Novels for New Adults

Whether they are young adult or adult fiction, these titles appeal to the 18-25 crowd:

Dangerous Angels    by Francesca Lia Black

The Life of Pi    by Yann Martel

The Perks of Being a Wallflower   by Stephen Chbosky

The Boy I Loved Before   by Jenny Colgan

Not My Daughter    by Barbara Delinsky

Pact:  A Love Story    by Jodi Picoult

The Last Song   by Nicholas Sparks

All Loves Excelling   by Josiah Bunting

Silver Star   by Jeannette Wells

Babyji    by Abha Dawesar

Birds of Paradise    by Diana Abu-Jaber

Easy    by Tammara Webber

Something Like Normal    by Trish Doller

Where She Went     by Gayle Forman

The Treachery of Beautiful Things    by Ruth Frances Long

Tempest    by Julie Cross

Ivy    by Julie Hearn

Bass Ackwards and Belly Up    by Elizabeth Craft

We’ll Always Have Summer   by Jenny Han

Midsummer’s Nightmare    by Kody Keplinger

Wanderlove    by Kristen Hubbard

The Disenchantments    by Nina LaCour

Truth About Forever   by Sarah Dessen

Two Way Street    by Lauren Barnholdt

Sorority Sisters   by Claudia Welch

All the Right Stuff    by Walter Dean Myers

Penelope    by Rebecca Harrington

Heaven Should Fall     by Rebecca Coleman

Lucky Fools    by Coert Voorhees

I Know It’s Over    by C.K. Kelly Martin

Sloppy Firsts:  A Jessica Darling Novel    by Megan McCafferty

Small Damages     by Beth Kephart

Such a Rush    by Jennifer Echols

Invincible Summer     by Hannah Moskowitz

Paper Towns    by John Green

An Off Year     by Claire Zulkey

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful For You     by Peter Cameron

Jane    by April Lindner

Cum Laude    by Cecily VonZiegesar

Racing California     by Janet Nichols Lynch

One Good Friend Deserves Another   by Lisa Verge Higgins

Saving Ruth    by Zoe Fishman

In Between Days    by Andrew Porter

One For the Money      by Janet Evanovich

Confessions of a Shopaholic      by Sophie Kinsella

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents     by Julia Alvarez

In the Band        by Jean Haus

Left Drowning     by Jessica Park

Leading Man    by Benjamin Svetkey

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If You Like Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin try:

Theft of Swords   by Michael J. Sullivan

The Sworn   by Gail Martin

The Eye of the World   by Robert Jordan

The Briar King    by J. Gregory Keyes

Furies of Calderon     by Jim Butcher

The Sword of Shannara Trilogy     by Terry Brooks

The Knight    by Gene Wolfe

Gilded Chain    by Dave Duncan

Songs of the Earth   by Elspeth Cooper

Promise of Blood    by Brian McClellan

Prince of Thorns    by Mark Lawrence

A Guile of Dragons     by James Enge

The Dragon’s Path    by Daniel Abraham

Fortress Draconis    by Michael A. Stackpole

The Name of the Wind   by Patrick Rothfuss

The Poison Throne   by Celine Kiernan

Queene of Light    by Jennifer Armintrout

Dragon Champion    by E.E. Knight

The Summoner    by Gail Z. Martin

The Ten Thousand    by Paul Kearney

Dragon in Chains    by Daniel Fox

A Darkness Forged in Fire    by Christopher Evans

Bitterwood    by James Maxey

Wolfblade    by Jennifer Fallon

The Lightstone     by David Zindell

The Malloreon    by David Eddings

The One Kingdom     by Sean Russell

Winter Warriors    by David Gemmell

Tigana    by Guy Gavriel Kay

Dragon Keeper   by Robin Hobb

The Darkness That Comes Before     by R. Scott Bakker

The Dragonbone Chair   by Tad Williams

Chronicles of the Raven:  Dawnthief      by James Barclay

Gatsby-esque Novels

Opulence, social classes, 1920s, power here are some novels that have the essence of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby:

The Rules of Civility    by Amor Towles

Sister Carrie     by Theodore Dreiser

The Gods of Newport    by John Jakes

The House at Riverton     by Kate Morton

House of Mirth    by Edith Wharton

Howard’s End   by E.M. Forster

Atonement    by Ian McEwan

The Chaperone    by Laura Moriarty

The Rum Diary    by Hunter S. Thompson

Appointment in Samarra    by John O’Hara

Play It As It Lays     by Joan Didion

The Beautiful and Damned   by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Moveable Feast   by Ernest Hemingway

Mrs. Dalloway    by Virginia Woolf

The Custom of the Country    by Edith Wharton

Ellis Island   by Kate Kerrington

A Hope Undaunted    by Julie Lessman

Ask Alice    by D.H. Taylor

Fallen Skies    by Philippa Gregory

Hollywood:  A Novel of America in the 1920s    by Gore Vidal

Summerset Abbey    by T.J. Brown

Habits of the House    by Fay Weldon

The Woman From Paris   by Santa Montefiore

The Life of Objects    by Susanne Moore

This Vacant Paradise   by Victoria Patterson

Stephen King

I don’t usually cover music, but this news involves author Stephen King.  King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett have created a musical called “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.”  It is a southern gothic supernatural musical thriller involving fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge.  The guest artists are Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham and Kris Kristofferson.  The cd will be released on June 4th.