Nov 2, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Books for a Reluctant Reader

 Welcome to this week's edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme is
 Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading

I wouild offer the person a mix of fiction and non fiction, and of genres.

A memoir on climbing 100 mountains in Japan in one year
A thriller set in the Colorado mountains

A mystery with food set in Tuscany

A mystery set in and around Tahoe Lake, Nevada and California

The Last Good Paradise by Tatjana Soli, set on an island resort where the visitors come to realize who they really are.

Title: The Iris Fan: A Novel of Feudal Japan by Laura Joh Rowland
Genre: historical mystery

Death with All the Trimmings
A cozy mystery: set in Key West, just in time for the holidays

Scorched Eggs
A light, cozy mystery by Laura Childs. 
The Nightingale Before Christmas

I enjoy humorous mystery novels too, and Donna Andrews writes these! 


Three Story House


Renovating an historic Memphis house together, three cousins discover that their failures in love, career, and family provide the foundation for their future happiness (publisher)

What books would you offer a reluctant reader? 


  1. I’m so curious about The Last Good Paradise now!

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  2. I have not heard or read any of these.

  3. I agree. I think reluctant readers, who can be coaxed into reading them would enjoy mysteries. Everyone likes the satisfaction of trying to figure out who dunnit. I'm off the board this week with nonfiction favorites

  4. Those cozy mysteries look so fun!

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    Happy TTT!

  5. Cozy mysteries are always a great option!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  6. I didn't even think of cozy mysteries for this topic, but you're right. They're light, fun, easy reads. I can see a reluctant reader picking one up and enjoying it.

    Happy TTT!

  7. I'd first think of the reader's interest. If its general fiction and light I'd suggest any Delafield, for vintage mystery Briggs and Verity Knight. Cozy mysteries there are dozens of authors. Serious mystery P D James, Elizabeth George.

  8. What an interesting list of books you offer. I would think at least one of them might tempt a reluctant reader!

  9. I’m adding these books to read. I’m so excited. Thank you.

  10. That mountain climbing book sounds really interesting. I've never seen it before.


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