1 Christmas Surprise

So…I don’t have an actual surprise I can reveal in honor of the last day of 12 Days of Book Lists. But I can reveal the books I’ve read during these 12 days. Yay. These are the books I have read from December 14, 2014 to December 25, 2014 (in no particular order):

Everwild by Neal Shusterman
Everfound by Neal Shusterman
Champion by Marie Lu
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Yes, I read a lot of YA fiction, but that’s because I needed to catch up on the most popular YA series’. I also read a productivity book (The Power of Habit), which was pretty good. I think I’ve mentioned most of these throughout 12 Days of Book Lists, so if you want to learn more about them you can look through the other days. I enjoyed and would recommend each and every one of them. Currently, I am reading The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin and Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy.

By taking part in 12 Days of Book Lists, I have been able to revive my interest in books. I think I am going to talk about books some more on this blog. But for now, back to being productive. I am planning on starting a New Year’s Resolutions Guide tomorrow, so look forward to that!

What books have you read this month?

6 Books for Non-reader Friends

Today is day 7 of 12 Days of Book Lists! If you, or one of your friends, doesn’t read, I would recommend for you to pick up these books. You won’t regret it.

6. Outcasts United by Warren St. John
Outcasts United is a great tale of a real life story about a refugee town in Georgia that gets transformed by a soccer coach. It’s a fairly quick read, and it’s pretty easy to get through. It is also pretty relatable, but at the same time eye-opening.

5. The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver is the classic dystopian novel. Most people have to read it for school at some point, which causes them to naturally be skeptical of its entertainment value. But it is also a book that most people I know love, regardless of whether they are avid readers. It is also a really short books and is part of a quintet, in case you are craving a more satisfying conclusion. But it is perfectly acceptable to read it independently, if the thought of reading four books causes aversion.

4. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Power of Habit is a productivity/psychology/business book that is very insightful regarding how much of human life is based off of habits. It is also a good book for those who never finish the books they start because all you really need to read is Part One (chapters 1 through 5). The rest of it is anecdotes and research, which can honestly get a little boring.

3. The Tattoo Coloring Book by Chronicle Books
Who doesn’t love a coloring book? This is a great book for those who will not read at all, even if the book is a gift. Coloring is something that does not require a lot of attention and can be done while watching TV or something. Reading is not requires, so stubborn friends can still claim the title of “non-reader”.

2. Everything is Going to be OK by Chronicle Books
This book is a picture book of sorts. Each page contains various pictures with uplifting quotes. This is a great coffee table book, and also allows the maintenance of the “non-reader” status.

1. Why You’re So Awesome by Knock Knock
This book is a great gift. It is a fill in book in which the gifter write things about why the gift receiver is so awesome. Everyone I know would be touched to receive this, even if they don’t care for books.

Which books would you recommend for non-reader friends?