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The Big Kids’ Table: Five Fiction Picks (October)

The Big Kids’ Table is a monthly feature from Rather Be Reading Blog, where we take a tiny break from the young adult genre to shed some light on five adult titles you may want to add to your reading list.  ↔ And we are embarking on the fall! I can’t believe it. So I […]

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October 12, 2012 - 11:06 am

Jamie - Oooh I didn’t know Ellen Hopkins was writing an adult novel! Checking out all of these picks though I think I have the Lisa Genova one on my list! I can’t remember anymore what I do!

October 11, 2012 - 7:12 pm

Lisa the Nerd - Did you know I was JUST LOOKING for adult books to read?

I am so very happy right now.

October 11, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - These posts always get me in trouble, because I end up adding EVEN MORE books to my books to read list… But I love it! I think, out of all the ones you picked, The Confidant sounds like the one I’d enjoy best ;)I mean, it’s PARIS and LETTERS and TRAGEDY.

The Big Kids’ Table: 5 Adult Reads from Rather Be Reading (September 2012)

The Big Kids’ Table is a monthly feature from Rather Be Reading Blog, where we take a tiny break from the young adult genre to shed some light on five adult titles you may want to add to your reading list. ↔ Can you believe it’s the second week in September already? I woke up […]

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September 19, 2012 - 2:05 am

Jess C - I’m always looking for books to read in addition to YA. Thanks for the recs !!

September 12, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You are horrible for my book addiction, but I love you anyway Estelle! Haha, I added ALL FIVE of your picks to my GR TBR shelf. They all sound pretty awesome!

September 11, 2012 - 7:12 pm

VeganYANerds - Ooh, all of these sounds interesting but I think the two that really jumped out at me were Sad Desk Salad and The Elementals!

September 11, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Mary @ My Sister's Bookshelf - Ooooh, I didn’t know Jess Grose had written a book! I used to follow her on Jezebel, and she was on the Slate women’s blog too. She’s a funny writer, but this book makes me nervous. I find pseudo-biographical stressful, but I also appreciate it when people write what they know… Thanks for the heads up on that one!

ALSO, I just picked up an adult book that I’m super excited about! Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon. Came out today. Super nerd alert. I never buy hardbacks, but I splurged!

September 11, 2012 - 10:15 am

Jamie - Totes taking a look at these! <3

The Big Kids’ Table: Adult Fiction/Non-Fic Picks (8/12)

I can’t believe summer is more than halfway over already. Any minute New York is going to be decking the halls with holiday decor. (I’m not kidding.) Let’s focus on the book, shall we? Here are a handful of upcoming adult releases I discovered in the pages of Publishers Weekly. They sound like winners to […]

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August 12, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- August 12, 2012 - […] of The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando + Travel Tales: Setting the Scene + The Big Kids’ Table, featuring adult and non-fiction upcoming releases + A review of The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg + We’re celebrating Marisa […]

August 9, 2012 - 3:03 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You know I ADORE this series on your blog – it always gives me more books to add to my list! I’m especially looking forward to reading She Matters and Losing My Sister; I love books that explore female relationships.

August 9, 2012 - 2:45 pm

The Bumble Girl - Oh my, I read a Victoria Dahl novel earlier this year and did not expect it to be so HOT! And I was so red-faced when my mother borrowed it, lol!
I just added Hemingway’s Girl to my must-read-this-year-list! Everything about it sounds divine!
Great list, thanks for sharing it 🙂

The Big Kids’ Table: Adult Fiction Picks (7/12)

Why, good afternoon, friends! Hope you are doing well! Just a few more hours before the weekend can begin! I know I’m looking forward to it! It seems like forever since I did one of these, but here I am back to give you a few adult fiction suggestions for your reading lists. This one […]

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July 22, 2012 - 11:26 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I absolutely ADORE your blouse in the vlog, first of all. It looks great and you’re so pretty!

Other than that, all the books you’ve highlighted sound so good. I especially want to read What The Nanny Saw – sounds intriguing!

July 22, 2012 - 9:04 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (7/22/2012) - […] Time for some adult fiction! A bonus vlog! Get excited! + Pizza, Love & Other Stuff by Kathryn Williams, a review. + The Summer of Firsts & Lasts […]

July 21, 2012 - 11:35 pm

Estelle - Thanks for stopping in Leah! I featured Age of Miracles on one of my previous Big Kids’ Table posts. I loved that cover & I’m glad to hear that it was a worthwhile title. I have to get around to taking it out of the library. Thx for the suggestion!!

July 21, 2012 - 10:32 pm

Leah - Yay for adult fiction! Earlier in the year I received a review copy of The Age of Miracles (& it was released in June). SO utterly fantastic. It’s only a month old, so that still counts, right? 😀

July 20, 2012 - 6:40 pm

VeganYANerds - Hooray for a bonus vlog 🙂 City of Women sounds rally good, I like reading about WWII and I have good things about Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend – I hope you enjoy it!

