Is this sentence grammatically correct?

"I thought you might find it an interesting read"

If not, what would be a better way to word it? I thought of

"I thought you might find it interesting to read"

but since I'm referring to a non-fiction book it doesn't sound right, however, the former sentence sounds a little off too.

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    Yes, your original sentence and the sentence that you came up with are both perfectly valid English sentences and mean exactly the same thing. A read is a book or any other type of material considered in terms of its readability. That's how online dictionaries define it. But most often it's typically something in the form of a book which can be fiction or nonfiction. – Michael Rybkin Mar 29 '18 at 8:00

Both sentences are valid. In the first, "read" means the same as "book" (or "magazine", "article", etc.). To improve clarity, you could say "I thought you might find it interesting." ("To read" is implied, since that's what one would typically do with a book.) You could also say "I thought you might find this book interesting," but I don't really see anything wrong with "I thought you might find it an interesting read."

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