- Any of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
These books changed my life when I was a kid. I liked to read before I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, but I read a lot more frequently after I read the series.
- Alice in the Country of Hearts by QuinRose
I know a lot of people don't consider manga books, but to me they are. I didn't like reading manga until I read Alice in the Country of Hearts. It's a weird take on Alice in Wonderland and full of a lot of fun.
- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
I believe that everyone should read at least one Nicholas Sparks book in their lifetime. The Notebook is my personal favorite out of all the books of his that I have read. It varies a little bit from the movie. My sister, absolutely hates to read, but she loved the movie, so she asked if she could borrow my book. By the time she was done with it, she liked the book better than the movie and has been reading similar things ever since.
- Emily the Strange: Dark Times by Rob Reger
These books are perfect for older kids that don't like to read. They're short and quick, with plenty of illustrations. They also have a lot of dark witty humor, which I loved when I was younger.
- The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer
I personally don't really care for it, but look at how many people the series has got started reading. You can't argue with that.
- One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
This was the first adult book I had ever read. It was really funny, although cheesey at times. I think I read it in a little over an hour, and got the second in the series from the library right away.
- The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
I got into a reading slump a few years back, where I just didn't want to read at all. Then, a friend introduced me to this book. While it's quite large, it was a fairly easy read. I liked everything about it, especially the character Rand.
- The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
This is labeled as an adult book, but I think it's a great book for young adults too. It sucks you in right from the beginning. I finished this book in almost one setting and recommended it to a friend that didn't like to read. He loved it as well, finishing it in a couple days.
- Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Meg Cabot is another author that I think everyone should read one of her books at least once. She has books for younger readers, and adults. Avalon High is a good introduction for young readers into fantasy books, especially if they like Disney Channel.
- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I loved Vampire Academy. I think anyone that tends not to read vampire books because they don't want to get caught up in 'The Twilight Phase' should give this series a try. It's different from any other vampire book out there.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Top Ten Tuesday
The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten books I would hand to someone that doesn't like to read. This list was hard for me, because most of my friends are readers.