Not everyone is a bookworm. Maybe you had a really bad experience analyzing texts in a high school English class only to have your teacher insist that your interpretation of Shakespeare was wrong. Or maybe reading a book feels like a lot of work when you’d rather just relax and play on your phone. But as a lifelong reader, I’m begging you not to totally give up on books. I firmly believe that everyone is a reader; you just need to find the books to read if you hate reading — ones that work for your interests and personality. If you think reading is boring, then you’ve just been reading the wrong books.
Unlike the literary classics that probably turned you off from reading in high school, enjoyable books aren’t going to make you work for the payoff. They’re funny, gripping, and poignant, or so fast-paced and packed with adventure that you won’t be able to put them down. From real-life stories that made headlines to the wildest works of fiction, these books will defy you to give up on them. Chances are, you’ll just get caught up in the fun and forget you’re even reading at all. And when that happens: boom. You’re one of us! Welcome to the book club.