What are the best books for adults?

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    #1I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words. This memoir is a modern classic that will touch hearts and change minds.

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    Howard Payne
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "I was snooping around Amazon bookseller and thought I would give Maya Angelou a read. I bought "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and now I know why she is such a well known author. Her subject matter is difficult, but she writes in a captivating and interesting way to keep the reader completely enthralled. A must read for any person wanting to know what it is like to be black in America. "
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    #2The Accidental Tourist

    The Accidental Tourist
    The Accidental Tourist is a psychological fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in 1985 by Knopf. It won the Ambassador Book Award for Fiction in the following year.
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    #3All Things Bright and Beautiful

    All Things Bright and Beautiful

    All Things Bright and Beautiful is the sequel to All Creatures Great and Small. This non-fiction book written by James Herriot continues to narrate animal stories.

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    Melissa Howell
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Step inside the world of animals -- or at least the thing closest to it -- the life of a veterinarian. In this book Herriot elucidates us to the ways of the creatures he spent his career taking care of. To people who have not spent much time with animals, this book will be a fascinating read."
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    #4Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff

    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff

    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Friend is a 2002 novel by Christopher Moore. It tells the story of Levi bar Alpheus, also called Biff, as he recounts the events of the gospel from his point of view.

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    Emily Hall
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is lighthearted and fun. Some people who are serious into religion may be a little offended by the subject in general or the take on it, but others will find it poignant and meaningful. It is very unique and shows Jesus in a different light. There is a lot of humor in it. If you are broad-minded you will enjoy it. "
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    #5The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Grace Morrison
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The Hobbit is a well known classic that I enjoyed reading. I think this book is great for young adults and also older adults enjoy this book."
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    #6The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)
    The Golden Compass is the first book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, and mainly centers on Lyra and her adventures to find her missing friend Roger and her captured uncle, Asriel.
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    #7Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fifth book in the series The Chronicles of Narnia. The story is about the King's Voyage, the people he met during his adventure and his realization that the world's end is only the beginning. 

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    Judith Wood
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I very much enjoy reading, even as an adult. I read a lot when I was younger, including the Narnia series. I revisited a few of the books, including Voyage of the Dawn Treader, as an adult, and while it's still good, the books definitely offer a lot of enjoyment to a younger audience, and thus, I think I would recommend them to preteens and teens over adults."
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    #8All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small is a non-fiction book written by James Herriot. The author narrates true stories about animals that touch the heart of readers. This book was originally published in 1972.

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    Susan Patterson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "While I'm sure this book works for many, it's not anything approaching great to me, especially when almost any book is a possibility. It is rather boring and very specific to those who are most interested in animals. But it is far from being something I would recommend to adults as a whole."
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    #9The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Phantom Tollbooth
    Boredom, curiosity, and a phantom tollbooth led Milo to the Lands Beyond, where the boy found out that life is more exciting than it seems. In Phantom Tollbooth, Milo goes on an adventure that he did not think was possible.
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    Jenny Lu
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I'm loving The Phantom Tollbooth. For reference, I'm 33 years old, and this book has been mesmerizing me for the past few nights."
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    #10To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.
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    Aaron Russell
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "I read this book once or twice as a child in school and never really thought much of it. Recently I have taken the time to give it another read. As an adult I can see the value for this story. I would suggest that you read this book if you want to read something that is realistic and might apply to your life."
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    #11Five Point Someone

    Five Point Someone

    Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat is a fiction novel originally published in 2004. This book has a movie adaptation popularly known as 3 Idiots which was released in 2009. Five Point Someone won The Publisher's Recognition Award in 2005.

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    Sarah Jensen
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I found the book, 'Five Point Someone' by Chetan Bhagat, a great story of how young people struggle for education. Life isn't easy, and when it comes to the three young men in this novel, it takes you to an entire new level of "Holy Crap." It's a funny and dark new twist to lives of guys trying to make it to the top."
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    #12The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse

    The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse

    The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse is a collection of poems edited by Iona and Peter Opie. It contains poetry that tells a story, from poets such as Geoffrey Chaucer and W.H. Auden.

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    Joe Burke
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This was a different kind of read for me. It was interesting but a bit boring. I did finish it, though, so it did hold my attention until the end."
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    #13Marubhoomikal Undaakunnathu

    Marubhoomikal Undaakunnathu

    Marubhoomikal Undaakunnathu is a book by Anand that tells the story of a labor officer who works in the desert. He works hard for a living even if life in the desert is hard. 

