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Old 10-31-2021, 05:24 PM
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I have the audiobook and it's less than 10 min. Ewan McGregor also narrates.

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she dies of the cold
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Old 10-31-2021, 05:43 PM
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Brrrr! Not a good ending for a little girl.
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November 2: Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading

This is hard to recommend because it depends on a person’s tastes. So I’ll try to mix some genres.

1) Zombies Vs. Unicorns
Edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
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It’s a compilation of fun, silly, sad, and scary short stories. There’s also a friendly feud between Holly and Justine as they argue which is better.

2) Woodwalker: Creatures of Light, Book 1
by Emily B. Martin.

I just think this is a great fantasy, adventure/quest story to get someone excited about reading.

Ok, these next few have movie/play/musical adaptations that I think would make it easier for someone to get into reading if they can picture the characters and already know about the plot. But in my opinion the books are way better.
(4 and 5 I felt would be a good nod to Friends when Joey and Rachel exchanged those books to read. You will want to put The Shining in the freezer and you will cry at Little Women.)

3) Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
by Gregory Maguire.

4) The Shining
by Stephen King.


5) Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott
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6) The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky.

This is a short book told in letter form, but it packs a punch.

7) Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen.

Get some romance in here.

These next books have not been adapted yet, but are great books.

8) Red Rising
by Pierce Brown.

This is for anyone who loves sci-fi space operas and Ancient Greek and Roman influences.

9) A Short History of the Girl Next Door
by Jared Reck
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This is really short so an easy read. Good if you like dramatic coming of age stories.

10) Small Spaces
by Katherine Arden.

I’m trying to think of people who don’t like to read so I tried adding more shorter stories on this list to just wet their appetite. This is young readers’ level and it’s suspenseful.

Honorable mention: I thought of Harry Potter as an afterthought, but then figured it was so obvious since that series did get millions of kids to love reading and wanted to give some other lesser known books a spot.
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Old 11-01-2021, 02:42 PM
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Good mix there.

Plus the shorter books meant for younger kids are such easy reads and quick, so most people can deal with that.
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Wow! Done with your list already.
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Old 11-01-2021, 05:27 PM
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I am trying really, really hard to not choose the same books I always choose:

November 2: Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading

1. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton - it's the first YA book ever written. It's short and an easy read.

2. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon - another one that's written in really easy prose and good for teenagers. And I like how it has online chat snippets so it breaks up monotony of paragraphs.

3. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín - good coming of age novel

4. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg - again, it's a short book perfect for little kids.

5. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt - I read this while in school and it's one of the few books I liked

6. The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward this is a cute romance

7. It's Not What It Looks Like by Molly Burke - a good memoir that evokes emotions

8. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe + The Tell-Tale Heart - short and creepy

9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - this is like Everything, Everything where it has pictures in it to break up the monotony. And I remember it having short chapters

10.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
- this is written in letter form so it is easy

honorable mentions:

Carrie by Stephen King

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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And I like how it has online chat snippets so it breaks up monotony of paragraphs.
Oh yea. That is also good to appeal to young readers.

Some good choices.
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Old 11-02-2021, 11:44 AM
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I have to read the other Nicola books
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Old 11-03-2021, 08:26 PM
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I haven't read the newest one.
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Old 11-03-2021, 08:42 PM
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The plot sounded cute
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I forgot the plot. Have to look it up.
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Something about dancing
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The cover is gorgeous.

Instructions for Dancing
by Nicola Yoon
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Old 11-06-2021, 02:33 PM
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I like how she always has covers that pop with color.

Sounds like it's magical.
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