Top 50 BEST Books For Guys Who Don’t Like To Read

The top 50 books for guys who don’t like to read is a book review for the guys who don’t like to read. Here you will find a wide variety of books that are written for men who are interested in improving their lives and the lives of those around them. These books cover topics such as improving relationships with women, making more money, staying healthy and lean, and self-improvement in general.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy 

This book is for sci-fi fans. It’s about Arthur Dent, a man saved by his friend, an alien researcher, to write “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”, which compiles all information about all planets, just a few days before Earth’s destruction by aliens.

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To Kill A Mockingbird 

A very touching story about racism in 1930s America. It shows a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl who witnesses a tragedy. Her father, a crusading local lawyer, risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns 

Life for Afghan women has become very difficult under the Taliban. They are denied many rights, and often have to live in fear for their lives. This book tells the story of one woman’s journey towards unconditional love. This is an incredible chronicle of 30 years of Afghanistan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.

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Pride And Prejudice

This book will show you how to forget the stereotype that classics are boring. It tells the story of the Bennet family who, when faced with losing their wealth, decide to marry their daughters into wealthy families. One of the daughters becomes involved in a fight of the sexes against Mr. Darcy when a wealthy family moves next door to them. This leads to something else.

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Who Moved My Cheese 

Trapped in a trap, these mice were only concerned with getting cheese. That’s what people are in life: They are only concerned with getting the cheese. But, along the way, they must also learn how to get other things that are important to them, such as success, love, wealth, family, and happiness.

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The White Tiger 

Balram Halwai, the son of an auto-driver, drives a wealthy man around town so he can learn the ropes of being a successful businessman. There are two Indias in this story: one for the poor, and one for the rich.

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris tries to learn French while taking lessons from a sadistic teacher. It’s a hilarious collection of essays that will make you laugh out loud as he shares his experiences with the world.

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The Catcher In The Rye

This coming-of-age story is told from the perspective of Holden Caulfield, a high school student thrown out from his fourth school, who in an act of revolt, leaves for NYC. The book captures his adventures as he encounters girls, drugs, alcohol, strange nuns, and sketchy taxi drivers.
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The Book Thief

Liesel is a young girl living outside of Munich who steals books, reads them, and then shares them with her neighbors during bombing raids, and even with the Jewish man hiding in her basement. This is a book you will read and then think about for a very long time. It will haunt you. It will stay with you long after you read the last page.

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Tuesdays With Morrie

An inspiring story about a man who reconnects with his old teacher and learns some of life’s most difficult lessons from him, before their time runs out.

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The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie is the queen of crime. Her books are brilliant, and this one is a real page-turner. There’s a serial killer on the loose, who is choosing his victims by the first letter of their names. Everybody is in a state of panic, and no one knows what to do. 

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Milk And Honey

If you want to learn how to write poetry, this book of short, contemporary poems by Rupi Kaur is a great place to start. You can read it in just a few hours, and then go back and re-read it again and again. The book is broken down into four sections, and each section deals with a different purpose. It helps readers deal with different pains. It helps them find honey in the most bitter moments of their lives because there is always honey for those who have the eyes to see it. 

The Diary Of A Young Girl

In the face of insurmountable odds, Anne Frank, a 13-year-old Jewish girl, found a way to keep hope alive. She wrote about her experiences in a diary that was later discovered by Otto Frank. Her story reminds us that no matter how dire the circumstances, or how overwhelming the challenges we face, there is always hope.

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The Harry Potter series

There is no age limit for reading Harry Potter. It’s a wonderful story about an orphaned boy who discovers he is a wizard and goes to Hogwarts, a boarding school for young wizards. You’ll enjoy reading it as much as I did when I first read it years ago.

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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

A story about the power of friendship told through the unlikely friendship that forms between a young German soldier, and a young boy who is sent to a concentration camp.

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The Alchemist

The Alchemist tells the story of Santiago, a shepherd boy who had a prophetic dream that sent him to the desert to find an alchemist who could help him discover a hidden treasure.

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Animal Farm

George Orwell’s classic novel “Animal Farm” is a satirical look at the politics of farm animals who band together to create an egalitarian and fair environment for themselves. It is one of the most important books of our time.

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1984

In 1984, George Orwell wrote a dystopian novel about society. Relevant in today’s world and time, the book is about Winston Smith, who is fed up with the government and “Big Brother” watching over everything, and controlling every part of people’s lives.

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Calvin And Hobbes

These are the most treasured comics in the entire world. They’re so good, even people who normally don’t like comics will devour them. There’s no doubt about it, everyone loves Calvin and Hobbes. This collection of the entire run of the comic strip is a must-have for any serious fan.  

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Looking For Alaska

Miles is fascinated by famous last words. He leaves for a prestigious boarding school in the hopes of finding what the dying poet François Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.”  There he meets Alaska Young, a woman who will pull him into her labyrinth and take him on an adventure to the Great Perhaps.

