Are you a bookworm? Or are you one of those people who would fall asleep just after reading the first few paragraphs of the very first chapter? Well, you know what they say—everyone is a reader on the inside, it’s just the challenge of finding the right book. With that being said, here is a list of my personal favorite books that readers and “nonreaders” alike would enjoy and find a book to read (and hopefully get hooked on to).
- Z by Michael Thomas Ford
I think that this is the only book that I own that has a letter for a title. If you are a fan of sci-fi and action-adventure, Z is the book for you! (In fact, when one of my non-reader friends read this book, it ‘unlocked’ the reader in him!) This book is all about gaming and zombies with a twist. Set in the future, AFTER the zombie apocalypse, the protagonist Josh is one of the world’s top players in a video game all about hunting and killing zombies. Read the full synopsis and ratings on Goodreads!
- Road to Perdition (a graphic novel)
The whole novel is in black and white—which is a nice touch towards the setting of the story. It’s all about mobsters, fame, money, faith, fate, and family. If you (or someone else) are/ is not a ‘reader’, then this would be perfect because it’s a graphic novel and the whole plot is not only thrilling but emotionally inspiring, as well. Read the entire synopsis and ratings here.
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
If you enjoy reading about fantasy, mythology, a little comedy, and adventure – this series is for you! Read the full synopsis and ratings here.
If you are not the one who likes reading, perhaps this series would change your mind!
- Everyday by David Levithan
If you are looking for something different and unique, I suggest you try Everyday. It’s about a person named A, who wakes up everyday in a different body. It’s a really beautiful novel about love, friendship, and sacrifice. Click here for the synopsis and reviews.
- I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
If you are familiar with the movie or the book The Book Thief, you’ll find that although they share the same author, I Am the Messenger is comparatively different from The Book Thief. While The Book Thief is heavy and dramatic, you’ll find I Am the Messenger light and a little humorous. It revolves around one guy named Ed Kennedy, who works as a cab driver. He faces a mysterious quest, given by an unknown person, on helping (and sometimes hurting) people for the better. Click here for the complete synopsis and reviews.
So there you have it, five books to get you started on the adventure of a lifetime! 🙂