I’ve got a few friends who are the ‘I’ve never enjoyed reading’ sort. To be honest, I really struggle to understand why some people don’t like reading, but what I do know is that for a lot of people, all it takes is a good book to get them to enjoy reading again.
1. Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
When Lou finds herself without a job, she becomes desperate and applies to be a personal assistant for a quadriplegic despite having no experience at all. When she gets the job and meets the miserable Will Traynor, she struggles to see how she can cope with his moods. Me Before You follows Will and Lou’s relationship.
If you love this one, it is part of a trilogy which means you have plenty of time to lose yourself in the story!
I actually lent my copy to my best friend who wasn’t into reading because she wanted to be able to lose herself in a book. She really loved it and now she’s reading more often! It’s a brilliant story to get yourself hooked on and see the fun in books!
2. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Hazel has cancer and is sent to a support group where she meets Augustus – amputee and fellow cancer patient. The book follows their blossoming relationship and love story.
Everyone loves John Green and The Fault in Out Stars is a gripping book that almost everyone can enjoy. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry. It’s like a gateway drug but in book terms!
3. Why Mummy Drinks – Gill Sims
The diary of an exhausted, Why Mummy Drinks is a must-read for any parents! It’s funny and scarily honest. So good that you don’t even feel like you’re reading anything and before you know it, you’ve finished the whole book.
If you’re a parent, you’ll love this. It’s perfect if you’ve never enjoyed reading books before.
4. Notes on a Nervous Planet – Matt Haig
A follow up to Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive (You don’t need to have read Reasons to Stay Alive to read this), Notes on a Nervous Planet shows how the world is against your mental health. It discusses the problems with social media, society, and technology linked to your mental health.
It’s not so much a self-help book – it’s more like having a conversation with your close friend.
It’s a really easy read and has a lovely structure meaning you can read it in small doses rather than having to focus on it.
5. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
Everyone knows Harry Potter! Everyone has watched the films which makes this one of the best books to make you start reading! It’s much easier to read a book that you can link to a film than read something completely new if you’re not into reading.
It’s a nice quick read and it’s definitely a book you need to be able to say you’ve read.
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Read any of these? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!