Good books for an adult new to reading novels
December 15, 2010 5:22 AM Subscribe
Looking for book recommendations for my 20 year old sister who has just realised that reading can be fun.
posted by une_heure_pleine to Media & Arts (55 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
She's bright and capable, but I don't think she really thinks of herself as a 'reader' (that's my other sister and me). I'd like to get her something one step better written than most chick lit so she gets a sense of what's out there, but not so literary it seems inaccessible to her and scares her off.
I'm thinking perhaps of a well-written modern love story, preferably one where the female lead/s are interesting in their own right rather than a prop for a male character. Open to other suggestions though.
No fantasy, sci-fi, vampires, dialect or 'old-fashioned' language, please - pretty sure they're not her thing at this stage.