Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d recommend to reluctant readers.

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (Click the image to visit them). This week the topic is Books you would recommend to X.

I have gone for books that I would recommend to reluctant readers and split them into boys and girls and narrowed it down to the 8 – 14 age bracket. Not that I think these books are limited to those demographics.. of course!


Why don’t more boys read? Especially teenagers….is it just not cool? There are some great books aimed at boys though, of all ages.

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When I was younger I was encouraged to read books like Little Women and Pride & Prejudice, and I’m not dissing them (I am a bit) but they’re not the most exciting are they. If I’d discovered books like these earlier, I think I would have been a prolific reader from an earlier age.

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Feel free leave a link to your TTT post and I’ll check them out!

Author: lipsyy

Creative Writing graduate. A Northerner in London. I probably love books a bit too much. Also enjoy vampires, unicorns, man love, tennis & can't get enough of trashy teen novels. I find myself thinking 'What Would Buffy Do?' way too frequently. HIYA!

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d recommend to reluctant readers.”

  1. I agree. Thanks for sharing books reluctant readers might love!

    Here’s my Top Ten!And I hope you will also sign up for my Gratitude Giveaway, a trip across America (via a book, of course!) or a $25 Amazon gift card…it’s international!

  2. Skulduggery Pleasant and Artemis Fowl, great recommendations! Usually I hesitate to group things into ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ groups, but I can see why you did it here. I would have read the books from both of your groups as a kid, though! Then again, I was definitely not a reluctant reader!

  3. Completely agree with you with your comments about the classics! I’ve always been a reader but I wish I had read more widely when I was younger.

  4. I wish more boys would read too! At least teen boys – I’ve not met one that I can talk about books with. I wish there would be more YA books that were easier to relate to for both boys and girls.

    1. Yeah I definitely think there’s a huge gap there!! Harry Potter is the only one that instantly springs to mind. But then, do teenage boys really read them either?

  5. Great topic! As the mother of a very reluctant reader (boy, age 11) I will definitely look into some of your choices. Who know, maybe a miracle will happen! On the other hand, my daughter was always a voracious reader, and the Traveling Pants series was such a hit with her. Awesome list!

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