Ok fellow bloggers. I have a HUGE challenge that I need your help with.
The challenge: My boyfriend of almost four years is not a reader. At all. I’ve bought him a few books and they have gone unread. The other day while walking around Borders with me, I told him that I had a propisition for him. It was to let me pick out a fiction book for him to read and he has to read the whole thing and then he may challenge me to whatever he’d like. Surprisingly he accepted!
This is where you all come in. I need some rock-your-socks off, awesome recommendations because I need to show him that reading is great! I’ll tell you a few things about him. He’s obsessed with sports (I tried to buy him some biographies about his favorite sports players but that didn’t work), his attention span isn’t the longest so the book can’t be too long, he isn’t a big fan of anything fantasy or sci-fi and his reading level probably isn’t up to par but he’s certainly not dumb by any means. 🙂
I’m looking for something that will hook him from the beginning as I don’t know that he’ll have the patience to wade halfway through a book to get to the good stuff. It needs to be a fair length and keep in mind that he is in his twenties.
I have a friend that got her previously non-reading husband into James Patterson books but I have no idea on specifics. I don’t want to pick a dud. A guy friend of mine who is typically a non-reader LOVES My Losing Season: A Memoir which is about basketball and has read it several times so this could be a good option but I don’t know anything about it. I actually bought it for my boyfriend but he’s never read it.
So, any recommendation would be AWESOME! I need fellow readers to help me find the perfect book because I’ve been waiting so long to try and get him to read a book!