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Kane And Abel

This is one of the best-selling books of all time. It tells the story of two men who were both born on the same day, but in opposite ends of the globe. Their lives intersect, and this book follows their adventures as they go on to live very different lives.

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Master Your Emotions

First, you must understand how emotions and negative feelings work. Then you must learn how to re-program those emotions and turn them around. A happier life is possible if you follow the steps outlined in this book.

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A man called ove

This is a wonderful read for anyone who thinks they don’t like to read. It will tug at your heartstrings, but not in a corny, cheesy way. You’ll never look at your grumpy grandad or neighbor the same way again.

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A fine and pleasant misery

This is a book that will leave you gasping for air because you’re laughing so hard. If you haven’t read it, you need to get it as soon as possible. It’s a classic and will be read by everyone for generations to come. There’s no one alive who won’t crack up at some point in this book, guaranteed.

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Atlas obscura explorer’s guide for the world’s most adventurous kid

It’s a great gift for any kid who wants to live an adventurous life, or for any adult who wants to rediscover the wonder of childhood. Truth is stranger than fiction, right? This book will prove just how correct that old adage is, and inspire you or your kids to live an adventurous life, all while teaching them (shhh, don’t tell!) to live an exciting, exotic, and wondrous life.

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Where the sidewalk ends, poems and drawings

For adults as well as kids, Where the Sidewalk Ends is a simple yet profound collection of poems that reveal much about life and living. Adults will enjoy the author’s ability, to tell the truth while rhyming and children will love the book because of its simplicity. The book is appropriate for any occasion and will be a cherished gift for years to come.

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Humans of new york: stories

It’s hard not to love these stories. They are inspirational, humorous, and often painfully revealing. The book is easy to flip through and read a snippet here and there. This one is a great gift for your non-book-lover.

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Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth

It’s an incredibly intimate look into the life of two very normal people who learn to care for each other, despite years and years of silence. It’s a story about two very normal people who were able to overcome the obstacles in their way and achieve success in spite of those obstacles.

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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

Aimee Bender’s short stories are like ancient myths. They are written more like myths than contemporary short stories. Every situation in this book is simple, and every emotion is rudimentary. But, by the same token, every story is ripe with meaning and universal experience. They may seem small in scope at first but actually reach into the realm of the universal. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt is a collection of 16 short stories, each one unique yet linked by theme and symbol. And while the style remains similar throughout, the characters range from children to the elderly and everything in between.

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Catching the Big Fish

David Lynch has written a book that should be read by everyone interested in filmmaking, meditation, and creativity. It’s a quick and easy read and gives plenty of food for thought. Lynch tends to stay on one subject for only a few pages at a time, quickly transitioning to a new topic. This makes it easy for non-readers to go through the book in a matter of just a few days. It moves from one important idea to the next without wasting a single minute of your time.

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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

This book delivers on its title. It gives you a chance to learn about interesting people, examine your own shortcomings, and hear other people’s success stories It examines a variety of important topics including gender, relationships, sex, and career. It’s not so much a book about fixing things as it is a book to help you discover things you might have missed.

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White Noise

A surreal novel by Don DeLillo. It starts out as a story of a small family in Middle America but soon becomes a surreal journey that explores depression, purpose, and consumerism. The floating cloud of toxic gas is certainly metaphorical. Let us welcome you into this world of wonders, and allow us to tell you how it all comes together in the end.

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Water For Elephants

Water For Elephants is a page-turning, feel-good novel that will lift your spirits and give you a fresh new perspective. It’s an entertaining and thought-provoking read that you can give to your non-reading friends. It’s an absorbing read that will help your friends escape their humdrum lives.

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The Brooklyn Follies

There are several offbeat novelists who capture the energy and eccentricity of New York perfectly. One of them is John A. Auster. His novels are offbeat, but they are also surprisingly easy to read and deal with because of his spare, straightforward writing style.

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Fun Home

Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir about her father is called “Fun Home”. Her father was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the “Fun Home.” It was not until college that Alison, who had just come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. After this revelation, he was dead within a few weeks, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.

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Eleanor & Park

 It’s a story about teens, but it’s not just for teens. It offers up lessons that are as relevant to grown-ups as they are to kids. It will help them understand and appreciate what it means to be a teen and how to be an ally and friend to teens in their lives. The writing is crisp, the characters realistic and the message timeless.

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Lush Life

No one is better than Price at dialogue, witty, profane, and tragic. His masterpiece, “Lush Life” is a fictionalized account of his life as a hustler in New York City. It’s the best novel I’ve ever read.

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I Just Want My Pants Back

This is a perfect book for anyone to pick up and read. It’ll be a great entry point because no one has ever finished reading it. It’s not a commentary on the human condition, nor is it a brain vacation. It’s something in the middle — as mentally taxing as watching TV, but hilarious, well-written, and immersive enough to be considered a reading experience. For everybody who enjoys laughing, it’ll be a treat.

