Hi! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana @thatartsyreadergirl. This weekly meme was born out of a love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a topic, and we will all make a list based on that topic. This week, the topic is Books Written Before I Was Born (These can be books you’ve read or want to read!) (submitted by Davida Chazan @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog). I wasn’t feeling this, and so I went through and found a post from The Broke & the Bookish, and I did that. The original post can be found here. I thought I would recommend some books from some of my favorite genres.
1- Pride & Prejudice
This is one of my favorite classics, and when making my list this week, I knew I needed to include it. The reason is that I think this is one of the best books by Jane Austen, and we use the story in a lot of modern media.
2- To Kill A Mocking Bird
I was so surprised by how much I loved this book. I would recommend this because it is a classic, but at times, it reads like a story ahead of its time.
3- Jane Eyre
Another one of my favorite classics needed to make the list. I would hand/ recommend this book because of the mysterious, and gothic vibes the book has. I think a non-reader would like those if they could get into the story.
4- Foolish Hearts
This book came out in more recent years, but I just love it. I think someone who doesn’t read would like this because the plot is easy to follow, and the characters are memorable.
5- The Hunger Games
I loved The Hunger Games series growing up. I think a non-reader would love them because it’s dystopian, and they are action packed.
Everyone probably thought that my favorite YA book would end up on this list. Again, this book is easy to follow because of the plot, and the characters are memorable. I feel a non-reader could relate to Cath’s love of fandom in some way.
7- The Lunar Chronicles
For a reader that would want some Sci-Fi and Dystopia, I would recommend/ hand this one. I devoured the four major books in this trilogy last year. The books are action-packed, and it has an array of characters.
8- Red, White & Royal Blue
I read this book last summer, and I fell in love with it. I would recommend this because it has political and personal drama, and it talks about love. This is also a book that would diversify the non-readers list because it is m/m romance.
9- In A Holidaze
I loved this book so much last December. I would recommend this/ hand it to a non-reader because Groundhog Day is a known movie, and so they would have some background. I think they would enjoy the plot and the characters as well.
10- Percy Jackson and anything in that universe
Who says that you need to be 10-13 to read Middle Grade? I read several books as an adult, and I loved them so much. These books have action, and a large cast with some diversity.