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The Big Kids’ Table: Summer is the Word

Hiya! I can’t believe I’m doing another one of these so soon, and also halfway through the year with my adult suggestions. It’s funny. During BEA week, many people would ask what kind of blog we run and I realize that for me, adult fiction is my “palette cleanser” whether it’s picking up something more […]

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August 23, 2013 - 12:00 am

The Big Kids' Table: So Obsessed With Adult Books - […] Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams: I spotted this book for the first time in Estelle’s Big Kids’ Table post for June. Once it was on my watch list, I couldn’t stop spotting it everywhere! On display at the […]

June 10, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Alexa Y. - I already told you this, but I hate you and love you for all the awesome adult titles I encounter thanks to this feature on your blog! I don’t get to a lot of them right away, but I certainly think you offer up great selections each and every time. Love that this one is summer-themed!

June 8, 2013 - 8:19 pm

Molli - I love this feature a lot! I read Meg’s debut, How To Eat a Cupcake last year, and I really liked it, so I definitely want to read All The Summer Girls. 🙂

June 7, 2013 - 7:22 pm

SFA - A Constellation of Vital Phenomena which is full of gorgeous prose.

June 7, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Cassie - Ahhh. I LOVE THAT BOOK. It was so beautiful and a messed up yet wonderfully fantastic story. HIGHLYYYY recommend it! Good call by Elena on that. As for the summer titles, BRING EM ONNNNN!

June 7, 2013 - 1:05 pm

Lucy - Love it! I can relate to picking up adult fic as a palette cleanser too 🙂 I have the audio of A Hundred Summers and have heard good things about it. Can’t wait to read all the books Elena recommends too. I bought the hc of Tell the Wolves I’m Home for that awesome cover.
And The Wonder Bread Summer? 1980s LA? Sold!

June 7, 2013 - 11:09 am

elena - thanks for letting me a part of the feature!

those books just scream summer! love! x

June 7, 2013 - 9:26 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Eeeeee! Look at these summer beauties!! All 4 of these would definitely catch my eye at a bookstore. Great finds!

Estelle: Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green

Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green ( twitter | web ) Part of a series. Publication Date: May 14, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 416 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: high school, town curse, secrets, truth or dare Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary:  Three girls — Sydney, […]

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May 29, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Alexa Y. - This definitely sounds like Pretty Little Liars – high stakes, lots of drama and interwoven stories. It sounds exciting, but not quite the type of thing I’d want to read at this particular time. It’s bad enough having to deal with cliffhangers in my fantasy series; I can’t imagine dealing with a cliffhanger in a series like this one!

May 27, 2013 - 11:59 am

Rachel - So I know we talked a little bit about this book earlier this week, but for some reason after reading your review I want to read it now. Like, I can totally see why it wasn’t for you, but this sounds like the kind of thing I love. I love crazy cliffhangers because they always mess with my brain. Oh, and this sounds like Pretty Little Liars or some other teen show like that and I love those so I could definitely see myself liking this one.

May 25, 2013 - 9:59 am

Kelly - This sounds EXACTLY like Pretty Little Liars! Friends who are reunited, a new best friend finding it awkward to fit in with the old best friends, one girl’s love of photography, one girl who is Miss Super Academia, Class President straight-A student, someone knowing intimate details of your life that you thought you hadn’t shared with anyone…

If it’s written anything like that TV show (I haven’t read the books), then I can see why you wouldn’t be able to put it down!

Frustrating that it ends on such a killer cliffhanger though. Like you, I like for the main issues to be resolved and for me to continue with a series out of love for the characters – not out of a desire to get the answers to book one.

May 25, 2013 - 6:12 am

Lori - I have a very love hate relationship with cliffhangers. I think I’ll probably skip this one. Thanks for the fab review!

May 24, 2013 - 2:54 am

Laura @ the Booksmartie - Mhm…it’s weird, somehow…your review made me really, really curious about the series 🙂 I mean, I should actually do what you said you do: not start every YA series that’s out there, cause I usually end up confronted with a pile of books to read and characters to remember without really caring about the books or the characters anymore. Anyway, I didn’t really know what to expect from this book from just the synopsis, but your review gave a really good overview and now I find myself really excited. Probably also because, if I do like a series, I don’t mind cliffhangers 🙂 Definitely thanks for the great review!

May 23, 2013 - 7:48 pm

Janita @ Book, Interrupted - I think I can live with that cliffhanger. Is still sounds like an interesting read, but I’ll probably wait until at least the next book comes out to get to it. Great revewi!

May 23, 2013 - 4:48 pm

Vy - Hmmm I’ve been seeing some raving reviews but I’m not exactly a fan of the super drama. And oh my goodness those cliff hangers. They cause so much pain but yet I still read it. Thanks for the great review, Estelle!

May 23, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Mel@thedailyprophecy - Oh boy, I hate cliff-hangers. If there is one thing I can’t stand.. I hate it when I am forced to read the other books in order to understand the story. I need a bit of closure.. I’m not going to read this one any time soon, thanks for the warning.

May 23, 2013 - 12:05 pm

elena - UGH CLIFFHANGERS!!!! i totally agree with you. that’s why i try (keyword: try) to wait until a series is done to binge. i can see why you would stay up late to read this book. it def sounds like a page turner and would make a good, soapy teen show.

The Big Kids’ Table: Four Fiction Picks for April + May

April 12 already and time for another fun group of adult fiction recommendations for your bookshelf. This comes at a good time because Galley Cat reported yesterday that Adult Hardcover sales are DOWN 7%. So do yourself and everyone else a favor and buy a grown up book, okay? It’s the perfect way to kick […]

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April 12, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - These all sound really great. I think I have this Bella Andre book already on my Kindle (I have a few of hers, actually) but I haven’t read it yet. Hers are steamy and fun.

I’ve been LOVING my dive back into the big kids books lately. I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes recently as well as Once Upon a Time, There Was You by Elizabeth Berg (huge fan). A few days ago I FLEW THRU the first Fool’s Gold book by Susan Mallery (my first adult contemporary romance) and I will absolutely be reading more books like that. It was tons of fun. I have Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell in my library bag! Woohoo!

Keep doing these posts! Love them! Love that Ginger is featured today!

April 12, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Alexa Y. - As always, I am going to end up adding ALL OF THE BOOKS to my ever-growing TBR shelf on Goodreads. This particular set of adult reads contains novels that ALL sound brilliant – and very appropriate for spring 😉 I’m particularly excited about No Strings Attached!

April 12, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Thanks so much for allowing me to share a favorite book of mine on your blog today. I love this feature because you’ve introduced me to quite a few new adult reads. I added No Strings Attached and already had The Look of Love on my TBR list!