Today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday from That Artsy Reader Girl is the topic of Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading. This list could be much larger than ten, but I am going to stick to 10 only. I am going to include series as “one” for this list. These books are my regular “go to” myself, and I have have read most of them (with the exception of Serpent & Dove which I just started) multiple times.
The Folk of Air Series by Holly Black – this series is a young adult fantasy book series that follows the journey of Jude Duarte, a mortal girl and Cardan Greenbriar, a faerie prince as they navigate the world of hate, betrayal, contempt along with feelings for each other. It’s easy to relate and fall in love with the characters, and the story keeps you wanting more. The order is The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, The Queen of Nothing.
Serpent & Dove Series by Shelby Mahurin – this series follows witch Louise le Blanc and her forced marriage and then love of witch hunter Reid Diggory. As both struggle with their feelings for each other and who they really are; they make unlikely friendships along the way and they must also fight Louise’s mother. The order is Serpent & Dove, Blood & Honey, Gods & Monsters.
Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts – follows Hoyt the sorcerer and Glenna the witch as they form an army of six that include a vampire, a vampire hunter, a shapeshifter, and a future queen to take on Lilith to keep her from taking over the world. Chaos, war, friendship, love, and magic abound in this series. The order is Morrigan’s Cross, Dance of the Gods, Valley of Silence.
Summer Sisters by Judy Blue – Summer Sisters follows summers spent together with Victoria Leonard and and her best friend Caitlin Somers. Caitlin is rich, popular, and beautiful and Victoria always wondered why Caitlin chose her. Their friendship sees many ups and downs through out the years, but proves in the end that love conquers all things.
Riders Duology by Veronica Rossi – this two book series follows Gideon Blake and his untimely death, but Gideon is not quite “dead” yet. Gideon meets Daryn and the rest of his horsemen group and they go on a mission to save the world from evil. The order is Riders, Seeker
The Lady Janies Series by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows – while not a chronological series it is a set of books about women named Jane and the “true” untold story behind their story. Fun, whimsical, and a downright laugh in each book. The order is My Lady Jane, My Plain Jane, My Calamity Jane – although you can read them independently to each other and not miss anything in the books.
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer – The Chemist follows Alex, and ex-CIA agent who is now on the run in this action-packed, tension-driven story, with humor and romance and genius dogs thrown in to balance out the darker aspects.
All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness – the All Souls Trilolgy follows Diana and Mathew, a witch and a vampire who fall in love even though their love is forbidden. The trilogy follows them as the navigate their forbidden love and branch a gap between vampires and witches, and right and wrong. The order is A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life
Strange the Dreamer Duology by Laini Taylor – This duology follows Lazlo Strange an orphan and librarian as he is chosen to go to the lost city of Weep. There he encounters many new things, included Gods and Goddess. As he is visited regularly by the Muse of Nightmares, he begins to fall for her and learn things about the past that he never knew was true and must now bring to light. The two book series is Strange the Dreamer, Muse of Nightmare
Circe by Madeline Miller – follows the story of Circe and her witchcraft and how betraying the Gods for mortals can be dangerous, and fun. A must if you love Greek Mythology.
And I will always tell people to read the Bible and learn the word of God. While it is not necessarily a book that someone who does not like to read should be handed unless they are a faith driven person or looking to learn about God and His word.
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