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The Lord of the Rings

In ancient times the Elves created the Three Rings of Power, which were passed down through their generations. But one day the Dark Lord Sauron forged a greater ring, the One Ring, which he used to dominate all others. The Elves tried in vain to destroy the One Ring, but Sauron hid it away where no one could find it. After many ages, it fell into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

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Dubliners

“Dubliners” is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce. It was first published in 1914. The stories are a realistic depiction of middle-class life in Dublin during the early years of the 20th century.

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The Road

Their story is told through the Man and the Boy’s relationship, and everything that happens in the book is seen through the lens of their relationship. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. 

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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Eliot Rosewater—drunk, fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is going to try an experiment with human nature. He needs a little help from writer Kurt Vonnegut, and I hope he gets it. God bless you, Mr. Rosewater for being so open and honest about his life and work.

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Maus

Maus is a hard book to forget once you’ve read it. It’s a fascinating and poetic portrayal of the father-son relationship during the Holocaust. It’s absolutely one of the more poignant and emotional renditions of the Jewish struggle of the 1930s, 40s, and after, and the impact it had on survivors and their children. One of the few happy notes, the Americans are drawn as dogs.

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Two Pints

Regulars at a local bar are the goal for most guys. Two Pints is the book version of that goal. It’s Roddy Doyle’s imagined transcription of the conversations of two Irishmen down at their local pub. In this book, he takes you through the major developments of the past year or so. You’ll get more out of this book by drinking it rather than reading it. In fact, do exactly that. Make sure they’re imperial.

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The Mediator

Suzannah Simon has special powers that let her see and talk to ghosts. She has a very attractive 150-year-old male ghost living in her house. The problem is, however, that he’s not only dead; he’s also 150 years older than her. 

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Everything Bad Is Good For You

The book has several claims that are a bit overstated, especially related to the proposed benefits of television. It got mixed critical reviews.

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The Little Prince

A pilot who is stranded in the desert awakes one morning and sees before him a small, furry creature with a big smile. “Please,” asks the stranded pilot, “draw me a sheep.” And the stranded pilot realizes that when life’s events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. So he pulls out his lead pencil and paper… And thus begins this wonderful fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

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Sales Secrets: The World’s Top Salespeople Share Their Secrets to Success

“Selling Secrets” contains interviews with the world’s top sales experts. It reveals their most hidden yet critical secrets to increasing your sales.“Sales Secrets” is the ultimate sales playbook. It contains hundreds of secrets from the world’s top experts on how to increase your sales.  

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Stop Overthinking

Stop Overthinking is a book that UNCOVERS where you’ve been through, the exhausting situation you’ve put yourself into, and how you lose your mind in the trap of anxiety and stress. It is a book that will teach you how to stop overthinking. It’s an easy-to-read guidebook that will help you rewire your brain, control your thoughts, and change your mental habits. The book also provides you with scientific approaches to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself.

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The Couple’s Activity Book

This is a great book for any couple who wants to spice up their relationship. The book contains a wide variety of activities that can be done spontaneously or require a little preparation for a truly special experience.

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How to choose books for guys who don’t like to read?

People like to read books that are easy to read. They like to read books that give them a lot of practical advice. And they like to read books that are entertaining. There are three kinds of books that fit this bill. The first kind is a novel. The second kind is a non-fiction book that has been edited down to a razor-sharp focus. And the third kind is a self-help book. Self-help books come in many forms. They can be books written by psychologists, life coaches, New Age gurus, religious leaders, or just plain ol’ regular folks who’ve found a passion for helping others improve their lives

FAQs

Why do people hate reading?

People who are easily distracted often and easily get lost in the details of a book. They don’t stay with the story long enough to really immerse themselves in the reading experience. When this happens, they justifiably want to avoid reading books because it can be such a frustrating and disappointing experience.

What happens if you never read?

What will happen if you don’t read books is that you’ll have limited knowledge about everything. You’ll miss many important connections between things that are happening around you in the world. Your mind will wander aimlessly.

Why is reading is important? 

A reading habit is an important one. It exercises your mind in all kinds of ways. It helps you remember stuff, stabilizes your emotions, and generally makes you a more well-rounded human being.

Should I finish a boring book?

You should never finish a book you are not enjoying. If you are not a regular reader, you may need to force yourself to read a few books before you find the ones you will enjoy. Reading is a habit, and it takes some time to find the style that holds your interest.

Conclusion

Guys just aren’t that into reading. Don’t waste your time trying to ‘change’ guys. Instead, change the subject and become a source of amusement and information for them. This will put them in a much more receptive frame of mind and create an opportunity to sell to them later on. We have listed the top 50 books above that any non-book lover should try to be interested in books more.

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