6 Books to Help You Start Reading

Being a bookworm isn’t an exclusive club. Anyone can join! One quality you must have is determination. If at first you don’t succeed, keep going! Being a bookworm doesn’t happen over night. It may take a few books to really hook you, so we’ve created a list of books to get you started with reading….

1) Harry Potter series 

We know, we know. Every list and every article seems to be about Harry Potter, but there’s a reason for it! J.K. Rowling’s series is an easy read filled with magic and valuable life lessons. If Harry Potter won’t make you fall in love with reading, then nothing will! 


2) A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket 

With 13 books in the series, you’re sure to have a lot of reading material to cover. The first few books are a breeze to get through and the mysterious circumstances that befall the Baudelaire children will hook you. 


3) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

This novel may be a little bit difficult to get into, but it’s full of warnings and lessons that you have to pay attention to. In this world created by Bradbury, books are illegal and “firemen” go around to burn books. This book will help you cherish the thing you hold in your hand and read. 


4) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 

Trauma and tragedy are a part of growing up and that’s something the protagonist Charlie learns. Chbosky’s novel navigates the world of high school by addressing sexuality, friendship, and life. You’ll want to get started reading this immediately! 


5) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 

You won’t want to put this book down. Through Rachel’s drunkenness, you’re unable to trust her and when a crime happens in her old neighborhood, it will make you consider all of the possible suspects. Hawkins accurately and skillfully gives us a crime novel that will make your heart race. 


6) Lord of the Flies by William Golding 

Golding’s classic is taught in schools and if you haven’t read it, you need to! During a nuclear war, a plane crashes on an isolated island. The only survivors are young boys who must learn to survive on their own. What unfolds is a story of savagery and a deeper look into how civilizations try to survive. Golding’s novel is something you want to add to your list right away. 



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