I’ve been following many people who are doing this meme. I just decided to try this one out. I’ve always done 10 books and 5 seems a lot more easier, so without further ado, lets begin!
I won’t be mentioning Harry Potter and Percy Jackson because those books are a long series and it’s mentioned plenty of times.
Young Adult Book Recommendations (for non-readers):
Labyrinth by A.C.H Smith
If you’re a Labyrinth fan-girl (like me), this book is for you. It’s the novelization of the 80’s cult movie, Labyrinth. It’s basically like the movie but with more details about the world and more insight about its characters! It doesn’t feel like you’re reading, so this is something I would recommend.
Night World by L.J. Smith
There are different stories in each book/chapter and it’s extremely short. 2 words = Guilty pleasure.
BONUS: Forbidden Game!
Fear Street books from R.L. Stine
Young readers can enjoy Goosebumps (my 8 year old brother reads it anyway). But for young adults, I’m recommending R.L. Stine’s Fear Street! It’s easy to read and it’s funny sometimes. You just want to keep reading even if you know that the characters’ decisions are stupid! Everything that’s happening in the book is ridiculous and impossible at the same time! But you still don’t care, you’d love it anyway. Different stories and characters per book, what more could you ask for?
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
I don’t think I should recommend this, but I will do it anyway. I chose this book because I believe that if you want someone to keep reading, you first have to grab their attention. THIS is that book! It’s seductive because it’s BAD and dangerous (I can’t believe I just wrote this). This book is also short and easy to read, so that’s a plus! Definitely a page-turner. It’s like watching a really bad soap opera where bad things happen to good characters.
BONUS: My Sweet Audrina (a lot more twisted)!
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Laugh at me all you want but for most people, Twilight is a book that got them into reading. I used to go to an all-girls high school in the Philippines and I noticed EVERY SINGLE ONE of the girls were reading Twilight. I visit my friend from another class and there were at least 1-2 girls reading Twilight. One of my close friends recommended Twilight to me. There was a time when my friend wanted to shove it in my face. I ended up borrowing the book (from her) anyway. She badly wanted to talk about it. It was difficult to find it in our school library and I couldn’t find it in a bookstore either. I guess that’s saying something!
If Twilight did not meet a non-reader’s expectation/s, they can stop reading! I personally think that the first book should suffice. Looking back, I think Stephanie Meyer should’ve stopped with Twilight. Again, this is just my honest opinion.
I tend to recommend young adult books because these could be enjoyed by people of all ages. These books (in a series) I mentioned could be a stand-alone or the first book could suffice. And if you want to continue reading the series, that’s fine as well.