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Title: Adult book recommendations
Post by: cindoh on August 14, 2012, 09:38 PM
I'm going on vacation in a few days and need some good adult fiction recommendations (my reading list for MG and YA is a mile long so I'm all set there.)
I'm reading Gone Girl for my book club, but am looking for a couple more titles. To give you an idea of my taste, my favorite adult book of the year is Vanessa Diffenbaugh's The Language of Flowers.

Thanks, everybody!
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: majanecka on August 14, 2012, 10:27 PM
Any of Sarah Addison Allen, I believe her latest is The Peach Keeper.  I also enjoy Dorothea Benton Frank, I believe her latest is Porch Lights.
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: cindoh on August 15, 2012, 08:59 AM
Thank you! I just ordered Frank's Sullivan's Island because it looked like the perfect beach read.
Any other recommendations from anyone?
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: Amanda Coppedge on August 15, 2012, 09:03 AM
I really liked "Bloodroot" by Amy Greene.
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: PJV on August 15, 2012, 09:07 AM
Was Gone Girl good? I keep hearing so much about it, but it didn't seem like the kind of book I wanted to read.

I really like Laura Griffin for some light thriller/romance adult reading.
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: andracill on August 15, 2012, 09:09 AM
Well, I think our tastes are pretty different, but I like Mary Stewart's classics or Linda Howard (in case you want ideas overall).  Enjoy your trip!
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: mghiggins on August 15, 2012, 12:30 PM
Read The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey recently. Loved it.
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: AnneB on August 15, 2012, 12:41 PM
I recently enjoyed The Next Best Thing, by Jennifer Weiner. Screenwriter finally gets a TV show accepted, difficulties ensue, and oh, yes, she has a Big Personal Thing to deal with. Totally a beach book, very well done.
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: MysteryRobin on August 15, 2012, 01:03 PM
Anything by Lee Child :)
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: cindoh on August 15, 2012, 01:05 PM
Lots to check out... thanks, everybody!
(Robin, I just PM'd you about something on the board that I can't figure out.)
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: MysteryRobin on August 15, 2012, 01:16 PM
Cindy - I just asked the other mods about it - I'll get back to you as soon as *I* figure it out! :)
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: Michael Sussman on August 15, 2012, 02:15 PM
I just read Ann Patchett's STATE OF WONDER, which I highly recommend. I'm currently reading a slow-paced but beautfully written novel, MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND, by Helen Simonson.

For light reading, you can't beat Alexander McCall Smith's NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series. Easy read & deeply satisfying.
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: MysteryRobin on August 15, 2012, 05:02 PM
Oh, I *loved* Major Pettigrew's Last Stand! Also, I just ordered May the Road Rise Up to Meet You and can't wait for it to get here...
Title: Re: Adult book recommendations
Post by: JFriday on August 15, 2012, 05:27 PM
I second Mary Stewart, and pretty much anything by Agatha Christie.