TTT #209| Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading

We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading. I have to say this is a hard one, because some people just don’t like reading. I know it’s hard to believe, haha. So I decided to talk about ten books that have made me laugh/feel good or have a fun adventure. I would recommend these books to readers as well.

The Guncle – Steven Rowley

The Guncle is an emotional read, but it’s one I just couldn’t put down. It’s heartwarming, funny, and serious at times. This is basically a book you want to hug when you’re done. The main character is dealing with grief and taking care of his niece and nephew as well. I think there are many relatable moments in this story!

The House in the Cerulean Sea – TJ Klune

Another book that’s emotional, but The House in the Cerulean Sea is so worth it! The main character learns that different isn’t always bad and the main characters learn they’re allowed to be who they are. No matter what other people think. Amazing life lessons wrapped up in a story that leaves you feeling warm and cozy.

Better Than the Movies – Lynn Painter

Better Than the Movies only released this year, but I’ve already read it twice. If you’re lover a romantic comedies this is basically one wrapped up in a big bow. I loved all the references and the predictability. The characters are likable and it’s over before you know it.

Crave – Tracy Wolff

Crave gets mixed opinions and I completely understand that. But if you were a fan of Twilight (even the movies) I would suggest this. A friend of mine described it a train wreck you just can’t stop looking at and it’s true. It’s simple, but addicting and I ended up so invested. More so than I was expecting.

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder makes you forget you’re reading. Our main character wants to solve a crime she thinks was handled wrong and scary things start happening to her as well. Once you start reading you can’t stop until you know how everything plays out.

Dial A for Aunties – Jesse Q. Sutanto

Dial A for Aunties is so much drama and over the top, but it’s so much fun! Everything that can go wrong definitely goes wrong. I know some aspects are very unbelievable, but this is the type of book that just makes you shut off your brain and enjoy! I can’t wait for the next book.

Amari and the Nightbrothers – B.B. Alston

Amari and the Nightbrothers is basically a book for anyone who ever wanted to wake up one day and find out they were a superhero. The characters, the supernatural aspects, the school, and just the whole adventure were so much fun. Who wouldn’t want to save the world?

One to Watch – Kate Stayman-London

Okay, so I may not watch a lot of reality TV shows like The Bachelor, but I like to read about them! One to Watch has a plus sized blogger become the next lead in one of those shows. There is a lot of drama, but we also get behind the scenes takes on how things like this work.

Heartstopper – Alice Oseman

Heartstopper is a graphic novel with four volumes out right now. These are definitely fast reads that leave you feeling happy, but also deal with many serious subjects. You can’t help but love the main characters.

Vicious – V.E. Schwab

Villains are always interesting characters. Especially when the main characters are the villains. What makes them the way they are? And will you look at them differently when you know their backstory?


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Okay, so my list is a little random, but I put a little bit of everything in it, haha. What books would you hand someone who claims to not like reading? Let me know! Also, feel free to leave your TTT links in the comments.

12 thoughts on “TTT #209| Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading

  1. I keep seeing such good things about The Guncle. I think I need to track down a copy. 🙂

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  2. Great list! Of these, the only one that I’ve read is Heartstoppers, which I personally didn’t like much, even though I was really expecting to (which didn’t stop me from reading all four books that are out thus far). The Guncle, The House on the Cerulean Sea, and Vicious have all been on my TBR for a while, and I think I may be adding Better Than the Movies to that as well.
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  3. I had A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder on my list this week too! Vicious is a good one, I wish I’d included that, lots of people like villains in superhero movies, so that would definitely be a good one for people who like things like Marvel and DC movies and TV shows.
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