Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To Someone Who Doesn't Read X

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

 Atlas Shrugged
  1. Atlas Shrugged: A social commentary hidden within a suspense novel. For those who avoid social commentary.
  2. The Black Book: Diary of a Teenage Stud, Vol. I: Girls, Girls, Girls: Short, sweet and very funny, fun, enjoyable. Recommended to those that don't read male protagonists.
  3.  100 Selected Poems e.e. Cummings: So much story in so few words. E.E. Cummings is easy to follow and relate to and I recommend this to any readers weary of poetry.
  4. The Jungle: Dirty true story of being a turn of the century immigrant in Chicago. This i for anyone who thinks of classics as boring, stuffy, or uptight.
  5. A Great and Terrible Beauty: Historical fiction that entwines a Victorian world and a magical one. For any out there who have never gotten completely caught up in a fantasy novel.
  6. Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading: Charlie tells a hilarious story that, in a reverse-psychological type of way, shows the importance of literature and the unavoidable impact of stories in our lives. I recommend it to all reluctant readers mature enough to catch the message.
  7. Anna and the French Kiss: An irresistible romance in Paris. Recommended for women, or others with interest in Parisian boys, sites and/or food, who don't read YA.
  8. Looking For Alaska: Life changing story about the impact of a whirlwind mystery contained in a girl called Alaska. Top of the list for those who dismiss YA because it isn't serious literature.
  9. Generation Dead: A different look at the undead as part of contributing society. My gift to everyone who doesn't read about zombies.
  10. Uglies: Social commentary wrapped up in a beautiful, engaging Sci-Fi. Highly recommended to those who keep their reading grounded in this world.


  1. I have to still read Looking for Alaska and the Uglies seris. Great list. =]
    Here is My Top Ten

  2. I've read Uglies and A Great and Terrible Beauty, but none of the others you've listed. They all sound really good. I'm definitely going to have to check them out. I really want to read Looking for Alaska and Anna and the French Kiss. I've heard really good things about those two.

    Great list. Here's mine: http://danicapage.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesday-13-top-ten-tuesday.html

  3. Oooh I agree with you about Anna and the French Kiss! It was such a great book :)

  4. I am reading Atlas Shrugged and Anna and the French Kiss this year, both for a reading challenge I'm attempting this year, and both to expand and diversify my reading.

    I also read uglies, you are welcome to see a review I wrote on it a few days ago. I enjoyed it, but it could have been better in my opinion.

    Here is my Top Ten.

  5. I'm dying to read all of John Green's books! I watch the vlogbrothers religiously and haven't got a chance to read a book by him yet.

    Welcome to the blogging world!