Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Recommend to Those Who Don't Read


I think the subject this week over at The Broke and the Bookish is supposed to be the top ten books you'd recommend to someone who doesn't read stuff in your genre. Well, since I consider myself to not really have a specific genre, I'm going to answer this question the way I thought it first meant, which is, what do you recommend to people who just don't read.... at all... period.

That's pretty challenging don't you think?

And this is maybe a pointless list for those of you who DO read, but maybe you know someone who doesn't and this list might be fun. I hope anyway.

Ten Books I Might Recommend to Someone Who Doesn't Read

1. Harry Potter the first by J. K. Rowling... because it engaged the world, it might engage any non-reader
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins... because it's a real page turner
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney... because it's easy, there's pictures and it's so very funny.
4. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.... because it's snarky about the genre, and easy to read.
5. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.... because it's witty and suspenseful
6. The Maze Runner by James Dashner... because it's an awesome boy book and you know that boys (or men even) are more often the reluctant readers, right?
7. Bruiser by Neal Shusterman... because the writing is suburb and the subject bizarre
8. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card... because it's easy to read and has the wow factor
9. The Princess Bride by William Goldman... because most people love this movie so it follows that they'd love the book too.
10. Life of Pi by Yann Martell... because it's so different, easy reading and good for both young and old.

What do you think? Have you read these books? Would they be good for those who aren't book lovers?

20 comments:

  1. Ender's Game and The Princess Bride are both so good! The Hunger Games too, I keep recommending those to people.

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    1. Yes, I think they'll all work for new readers, young and old. Oh, and hey, I just got one of those spam Twitter DM's from your Twitter account! UGH! Anyway, I thought I'd tell you because hopefully someone will tell me if my account gets hacked or infected or whatever is happening.

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  2. GREAT idea and great choices!

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  3. Seriously awesome list - I've a few of the books and 100% agree - but I haven't gotten to Eners Game yet - hopefully soon!

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  4. Great list! I have read many of those and have to agree.

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  5. Harry Potter and Hunger Games made my list too. Great picks.

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  6. HP all the way, love those books I need to reread them one day. I really need to read The Princess Bride, I have seen the movie many times over but I have never read it.

    http://kristina-worldofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-tuesdays-7.html

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  7. Ohhh I loved The Princess Bride :) Great picks!

    My Tuesday Posts

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  8. Love your idea of doing a list for people who don't read. And, great list too! I haven't read them all, but I definitely agree with the ones I've read.

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  9. Great choices! Thinking about The Princess Bride just makes me happy!

    Jennifer
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-10-books-id.html

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  10. Fantastic list, DEFINITELY agree with the HP books.

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  11. I agree with all of these. A list directed towards teen boys who won't read would be interesting too.
    I like the new look, it's very professional looking!

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    1. You don't think it's to white and bright? I think I need to tone it down a notch or two

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  12. Moonstone..... really, wow, I want to try it even more now. Great list

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  13. Ooh. I haven't read all of these. Do you think THE PRINCESS BRIDE and/or THE MOONSTONE would make good book club picks?

    Also, I like the new look. :)

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    1. Yes, actually, they'd both be great for book club. And are you sure about this new look? I'm still trying to decide. Does it feel like going out in the snow on a sunny day? I mean, that's good and all, but it kills your eyes! :)

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