Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books for a Non-Reader

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten Books I'd Hand to Someone Who Says They Don't Like to Read.

1.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I've recommended this book/series to many "non-readers" as it is quite the page turner and has a wide appeal.

2.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - one of the best literary romances out there!

3.  The Help by Kathryn Stockett - this is another novel that is a compelling read with wide appeal.

4.  The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips - the mystery and romance aspects of the book keeps the pages turning while the historical elements engage the mind!

5.  Soulless by Gail Carriger - definitely a book to recommend to supernatural lovers...this is a super-engaging read.

6.  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - for the friend who loves chick flicks...give her a much superior bookish example with this novel.

7.  Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal - for the friend who loves all of the Austen film adaptations.

8.  Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner - for the non-reader who you suspect might enjoy non-fiction over fiction...this is a super-fun and enlightening read!

9.  His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman - simply because it's one of my favorite YA reads!

10.  Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse - for the non-reader who would enjoy some spiritual depth.


  1. Lots of fabulous ideas here. Hunger Games might convert a lot of nonreaders!

    Here's my Top Ten List of Books I'd Hand to Nonreaders.

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  2. I love seeing some of my favorites up on this list! His Dark Materials, Soulless, The Help. I'm gonna read The Time Traveler's Wife soon for my sci-fi challenge, but I'm scared I'll sob for days.

  3. Your historical books look great! I'll have to give them a read myself.

  4. I just ordered Soulless from the library and hopefully it will be in soon. I have heard so many good things about the book! I have not read The Rosetti Letter either, another one for the TBR list!

  5. Great choices! I am currently listening to the audiobook of Soulless and it is fantastic! Really intrigued by Shades of Milk and Honey.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

  6. Dagnabbit - I see SOULLESS everywhere! As a reader, I hope this is just as awesome for me as it would be for a non reader. :)

  7. I thought about adding Soulless to my list, but didn't. Glad to see someone else did, though. :) I really need to circle back around to that series...

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