This week is all about recommending books for people that hate reading, although this seems to be a waste of time, I think with the right book you can convert someone to the magic of words and the page.
1. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
Why?: If you can’t appreciate Harry Potter, you don’t belong in my airspace. Seriously, if Harry Potter can’t turn someone into a reader, then, yo, no hope there at all.
2. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Why?: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead is action packed and filled with vampires that aren’t wusses and don’t sparkle. If the book hater is big into DRAMARAMA, then they might be into Vampire Academy for the ballad of Rose and Dmitri.
3. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Why?: Percy hates reading. HEY LOOK SOMETHING IN COMMON. Also, this shiz is MAD FUNNY.
4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Why?: Look, you want something that will inspire? Beautiful prose? CHARACTERS YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP. Boom. To Kill A Muthafuckin Mockingbird. All up in your grill. Seriously though, To Kill A Mockingbird should help convert adult non-readers.
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Why?: Give The Book Thief to a non-reader with a box of kleenex. See if they don’t want another soul shattering book.
6. The Outsiders by SE Hinton
Why? Stay gold, Ponyboy. That is why. Bitch.
7. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Why?: If the book hater is a girl, but she likes swooning, give her a bit of Dexter and Remy. I’m pretty sure Dessen has the magical power of hooking a teenager girl into reading.
8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Why?: Yo, The Hunger Games is full of action — so if the book hater has the attention span of a gnat, they won’t get bored. ALSO there are deeper themes and romance and awesome characters.
9. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Why?: Humor often wins people over. Alexie’s humor isn’t fake trying too damn hard humor, but genuine and touching and painful and true.
10. Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Why?: Some crazy ass shit goes down. AND THE WOOL GETS PULLED OVER YOU. And sometimes people like that sort of thing. If this reluctant person loves a red herring, they will be down for some Agatha Christie.