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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!
#1 - August 14, 2012, 09:38 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.
#2 - August 14, 2012, 10:27 PM

Thank you! I just ordered Frank's Sullivan's Island because it looked like the perfect beach read.
Any other recommendations from anyone?
#3 - August 15, 2012, 08:59 AM

I really liked "Bloodroot" by Amy Greene.
#4 - August 15, 2012, 09:03 AM
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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.
#5 - August 15, 2012, 09:07 AM

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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!
#6 - August 15, 2012, 09:09 AM
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Read The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey recently. Loved it.
#7 - August 15, 2012, 12:30 PM
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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.
#8 - August 15, 2012, 12:41 PM

Anything by Lee Child :)
#9 - August 15, 2012, 01:03 PM

Lots to check out... thanks, everybody!
(Robin, I just PM'd you about something on the board that I can't figure out.)
#10 - August 15, 2012, 01:05 PM

Cindy - I just asked the other mods about it - I'll get back to you as soon as *I* figure it out! :)
#11 - August 15, 2012, 01:16 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.
#12 - August 15, 2012, 02:15 PM
INCOGNOLIO (Janx Press, 2017)
CRASHING EDEN  (Solstice, 2012)
OTTO GROWS DOWN (Sterling, 2009)

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...
#13 - August 15, 2012, 05:02 PM

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I second Mary Stewart, and pretty much anything by Agatha Christie.
#14 - August 15, 2012, 05:27 PM


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