Hey ya’ll. So it’s Tuesday again, and I’m crazy busy as always. Still, time for my favorite meme, which is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To Someone Who Doesn’t Read X…
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m kind of sick of recommending the same books over and over and over in these lists… Obviously I’m going to recommend Outlander series if you like ANY kind of reading. Obviously I’m going to recommend Bet Me if you haven’t tried romance before. So, in an effort to mix it up a little bit, these categories are going to be somewhat unusual…
1. … to Someone Who Doesn’t Read About Hell Very Often: Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey
I’m almost halfway through this book now, and it’s enjoyable. It’s dark and there’s bad-assery and dude, the guy survived ELEVEN YEARS in Hell, so he has some good Hell stories. Just sayin.
2. … to Someone Who Doesn’t Read Romance Featuring Dogs: Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie
Gotta love Crusie, she’s awesome at writing romance. And this is a super cute (and short) book about a woman who gets a dog and falls in love. (Not with dog, pervert, it’s not THAT kind of romance.)
3. … to Someone Who Doesn’t Read Giant Historical Fiction: Helen of Troy by Margaret George
Dude, Margaret George is some SERIOUS historical fiction. She writes lengthy but super-awesome historical fiction novels. I particularly liked this one, about Helen of Troy. You know, in case the title wasn’t obvious enough.
4. … to Someone Who Doesn’t Read Mysteries With a Gay British Protagonist: Lord John series by Diana Gabaldon
Well, I had to put SOMETHING Outlander-related on this list! This is a little side-series featuring Lord John Grey, a particularly awesome character. These books usually revolve around him solving some sort of mystery, and the one featured above is the “first” one, as in written first but not necessarily chronological per the storylines. It doesn’t really matter, just read them.
5. … to Someone Who Doesn’t Read Books With a Bajillion Characters: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
It’s a testament to what a fantastic writer Martin is, that this book has like 20 “main” characters and I can vividly picture and remember them all. Love these books.
6. … to Someone Who Doesn’t Read YA Books About Teens With Diseases: Don’t Die, My Love by Lurlene McDaniel
For some sick reason, I LOOOOOOVED McDaniel’s books about kids with various terminal illnesses. This was my favorite one, and I actually still own it. I kind of want to go re-read it, lol. It’s about a high school couple who are so perfect for each other, but the boyfriend gets some rare form of cancer. Depressing as all hell.
7. … to Someone Who Doesn’t Read About African Boys Who Love Tennis: Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
So, this was actually a fantasic autobiography about this boy born in South Africa during apartheid, his life dealing with that, and how his love of learning and of tennis eventually got him out of it.
8. … to Someone Who Doesn’t Read About the Future and People Living Forever: The Postmortal by Drew Magary
AWESOME novel, one of my favorites last year. A “cure” for death is found, and one guy’s experiences and blog entries chronicle how the world changes with the Cure, and shows the initial awesomeness and the inevitable horribleness of such a medicine.
9. … to Someone Who Doesn’t Read About a Weird Britain in the 1980′s: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The first of the Thursday Next books. There’s characters jumping out of books, time-traveling, a police force just for literature, a villain who is evil just for the sake of being evil (those are the best kind of villains), what’s not to love?
10. … to Someone Who Doesn’t Read Books With Bright Orange Eye-Catching Covers: Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Quick, interesting, good story… It was a good read. However I MAY like the cover even more, cause you know, just look at it.
So that’s what I got for today! Happy TTT!