Top Ten Tuesday (1) Books I’d Recommend To Someone Who Doesn’t Read…

January 17, 2012 Meme, Top Ten Tuesday 9

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and Bookish.
I’m a fairly eclectic reader and I couldn’t decide on just one genre, so I decided to list my top recommend book for 10 different genres.  (This was also really hard because there are so many great books out there!)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)1. If you don’t read dystopian YA I recommend… The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
This was my first dystopian novel and it’s still my favorite.  Though Delirium by Lauren Oliver comes in a close second.  Even though it’s a YA book, it didn’t really feel like a YA book to me.  And Collins does a wonderful job making the future futuristic, without going too far.
Looking for Alaska 2.  If you don’t read contemporary YA I recommend… Looking for Alaska by John Green
This book was so much more than I expected.  A great story, and beautifully written.  Everyone should read it.
Confessions of a Shopaholic3. If you don’t read chick lit I recommend… Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.
Yeah, Becky makes some not so smart decisions, but that’s what makes the book so funny.  And if I’m going to be honest, I’ve shared some of her thoughts myself.  :)
The Client4. If you don’t read legal thrillers I recommend… The Client by John Grisham.  One of my top ten favorite books ever.  It a thrilling story that revolves around the law, but there is not so much legal jargon that you don’t understand what’s going on.
Jurassic Park5.  If you don’t read science fiction I recommend… Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.  If you liked the movie you will like the book even more.  There is so much more stuff happening and the descriptions are so good you get just a little creeped out.  Warning: There is a good 50 pages or so have highly technical “this is how we made dinosaurs” stuff.  I skip this every time I read it because I just don’t understand it. 

All Around the Town 6. If you don’t read mystery/thrillers I recommend… All Around the Town by Mary Higgins Clark.
This book is delightfully creepy and suspenseful.  It has a few twists and turns but is not an overly complex mystery.
Nefertiti7. If you don’t read historical fiction I recommend… Nefertiti by Michelle Moran.
Moran writes a wonderful tale woven around history.  Nefertiti’s narrator is Nefertiti’s sister, Mutnodjmet, and through her eyes you see the power hungry Nefertiti and her crazy husband Amunhotep.

Romeo and Juliet8. If you don’t read the classics I recommend… Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Most people probably read this in high school, but if you haven’t I encourage you to do so because it’s the greatest love story ever told.  Ever.  Though Pride and Prejudice is really really good too.
My Sweet Audrina9. If you don’t read horror/suspense/generally twisted books I recommend… My sweet Audrina by VC Andrews.
Goodreads has this book in the horror category but I’m not so sure, but I can’t really think of any other genre it fits into either.  So I’m putting it into the “really twisted” genre.  All of Andrews’ books are pretty twisted (especially the Flowers in the Attic series) but this one is probably the most twisted. 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)10. If you don’t really read at all and want to start I recommend… Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
This is a magical series that has gotten so many people in to reading.  Even if you’ve seen the movies the books have so much more you’ll be glad you picked them up.


9 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (1) Books I’d Recommend To Someone Who Doesn’t Read…”

  1. Kayleigh

    I don’t think I could ever read V.C Andrews again, not after the gross-out I went through reading ‘Flowers in the Attic’ as a 13 year old!

  2. Hollie

    Awesome list! I’ve heard Michelle Moran’s books are great, and my friend has read nearly every John Grisham book they can find. I plan on reading The Hunger Games soon, I feel like the only person that hasn’t!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea

  3. Shannon (Giraffe Days)

    Great list! Love how you’ve gone with ten different genres. I love weird, twisted books, so I’d recommend to you Under the Skin by Michel Faber, which was my favourite book I read last year.

    I’ve read Moran’s Nefertiti and while I learned a lot from it and liked the story, I found it hard to make an emotional connection, which disappointed me.

    Here’s my list.

  4. Shanyn

    Sophie Kinsella has a new one coming out! I rarely read adult but for some reason I like to read chick lit every once in awhile :)

  5. Kimberly

    @ Shanyn I am super excited for Kinsella’s new book. I find all her books hilarious, though I’ve heard the Madeline Wickham books are not as good.

    @ Ashley R – Harry Potter did wonders for my brother. Until the HP books came out I don’t think my brother ever read a whole book. So I know what they can do.