TTT: Top Books I’d Give Someone Who Never Read Contemporary Adult Fiction

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Top Ten Tuesday | 11 comments

NEWTTTOh I’m EXCITED about this!Ā  This is going to be MY list of the best contemporary books for those who have never read Contemporary Adult Fiction! Let’s do this!

1-Me Before You AND One Plus One By JoJo Moyes


Compelling storylines, unforgettable characters. [MBY review] [One Plus One Review]

2- Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer

Nowhere But Home Liza Palmer Cover

The SOUTH, LOVE, FAMILY, and FOOD. [Review]

3- The Green Mile by Stephen King

the green mile

A POV we never see in literature, a story of inmates on Death Row!

4- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein


The best story of LOVE there is. A DOG’s LOVE for its OWNER.

5- Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

MINI REVIEW: Tell the Wolves I'm Home; Carol Rifka Brunt

Life for a gay man in the 80’s, through a 15 year olds eyes. [Review]

6- Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

Suzanne's diary for nicholas

Patterson is a beautiful writer when it comes to love, not only murder.

7- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

the kite runner cover

THIS story, so unexpected, but so eye opening and wonderful. Just give it a try!

8- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

to kill a mockingbird

My favorite classic, HANDS down.

9- Attachments by Rainbow Rowel

lattachments rainbow rowell

Rowell rocks it with this friendship story told mostly through emails! [Review]

10- One Good Hustle by Billie Livingston


I ADORED this story- young girl; her parents did wrong by her and she tries to make it on her own. [Review]



  1. This list is perfect for me! I am really scared of the adult genre, mostly because I have NO IDEA where to even start. I vow to read one of these books before the end of the year. Which one should I try? Nowhere But Home? I’ve heard AMAZING things about that one.
    Rebecca @ The Library Canary recently posted…Top Ten Books I’d Give to Readers Who Have Never Read YAMy Profile

    • Yay!!! Don’t be scared. And yes b go with Nowhere But Home!

  2. Heck yeah Attachments! I still don’t have the ball to read Me Before You even though it’s been on my shelf for over a year! Mad <333 for Nowhere But Home and The Kite Runner! I should read more adult than I do.

    • YOU SHOULD READ MBY BEFORE I HURT YOU. AND yes to more adultttt <3333


  4. Fun topic. I don’t read that much contemp adult books. Although I have read and loved both Attachments and To Kill a Mockingbird.
    Quinn @ Quinn’s Book Nook recently posted…Top Ten Books I’d Give to Readers Who Haven’t Read Romance NovelsMy Profile

  5. Well I definitely need to read the first three that’s for sure *hides*. I can never read The Art of Racing in the Rain, it will kill me I think. Just destroy my very being … Attachments has to happen also. Cass this is an extraordinary list, so many good choices :) You read so much adult fiction now!!!!
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    • You’re the cutest šŸ˜‰ DONT HIDE. I forgive you — and yes Art of Racing MAY kill you.

  6. I feel like you’re calling me out with this post :-) I’ll try Tell the Wolves I’m Home since I’m not a big fan of Adult (or YA) Contemporary, but that does look interesting.
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    • HAHAHA I would NEVER šŸ˜‰ Tell the Wolves was very very good, eye opening too! And I LOVE the young narrator, June!

  7. Let me tell you how amazing this is…SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS OMG!!!! I can’t, you know how I feel about these…the world needs to know… :)
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