We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Top Ten Books I would give to a non-Reader

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Ten things we did and probably shouldn't have.
This is a very fun read, and well if I were trying to convince someone how awesome reading is, this would be the first book I would hand to them. It is just amazing and if you already are a reader then this would be the book I would get you to read to get you out of a reading funk.

2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Being the first book in the Harry Potter series this book is just awesome, and well once you are hooked by the Harry Potter books you will be hooked to reading for life.

3. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
The opening lines will have you hooked, I mean come on after reading "I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974." who would not want to know more?

4. Starcrossed - Josephine Angelini
I dare you to not be addicted after reading this book.

5. Dead until Dark
The same applies for this one as for Harry Potter - the first book really has you hooked, so you will come back for more.

6. The Orchid House
This book has the ability to suck you in and after reading a book that is really powerful and gives you so much more than a movie how can you not be a reader?

7. The Booktown Mystery Series
These books are marvellous mysteries and should not be dissed because they are cozy mysteries. The plots are not transparent and truly do have you hooked.

8. Twilight
I can hear you gasping "how could you" you're probably wondering what on earth is wrong with me. I must defend myself and say that whilst they are not the most highbrow of books they really are addictive. I stand by my description of calling them oxygen for your eyes. The movies are awful but the books really are better.

9. Matilda or anything by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is who converted me to being a reader - I had not really read story books before then. My mother had me reading biographies of important people like Galileo and Marie Curie. This I discovered by myself - seeing on the movie Matilda that it was based on a book I could not pronounce his name, but the librarian had patience and directed me to him.

10. Charlotte's Web
This was one of my favourites I must have read it like 50 times. This is a beautiful story that will have anyone wanting to read more.


  1. Middlesex! I know, right? Those opening lines had me hooked too. And yeah, anything Roald Dahl.

  2. I can't believe I still haven't read Middlesex, shame on me! I LOVE Roald Dahl and can't believe I didn't think to add any of his books to my list! Here is my http://bookstakeyouplaces.blogspot.com/

  3. I actually think that Middlesex may be the best book I have ever read. Thank you for stopping by :)

  4. Love love Charlotte's Web! It's such a sweet, and sad, story. :) Great list!
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  5. I love Roald Dahl and Charlotte's Web. Middlesex is great too.


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