Okay so I’ve always kind of read Adult and YA books interchangeably and have favourites from both demographic and I’ve never really had trouble getting into an adult book but I know there’s a lot of people who have trouble finding an adult book that they enjoy so I’d thought that I’d just recommend some adult books that are fun reads that may help you if you want to read more adult books.
1. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.
I love all of Picoult’s book but out of all of them I think Nineteen Minutes is the best one if you’re most used to reading YA. I think even some of the POVS are teens. Anyway it’s a very heartfelt book that will keep you captivated until the very end. This is the first book I read of hers and ever since I’ve fallen in love with particularly everything she writes.
2.Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella
If you like contemporary YA novels then Sophie kinsella books are for you. Her shopaholic series are pretty good but sometimes the cringey aspects are a little too much while her standalone definitely curb back on the second hand embarrassment. They’re all hilarious and one of the few books that had me actually laughing hysterically but my favorite is probably Can You Keep A Secret. It’s just a tad bit more hilarious and amazing than the rest. But honestly if you pick up any of Sophie Kinsella’s Books you’re in for a wild treat.
3.The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
All of Hosseini’s books are absolute tear jerkers that are masterfully written. Kite Runner isn’t my favorite one of his( that honor goes to And The Mountains Echoed) but I think it’s the best one to read if you’re used to reading YA. Hosseini has a really beautiful but simple writing style which is amplified in the Kite Runner are part of the novel follows the Mc’s life as a child. His books discuss very difficult topics so I’d be wary of that. It’s really worth the read if you’re able to read them though!
4.The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.
Lawrence Hill is another phenomenal writer that has a beautiful but simple writing style. The books he writes are absolutely phenomenal and I couldn’t recommend them enough. Book of Negroes is very difficult to read emotionally as it talks about slavery so there’s lots of tough and emotional scenes so again be wary of that. But the way Hill tells stories and creates characters is amazing and everyone needs to read The Book of Negroes. It really is worth the read.
5.The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
I’ve read all of Albom’s books and have loved almost every single of them. He’s most well known for The Five People You Meet in Heaven but this one is my favorite. His books are all very quick reads that really pack an emotional books. This book in particular is so interesting and even though it’s been quite a while since I read it, i remember how enraptured I read while I flew through the book. His plots are always super unique and he just writes about things that you’d never really think of. They’re all super fun reads and I’d recommend all of his books but The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is where I’d recommend you start.
6. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
If you like thriller or horror type books then this book is for you. When I pieced up this book at the library, i only checked it out because I had heard some people talk about it but I wasn’t sure if I would even like it but damn this book blew me away. It’s so creepy and weird and just such an unique novel. To this day I haven’t read anything quite like it. If you’re ever in the mood to be disturbed then this book is definitely for you. You won’t be disappointed I promise!
7. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
Can I really have a list about adult books without including Stephen King? For the longest time I refused to read anything by him because I’m not the hugest fan of horror but I finally caved and read 11/22/63 and I absolutely fell in love. Since then I’ve read a bunch of his books and am slowly making my way through the rest of his books which is going to take quite a long time because damn he has a lot of them. Even if you’re not a fan of horror, I really recommend 11/22/63 because it’s not a horror novel at all and it’s a time travel novel which follows this dude as he tries to stop the assassination of JFK. This book is absolutely phenomenal and even though it’s like 700 pages long, i flew through it because it’s amazing.
8. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender.
This is honestly one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read but it’s weird in a great way. It’s one of those fools that you just really need to read to truly understand what it’s about. I wouldn’t even technically consider it an adult book because the entire book follows a child but that’s what goodreads classifies it as soo. Anyway I really recommend it, it’s weird, it’s emotional, it’s interesting and unique and I mean the title and cover include cake how can you not read it?
9. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
I honestly don’t know why I love this book so much but I just do. Time travel books are my favorite thing ever so I guess I’m just destined to love everything that contains time travel. I’m at this book at its core is basically a romance novel but it’s just such a beautiful and heartbreaking romance that I can’t help but to fall in love with it. No matter how many times I read it, I never lose interest and find myself,f time and time again astounded at how the plot develops. If you’ve watched the movie and weren’t a book fan, I’d recommend still reading the book because the book goes much more in depth and is just 100x more amazing.
10. The Martian By Andy Weir.
This book is hilarious!! I never thought that a book about a dude stuck on mars would interest me but it’s just so fun to read! There was quite a bit of scientific discussion but it was sprinkled with so much humid that I didn’t even mind. It’s honestly one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. The movie is just as amazing but I highly recommend reading the book if you haven’t already because the book just has a little bit more jokes.
What are some adult books that you love?