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The Big Kids’ Table: Holiday Shopping Guide Edition

Friends, I can’t believe I am writing my 12th Big Kids’ Table post right now. When I started up this idea in January, I wanted to open up my reading world to new books, even though I had found a new and lovely home in the young adult genre. For me, it’s always best for […]

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December 12, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Alexa Y. - I am ashamed to admit that I have not read any of the adult titles in this post, even though a bunch of them are on my TBR! I really should remedy that…

December 11, 2012 - 5:26 am

Hemborgwife - You cracked me up about the mom safe books because my grandma loves to read and loves to read Nora Roberts and the like and some of the books she has given me when she was done I was like ummmmmm yeah that was some serious sexy-time going on and I do not want to think my grandma just read this!

December 9, 2012 - 1:17 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (12/9/2012) - […] 2012 YA Book Releases The Big Kids’ Table: Holiday Edition Welcome Caller This is Chloe Themed Gift Pack Review: Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher weVerb4: New […]

December 8, 2012 - 8:12 pm

Jess - What a great list. I want to check out The Empty Glass.

December 8, 2012 - 4:55 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - “My mom has always been a fan of romance novels and I keep thinking of books I may want to gift her… but I’m a little uncomfy giving her ones with super sexytimes.” YES. Yes, yes, yes! I TOTALLY get where your coming from. My mum’s the same and loves romance novels and I’m often recommending her titles I think sound good or I’ve heard about through book bloggers who read a bit of Adult like Ginger from Greads. I know there’s sexytimes in all the books she reads but when I’m the one choosing her a book I’m a little cautious and go for more subtle titles that don’t ooze too super sexytimes in the premise and one’s where the covers aren’t of half naked people (although she does like those, I must admit). Thanks for all the great adult recommendations! I think my mum will love all these so I’ll be sure to look into them further. I’ve heard great things about Rainbow Rowell and I know her titles are available at my local library so I think when she’s reading Attachments, I’ll be reading Eleanor & Park – sounds like a plan!

December 8, 2012 - 1:51 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Another great list! Everytime I see you tweet about another Big Kids’ Table post, I always hurry over to see what you’ve recommended. I don’t read nearly enough big kids’ books, but I totally should. And I LOVED your YA picks for the big kids’ table — especially Second Chance Summer. I think the themes in that book will resonate with readers of all ages. Great choices!

December 7, 2012 - 6:56 pm

elena - I’m so glad you enjoyed Attachments so much. I still need to read Saving Ruth, it sounds FANTASTIC! Hooray for Second Chance Summer. 🙂

December 7, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Allison (Allure of Books) - Attachments, City of Women and I’ll Be There are all on my list – sigh. I waaaaant them.

I love LOVE that you feature adult books <3

December 7, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Lisa is Busy Nerding - I LOVE that you share adult titles! You rock my world.

Also thanks for the reminder that I need to get The Empty Glass from the library.

December 7, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - Ooh, thanks for the list! I just discovered Susan Mallery this year, and I need to read more of her books. I could see her writing a fantastic Christmas novel.

I heard about Attachments quite a while ago and was hesitant to read it. It sounded like it could be good, but I probably wasn’t going to jump in and actually read it. After reading your thoughts, though, I just might!

Also, YES. I am so glad someone else hates the term “new adult!” I have always wished for more books with that age group, and I love that it is finally becoming recognized as a credible genre. But I can’t stand the name.

December 7, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Tara - How have I only read one of these?!?! I seriously need to read your copy of City of Women stat because it’s borderline ridiculous that I haven’t yet.

December 7, 2012 - 11:53 am

Anna - My sister would pee her pants if she saw this but I’m not going to show her because she will start in on the Harry Potter thing! She was the big sister so when a new book would come out, we’d go out at midnight and get it, but then SHE would get to read it first. I distinctly remember this — Little Sister Syndrome! So the books were our “shared” books and therefore I do not have custody of them and they’re at our parents house wahhh!

Estelle: City of Women by David R. Gillham

City of Women by David R. Gillham Publication Date: August 7, 2012 Publisher: Amy Einhorn/Putnam (Part of Penguin) Pages: 400 Target audience: Adult Keywords: historical fiction, World War II, strong women Format read: ARC paperback from Putnam (Thank you!) Summary: In 1943, Sigrid is going through the motions — work, home, and sleep — while […]

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May 19, 2016 - 1:25 pm

Eugene Marangoni - I’m a librarian at a community library in Alameda County, California. My book group is currently reading this novel. I’m very impressed by the author’s knowledge of how people behaved during this period with details such as holding ones hear close to the radio to listen to BBC broadcasts, and lines of popular music – which can all be found on YouTube for those that want to hear them in the original German.

December 15, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Book Review: City of Women by David Gillham | - […] Joyfully Retired | S. Krishna’s Books | Rather Be Reading […]

August 19, 2012 - 10:50 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (8/19/2012) - […] fiction) Books set in our hometown (kind of) Speechless by Hannah Harrington (upcoming YA fiction) City of Women by David Gillham (adult historical fiction) Travel tales […]

August 15, 2012 - 5:40 am

VeganYANerds - The cover of this really caught my eye and I enjoyed your review as well. I love books set during WWII and should really branch out into some adult fiction like this because it’s not a common topic in YA.

I love a gutsy, brave character and would love to read about Sigrid!

August 13, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I have a thing for historical fiction, though I don’t read nearly enough of it. This sounds AMAZING though, and I definitely cannot wait to check it out.

August 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

elena - This sounds incredible and one that really resonated with you, Estelle! I like the word ‘sensual’ to describe this book. Really beautiful review.

August 13, 2012 - 9:23 am

Tara - I cannot wait to read this one! Your review just made me even that more excited to dive into Sigrid’s story. Fabulous review Estelle!

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!