Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s topic is books that I would hand to someone who claims they don’t like reading. (This is after I’ve spent an appropriate amount of time standing in shock that someone doesn’t like to read?!?!?! Sounds fake).
These are books that all mean something to me, for various reasons, and whilst they may not be books that others would think about handing out, I’m hoping that the personal connection I have with the books will compel whoever I’ve given them to read them!
Here we gooooo…
1 – The Shining by Stephen King. This is hands down my favourite S.K. book, ever. So I’m hoping that even if the person doesn’t like reading I can guilt trip them into reading this one 😀
2 – Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. I personally think this is a classic and if you like the film then you HAVE to read the book, it offers so much more insight.
3 – Psycho by Robert Bloch. Like come on, it’s a short book, you can manage to get through it!
4 – The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I added this one purely for the fact I love it and I need more people to talk about it with haha.
5 – The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. I couldn’t leave this one off, it’s one of the best books I have ever read and if the person who doesn’t like reading doesn’t enjoy this one then honestly there is no hope for them at all!
I only picked 5 because I fear that 10 would overwhelm the person, and scare them off, especially if I follow the same horror/creepy/scary vein…
Let me know if you’ve taken part in TTT so I can check out your post and come and see what books you would suggest to a non-reader!
Until next time, Em xxx