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    Joy Zhu
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "This is any interesting book. But, I did not really want to read it. In fact, I gave up part way through it. I was told it was wonderful and I tried to do the good friend thing when it was the book club selection."
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    #14Will Work For Peace: New Political Poems

    Will Work For Peace: New Political Poems
    Will Work For Peace: New Political Poems is a poetry anthology containing the works of 144 poets from all over the world. The poems included are political in nature, rife with ideology and social critique.
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    Wayne Jones
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Will Work For Peace: New Political Poems is a solid choice for adults looking for an anthology of poetry that discusses more adult concepts such as political ideology and social critique. If you are a fan of poetry than you will be able to learn something from Will Work For Peace: New Political Poems."
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    #15On Liberty

    On Liberty

    On Liberty is a non-fiction book written by John Stuart Mill. This book was published in 1859. It presents the nineteenth century's views about the social and political philosophy.

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    Pablo Guzmán
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I love to read. My favorite book right now for adults is On Liberty. It's a non-fiction book about the 19th century's views on social and political philosophy. It's very interesting. It's by John Stuart Mill, one of my favorite authors. It goes deep into the details of the 1800s political philosophy. Although some parts are difficult to read, it's pretty interesting. Really recommended. "
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    #16Evening Class

    Evening Class

    Evening Class by Maeve Binchy is a novel published in 1996. This book tells the story of a group of people from all walks of life taking an Italian evening class at Mountainview School.

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    Walter Carr
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "Ever since I read "Echoes", Maeve Binchy has been a staple part of my book life. Evening class really brought together a cast of characters in a way that made me want them to continue being friends. Every chapter covers a student and how they found themselves in an Italian evening class. It covers a rich tapestry of individual personalities and leaves me hungry for more."
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    #17Earthly Possessions

    Earthly Possessions

    Earthly Possessions is a children's literature novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This fiction book was originally published in 1977 by Knopf. It has a film adaptation released in 1999. 

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    #18Toxin

    Toxin

    Toxin by Robin Cook is a thriller novel originally published in 1998. This book follows the story of a surgeon who just recently divorced with his wife and his attempt to save his daughter from E.Coli infection. 

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    Joshua Marshall
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "never heard of it, looks alright"
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    #19The Invention of Solitude

    The Invention of Solitude

    The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster is a memoir novel originally published in 1982. This book is composed of two parts which deal with the sudden death of Auster's father and the author's view about coincidence, life, and death. 

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    Lisa Silva
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I would love this book. It seems like it would be a heartfelt book. I would get lost in the pages and be inspired"
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    #20Gone, Baby, Gone

    Gone, Baby, Gone
    Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane is a crime fiction novel originally published in 1998. This book is the fourth one in Lehane's series featuring Boston investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.
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    Jeffrey Chavez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book, out of which came another fantastic film, is a great book for adults of all ages. If you're into thrillers and crime fiction, this is the book for you!"
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    #21Heart and Soul

    Heart and Soul

    Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy is a romance fiction novel published in 2008. This book follows the story of a cardiology clinic and the troubled life of the patients and the staff working there. 

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    Janice Stewart
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This is an amazing book. I could not put it down. I love this author. She is a very talented."
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    #22The Concept of Mind

    The Concept of Mind
    The Concept of Mind by Gilbert Ryle is a philosophical novel originally published in 1949. This book tackles the illusion of the "mind" supported by logical errors. Its first edition was released by the University of Chicago Press.
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    Russell Garrett
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "It's hard for me to recommend this book. I feel like there are many others in the same subject line that are just simply better with better authors. This book is OK. Maybe better if its your first book pickup in this subject line."
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    #23Padmarajan (Malayalam Edition)

    Padmarajan (Malayalam Edition)

    Padmarajan is a book by Padmarajan that tells the story of a father. His struggles, his love for his daughter and the other things that bother him. 

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    Chen Xie
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I found this book to be an interesting read that describes the life of the Indian filmmaker Padmarajan. It was a nice story that gave me some context to understand the man's groundbreaking films. I would recommend this to anyone interested in film and a man's personal struggles."
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    #24Chromosome 6

    Chromosome 6
    Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook is a medical thriller novel originally published in 1997. This book tells the story of pathologist Jack Stapleton and his colleague, Laurie Montgomery. Chromosome 6 is a New York Times Bestseller.
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    Stephen Wallace
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Robin Cook is an entertaining writer though you'll always put down his books wondering if you just wasted a bunch of time. Chromosome 6 fits in that mold. Enjoyable but still regrettable."
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    #252 States: The Story of My Marriage

    2 States: The Story of My Marriage

    2 States: The Story of my Marriage by Chetan Bhagat is a romantic fiction novel originally published in 2009. This novel tells the story of a couple who came from two different states in India and their struggle to survive their marriage.

