Let’s face it, not everyone has the instinct or desire to pick a book off a shelf and read it. Finding cool books to read is not an easy task. Whether you blame it on your busy lifestyle or completely lack interest for it, you’re missing out on way too many scientifically proven life-enhancing benefits to avoid the innocent leisurely activity forever. Below is a list of some awesome and fun books to read on Amazon books that even people who hate reading will enjoy. Whether you’re looking for cool books for teens, to read yourself, or even if you just want to find a funny book to give as a gift, we got you covered.

Humans of New York: Stories

Humans of New York: Stories combines beautiful portraits with a wide range of uplifting, sad, and inspirational stories provided by real, everyday people. While you most likely won’t want to put it down, it’s the kind of book that you can easily dive in and out of. Most of all, this book will make you appreciate and fall in love with the human race.

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The De-Textbook: The Stuff You Didn't Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew

A must read for pretty much anyone who went to high school, The De-Textbook unearths the truths of the World as we were taught. However, unlike the majority of our high school curriculums, it cuts straight to the chase and doesn’t poison our brains with useless information. The book’s readability is heightened by the images and illustrations scattered throughout.

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Tinder Nightmares

Tinder Nightmares is an easy and fun read showcasing a hilarious combination of epic Tinder fails. The book is organized by topic; some of which include bad english and strange requests. Anyone who’s ever used online dating will definitely appreciate this book.

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The World of PostSecret

The World of PostSecret offers a deeper glimpse into what goes on in the private spectrum of humanity. For ten years, author Frank Warren has been eliciting anonymous secrets on postcards from hundreds of thousands of strangers around the world. You’ll discover a combination of funny, heartbreaking, inspirational, and incredibly sad confessions paired with relevant and equally inspirational artwork.

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Thug Kitchen Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck

You don’t have to be a bookworm or even a good cook to enjoy the Thug Kitchen Cookbook. With a combination of relatively simple yet delicious and healthy recipes written in an entertainingly foul manner, Thug Kitchen will alter your eating (and reading) habits like never before. This is definitely one of those fun cookbooks to own.

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Are you looking for cool books for teen ? If you have a slightest interest in science and enlightening facts and enjoy pondering ridiculous what-if scenarios, this book is for you. What If? presents 300 pages of engaging and entertaining, but nonetheless factual answers to questions you might or might never have thought about in the past.

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Before I Die

Before I Die is an inspiring book that compiles hundreds of anonymous statements finishing the sentence “Before I Die I Want To…”. It’s the kind of book that will leave you questioning the meaning of life. With some hopeful, some funny, and some leaving you teary eyed, you will be sure to find some that hit home.

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Bansky In New York

Banksy in New York offers a glimpse into Bansky’s highly publicized and satirical NYC street art and graffiti. The book follows photographer Ray Mock on an adventurous pursuit to find and photograph Bansky’s latest pieces during his widely renown Better Out Than In project. The book is written in an insightful but humorous tone and includes over 140 photos.

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

The 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book highlights the most noteworthy masterpieces in the history of film since 1902. The book combines still shots, awards won, cast details, full summaries, and professional reviews to achieve a fine balance between entertainment and literature.

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How to Traumatize Your Children Book

Looking for a cool book to read as a parent? We think you will enjoy this awesome book. How to Traumatize Your Children is a satire to modern-day parenting, describing common parenting styles and their dysfunctional effect on children later on. To make it all-the-more humorous, it’ll be hard not to fit one of the parenting profiles described at least a little bit. For a future parent or a new parent, it’s highly informative to see what horrible effects various parenting styles will have on your kids later on. This book is definitely a hilarious gift for new parents.

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Fifty Shades of Bacon Cookbook

Fifty Shades of Bacon cookbook is the kind of book you lock yourself in the bathroom with to finish in peace and privacy. The cookbook includes 50 mouth-watering bacon recipes with sensual chapter titles that will make your quiver (if you’re not already quivering from the images).

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Fuck This Shit Show: A Gratitude Journal for Tired-Ass Women

Unleash the benefits of gratitude by keeping track of your bullsh*t on a daily basis. The Fuck This Shit Show Journal makes it easier for overstressed people to hone in on teh few things they’re grateful for at the end of the day. This is obviously a hilarious, albeit useful, gift for a new mom!

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I Hate Everything book

There are not many books that can make me laugh out loud while reading. The I Hate Everything book is an ironic, realistic and hilarious read. The books covers everything from rich people who are as*holes to people who are always cold. No matter how positive and optimistic you are, you will surely relate to some of this hate. It’s obviously the perfect gift for someone who hates everything.

