Divergent Veronica Roth- A great read with plenty of fast paced plot, for a reluctant reader they can easily visualize this book like a movie in their head.
Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling- DUH! Best series ever. Of course they can also read a book and watch the corresponding movie to go with! Instant gratification.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor- Fabulous and very descriptive writing style. Painting pictures in your head, with an intriguing mystery and romance. Hook, line and sinker!
If I Stay by Gayle Forman- This is an very emotional read, that easily sucks you in and isn't very long at just 200 pages. An great not-overwhelming-looking book for a hesitant reader.
Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima- A fabulous series with magic, intrigue and a new world - but nothing too complicated for a beginner.
River of Time Series by Lisa Tawn Bergren- Time travel, romance, and a strong female lead make this a great reluctant reader series. It is a safe read that I would recommend to just about anyone!
Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs- Basically anything by Patricia Briggs is fabulous, but Mercy Thompson is one of my faves. Not too long of a book and there are plenty more of them to read if they like it!
Codex Alera Series by Jim Butcher- This is one for the action/history/magic/anything buffs! This series is great and you quickly get attached to its lead character. Intriguing enough to keep a reluctant reader hooked..
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- What if they don't want fake magic? How about some real magic - aka - love! This is the perfect contemporary novel with a great plot and strong characters. They should love it.
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins- This book is actually used in many remedial reader classes to get reluctant readers excited about reading. The storyline just keeps you coming back for me! So good.