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    Jorge Luis Paredes
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "This romantic story is very interesting, it has a very good story to tell, and the charachters are described so vividly that your mind will be absorbed in it. "
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    #26Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood

    Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood
    Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood is a non-fiction book written by Christian Smith. It provides insights into the universal struggle of millennials the world over: that of growing up in a fast-paced world.

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    Vincent Holland
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I bought Lost in Transition to try to better understand millenials, as I'm in a previous generation and their behavior makes no sense to me. I was hoping this book would help me get why they're a bunch of spoiled, whiny, lazy little entitled snowflakes. The answer, it turns out, is because helicopter parents made them that way. I'm dumping my kids in the snow covered woods right now to make sure it doesn't happen to them!"
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    #27Kiss Me at Midnight

    Kiss Me at Midnight

    Kiss Me at Midnight is a contemporary romance novel written by Diane Alberts. It is first published in 2013 by Entangled Flaunt. 

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    Doris Fernandez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Honestly I thought this book was genuinely terrible. The characters aren't just empty shells like you'd expect in a poorly done romance; instead they're annoying empty /shills./ I couldn't get more than halfway before I gave up."
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    #28Round Ireland with a Fridge

    Round Ireland with a Fridge

    Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks is a comedic and travel literature novel originally published in 1998. This book tells the story of Hawks attempt to win a bet of hitchhiking around Ireland with a fridge.

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    Roger Brooks
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Awful book that feeds off of stereotypes of Irish people all being drunks. I really get sick and tired of seeing this kind of nonsense in the public eye. It's the same thing with people thinking that all Nordic people are Vikings, which means that they are all killers and drunk off of ale. It's nothing but pure Hollywood trash and shouldn't be tolerated. This book is just another example of this type of thing. Avoid at all costs."
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    #29Tara Road

    Tara Road

    Tara Road is a novel by Maeve Binchy originally published in 1998. In 1999, it was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection. This book explores the idea of "What if" and the wonders of escaping to a new place to lead a new life.

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    John Carter
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "Tara Road is a captivating read for some, but it's a very niche and inspiring book. While others have reviewed it positively, I personally didn't find any appeal in it. Therefore, it's difficult for me to say that this is the "best" of anything. "
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    #30Golden Trail (The Burg)

    Golden Trail (The Burg)

    Golden Trail by Kristen Ashley is a contemporary romance fiction novel that was originally published in 2011. This is the third book in her The Burg series. It is preceded by At Peace and followed by Games of the Heart.

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    Ai Feng
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Great book in the Burg series. Tons of suspense. Golden Trail is a must for any Kristen Ashley fans. Really good story of a second chance for love. Layne is a great character you'll wish you could read more stories about. I wish he had his own spinnoff series!"
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    #31Confessions of a Mask

    Confessions of a Mask

    Confessions of a Mask is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book's original title was Kamen no Kokuhaku and it was first published in 1949. The English translated version was published by New Directions Publishing.

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    Richard Wheeler
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This novel tackles some very heavy topics with an interesting setting that I've never seen covered before in any novel."
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    #32Paleo Fitness

    Paleo Fitness
    Paleo Fitness is a book by Darryl Edwards that guides readers who want to start a Paleo Diet. This includes step-by-step exercise routines and meal plans that will help readers plan their diet. 

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    Nicholas Curtis
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "broad topic, if you are into fitness and dieting it seems good"
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    #33Coma

    Coma

    Coma by Robin Cook is a thriller novel originally published in 1977. This is book tells the story of a medical student named Susan Wheeler and her co-trainees in the Boston Memorial Hospital. Coma is a New York Times Bestseller.

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    Aditya Gavde
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This is from way back in the days, but if you are one that enjoys the older books. Or if you are just sitting around the house, hanging out at the beach this is just the one you want to pick up . You can become so engrossed in it you do not know where the time went. Trust me this is one of best Robin Cook's book"
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    #344 3 2 1

    4 3 2 1

    4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster is a fiction novel originally published in 2017. This book tells the story of Archibald Isaac Ferguson and the four simultaneous paths of life he had to live. 4 3 2 1 was nominated for Booker Prize.

