I sometimes overhear people saying they hate to read or it’s hard to find a book that interests them. But what if they just need the right book to read. I personally struggle with reading myself, which makes being a college student even harder than it already is. I get headaches when I read too much. This can range from a few paragraphs to a few pages and on a bad day, a few sentences. I have stacks of books in my house that I have started but haven’t finished. The books that I have finished, I had to force myself to read them and it still takes months to finish.
I thought my struggle was related to the length of the books, so I started to look for really short books. But in the end, it was the same situation. I wouldn’t finish the book or it would take forever to finish. I was frustrated with myself and gave up on reading all together. Until, one day, I stumbled upon a book that changed my reading situation forever.
1. Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
Now, if you’re not a huge fan of Ellen then this might not be the best book for you but I recommend it anyway. This book is funny from cover to cover and even the back description makes you laugh. What about this book will make you like reading? It’s broken into paragraphs. Each paragraph is a new joke making reading a lot less strenuous. Because each joke is over so quick, you are more inclined to move on to the next one. Especially when a joke makes you lol, the pages turn and before you know it, its over. *If you enjoy this, Ellen has two more book published before this with the same set up.
2. Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld
This book has the same set up as ‘Seriously…I’m Kidding’ but with Jerry’s style of comedy. If you like Seinfeld, then this book is for you. It has Jerry’s classic “Whats up with that?” type of jokes typed up in a portable book. This book actually made me laugh out loud…in public.
3. The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees
I found this book last week in the bargain section in Barnes & Noble; Score! I am currently reading this book so I don’t have a full review. This book has the same set up as the first two but its jam packed with awesome information. It has all those question that you think to yourself but never research. One of my favorite questions so far is “Why aren’t keyboards in alphabetical order.” Enjoy being pretentious around friends by spewing out all the info you learn from this book.
The way these books are set up, helps the reader view the book as less daunting. And because of that, helps them finish the book. I’m not saying all my reading struggles flew out the window and I finished these books in one day, but this writing layout helped me read more and faster. Giving this advice on Wordpress might seem like an oxymoron but this isn’t only directed to people that don’t read. If you know someone that has this struggle, then suggest these books and if they are in a good mood, this post.