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Calm the Fuck Down – Adult Coloring Book

This irrelevant Calm the Fuck Down Adult Coloring Book will help you calm to fuck down after a long day. All images provided are completely random – yet soothing — and are backed with fun and quirky quotes. Basically, stop taking life so seriously take your crayons out. Looking for awesome coloing books for adults ? Yup, this is one of them.

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Winter Cocktails Recipe Book

There is nothing better than a Hot Toddy after a cold Winter’s day. The Winter Cocktails recipe book contains 100 deliciously cozy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink recipes, designed to keep you warm and cheerful throughout the holidays and beyond. If you plan on hosting some holiday get-togethers, Winter Cocktails will provide you a wealth of festive drink ideas for all ages.

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The Polaroid Book

Ever wondered just how far you can take your polaroid photography skills? The Polaroid Book is an immense curation of polaroid images taken by hundreds of photographers around the world. It goes beyond the classic coffee table book to something inspiring, engaging and educating. You don’t have to be a photographer to appreciate the wonders of the book. After devouring all 350 pages of this book, you’ll probably want to buy some more film for your dust-collection polaroid camera.

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The Complete Beer Course

The Complete Beer Course is an entertaining beginner’s guide to beer that will help you move from a beer lover to a beer expert in 12 easy-to-follow courses on beer. With so many craft beers to choose from nowadays, becoming a modern day beer expert goes beyond bar hopping and home brewing. This beer guide will help you discover the many different styles of beer that exist in addition to providing you with in-depth information on the beer aging process, the significance of hops, optimal beer and food pairing and the variety of craft breweries that exist throughout the world. Beautiful photography combined with useful information on beer make this beer guide book a great leisurely read. Or at the very least, an asset for your coffee table.

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What the Fuck Should I Make for Dinner Cookbook

No more wondering what the fuck you should make for dinner, this cookbook has your next 50 meal ideas planned. With simple yet delicious recipes for both vegetarians and meat lovers, this recipe book is great for the amateur cook who lacks inspiration or gets bored of cooking up the same meals on a weekly basis. Contrary to the majority of mouth-watering cookbooks, the recipes included are easy-to-follow and mostly don’t require an too many ingredients. To top things off, it’s written in a hilariously witty tongue, making every page engaging in a “I want that in my belly now” kind of way as well as in a “laughing my ass off” kind of way.

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Passive Aggressive Notes Book

This book illustrates hilarious passive aggressive notes that have been left for roommates, family members, co-workers and the like throughout history. Some will make you laugh out loud, others might make you concerned over the mental health of the writer. Nonetheless, these hostile notes are quite entertaining to read. They’re also a witty gift for a passive aggressive friend or boss (if you dare).

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100 Deadly Skills – Survival Guide Book

In wake of recent tragedies worldwide, 100 Deadly Skills is a must-have survival guidebook for anyone old enough to read. Its comprehensive instructions, disclosed by a retired U.S. navy SEAL, will make you a master of modern-day survival, while also opening your eyes to many unexpected sources of danger.

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The Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

This is probably the healthiest way to discover 16 different wine aromas in one sitting. That is, if you don’t find yourself licking the pages as well. Unlike most wine guide books, The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert (that was a mouthful) cuts to the chase and provides a straightforward and hands-on introduction into the world of wine. It’s also a cool gift for an amateur wine connoisseur.

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The Furniture Bible

Anyone with a knack for vintage or antique furniture will truly appreciate this Furniture Bible book. This useful furniture restoration guide will teach you how to preserve and repair furniture like a pro. It even includes DIY recipes for varnishes, waxes, and other concoctions.

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Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You Book

This book is truly inspiring and a motivational masterpiece. It provides beautiful words of encouragement for breaking you out of your comfort zone. Asides from being a potentially life changing bi-weekly read, it’s the perfect ageless birthday gift (or New Year’s gift) for anyone needing to be broken out of their shell.

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Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs Book

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is probably the best comprehensive beginner’s guide to photography. Written in a straightforward non-techie language, it’s one of the rare photography tutorials that won’t leave you questioning terms like “chromatic aberration”. Anyone who feels as though they’re not using their DSLR camera to its maximum potential should take the time to read this book.

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Humans of New York Classic Book

Humans of New York will make you laugh, cry, and smile all at the same time. The bestseller has been praised for its beautiful photography and for its uplifting nature. It’s really the kind of book that you get emotionally and physically attached to.

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101 Places to Get F*cked up Before You Die

Here’s a cool gift for a party animal with future plans to travel the world. Even if you’re not a certified party animal, it’s a handy guidebook for discovering the less mainstream bars and joints to grab a drink at when visiting a new city. When the travelling comes to an end, it’s genuinely an enjoyable book to have around for casual reading.

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