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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

REad any interesting books for adults to pass along?

I am looking for some interesting, great books to read on an upcoming trip. NOt into SciFi or Romance novels

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  • reader
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Clockers Richard Price

    Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe

    Barn Blind Jane Smiley

    Sometimes a Great Notion Ken Kesey

    Nobody's Fool Richard Russo

    Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Anne Tyler

    Cold Mountain Charles Frazier

    Going to the Sun James McManus

    Milagro Beanfield War John Nichols

    Gentleman and Players Joanne Harris

    Bel Canto Ann Patchett*

    Blue Shoe Anne Lamott

    The Deptford Trilogy Robertson Davies

    Three Junes Julia Glass

    Thread of Grace Mary Doria Russell

    A Map of the World Jane Hamilton

    The Time Travellers Wife Audrey Niffenegger (not SF)

    Moving On Larry McMurtry

    This is an entirely subjective list. It is also extremely varied and far from comprehensive but these are all books I truly love and would love to introduce to anyone else who might love them too. Of course I have no idea of your taste so I'm proselytizing madly. It's for a good cause though, right? I might add that many of these authors have other books that are also fantastic. I hope I helped and I hope you find some new friends among these selections. Thanks for asking.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Some that I would recommend:

    The Eyre Affair (and the rest of the series) by Jasper Fforde

    Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

    Nothing Like the Sun by Anthony Burgess

    The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

    The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

    The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

    Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir by D.J. Waldie

    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

    Play it as it Lays by Joan Didion

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  • 1 decade ago

    Er, I realize it's a both Sci-Fi and Romance, but I think if you gave "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon a try you'd like it in spite of that - it's all adventure and Scotland.

    I'm fond of the "Beekeeper's Apprentice" series by Laurie R. King - mysteries featuring Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes

    Also good is "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield, which isn't exactly a mystery so much as a love letter to Story - I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Kite Runner

    Judge And Jury

    Step On A Crack

    Bourne Identity

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Harry Potter

    Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu

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  • 1 decade ago

    Try looking through Amazons book section for the categories of books you like.

    I recommend "Stiff" by Mary Roach. It's about the life of cadavers. It sounds like it could be gross, but the author is very funny.

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  • Lisa b
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Water for Elephants

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  • Dave
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    "Beloved" by Toni Morrison. It was quite good - despite it's title it is not romance - it is the winner of Edgar and Pulitzer Prize. I enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Check out this website, and you will find any subject you find interesting! Good Luck!

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