Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish which I adore and therefore chose to adopt into my weekly blog posts!
I have to say that I find a hard like this hard to compile. As a librarian I am doing reader’s advisory daily but there are specific questions one asks to assist in the process of finding them a book. Therefore, like my last list, I am not going with a specific age group but just compiling a list that I give to reluctant readers of all ages!
The Hunger Games series By Suzanne Collins – I know, I know, I STILL haven’t read these completely but I work in a high school and I have kids coming up to me DAILY telling me that they NEVER read and “hate reading” but they LOVE these books and are staying up at night to read them. That alone is enough of a reason for me to pick these books up myself.
Harry Potter series By J.K. Rowling – I honestly have not come across one person who has disliked this book after reading it. (Though many close-minded people hate it PRIOR to reading it due to its magical tendencies) I remember what it felt like the first time I read this book and it was all things wonderful.
The Outsiders By S.E Hinton – I find that young male reluctant readers absolutely love this book and want more like it.
The Invention of Huge Cabret By Brian Selznick – This is a unique book and will give the reader less angst about reading, as it is full of complimenting pictures throughout.
My Horizontal Life By Chelsea Handler – This is DEFINITELY an adult book and I have given it to many girlfriends who “hate reading” and they have loved it because its hilarious.
Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson – This book has mature themes in it and is a little dark at times but I have found many teenage girls who are not into reading enjoy it and move on to other books by this author.
The Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum – I might be a bit biased but I love this book and think everyone should love it as well.
Postsecret (any of them) By Frank Warren – Just because these books are beautiful and can be appreciated by anyone.
Thirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher – Another book that all of my “I hate to read” kids are devouring right now.
The Help – This book is sweet, educational (in a fun way) and hilarious. I laughed out loud at parts and cried at others, it’s a beloved book by many!
Chelsea Handler is hilarious, isn't she? Have you read any Ayun Halliday? She's very funny also. Humor is a great way to get into reading 🙂
I have not read Ayun Halliday I will have to check her out! I LOVE Chelsea Handler she makes me laugh out loud!
Great list! I have been trying to get my son to read The Outsiders, I think he would really enjoy it.
I chose THG and Harry Potter, too. I didn't think of 13 Reasons Why, but that's such a great pick!
Wonderful selection, I have the Hunger Games, The Help, Thirteen Reasons Why and The Wizard of Oz waiting for me to get to them. So many books so little time. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
I'm about to read The Wizard of Oz right now! Top 10 Tuesday synchronicity!
I don't love the book but I can appreciate it and boys really like it!
I still need to read Thirteen Reasons Why but so many of my students are loving it!
I feel your pain, my TBR list is over 400 books long!
The Wizard of Oz series is my all time favorite series from my childhood! I love L. Frank Baum! Let me know what you think of them! :]
Yay for books non-readers love! I actually shied away from books like The Outsiders or To Kill a Mockingbird, because these were both require reading when I was in high school, and I feel like a lot of kids will balk at anything that's required, even though they're great suggestions–The Outsiders for teen boys especially.
You're list is great too! Thanks for visiting my blog. It's always nice to meet a book twin!
That is a good point actually many kids hate anything that is required of them!
Book twins are the best kind! :]