Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Today's Top Ten Tuesday (which, as always, is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish) is Top Ten Books I'd Recommend for Reluctant Readers.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
These books are a) awesome and b) action-packed, and their size is not very intimidating.

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
This was my first favorite series. Patterson isn't the best writer, but his chapters are really short, and this book is a fast read and full of action and sarcasm.

The Scott Pilgrim Series by Bryan Lee O'Malley
In my experience with some friends, graphic novels and manga can lead reading other kinds of books, and this is the best graphic novel series I've ever read.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Yes, yes, I know, ew, but this is the book that got me and my best friend into reading, and I know it's done the same thing for countless others.

The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
This one reminds me of a classic John Hughes movie with a few panic attacks thrown in for good measure. Plus, they're really short and funny, so yay.

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
I have not actually read Ripple, but I'm recommending it to reluctant readers based on my younger sister's reaction to the book. She wasn't a big reader before Ripple, but she picked it up from the library and devoured it, and now she loves reading.

Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
I have a feeling that if I read this one when I was 12 I would've LOVED it. When I read it a few months ago, I still thought it was awesome! This book is funny and fast.

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
These books are fast, cute, and such fun. I cannot imagine a girl turning these down.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
This one is full of kick-buttery. It's size may be intimidating to some, but once they start reading it they won't be able to stop!

Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Anna and the French Kiss is like the best kind of chick-lit that even skeptics like me will enjoy.


  1. I agree wholeheartedly with Twilight and Hunger Games. Twilight introduced me to YA.

  2. I read Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging so many times when I was younger! The Boyfriend List is on my TBR list. And I loved Anna and the French Kiss - such a wonderful book!

  3. I absolutely loved The Hunger Games, The Boyfriend List and Divergent! Anyways, I just wanted to stop by and say, "Tag, you're it!" in my chain http://doodlesbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/book-tag.html

  4. Okay, I got a google ping from this since you mentioned my name... I am THRILLED that my book helped trigger a reading habit for your sister! Tell her I say hi! :-)

  5. Hi Mandy this is Jessica's younger sister Allison and Your book was SO amazing and you should have seen my face when she told me you said hi to me! I have also read You Wish and I have reviewed both at my blog (shortyreads.blogspot.com) and you are my favorite author! I am also on twitter at shortyreads.


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