funny and informing to see a totally different culture and lifestyle.

14. The original Millennium Trilogy books by Steig Larson, specifically the very first book The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Its certainly more grown-up than high school material, its at its core a fantastic thriller/mystery novel which is not difficult but satisfying to check out. The characters are very remarkable, the story is well crafted, and the styles are really relevant both then and now.

Ill add a caution that the representations of sexual violence and abuse in the book might be setting off for some, so people might wish to think about that prior to beginning.

15. Enders Game. I think it provides an exceptional experience, all the while providing you a most interesting viewpoint.

16. Woman on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Im not a native English speaker, and yet I enjoyed it a lot. It is written in short chapters that allow you to read a couple of pages or a lot at a time. I believe the characters are well developed and the story well prepared for such a brief book (its not incredibly brief, however its not 600 pages), and the story is really entertaining, and as usual, the book is much better than the motion picture.

17. Loosen up. Perfect dystopia setting in the not so long run with a lot of relatable characters and a strong undertone message.

18. Prepared Player One. It has a good first chapter that hooked me. Its not a very difficult read either and the story is excellent.

19. The Song of Achilles is my preferred book since it involved greek tradition (undoubtedly) and its about the relationship in between Achilles and his enthusiast, Patroclus. It is informed from Patroclus perspective.

20. The Martian. The book had me chuckling aloud! My child did not understand how a book about a guy alone struggling for survival on Mars might be funny but it is!

21. The Hunger Games. I have never read a book faster.

22. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. I was laughing out loud and related to many of his stories!

23. Promises. Its amusing and short.

24. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. If youre into Greek folklore, specifically.

25. Dracula. It got me interested in reading for pleasure again.

26. Freakonomics … its nonfiction but makes you take a look at daily things in life in a different way.

27. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. It got me hooked on phonics once again.

28. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, I read a great deal of dream and this is by far the very best series Ive ever checked out. The sequel is even much better.

Only disadvantage is that the last book in the trilogy has no release date in sight so youll be stuck in an endless search of other books to fill deep space in your soul where book 3 need to be.

29. The Color of Magic. Discworld has got me back into reading once again.

30. The Princess Bride. Its a delightful read, its simple, and everyone I understand that has read it has actually absolutely enjoyed it … Ive suggested it to several friends, consisting of like 8 individuals in a work book club, and once again, 100/100 throughout the board.

Yeah, a bit of a controversial book, however the exceptionally brief chapters and the capturing secret is PERFECT for someone who has not read for a long time.

I think the characters are well established and the story well prepared for such a brief book (its not extremely short, however its not 600 pages), and the story is truly entertaining, and as normal, the book is much better than the motion picture.

I know checking out books after seeing the movies can often be dull, but the book is waaay darker than the motion picture. The very first chapter is funny and makes it clear that books arent simply the uninteresting old things you read in school.

Its a delightful read, its easy, and everybody I know that has actually read it has actually definitely loved it … Ive recommended it to several good friends, including like 8 people in a work book club, and once again, 100/100 across the board.