adult fiction

So, last week, I posted about my favorite YA lit titles, and it was fun to see others’ reactions and suggestions, both in the comments and on Facebook.  This week, I thought I’d post my top ten fiction books that fall outside of YA.

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle
C.S. Lewis’s space trilogy, but especially That Hideous Strength
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Rosie by Anne Lamott
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Which ones have you read and enjoyed?  Which of your all-time favorites did I miss?

7 thoughts on “adult fiction

  1. I love this list! Many of them are on my list as well, but mine also includes “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, “The Great Gatsby” by Fitzgerald, “North and South” by Elizabeth Gaskell, “Uaccustomed Earth” (short stories) by Jhumpa Lahiri, “Eve’s Daughters” by Lynn Austin (well, basically anything by Lynn), the Harmony series by Philip Gulley…

      • I think you’ll like “The Help”–her character development is stellar. You’d also get a kick out of the Harmony series, which is about a modern Quaker minister in small-town Indiana (which could easily be Cokato/Kimball 😉 ). He’s been compared to Garrison Keillor, if that influences your decision one way or another.

  2. I loved Rebecca–so shocking!

    When it comes to fiction, I lean heavily towards mysteries and thrillers. I love Sue Grafton, Lee Child, Meg Gardiner, Kathy Reichs–it’s a happy day they they come out with a new one!

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