This week’s meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish asks for the Top Ten Books you would recommend to someone who says they don’t like to read. I have quite a few of those in my life.
Basically I’m choosing some of the best of the widest spectrum I can imagine, hoping that at least one sparks a flame for them. I really do believe that people who do not read are missing out.
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
This one is easy to read, but with many undercurrents and twists. The intermittent cartoons also add a fun element.
Chicken Soup for the Soul books
Any of these, depending on the person’s demographic. The stories are short and sweet, which helps especially for those who do not have the time to get caught up in a 300 page tale.
…because if Dahl can’t get you hooked, then nobody can!
Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coelho
Different in theme and tone to Chickensoup – and more mature – but similar in that one can take your time and read a story a day.
A Century of Sundays South African Sunday Times Centennial
Glossy paper and interesting factoids on every page – what’s not to like? You don’t even realise you are reading…
I particularly enjoyed […] Plunges Into History Again, but it depends on what one would think the person would enjoy most.
Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer
An excellent thriller by an excellent South African writer. Although I am not entirely sure if I would offer it to a non-South African, as it may turn them off visiting me completely.
Joni by Joni Eareckson
Everybody needs a little inspiration, and I think this autobiography could do with a little more love too.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
People who don’t read (at all) often snort at the idea that books can be better than their movies. Harry Potter will prove that wrong and, hopefully, also be enthralling.
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
because everyone should have at least one book that makes them cry.