Oh hello there! I’ve got something new for you this month… yet again. I hope you don’t mind all the experiments, but I am trying my damnedest to get some of you interested in some adult fiction. A majority of my reads lately have been for the “big kids” and it’s been a nice change of pace for me. (Although, truth be told, I can’t wait to get my hands on another YA!)
But before I get to that, here’s out latest Big Kids’ Table blogger recommendation from Asheley of Into the Hall of Books — a fellow beer lover, queen of comments and well-thought out reviews:
Notes: Most of you know (and hate) Nicholas Sparks because of his tendency to write tragic romances. (I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I’m right there with you. But they are just so addicting.) I honestly think The Last Song is his best work. Ignore the Miley Cyrus movie because that was just NOT written well, but the book really sucked me into the environment and was about mending the relationship between a daughter and her father. Strong stuff. As far as adult, I think The Wedding is an underdog that needs more attention. (It’s not as tragic a story, I swear.)
Notes: Judy is the queen of all things, and while I love her YA, Summer Sisters has been one of my favorite books for over a decade now. Last Christmas, I gifted it to Magan and she reviewed it and liked it too. (See? Proof!) Summer Sisters spans many years in a friendship (including high school and college) and the feelings are so real (and, at times, so dramatic) — it’s certainly a must read.
Notes: Okay, so I haven’t read any of Matthew’s books BUT I did see and love Silver Linings Playbook and heard great things about the book it was based on. Matthew’s YA has high ratings on Goodreads (plus it was nominated for a ton of awards), and he’s also releasing another one in August of 2013. This option is more about taking a chance, and I plan on finding both of these titles during my next trip to the library.