I thought about which subject or genre I would choose for this week's list for a very long time. While I was looking at my shelves, I noticed I had a lot of adult fiction novels that I really wanted to read, but I haven't read them yet because YA has taken over my life this year! So I thought I would make a list of some of my favorite adult fiction books I have read in order to remind myself to pick up some of the unread ones on my shelves.
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1. The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
This is one of the first adult fiction novels that I read and truly loved. I was maybe a freshman or sophomore in high school when I read it, and to this day, it is the book that has made me cry the hardest. It's so unbelievably sad, but so, so good. The movie was awful, so please don't judge the book by the movie and pass this one by.
2. The Paris Wife, Paula McLain
I read this one way back before I started blogging, and loved it! It's about Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, and the time the two of them spent in Paris. It's no secret I think Hemingway is a big ol' jerkface, but I loved that this story was about Hadley and didn't idolize Hemingway.
3. The Oscar Wilde Murder Mystery Series, Gyles Brandeth
I LOVE this series, There are six books out so far, and I'm dying for more. I love Oscar Wilde, and Brandeth captures his persona perfectly. Plus authors such as Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle make guest appearances in many of the novels. Wilde, Stoker, and Doyle solving murders, what more could you ask for?
I have read this book twice now, and laughed out loud both times! If you are a single woman living on your own (or if you ever were one), you will love Bridget and see yourself in her.
The concept and execution of this novel are both very unique, and the book comments on so many interesting and deep themes. I often find myself thinking about this book even though I read it years ago, and I'm itching for a reread. The movie adaptation is great too.
This book will change your life. Atwood is genius. Every human should read this book, especially those who think women's rights shouldn't be on the forefront of political discussions.
Of course I had to include this, as it is one of my all-time favorite novels, and I reread it every year. It's set in 1930's New York City, and is a great self-discovery novel.
I read this book a few months ago and loved it. It's a great piece of historical fiction for book lovers. The plot is so rich, and the mystery is impossible to put down. Everything weaves together wonderfully in this novel, and the 1945 Barcelona setting is so atmospheric.
I was introduced to this author and novel through one of my lit classes last semester, and I'm really happy about it. Erdrich is not an author I would have found, or tired, on my own, but her writing is great. All her books feature Native American characters and magical realism. The writing in this novel is phenomenal and the characters were so vivid. I highly recommend checking out this author's works, I know I'm eager to read more from her.
This book was a lot of fun, I love books that use classic authors, literary characters, or classic novels as part of their plots, and this one was very well done. If you like Sherlock Holmes, check this one out. Fun fact, Moore just won an Academy Award for Best Screen-Play for The Imitation Game, which was a fantastic movie- so his writing is great.