Thursday, September 17, 2015

Where to Start: Adult Contemporary Fiction/Realistic Fiction

Here's where to start if you want more realistic fiction, but with adult characters. Please note, I'm not including romance or mystery here. Those genres will get their own lists in the future.

Some staples (please note, note, there are a lot of staples, this is just where to start):
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Piccoult

Some more current popular titles:
Room by Emma Donoghue (movie is coming soon)
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Neapolitan series by Elena Ferrante
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but with these books under your belt, you should be able to move on and figure out what you want to read next.

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