Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top Ten Books You'd Hand To Someone Who Says They Don't Like To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's post is the Top Ten Books You'd Hand To Someone Who Says They Don't Like To Read.

So, you're going to see a lot of popular, easy reads in this list.  Because lets face it, a non-reader is only going to pick up a book if they heard a million people tell them to read it.  So, here's to popular, easy reads!

1.  Atonement by Iam McEwan
Okay, so this book isn't super known, nor is it super popular.  In fact, I'm sure there's quite a few people who hated it.  However, if you ask me which kind of romance I like to read about, it's the doomed ones.  I'm a sucker for bittersweet stories.  If you saw the movie and liked it, then try the book.
2.  The BFG by Roald Dahl
A fantasy book that leaves you happy.  Or at least it made me happy.  Kids will love these books (and kids at heart).

3.  The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
If you shy away from books because of the length, then this one is perfect for you.  If everyone read this book and learned something from it, we'd be living in a nicer world.
4.  Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
These books got the whole world to start reading (at least this world's generation of readers).  And while I don't think they were the best, most awesomest books out there (that everyone else seems to think), I do think they were great.
5.  The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
If you like the idea of vampires but can't handle reading Dracula, then give this one a try.  Don't let the length scare you away.  Trust me, it's worth it.  This book is for a mature audience.
6.  Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
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With the movie coming out in over a month, I've seen a lot of people reading these books.  And if you ask me, I believe they're better than Harry Potter.
7.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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I know a lot of people who didn't enjoy this book, but I still say you should give it a chance.  The first half describes the setting in the South and in a racist past.  The description is beautiful.  And then the second half goes through the story and shows just how much racism destroys a person, a community, and the way we view ourselves.
8.  Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich
If you're looking for a good mystery that will take you on a wild ride laughing the whole time, then check out these books.  Note, this series is geared towards an adult audience.
9.  Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
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A book about coming of age and facing the world.  One both adults and tweens can enjoy.
10.  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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One of the best sci-fi, fantasy books out there.  This is something both kids and adults can enjoy.


  1. I loved The Historian, I thought it was a great book!

  2. Ooh yes, The Historian was so good! To Kill a Mockingbird, too. It's what made a reader out of me so many years ago.

  3. This is a great list! Lots of unique titles! I really want to read The Historian and Atonement. Love To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

  4. Such a good list :-) I agree agree agree!

  5. Love your choices!


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