Books to Motivate Young Men to Read

I am compiling a list of books that will motivate Young Men from ages 12-18 to read more. These can be fiction or non-fiction. I would like to see sci-fi thrillers, mystery, sports, biographies, adventure, self help, motivational, etc. Any and all input is appreciated. Please recommend books that are PG-13 or better. Please no R-rated books (i.e. graphic sex, frequent profanity, nudity, or graphic violence) These can be old books or new books.
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330 books · 234 voters · list created January 26th, 2013 by Larry (votes) .
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message 1: by Larry (new)

Larry I appreciate the additions people have made to this list. Please keep this going by telling your Goodreads friends about this list. I will be compiling this list and putting it on my website www.read4success.org.


message 2: by Larry (new)

Larry I admit I haven't read a lot of these books that have been put on this list and most of them are excellent suggestions, but there is one that I doubt will interest teenage boys. That is "We Wove a Web in Childhood- The Brontes at Home" by Ruth Thomas. Ruth, help me understand why this book would motivate a young man to read more.


message 3: by Larry (new)

Larry thanks to everyone who has added a book to this list and has encouraged a young teenage boy to read. Let's keep this list going!


message 4: by Larry (new)

Larry thanks for your interest. Please keep them clean.


message 5: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady I personally think that this list is not about 'Books to Motivate Young Men to Read', as a lot of the books are too difficult to 'motivate' any young men to read. I had a 'young man' in high school who had a very hard time reading the compulsory literature, so I should know...


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