For those who were not avid readers as a child, it can be difficult to find time for reading in the modern world.
Classic memoirs and novels were written at a time when people had shorter attention spans, and they were read by people who had shorter attention spans.
In the event that you’ve always struggled to finish a book, check out this list of books for men who don’t enjoy reading.
Nonfiction and graphic novels round out the selection. Every single one of them strives to keep the reader engaged and entertained at the same time.
Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth – Chris Ware
Although it is entirely a novel, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth is also a comic book.
Because of the book’s visual format, you can finish it in a couple of hours tops. There are many nuances and small details you may not have noticed the first time you read the book.
It was based on Chris Ware’s real-life experience of reconnecting with his father much later in life, which he based this story on.
Jimmy Croggian (a fictitious stand-in for Ware) is a lonely young man who dreams of being a super-intelligent hero.
Even though he may appear to be special, Jimmy doesn’t accomplish much in his life.
An ordinary couple learns to love each other, even though they haven’t spoken in years.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers founded the literary magazine McSweeney’s as well as Might Magazine.
All of this is in addition to his more than 10 books, which include both fiction and nonfiction as well as fictionalized accounts of true events.
His debut novel was A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. It tells the story of his father and mother passing away almost at the same time as he was trying to raise his younger brother and start a radical magazine.
It’s impossible to overstate the intensity of this book. It takes a lot of time to change.
Dead characters’ lines of dialogue are not uncommon. A stapler is depicted from time to time. Eggers, on the other hand, is brutally honest about his own mistakes.
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt – Aimee Bender
In her short stories, Aimee Bender writes more like an ancient mythology than a contemporary short story. And ironically, that’s what makes them stand out as some of the most exciting new stories out there.
Bender is a master storyteller who transforms everyday events and feelings into enchanting tales.
Furthermore, every story has the potential for symbolism. At first glance, they may appear insignificant, but their impact extends far beyond the individual.
‘The Girl in the Flaming Skirt’ is a collection of sixteen short stories. The characters range from children to the elderly and everything in between, despite the fact that the style remains consistent.
Catching the Big Fish – David Lynch
Instead of as a novelist, David Lynch has made a name for himself as an experimental filmmaker. Even so, his 2006 book, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation and Consciousness and Creativity is influenced by this love for visual work
But don’t be fooled by the subtitles. Transcendental Meditation and behind-the-scenes peeks at the making of several of Lynch’s films are among the many topics Lynch addresses during this interview.
The best part is that Lynch rarely spends more than a few pages on a single subject before moving on to another.
Non-readers can finish the book in a matter of days thanks to this. It’s a book that doesn’t squander your time in any way.
Tenth of December – George Saunders
Think again if you believe that literary fiction has to be dry and tedious.
Syracuse University professor George Saunders’ collection of short stories, The Tenth of December, is available now.
It’s also the book that launched Saunders’ publishing career to stardom.
Readers who read Saunders’s stories can take a fresh look at modern-day society because they are able to see familiar things in a new light.
As a sci-fi author, he creates a unique blend of humor and heartbreak in his tales.
Medieval theme park employee takes a pill that makes him act like a knight and talk like a king. People are used for medical testing, others are strung up in backyards as decoration.
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men – David Foster Wallace
Short stories that are only loosely connected have been published by Infinite Jest and The Broom of the System author Jonathan Franzen in his mid-career.
The fictional interviews in A Brief Interview with Hideous Men are with, you guessed it, hideous men.
Many of the stories are lighthearted, but a few of them tackle more serious issues.
Generally speaking, the stories in this collection focus on issues of gender, sexual orientation, and romantic relationships.
It’s possible that by the middle of an interview, you’ll find yourself agreeing with some of the aforementioned abominable men.
It’s a chance to look at your own flaws while listening to others describe theirs.
White Noise – Don DeLillo
The twists and turns in White Noise keep the reader on their toes. Surreal journeys into depression, purpose, and consumerism are explored in this story of a small family in the middle of America.
In a novel by Don DeLillo, the reader is greeted by accessible prose before things get weirder and weirder.
Lies my teacher told me – James W. Loewen
Even the name of the book piques my interest. What was the lie my teacher told me? Even if it was unintentional, it could have caused a lot of damage.
If you’re even remotely interested in American history, this book is for you. Even if you think you’re not.
Couples, book clubs, and families can all benefit from reading it aloud because of the lively discussions (and raised eyebrows) that will inevitably ensue.
Author James Loewen is a college professor who scoured textbooks, dismayed at the inaccuracies, fallacies, and inconsistencies, and used his knowledge to tell the truth as best he could, all without sounding judgmental or opinionated.