If you find books boring, read these 5!

Reading is fun!

Vishal Sharma
4 min readJul 25, 2020


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When I talk to my friends, they always have a major complaint about my reading habits. How can you read all the time? Isn’t it boring? I get these a lot. But, I personally find reading peaceful and a meditating act. Also, it ain’t boring.

That’s why I decided to create a post. If you think reading is boring, I have listed down 5 books that you should read.

And Then There Were None — Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is known for bringing murder mysteries on the pages. Published in 1939, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is gripping, mysterious, and keeps you on the edge of the seat. The book’s major plot revolves around the minstrel song(Ten Little Indians). An unknown host invites eight people to a small secluded island. When they arrive there, they are met by a butter couple. Since their arrival, one person out of those ten starts getting killed just like in the minstrel song lyrics.

The story takes you to each character’s journey, their past crimes, and beautifully exhibits the conflicts between ten guests. But, who is the murderer? All the stars in the sky combined together, yet, they won’t be enough to rate this book.

Mark of an unconditional intellect!

The Fault in Our Stars — John Green

Books might seem boring to you. But, they aren’t? You might have loved “The Fault in Our Stars” movie and that’s okay. But, reading the same title will give you goosebumps. The feelings are organic when you go through those words penned down by John Green.

The Fault in Our Stars revolves around two teenagers suffering from cancer — Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters. The cheery, never-give-up spirit of Augustus and scary, lonely Hazel go through a plethora of emotions. While Hazel is going through her cancer treatment, Augustus is an amputee. The bond between them becomes strong and as you flip the pages, you get to see a unique sane love shared by them.

The sadness kicks when Augustus cancer comes back and the ending unfolds deepest emotions including the way to look at life.

Men Without Women — Haruki Murakami

If you find books boring, the primary reason can be the fact that they are long and not visual. To break that, you can start with a book that has 5–6 short stories. Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami is just the book for you.

Men Without Women is a collection of short stories. The book contains 7 short stories and each of them sparks love in a very unique (sometimes strange) manner. Personally, Haruki Murakami is the author who attracted me to books. All the books that I have read till date (not many) are because of Haruki Murakami’s writing brilliance.

So, Men Without Women can be a starting step for you in the world of bibliophiles.

The Alchemist — Paulo Coelho

If you are looking to dive deep in life- its meaning, the purpose, and stuff- this book by Paulo Coelho does wonders. Even if you are a non-reader, you might have heard the name of this book.

People have gone gaga over this book. The story takes a young Andalusian shepherd to the pyramids of Egypt after he has dreams about hidden treasure there. The book's aim is to plant a thought in your mind — finding your destiny. The core of the book lies in this one saying.

when you really want something to happen, the whole universe will conspire so that your wish comes true!

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life— Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

When we are talking about life and destiny, how can someone forget about this masterpiece?

Ikigai is the intersection of your passion, profession, mission, and vocation. According to Japanese, everyone has an ikigai. Some have found their ikigai, while others are looking for it. The authors when went to Okinawa island of Japan got to know the concept of Ikigai. The island is populated with many centenarians.

The book preaches the way to live. How people in Japan have found their ikigai and are living at their fullest? This book enlightens you from inside and changes your perspective. Reading this book as a non-reader, you will take beautiful lessons with you.

Happy Reading!