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what are some good books to read?

for adults ages 33-over

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  • 8 years ago
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    If you aren't looking for the classics:

    Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen

    This is a wonderful tale that illustrates a very specific time & place in history, through the eyes of an elderly man in a nursing home who lived it

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jaimie Ford.

    Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, this debut novel tells the heartwarming story of widower Henry Lee, his father, and his first love Keiko Okabe

    Additon by Toni Jordan

    Carefully controlling her world through obsessive counting practices, OCD sufferer Grace finds herself increasingly unable to relate to others, a life that is disrupted by potential romance when a kind stranger invites her to share a café table

    The Confession by John Grisham

    When Travis Boyette is paroled because of inoperable brain tumor, for the first time in his life, he decides to do the right thing and tell police about a crime he committed and another man is about to be executed for

    The Millenium trilogy starting with Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

    Highly disturbing, with corrupt politicians, child abusers, serial killers all being opposed by a disgraced journalist and a 90 lb girl with a dragon tattoo and serious computer skills.

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

    True story of Henrietta and the HeLa cells that were critical to many medical breakthroughs over the last 60 years.

    The Suvirors Club by Ben Sherwood.

    Another non-fiction book, that just may save your life.

    The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

    Way more to the book than the movie.

    Source(s): 1000 year old librarian
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  • 8 years ago

    Really, really tired of hearing about the Hunger Games.

    Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

    American Psycho

    Catch-22

    Fight Club

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Generation X

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Heart of Darkness

    White Noise

    Fever Pitch

    A Clockwork Orange

    Nineteen Eighty Four

    Animal Farm

    SCUM Manifesto

    Drive

    An American Dream

    JPod

    Bourne Identity

    The Metamorphosis

    The Rum Diary

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Anything by Edgar Allan Poe

    Dracula

    I Am Legend

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  • Kelley
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Depends on what you like.

    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline has a bit of a scifi feel, but is also a great treasure hunt through virtual reality. I'm not a huge sci-fi fan, but I loved this book.

    A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin is a great adult fantasy series. It's got more of a medieval history feel than the elves and trolls kind of fantasy.

    The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock is a vivid book about a small community in Ohio. It had some parts that turned my stomach, but overall, a fantastic story.

    Shroud by John Banville was a great read, might be a little difficult to get into. It had haunting images of an aging man, but wrapped in a wonderful story.

    Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami is a great book about growing up and moving on. A bit depressing.

    Swamplandia by Karen Russell is the story of a girl growing up on an alligator tourist attraction in FL and trying to deal with the loss of her mother.

    If you list some books, TV shows or movies you've enjoyed, I'll be better able to make recommendations :)

    Source(s): BTW, I'm 44.
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  • 8 years ago

    Tolstoy

    Dostoevsky

    Alistair Maclean

    Anne Rice

    Wilbur Smith

    Picoult

    The Russians are quite heavy intellectually, but I read Tolstoy when I was 18, so...yeah

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  • 8 years ago

    The Hunger Games Trilogy

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  • 8 years ago

    1984

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  • 8 years ago

    The eye of the world, the life of Pi, the tiger's wife, curse of the pogo stick, pillars of the earth

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    daisy chain, the playroom, broken silence, the jasmine trade

    Source(s): library
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