Book recommendations for someone who doesnt read

Hey there IQfy, im looking for some guidance. Im a 23 year old man who hasnt read any books cover to cover. Im looking to start reading, but just kinda lost in the sea of online lists of where to start. Im looking for something on the shorter side and im not particularly interested in the self help genre. What was your first book? Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Critique of Pure Reason.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Youre joking right?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yes, he's joking

        Agatha Christie wrote great crime books. Read her Hercule Poirot novels. Murder on the Orient Express is widely regarded as one of her best. There are so many others but they're all good.

        good suggestion

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Can't go wrong with it. A fairly simple read but nonetheless enjoyable. It's about 215 pages but they could have easily fit the text into 150.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, do not read that

      https://i.imgur.com/Dy2XJQc.jpg

      Hey there IQfy, im looking for some guidance. Im a 23 year old man who hasnt read any books cover to cover. Im looking to start reading, but just kinda lost in the sea of online lists of where to start. Im looking for something on the shorter side and im not particularly interested in the self help genre. What was your first book? Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

      If you're interested in Philosophy and would like an overview and introduction, Sophie's World is nice

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Oops, the "do not read that" was meant for Critique of Pure Reason

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you want to start with something easy but not children books, this is a good recommendation. I read this in high school and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was probably the one book my english teachers managed to not ruin for me.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Telling us what genres and topics you're interested in would help.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Well with having read 0 books. Im not sure myself haha. Im open to anything and im not particularly picky

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        But is there anything you would like to learn about? If you watch movies, what genre do you prefer? Do you read a lot about anything online? Are you into fitness? Being open to anything is great, but I recommend starting from an interest or passion you already have.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Hmm, i used to listen to true crime podcasts quite a bit. All i really read about online is cars. Yes im into fitness

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Agatha Christie wrote great crime books. Read her Hercule Poirot novels. Murder on the Orient Express is widely regarded as one of her best. There are so many others but they're all good.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Thank you!

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymouṡ

    >Im a 23 year old man who hasnt read any books cover to cover.
    So you've got ten years' worth of children's books and six years of adolescent books to catch up on before you can think about reading books for adults. You can't just go from nought to sixty in zero seconds.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I understand what you mean. But do you really think it would be that hard?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but yes it is. If you go open up something Greek like The Republic you might be able to read it but it'll likely be an absolute slog and possibly put you off reading, which ought to be an enjoyable past time as well as educational and etc

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Start with The Death of Ivan Ilyich

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically children's fiction novels, something like;
    The Hobbit
    The Wind in the Willows
    Alice in Wonderland
    The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

    Easy to read, good stories, well written. It's about reading level not age appropriateness

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Some shorter works to get your feet wet:
    Stefan Zweig novellas
    Dostoevsky White Night, The Gambler and The Double
    Patricide by Joyce Carol Oates
    The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks boss!

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My first novel is sherlock holmes, one of them. I bought it when I was still in 5th grade.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Hobbit

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Movie recommendations for someone who doesn't watch movies????
    Music recommendations for someone who doesn't listen music????? URGENT!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Shutter island is my favorite movie. And as for music i prefer rap, mf doom is good. The mouse and the mask is a very good intro into his music

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kubrik and The Beatles

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You need to train up on trash before you can get into the good stuff. When I started reading again after probably a decade of not reading I tried to read Kant and got filtered hard. I switched to these murder mystery series called cat in the stacks about a librarian that solves murders with his cat. I read two of those and was able to do philosophy after started with meditations then was able to do Kant

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SWTG

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Read the sticky

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