An Interview with an Irregular Reader (aka My Husband) |& Help Me Pick a Book for Him to Read

One of my favorite posts I've ever read was written by Jamie over at The Perpetual Page-Turner when she wrote about being married to a non-reader. I related to this post so much as I am also married to a non-reader. I thought that since my husband and I celebrated our anniversary this past weekend that it would be fun to do a little interview with him about books.

How many books would you guess that you read a year?

H: "Probably not enough. If I had to say, I'd say two or three."
Me: Whaaaat?! Really that's it?! You should read more books ;)

What was the last book you read all the way through?

H: "Zodiac by Romina Russell"
Me: Oh yeah, I remember you talking about it....did you enjoy it?
H: "Yeah, it had a really cool concept, I think that you'd like it"
Me: I'll add it to my never-ending tbr list :D

Do you have a favorite genre to read?

H: "Historical Non-Fiction."
Me: Hmmm. Not a genre that I've read much of! or anything of...

Are there any books on my bookshelves that you want to read?

H: "I might consider reading Game of Thrones but that's a long shot. I feel like you really need to like to read to attempt those books."
Me: Really! What about reading the audiobook?
Him: "Sure"
Me: *Runs off to overdrive to request Game of Thrones from the library*

What is your favorite book?

H: "The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster."
Me: I thought you were going to say an HP book!
H: "Nah, that's my favorite series. The Phantom Tollbooth is my favorite book. Come on, you're the book reader."
Me: Haha, I thought you would still pick a book in the HP series as your favorite book.. 

If I pick a book out for you, would you attempt to read it?

H: "Define attempt... is that what you were doing this interview get me to read a book"
Me: HAHAHAHA, nooooo not at all. ;) I mean attempt as in you would give it a shot and if you don't like it after 100 pages, you can stop reading it. 
H: "ah, okay, I'll do it."

Me: Well that's all the questions I have. Thank you for letting me interview you for the blog. 
H: "Anytime!"

I need your help! Help me pick out a book to get my husband to read (and hopefully not be able to stop reading). I've been wanting him to read some of my favorite fantasy series, because I think he'll really enjoy them. The three to choose from are: 
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwa
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Which book from the three listed above do you think my husband should give a shot?


  1. This was a fun idea! Your husband is a good sport, haha.

    Out of the three series, I think A Darker Shade of Magic might be the most accessible for someone who isn't a huge reader. I love Froi and Quintana, but I actually struggled with Finnikin, so maybe it's not the best place to start.

    Also, my friend Sarah and her fiancé buddy read the Seven Realms series, and I think that's so cute. I think you've read the first book, but maybe that would be a series you and your husband could read together! :)

    1. Thank you, I was not sure how it would go, but, you're right, he's a good sport. :)

      I agree, A Darker Shade of Magic was the first book that came to mind when I was thinking of what to get him to try. It's just so good and so accessible as you mentioned.

      OOOO, I love the idea of buddy reading the Seven Realms series. I think that's another one that he would really enjoy based off how enjoyable the first book was. He and I might have to read them this summer!! :D

    2. Yay, I hope you have fun! :D


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