Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s theme is:
November 2: Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading
It makes me a little sad when I hear someone say they don’t like reading because they’re missing out on so many wonderful worlds and excellent stories.
If someone gave me the chance to convert them to being a reader, these are some of the books I’d give them to try.
I’m a great believer in the power of a graphic novel and I think they’re a great way for people who don’t read very often (or at all) to get into reading more. They offer so many emotional, heartfelt stories that we can connect with and they’re a lovely visual medium for people to discover.
In terms of fiction, I’d choose a mixture of light-hearted, fun contemporaries, such as Pumpkin and A Cuban Girl’s to Tea and Tomorrow, and exiting fantasies like Legendborn, Cemetery Boys, and Crier’s War to showcase some of the best of each genre and hopefully hook a non-reader into reading.
Which books would you recommend to non-readers? Would you rec any of these?
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6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday // Books to give to someone who doesn’t like reading”
Great list! I’ve heard so many good things about Fence – I really need to give that series a try – and I want to cross Legendborn off my TBR, too.
Thanks Jess! Yessss, the Fence series is so good! There are companion YA novels now too 😀 Legendborn is excellent, I honestly can’t recommend it enough!
Great list, Kate! I love The Prince & and the Dressmaker, Heartstopper, Fence, and Cemetery Boys so much, they would truly make great books to introduce someone to reading 🥰
Thanks so much Caro! Yeah, I feel like graphic novels are a lovely day to gently get someone into (or back into) reading 🥰
AH I love your recommendations here! I agree that graphic novels are perfect for that situation, and heartstopper is just wonderful. I’m a huge, huge fan of Crier’s War and A Cuban Girl’s Guide, so happy to see them both here! 🙂