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Adult Books You Want to Read

As you may or may not know, our company, The Book Report Network, has a number of websites about books and authors in addition to Teenreads.com. Throughout the year, Teenreads.com features adult books from Bookreporter.com, our site for adult readers, that we think will have definite appeal to a teen audience. In the spirit of sharing, we are now spotlighting a selection of titles each month from Bookreporter.com that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

March 2006

In Rain Valley, nothing much ever happens --- until a girl emerges from the deep woods and walks into town. She is a victim unlike any Dr. Julia Cates has ever seen: a child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation. Though a scandal shattered her confidence, ruined her career and made her a media target, this child psychiatrist is determined to save the girl she now calls "Alice." 

The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

March 2006

When a virus wipes out mankind, the dead gather in "The City" to remain as long as someone on Earth remembers them. Laura's parents, co-workers, friends and acquaintances reside there but Laura, isolated at an Antarctic research center, has no idea how truly alone she is...or that so many dead people rely on her memories alone in order to continue their afterlife existence. 

The 5th Horseman by James Patterson

March 2006

Lawyer Yuki Castellano receives the devastating news that her mother, a patient at San Francisco Medical Center, has died after being given the wrong medication. But this is not the first time the hospital has made this mistake. Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club investigate for themselves and face an unspeakable menace. 

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March 2006

John Feinstein explores what it means to a school, a coach, and a player to be in the Final Four or even at The Final --- the moving stories of players and coaches who thought they'd never make it to college basketball's final weekend, the spectacular triumphs of the winning teams, and the heartbreaking defeats for those who missed the cut.

Cell by Stephen King

February 2006

Clayton Riddell has just landed a comic book deal that might finally enable him to support his family. He's feeling good about the future --- but that changes in a hurry. The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. 

The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury

February 2006

Following a bizarre incident at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, in which four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights steal an artifact from "The Treasures of the Vatican" exhibit, an FBI investigation led by anti-terrorist specialist Sean Reilly is launched. Soon, he and archaeologist Tess Chaykin are drawn into the dark, hidden history of the Templar Knights, plunging them into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers as they race across three continents to recover the lost secret of the Templars. 

Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris

February 2006

For generations, privileged young men have attended St. Oswald's Grammar School for Boys. But this year the wind of unwelcome change is blowing, and Roy Straitley, the eccentric Classics teacher who has been a fixture there for more than thirty years, is contemplating retirement. He is joined this term by five new faculty members --- and one of them has nefarious plans that involve the ultimate demise of St. Oswald's. 

The Finishing School by Michele Martinez

February 2006

In a glittering penthouse high above Park Avenue, two beautiful teenagers, students at an exclusive Manhattan girls' school, lie dead under suspicious circumstances. Michele Martinez, author of the critically acclaimed MOST WANTED, brings back savvy, sexy federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas in a new case that pits her against a very clever, very scary killer. 

Size 12 Is Not Fat: A Heather Wells Mystery by Meg Cabot

February 2006

In book one of Meg Cabot's Heather Wells mystery series, Heather is irritated by the general assumption that size 12 is chunky (when it's the average size of American women) and by being recognized as a previous pop teen idol. But when Heather stumbles across a murder, she puts these trivial irks behind her to focus on sleuthing, in her own endearing and humorous fashion.

Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America by Karenna Gore Schiff

February 2006

In this highly readable, illuminating narrative that spans the twentieth century, Karenna Gore Schiff tells the remarkable stories of nine influential women who each in her own way tackled inequity and advocated a change. These women recognized our country wasn't living up to its promise and fought to alter it.