The Big Kids’ Table: Sweet Summertime Reads Edition

Hope you all are doing well! I’m back with another helping of Big Kids’ Table… this month’s is part of Sweet Summertime Reads, a feature we are hosting along with Ginger (Ginger Reads Books) and Tara (Fiction Folio). I know a lot of our readers mostly stick to young adult but I’m hoping to get […]

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June 18, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Sorority Sisters definitely sounds like something I’d read. I love stories of friendship, and I love it when the set of friends comes in a group of 4 because it makes me think of my own group of friends.

When in Doubt, Add Butter also sounds… delicious. Yes, I had to go there. I’d love to read this one!

June 11, 2012 - 10:08 pm

Shelve It: 6/10/2012 - […] combination The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty – an adult fiction review! SSR: Big Kids’ Table: June & July adult fiction releases! A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger: Magan […]

June 10, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Estelle - I really have to get on top of checking these books out of the library! It’s like I’m creating some kind of mini-TBR list with this feature. Hope you can track down a few, M! 🙂

June 10, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Estelle - I agree. I never think about it but the psychological part of books can be very addictive and it is here! Hope you enjoy the book!

June 7, 2012 - 11:24 pm

ShootingStarsMag - Thanks for sharing. I think Inside sounds like an awesome book too. I don’t know how many stores I’ve read about therapists, but they do interest me. Anything to do with psychology, I tend to find fascinating.

June 7, 2012 - 5:08 pm

VeganYANerds - I love the cover of Inside, it’s gorgeous! Almost all of these appeal to me, and like you, I don’t mind reading cheating stories, because it happens all the time in real life and this one sounds like it’s about an interesting family too.

The Big Kids’ Table: Adult Fiction Picks (May)

Take it from me, sometimes you just need a little adult fiction to pep up your reading list. I just read Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins and it was refreshing! Here are a few of my picks for this month. I think it’s the best list yet. Perfect timing for vacations and summer break […]

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August 17, 2012 - 9:03 am

Adult Book Review: Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman - […] 08.17.12 Estelle: Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: William Morrow Pages: 304 Target audience: Adult fiction Keywords: eating disorder, college student, racial prejudices, summer How I found out about it: A pick for Big Kids’ Table […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - As always, wonderful suggestions Estelle! I’m especially looking forward to Saving Ruth and Shelter – they both sound amazing 🙂

May 16, 2012 - 9:55 pm

Estelle - Hey Casee! Thx for stopping by! You know, I saw Shelter at B&N on Friday and I was so close to buying it. I may do that for my upcoming trip or borrow it from the library this month. I’m glad to hear you liked it for all of those reasons. Sometimes a slow read is really a nice change; you can really sink into it. I can’t wait to get to know your blog! I love Hannah and I’m so glad you stopped over from her place.

May 16, 2012 - 6:52 pm

Casee Marie - I just stopped over from Hannah’s blog and I have to leave a little note to say that I absolutely recommend Shelter! I read it last month for review and it’s been one of my favorites so far this year. It’s slow-paced, but in a really good way. It’s very literary and internal, very pensive, and it transports you a bit, keeps you deeply interested. If I had been in the mood for a quick, light read at the time I probably wouldn’t have clicked with it as well, but if you want that “literary experience” that challenges you and engages you in language it’s the perfect choice.

And also, I love the idea of this Big Kids’ Table series! I review primarily classics, adult lit and memoirs so I’m always curious to see insights into adult fiction on other blogs. (:

May 10, 2012 - 11:49 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awww… I love the “big kid’s table” idea! I, like so many others, don’t read much adult fiction … but I should. I am an adult after all =P I LOVED Little Bee though (if you haven’t read, I would highly recommend it), and I’m excited to see what the new book is like! *fingers crossed that he’s not a one-hit wonder*

May 10, 2012 - 4:54 pm

VeganYANerds - I really enjoy your adult recommendations, Estelle! I like the sound of The Lucky Dog Matchmaking… and Saving Ruth

May 10, 2012 - 9:22 am

Sash from Sash and Em - *puts on Big Girl Pants*

Ahem. Adult fiction rarely makes me say “Oh! Look, that sounds mighty interesting.” but I’ve been dabbling in more “mature” YA (themes, contents, all that jazz) and some historical fictions that could possibly put me in the mood for something like the first book mentioned. 🙂

I’m trying to read more Adult novels. We’ll see if that happens! 🙂

xo

May 10, 2012 - 9:22 am

Jamie - LOVE THIS POST! You know I love my adult fiction in addition to YA..checking out a few of these that I haven’t heard of. AH I forgot the Katherine Howe one was out! I loved The Psychik Book of Deliverance Dane!

May 10, 2012 - 8:53 am

Jayla | LadyBlueJay - These all sound like really good books! I am particularly in the first two. I am not a fan of historical fiction, but I do love a good mystery. Plus, I am a dog person (even though I don’t have a dog). And who doesn’t love a little romance every now and then?

Thanks for sharing these reads!