Trying to read about the Napoleonic wars, but the scale and scope is much larger than anything else I've read about and I feel like I have some difficulty understanding everything. Or the dry text makes it boring. Anyone else ktf?
Read 1812 by Zamoyski. It's very accessible and enjoyable and gives a solid background to the Napoleonic period in the first few chapters as well as a study of some of the major personalities.
easiest way would be to read about in larger, border books, ie something that covers western military history in general. Books like this will usually do a good job of condensing it down to the most important and influential campaigns/battles will covering the general themes of the war. From there, you should hopefully have enough knowledge and interest to dive into works that specifically cover the campaigns of revolutionary France and Napoleon
a good example (and my proper introduction) was JFC Fuller's The Military History of the Western World Vol 2.
Osprey's Essential Histories of the Napoleonic wars. Four books. I just finished their history of the French Revolutionary wars, which makes five. It captures my interest until I get to the battles, which read like math or chess strategy. Very bland. The naval battles are sometimes interesting though.
I could not recommend this book enough. You can find it at bookzz.org