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    Nancy Davis
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This book is a great read! My only recommendation is to make sure you have plenty of time when you are ready to start because you won't want to put it down."
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    #35Back When We Were Grownups

    Back When We Were Grownups

    Back When We Were Grownups is a psychological fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in May 2001 by Knopf. It has a film adaptation released in 2004.

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    Emily Gilbert
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book is a great read that gives us a peek into a life of a women questioning it all. It is a interesting way to make sure we are living our best lifes and not that of another."
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    #36Nice Cream: 25 delicious, dairy-free recipes

    Nice Cream: 25 delicious, dairy-free recipes

    Nice Cream: 25 delicious, dairy-free recipes is a book by Tomi Makanjoula that combined recipes that are dairy free. The recipes are delicious yet guilt-free and it helped many readers on their way to healthy living. 

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    Danielle Ellis
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Nice Cream offers some nice ideas. Staying away from dairy is good advice. The recipes are tasty."
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    #37Houdini Heart

    Houdini Heart

    Houdini Heart is a book by Ki Longfellow that tells the story of a woman who will find herself in the terror of her past and the haunted things that will affect her present life. 

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    Carl George
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "The was an alright book. I wasn't that impressed by it, but I have read so many books that it is hard to make an impression on me. Still worth reading. "
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    #38The Glass Lake

    The Glass Lake

    The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy is a romance novel published in 1994. This book follows the story of Kit McMahon living in a small village where everybody knows each other. One day, her mother disappeared that caused a wreck in their home.

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    Magdalena Paredes
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "This book was so good, I had a hard time putting it down. I read it in only a couple days, despite being very busy. Intensely interesting."
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    #39Play It Safe

    Play It Safe

    Play it Safe by Kristen Ashley is a contemporary romance fiction novel first published in 2012. This book tells the love story of Ivey as she moved to Colorado and met a rancher named Grayson Cody.

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    Olivia Vasquez
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "so this is my first Kristen Ashely and will most likely be my last. This book at only around 500 pages has been an actual chore to get through. I actually liked the female protagonist to a point, but found the other characters grating, unrealistic and over bearing. This girl just traded one controlling dominant male who wouldn't put her first (Casey, her brother) for another (Grayson). I never got that either person (or Grayson's seriously annoying and terrible family, that I suppose you were supposed to find charming) ever saw her as much more than a possession to be used at will. I think the icing on the cake was when Grayson and his grandmother got in a fight over getting her haircut. Neither pointed out that she is a grown woman capable of making her own decisions but fought over who had control over her. Some people might find this type of "ownership" cute, but I do not."
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    #40Runaway Horses

    Runaway Horses

    Runaway Horses is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book's original title was Honba and it was first published in 1969. It has an English version translated by Michael Gallagher.

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    Li Shi
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Runaway Horses by Yukio Mishima chronicles a period of strife in Japanese history. The main character Isao is chasing a Samurai dream and is well developed. The tale is rich in conflict and Japan. For those interested in Japanese history like me, this is a worthwhile fiction read."
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    #41Seizure

    Seizure
    Seizure by Robin Cook is a medical thriller novel first published in 2003. This book follows the issue of advanced therapeutic cloning. Seizure is at Number 6 for The New York Times Best Seller List in 2003.
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    Christina Wong
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Seizure is a really intriguing book about human cloning. It's a bit advanced for teens but is a great thriller for adults. Interesting and thought-provoking, and a NYT best seller."
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    #42Making India Awesome

    Making India Awesome

    Making India Awesome: New Essays and Columns by Chetan Bhagat is a novel originally published in 2015. This book explores some of India's current issues in poverty, unemployment, violence, and many more.

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    Eric Gonzales
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Should emphasize that this is a book of essays in which analyzes India's problems including poverty, unemployment, corruption, violence against women, communal violence, religious fundamentalism, illiteracy and more. Provides the author's solutions to these problems. Easy to understand language. Written by Chetan Bhagat, the country's best selling writer."
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    #43Acceptable Risk

    Acceptable Risk

    Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook is a medical thriller book published in 1994. This novel follows the story of a scientist named Edward Armstrong who is doing a medical test and decided to inject to himself the drugs that he is working on.

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    Rachel Carr
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This book kept me interested all the way through. It's not a new idea for a storyline in some ways but it's done differently. Worth a read."
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    #44Circle of Friends

    Circle of Friends

    Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy is a drama novel published in 1990. This book follows the story of two inseparable friends - Benny and Eve - attending a university and the underlying challenge that will test their friendship.

