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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!

The Big Kids’ Table: Fiction Picks (February 2013)

Why, hello there! Is it just about time for you to swap out your next young adult read for something a bit more grown up? Well, it seems like you are in the right place today! This month, instead of searching through the pages of Publishers Weekly for some intriguing new titles, I snooped in […]

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February 19, 2013 - 3:32 am

Alexa Y. - As always E, I’m LOVING your choices for this month. I’m particularly excited to check out Ignorance. I think it might be because of the emphasis of the stark differences between the two girls…

And Hannah’s suggestion sounds FAB! I may have to go and try to find a copy in my library when I get back home…

February 10, 2013 - 11:19 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - And my comment should have said “so hopefully SOMEONE has” – oops!

February 10, 2013 - 11:18 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I know I already told you, but thank you again for choosing to highlight my recommendation! I love how you formatted it – so adorable! I read the blogger rec from January and LOVED it, so hopefully has that same experience with my pick 🙂

February 9, 2013 - 1:58 am

VeganYANerds - I like the look of Hannah’s pick, will keep an eye out for it.

And I am so excited for Jennifer’s new book!

February 8, 2013 - 9:07 am

Bookworm1858 - These titles look really good! Usually when I go adult it’s for the mystery or romance genre but these titles are very appealing. I will have to check them out.

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: 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: 5 Adult Fiction Picks (April)

Is it strange that March sped by faster than February when it is a longer month? I can’t believe we are already four months into the year. It doesn’t mean I’m not thrilled because I am! Warmer weather will be here in New York very soon, and life seems a bit more joyous when that […]

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June 16, 2012 - 11:10 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The Jane Austen Marriage Manual sounds absolutely fantastic! Definitely want to read that one for sure.

April 8, 2012 - 12:08 am

Young Adult Blog: In My Mailbox: 14 - […] Estelle’s Big Kids’ Table Adult Fiction Picks […]

April 5, 2012 - 11:55 am

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Great list! Added The Jane Austen Marriage Manual to my TBR list! I love all things Jane Austen, and this book looks like a good one.