If you want to start reading books but overwhelmed and intimidated by the plethora of choices, then this blog post is just for you. No matter if you’re just a beginner or lost somewhere in the middle, scroll down for some book recommendations that are easy to read and quick to complete. Below listed are seven amazing books from genres such as adventure, mystery, romance, non fiction etc. and are pretty easy to read through, easier to understand and can be completed in a very short time. So pick one and kick-start your reading journey.

By the way, the list is in the order you would find it easy to complete.

1.      The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

It’s a fable and a self-help fiction book. The story is quite simple and arranged in a witty way to pass on some lessons important in everyone’s life. The English translation is easy and very quick to read. It is definitely a great book to start with for your reading journey.

2.     The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

It’s okay if you’re not a fan of romance novels. Even I don’t read much romance but this is one of my personal favorites. TFIOS is more than just romance. The lucid writing of John Green is so easy to read that you won’t even know when the story ended. But you might have to halt at times in order to deal with the emotional roller-coaster ride. The adorable characters and heart warming dialogues will keep you hooked enough to make you fall in love with reading.

3.     Paper Towns by John Green

This book again has a clear and captive narrative by John Green. The mystery wrapped around the characters of this novel will charm you and the story will keep you on the edge of your seat until you’ve turned the last page of the book. And I believe those kind of books are the best ones to build a reading habit quickly. By the way, if you’re already a book gobbler and also love John Green, which book by him will you suggest me to read next?

4.      The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

A stand-alone novel and rightfully a best seller, every person should read this book at least once in their lifetime. The story revolves around a boy and his life in the midst of war. Although what drives the reader forward is the war that spins inside the boy’s head. The book is easy to read but will leave a long lasting impact for sure. What more do you need to identify your love for reading?

5.      The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

We all know what this book is about. A little girl caught in war, pours her heart out  about her experiences in her diary. A must read for everyone and a really good book for beginners as well. To read about real experiences of war and learning even a single little thing from it would be enriching in one’s life, I believe. Moreover, it will help you nurture your reading habit for certain.

6.      The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

It consists of The Hunger Games (Book 1); Catching Fire (Book 2); and Mockingjay (Book 3). The books are not that fat and for a novice reader, it would at most take a month. Yes, you read that right. You can finish reading the entire series in a month. The crisp and engaging narrative makes these books unputdownable, quite literally. This series is no doubt the best to start with if you really want to develop a reading habit. I’ve numbered this book at six since it is a trilogy and for some of you it might be scary to start your reading journey with. But if I was in your place, I would have started with this. Why? Well, three books will be done in a pretty short time… with that amazing narrative pace.

7.      The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Now this is one of the first self-help books that I’ve read. The lessons you learn while reading through the journey of the lawyer-turned-monk, are going to stick with you forever. It’s a quick read but heavy to digest. All the lessons might take time to sink in but only because those are quite hard hitting truths.

Do you know of such a book that will help someone start off their reading habit? Then help them out and add on to the list with a comment below!