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    Daniel Greene
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I recently had a friend recommend "Circle of Friends" by Maeve Binchy to me since I was looking for more adult themed books. I enjoyed the read for the most part but there are areas of the book that I felt were a little slow and definitely won't impress everyone. It is a touching story and if you're looking for something that warms your heart this book won't fail to impress. Most of the characters of the story are likeable and character development is definitely the strong suit of this book. Even if you're not "in love" with the book you'll probably still want to see it through to the end just to see what happens to these incredibly well written characters."
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    #45The Book of Illusions

    The Book of Illusions

    The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster is a psychological fiction novel published in 2002. This book tells the story of David Zimmer who recently lost his family in a plane crash. It was nominated for International Dublin Literary Award.

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    Christina Ferguson
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "If you're looking for an escape from the realities of being a grown-up, "The Book of Illusions" provides that nicely. It starts with tragedy but demonstrates through the protagonist's journey, that even after an enormous loss, one can find a new and unexpected life that brings its own strange bit of joy. I couldn't put this one down."
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    #46The Lonely Polygamist

    The Lonely Polygamist

    The Lonely Polygamist is a contemporary fiction written by Brady Udall first published in 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. It is about Golden Richards' life after a tragedy happened to his family. 

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    Cherry Xiao
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This sounds surprisingly interesteding. I like the descirption and the reviews are good."
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    #47One Night at the Call Center

    One Night at the Call Center

    One Night at the Call Center by Chetan Bhagat is a fiction novel originally published in 2005. This book follows the story of a group of six call center agents working in a giant call center company.

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    Helen Ramos
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Interesting book I read on my commute to work. It centers around people who work in a call center in India. Very different premise from what I usually read. Proves that people have the same longings and problems around the world and we are all not that different from each other. It was filled with humor and remorse a good combination. "
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    #48Light a Penny Candle

    Light a Penny Candle

    Light a Penny Candle is the first novel written by Maeve Binchy which was published in 1982. This book follows the story of two girls who survived the World War II together and has to face the aftermaths of the war.

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    Peter Robinson
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "I loved this book. Its the first book about a war that I've read, but it's not so much about the act of war, but the aftermath. "
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    #49Vital Signs

    Vital Signs

    Vital Signs by Robin Cook is a medical thriller novel originally published in 1991. This book tells follows the married life of a successful epidemiologist, Marissa Blumenthal. Vital Signs is preceded by Outbreak.

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    Russell Ruiz
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I started this book the other day and just finished it earlier today. What an entertaining read this was and I would recommend it to any fan of thriller stories. The book's protagonist is very interesting and I feel motivated now to read the other books in the series."
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    #50If Morning Ever Comes

    If Morning Ever Comes

    If Morning Ever Comes is a domestic fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in 1964 by Knopf. It follows the story of a law student Ben Joe Hawkes as he faces his family issues.

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    Jacob Larson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I would have to recommend one of Anne Tyler's other works. This book is not very interesting, and is honestly a chore to read overall. There is no real plot progression and the entire book seems like a synopsis of the characters themselves."
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    #51New Ideas from Dead Economists

    New Ideas from Dead Economists

    New Ideas from Dead Economists is a book by Todd Buchholz. It compiles all the economic studies of the economists who already passed away. It proves how their knowledge can still help future economists. 

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    Harold McDonald
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "My friend recently suggested that I read New Ideas from Dead Economists as it's supposed to be a nice book for adults to read. I checked out the beginning of it and to be honest it seemed pretty bad. I was just so bored."
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    #52Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond)

    Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond)

    Diamonds Are Forever is a mystery espionage thriller fiction and the fourth book in James Bond series written by Ian Fleming. This classic adventure fiction novel is first published in 1956. 

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    Keith Wheeler
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Good book that follows the James Bond theme and formula. If you have seen the movie, forget about it, read the book its a millon times better"
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    #53The Year of the Intern

    The Year of the Intern
    The Year of the Intern by Robin Cook is a thriller novel published in 1972. Unlike other books by Cook, this novel follows the story of an intern - Dr. Peters - through the fall and peak of his career and identity.
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    Ananya Mittal
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "This is definitely a book for adults. Not because it's inappropriate or anything, but because no one younger would find it interesting. I do, but I don't know if I would call it the "best" book or even in that category really. Interesting read, but not universally relatable."
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    #54The 80/10/10 Diet

    The 80/10/10 Diet

    The 80/10/10 Diet is a book by Douglas Graham that teaches readers how to do the raw diet. This book serves as a guide to losing weight and keeping a healthy body by following the raw food diet. 

