Saturday, August 20, 2016

Adult Book Reccomendations

So... If you know me, you know that I pretty much stick to YA. But I do sometimes venture out into the world of adult books. So I thought that I would do a post about my favorite adult books.

The first book is The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. This is probably one of my favorite books ever. It's basically Kate Middleton-Prince William FanFiction, but different enough that it's not tacky. Spanning the course of nearly a decade, The Royal We follows an American girl named Bex who has transferred to Oxford University and becomes close friends with before falling in love with Nick, the future king of England. This book was just so great. Even though it's 400+ pages, you will fly through this addicting novel written by the proprietors of the blog Go Fug Yourself. 

Next is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Madeleine Zevin. I don't know how to describe this book, but I'll do my best. The book follows a sullen guy named A.J. Fikry who owns a bookstore on an island, and somehow ends up with a baby that washes ashore. It's a really great story, and it's fun to read a book about books. 

The Heiresses is by one of my favorite authors, Sara Shepard. If you love the Freeform TV show Pretty Little Liars, you should know Sara Shepard is the brains behind it. The Heiresses is essentially a more adult version of PLL, with both the thriller and mystery aspect. The book follows a handful of cousins, Poppy, Rowan, Aster, and Corinne who are all Saybrooks. The Saybrook family founded a huge jewelry company more exclusive than Tiffany & Co. But then tragedy strikes when Poppy, the most exquisite Saybrook falls to her death from her office. And it was no accident. The Heiresses is super fun and if you're a PLL fan, teen or adult and you haven't read The Heiresses, read it now. 

The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close was actually the most recent book that I finished. As someone who is super into politics (I just went to the DNC) I absolutely had to pick up this book. It takes place in the world of politics. It follows Beth and her politically driven husband Matt, who move to D.C. for Matt's political career. While in D.C., they meet the Dillon's, Ash and Jimmy. And things go south from there. It was really interesting to see that while politics was the main theme/background for the book, the main character Beth is a fish out of water in the political world and really doesn't care for it. 

The final book is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. It's a truly beautiful historical fiction story following two french sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, through the women's war of WWII. The novel is packed with details and events, and while the novel is plot-driven, it's even more character-driven. There's not much to say except that this book is truly phenomenal. 

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