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!