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    Mark Perez
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "Going raw is similar to starting most diets. At first it's nice, refreshing and you can't believe the progress you're making. Then by the next week, you're back to shoveling whatever tasty garbage you can find back into your mouth again. That's because the food in most diets lack variety, don't follow healthy nutritional guidelines and plain don't taste good. The 80/10/10 diet is basically eating carbs for 80% of your calories, which usually are ripe, luscious fruits. The other 10/10 is fats and protein. I feel younger and happier on this diet, I'm so glad I took the plunge. And even knowing the diet, the book is still a great buy for the incredible selection of reprices, I greatly recommend it!"
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    #55Revolution 2020

    Revolution 2020

    Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat is a realistic fiction novel first published in 2011. This book tells the story of three childhood friends facing three different challenges: love, corruption, and ambition.

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    Diane Harvey
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Because there is only one sentence explaining the book I feel as though I don't really get a good understanding of what is going on. I also don't get a feel that it is one of the best books based on this review. I would appreciate more details, and a more compelling argument as to why it is the best."
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    #56Nightjohn

    Nightjohn

    Nightjohn is a book written by Gary Paulsen that tells the story of a female slave named Sarny. She saw Nightjohn when it was tortured. He will escape but will come back to teach lessons. 

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    Moisés Peña
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is not a good solution for the problem at all. First of all, the solution that is linked, is a study guide for the book called Nightjohn, it is not an actual copy of the book itself. Anyone who buys this, would be buying it for studying-related purposes, which is probably not the solution the problem is looking for. "
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    #57A Slipping-Down Life

    A Slipping-Down Life
    A Slipping-Down Life is a fiction novel written by award-winning author, Anne Tyler. This book was originally published in 1970 by Knopf. It has a film adaptation released in 1999 using the same title of the book.
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    Robert Johnston
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A Slipping-Down Life was an interesting book. I enjoyed reading it and had trouble putting it down sometimes. I would certainly suggest it to any adult who is looking for a good story to read."
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    #58Spin-Free Economics

    Spin-Free Economics

    Spin-Free Economics is a book by Nariman Behravesh that gives a non-biased explanation about the different economic approaches there is. He gives evidences that will prove his statements in order to inform the readers fairly. 

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    Stephanie Hicks
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Spin free economics teaches economics rather easily and well. It is a great read."
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    #59Foreign Body

    Foreign Body

    Foreign Body by Robin Cook is a medical fiction thriller novel first published in 2008. This book tells a series of unexplainable deaths in a foreign hospital where a UCLA medical student was sent. It is followed by Intervention.

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    Christopher Ruiz
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I enjoyed the story enough, taken on its own. However I find this author going back to the same well a few too many times with the material here."
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    #60Outbreak

    Outbreak

    Outbreak by Robin Cook is a medical fiction novel originally published in 1987. This book tells the horrifying story of an Ebola virus outbreak in the United States. Outbreak is preceded by Mindbend.

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    Marco Antonio Bernal
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Outbreak is one of the best books for adults because it really makes you think about what would happen if an epidemic broke out. Would people act as civil as they normally do or would society break down?"
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    #61Kuttiedathi and Other Stories (English and Malayalam Edition)

    Kuttiedathi and Other Stories (English and Malayalam Edition)

    Kuttiedathi and Other Stories is a book by M.T Vasudevan Nair that tells the story of the middle class' people sufferings in the northers Kerala. It is translated into English so that other people can also understand.

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    Edward Keller
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This was one book I wasn't expected to enjoy. My friend recommended it and even though it's foreign there are a lot of relations you can make to middle class American life. "
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    #62Snuff

    Snuff

    Snuff is an adult novel written by the famous author Chuck Palahniuk, writer of hit novels like Damned and Fight Club. This story is about a porn star who wants to end her career by filming the longest porn movie and do it with 600 men.

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    Lawrence Thomas
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "reading stories helps me relax"

Summary

Best What are the best books for adults
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Books 18 Paid
2The Accidental TouristBooks 15 Paid
3All Things Bright and BeautifulBooks 13 Paid
4Lamb: The Gospel According to BiffBooks 10 Paid
5The HobbitBooks 9 Paid
6The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)Books 8 Paid
7Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia)Books 6 Paid
8All Creatures Great and SmallBooks 4 Paid
9The Phantom TollboothBooks 2 Paid
10To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 1 Paid
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