Monday, January 16, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week...

Top Five Books I recommend to people who do not read that often.

I have a friend, known as Seashell, who until recently had never finished a book. So when I think about recommending books to non-readers, I always think about what I would tell her to read. Now she is an avid reader. All it took were a select few books to make her realize what a fantastic place the book world can be. 

1. Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
Twilight is the first book that Seashell read all the way through. And I think that says a lot about this series. Okay, it blew up way, way too big. But, there is something in this series that I think speaks to a lot of non-readers. It is a simple story with simple writing but an ocean full of emotions. It is a journey that captivates the reader. Seashell is proof. Twilight is a must read for non-readers.

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Another series turned movie and thus the blow up. All of my friends are reading it. And though I hate it when people only read a book because it is "trendy," I also love that this fantastic series is generating the hype it deserves. It led the way for Dystopian novels. I think it is a great first book for people to recognize this wonderful genre. 

3. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
This is another Seashell suggestion. Nicholas Sparks' novels. They are simple, romantic stories. And The Notebook is the absolute best chick-lit. Plus, people probably have already seen the movie, thus can easily picture Ryan Gosling as the beautiful Noah. 

4. Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
Harry Potter is one of those series that people kind of gawk at if they were not a part of the initial craze. But get them to start the series and they will be addicted. I have not met anyone who has said, oh I didn't like Harry Potter. I would venture to say this is not possible. And if you can prove me wrong, don't. I want to live in this fantasy world where people only find Harry Potter fantastic. Because anyone who doesn't, well... they don't exist to me. 

5. Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
I haven't actually recommended this series to very many people--not yet anyway. But of the dystopians out there, I think this is a great one to start with. It is such a genius series. The characters and world are so well depicted that it helps a non-reader easily picture the world.  

What books do you recommend to non-readers?


  1. I tried reading The Notebook and hated it (but to be fair I didn't like the movie either) but I did enjoy A Walk to Remember!

    Great list this week!

  2. The Harry Potter books will make anyone want to read more :)

    The Muggle

  3. That's a great list! If Harry Potter and Twilight can't turn you into a reader then there's no hope for you. ;)

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

  4. I've heard so many good things about Uglies! I should definitely pick it up one of these days! Great pick! ;)

  5. Excellent choices! I'm right there with you on several of these and others I'd still like to read (Uglies).

  6. Great list.

    Those are all great reads for non-readers to dive into. I've not read Uglies yet, and need to. I've seen it on several people's recommendation lists.

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

  7. Great list! Twilight, The Hunger Games and The Notebook are all fantastic! This sounds awful, but I've never read any of the Harry Potter books, so I should probably get to that :) I've never heard of the Uglies Trilogy, but I'll have to check that out! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! *New Follower*


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