Top Ten Tuesday, a concept started by The Broke and the Bookish, is a themed post that connects bloggers to bloggers, bloggers to readers, and readers to readers. Every Tuesday has a special topic, and this Tuesday is Top Ten Books I’d Recommend to X Person, and I’ve chosen my brother.
He is a reluctant reader, and the only books I know he’s read are Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series, Hunger Games trilogy, and The Things They Carried. They are also the only books he’s enjoyed, which makes me think that, if he read books similar to those, he’d enjoy reading. He just doesn’t know what’s out there…
1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
2. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
3. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
4. In Pharaoh’s Army by Tobias Wolff
5. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
6. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
7. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
9. The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry
10. Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard
What books would you recommend to a friend, family member, or reluctant reader?
4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Recommend to my Brother”
Oh, nice topic–my brother might like some of these! Personally, I want to read THE MAZE RUNNER, UNWIND, and THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO. Thanks for stopping by!
Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf
Those are all on my to-read list! I based it entirely off recommendations and watching other guys buy the books at work and enjoying them.
Ellen @ Glamorous Book Lounge
Hello Laura! Nice to see your Brother List! I’m lucky to have a brother who enjoys reading fiction, but it’s harder when it comes to our parents. Aside from the linguistic barrier (they read most comfortably in Chinese), my parents are more of newspaper readers than novel readers. I tried getting them translated copies of novels but they’re just more into newspapers. Thanks for sharing!
Oh, that’s interesting! I hadn’t thought of language barriers becoming a consideration for any sort of recommendation. At least they’re reading — and keeping up with the news (something I do NOT do!).