Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday--Books I'd Recommend to Reluctant Guy Readers

I love today's Top Ten Tuesday topic--it's "Books I'd Recommend to X Person."  I chose reluctant guy readers because that's the target group that I've been focusing on lately in my own school.  And once a guy picks up a book and enjoys it--the result is amazing!  They have fun reading and discussing their books.  A totally proud librarian moment.  So here are books that I would recommend to reluctant guy readers:

The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  It's weird, unpredictable, and action-packed, and boys love it!

Ashfall by Mike Mullin.  Not a pretty dystopian book, and guys usually love the realism of it.

Jude by Kate Morgenroth.  This book is often under the radar but is so great!  A young guy pretends to be a drug dealer to help out his politician mother and then finds himself wrongfully accused and imprisoned.

Boot Camp by Todd Strasser.  Any Todd Strasser is great but this one is especially awesome...the ending is a total surprise!

Genesis Alpha by Rune Michaels.  Two brothers, a video game, and a murder--boys will be hooked!

Divergent by Veronica Roth.  Word is definitely out about this series, but I think guys especially love that it's a little more "high school" than other popular dystopian books.

Gym Candy by Carl Deuker.  Again, Carl Deuker is a popular author for guys, but this book especially catches their attention.

The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz.  Basically a teenaged James Bond.  Sold.

The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan.  Another action-packed series for guys.

Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith.  A terrifying prison set underground...guys are hooked!

So what do you think of the list?  What books would you recommend for a particular group of people?

I'll be back tomorrow with an outfit based off of Under the Never Sky.  See you then!


  1. I need to read Divergent. Seriously, it's getting ridiculous how many times I've seen this book on people's lists today lol

  2. Such a great list and such an important one -- I get asked for recs all the time for reluctant guy readers so I am definitely going to bookmark this! Thank you!

    My TTT

  3. Divergent is a must! Great list.
    My TTT

    Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

  4. This is a useful list, some of these titles I've never heard of before. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Yes, Divergent is super popular! And very entertaining!