Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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If you don’t like reading, it’s because you haven’t found the right book. Reading is an extraordinary way of travelling the world, doing something impossible, connecting people and finding out more about who you are.

There is no ending to what you can learn through words.

Here are some recommendations for books that may spark your interest if you don’t like reading:

If you liked “The Hunger Games” movies, you should try something Dystopian. Dystopian is a genre based on a near or distant future scenario where something is different in the government or how people live.

“Divergent” is a dystopian story told in three books about a society ran through five factions: Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave) and Amity (the peaceful).

When citizens turn sixteen, they take a test to help choose which faction they fall into. They then get inducted and sent through rigorous training.

If you like constant action and suspense like “The Hunger Games,” this book is for you. Be sure to read it before the movie comes out in March!

For lovers of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, media center specialist Sonny Williams recommends “Tender Is the Night,” also by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

“It’s another Fitzgerald book which a lot of people who had read Fitzgerald say is his best book. If I had to choose a Young Adult book for lovers of ‘The Great Gatsby’, I would recommend ‘Jake Reinvented’ by Gordon Korman, which is kind of like a modern retelling of ‘The Great Gatsby’ but set with a teenager,” said Mr. Williams.

Did you like “The Fault in Our Stars” or “Looking for Alaska” by John Green?

John Green is highly read by teenagers. He writes great stories of love and loss. If you loved these books, try “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell. This book is about a boy and girl falling in love in the seventies. The girl, Eleanor, a chubby outcast and Park, a boy obsessed with comics. This story is quick and has beautiful writing.

If you like John Green, try anything by Rainbow Rowell. You won’t regret it.

Lastly, if you liked “The Last Song” by Nicholas Sparks, media center assistant Mrs. Darlene McLeod recommends “The Best of Me,” also by Nicholas Sparks.

“’The best of me’ is the best book he ever wrote. I love Nicholas Sparks, and I love his writing, but with most of his books you can predict his endings. With this one, you could not.”

So there you have it: some sure-fire stories that won’t disappoint. Happy reading!


16 comments:

  1. A problem i have with this articlwe in particulat is with the title and what is actaully presented which might confuse a reader. The title "Reading for Nonreaders," implies that the article will be suggesting readings for people who do not read or dislike reading, but instead presents suggestions of books to read based on books that the viewer might of read. If i were someone who doesn't like to read but wants to this article wouldnt help me in this matter.

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  2. This is an excellent article! Due to the fact, i'm kind of a non-reader, myself. It's hard for me to stay interested in books we have to read for class...unless it was written by Ellen Hopkins. Then, i think i would be able to take the time. Hahaha :)

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  3. I really love all of these recommendations. This was definitely something that I've never read before and I will definitely check out some of these books!

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  4. I don't like to read much because it doesn't really interest me but, if you find the books that interests you the most, you will get hooked.

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  5. I think that this article can be interesting. It can make others think that reading is a good opportunity that you can use when you don't have nothing on your schedule for the day.

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  6. You're right about reading all around. I love it but I can just never find the time.

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  7. Great job on your article! I also feel that reading is a great way to improve, develop, and connect thought processes. I agree with you that there really is a book for everyone, it just may take a bit of searching.

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  8. This was a really good topic to cover. I don't read very frequently, but every time I've ever read a book, I've had no regrets when I was finished reading.

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  9. Great job on this article. Personally I don't like reading, but that's because I haven't found the right book. Great facts about this article.

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  10. I agree that if you think you don't like reading, you just need to find the right book because everyone has different interests. Find one on a topic that interests you and you will most likely want to read it.

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  11. I love how you mentioned John Green! Even though I don't read often he is by far one of my favorite authors and more people should read his novels!

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  12. I only like reading if I really am interested in the book. I guess I just haven't found the right book yet either!

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  13. This is a great article. I don't read because i don't have time to read but once in a blue moon i'll pick up a book and read it.

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  14. This was a great article to read! I know so many people that claim to hate reading, but honestly if they found something interesting to them, they would enjoy it. It's hard to like reading, when the book isn't interesting. If I can't get into the book in the first chapter or two, i will move on to a different book, until i find something i enjoy! Whenever i find a really good book, i just can't put it down! Love this article, Great Job!

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  15. Great article Haley! i enjoy reading i just really cant get into it.

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  16. I personally enjoy reading, it is a great way to escape reality when life gets hard or just to pass some down time. A great book to read is "The Running Of The Bulls" writtten by Ernest Hemingway, it is a short yet informative read about how to handle life.

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