I know this is a parenting forum, and the subject in question is my brother, but we're super close and he looks up to me, so I hope this is alright. :)
His biggest problem is that he doesn't like to read. He's a fast reader, oddly, but hates reading... After a good long talk, he said that he'd be willing to read if I helped him pick out books. I think he gets intimidated by the countless choices and gives up.
Like many of us, he's pretty lazy, but says he's willing to put in the effort if I hold him to a "curriculum". He needs to be pushed and prodded for a bit before he wises up and does something on his own. He's a smart kid, but damned lazy. For the past four months, we've worked on implementing good study habits, and as a result, he aced his midterm exams. I'm pretty proud of him, as this is a kid who'll play video games all day, all night, and still complain about not playing enough.
He's interested in everything, particularly history and science. But deep down, he thinks he's dumb as a doorknob. I live at home, and he's my only sibling, so I'm more than happy to help. I just don't know what to give him to read that wouldn't be information overload. I thought, what better place to ask than a forum full of parents? :D
What books can I give him to read?
Thank you so much!