Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s post is all about recommendations, and I specifically want to talk about books I’d recommend to casual readers. What do I mean by casual readers? I mean those people who pick up a book maybe two to three times a year (probably on their vacation). The readers who like reading, but don’t consider it a favorite way to pass the time. Most people I know IRL are either non-reader, or a casual reader. So if they don’t read that many books, I’d still recommend them to read these books below.
Let’s be real, if you’re reading my blog, you’re most likely a fellow bookworm. And I LOVE recommending books to my fellow bookworms and getting recommendations back. But the chances that I can recommend a book to one of you fellow bookworms that you a) haven’t heard of yet or b) haven’t already read yourself are pretty slim. It doesn’t always have the same satisfaction as recommending a book to a casual reader and having them fall absolutely head over heels in love with it.
So this is my recommendation post for all you casual readers out there! (And of course I secretly do hope one of these will turn you in a super bookworm…)
What do you mean “You watched the movies, you don’t need to read the books”? Of course you still need to read these books! The movies are great, but the books take everything to a whole other level and will leave you wishing you were a wizard yourself.
Another succesful movie franchise and I hate to repeat myself, but the books are still filled with so much extra goodness that you just need to experience. Though I do admit that Catching Fire is one of the BEST movie adaptations out there.
Even a casual reader is bound to fall in love with this band of morally grey misfits and this story about the heist of their lifetime. I refuse to believe otherwise.
This is pretty much my go-to answer if anyone asks me to name my favorite book/series. Of course I have hundreds of faves, but I feel like this series just scores the best overall – the plot, the writing style, the characters, the pacing, the romance, the friendships, the villains, the family connections, the ending. Every single thing about this series felt amazing to me so I’d recommend it to everybody.
Another book I think even a casual reader would enjoy. Though I’d keep this recommendation more for the people I know are familiar already with the story of Achilles, are into mythology and retellings and don’t mind having their heart broken by a book.
This book tore my heart into little tiny pieces and I still haven’t recovered. So naturally, I must recommend it! The emotional story, the loveable characters and especially the unique narrator… this just feels like one of those must-reads, even for casual readers.
This enemies-to-lovers story in an office setting is perfect for casual readers who prefer a little less sobbing and a lot more humor and romance. Maybe the perfect beach read for during their holidays?
For those people who may be casual readers, but still huge sci-fi fans I present Illuminae! In bookworm world I may be one of the last few people to read this, but in non-bookworm world I don’t think this is all that known yet, and it should be! Especially recommended to read before it’s turned into a movie!
For casual readers who like reading about fandom life and would love or need the ton of important messages this book brings on topics such as sexuality, anxiety, misogyny, body-positivity and friendship. Also, just anyone in need of a genuinely great and heart-warming read.
Ok, this may just be because it’s my personal favorite, but even so I’d recommend this to every casual reader. I LOVE this series so much and would recommend it to EVERYBODY, casual reader or not. I’d recommend it to random people on the street if I would be the type to do so. Japanese mythology, kitsunes, action, romance and amazing characters, what are you waiting for?