May 27, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (85)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books My Brother 
Would (Maybe) Read

Today's topic is a freebie! Originally I was going to do this with my little sister, but since she left to meet Mr. President before she picked out some books, I harassed my little (big) brother to do it instead! My seventeen-and-a-half-year-old stud of a brother reads a teeny, tiny bit, but really he's just into video games, war movies, and hunting and fishing. But every once in a blue moon he does do some reading (never really read Catching Fire; didn't like To Kill A Mockingbird for school, shame on him), and here are ten books from my shelves (not including my ARCs) that he JUST MIGHT READ based on the spines alone. (And this is preetty accurate, though it may have been a bit more accurate if he actually took the time to peruse my five bookcases and REALLY pick a top ten, but for my brother, this is pretty good! Also, I tried to get him to give me reasons why he picked these, and he told me to make up answers, which I refuse to do, and his friend said something inappropriate, so...)

Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher

Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
I heard him say that "it sounds sexual."

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
He did say he liked the colors of this one.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
He's seen Eragon (not sure if he's read it).

Here's my brother (and little sister) last October...but he looks much more grown up now. Seriously. How do siblings grow up so fast?!


  1. Unique topic! I have two brothers(both older) who actually got me into reading in the first place but then they re-discovered video games and now i have to pester them for months to convince them to read this book that i just KNOW they will love. Oh the troubles of siblings =)

  2. A lovely topic! My brother isn't much of a reader, so if I had to do this list I'd really have to think about it!

  3. I could see THE UNBOUND appealing to even the most reluctant of readers! My little sister isn't a very bookish person, but she loves all of Victoria's books. Great list this week :)

  4. I could totally see him liking Miss Peregrine's and Hollow City. I hated the end of the Eragon series. I mean I'm not much fantasy reader but if he is, he might, but I didn't. I hope that helps :)

  5. Those are some great choices, I love the topic! I bet you could get him hooked on The Assassin's Blade

  6. Great topic, I find it fascinating the differences in what boys and girls read (and the fact that from what I can tell female book bloggers outweigh male book bloggers 10-1!).
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