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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading



My reading dislinking little girl LOVED these books, but they did not make her into a reader.

Junie B Jones books


My “I don’t read” twenty-something little girl devoured this book, but it did not make her into a reader.

Bond Girl: A Novel by Erin Duffy


My too active for reading little boy, who wanted a skateboard more than he wanted almost anything else, read this one more than once. Tony Hawk: The Autobiography.   (Note: This is a middle grades book.)


That same restless little boy brought this home from school and insisted that his Junie B Jones-obsessed sister read it. Findle by Andrew Clements


When my little boy became an angry teen this book as a Christmas presnent met with his full approval. Pages from it adorned his room for years. He read every word–too much for my liking aloud. The Way I Am by Eminem.


I do not like Sci-Fi, but I loved this book when I read it as an adult. Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.

“I only read comics.”

“Libraries are boring–and I don’t read.”

“Fantasy? No way!”


“I only read Harry Potter.”

“Romances are ridiculous–they never have people like me.”


Check out the rules at That Artsy Reader Girl and join in next week!

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading

  1. Nice picks! My kids loved FRINDLE and Junie B. Jones as well. I actually have a hilarious picture of my daughter when she was younger at a Barbara Park signing where she’s talking Park’s ear off and the author is very patiently (and amusedly) listening to her chatter. I think Park understands kids pretty well 🙂

    Happy TTT!



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