Weekend Question is a meme created by Liz @ Cleverly Inked
Is there one book that you could recommend to a non-reader that it might convert them?
|The first book that popped into my mind is the Best American Non-Required Reading from 2007. It’s the first of the series that I bought, and I thought it was amazing. This book is good for non-readers because it has a bit of everything, and I suspect something will catch their eye. The pieces in the book were also chosen by a committee of teenagers, so the material ranges from humorous to thought-provoking but never stuffy like required reading for high school.
It starts out with new (and kind of strange) band names. Then there are words that were recently added to the dictionary. Then bam! A comic! Followed by some finely written short stories. Some non-fiction essays. Some blog entires. Some screenplays. I think there is even a graduation speech delivered by Stephen Colbert in this one.
The best thing about this series is it doesn’t have to be read in order like the ordinary book. Feel like reading a short story then feel like returning to the comic at the beginning of the book? Do it!