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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.

The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde

July 2006

Elisabeth Hyde has taken a powerful moral predicament and constructed around it a richly layered, compulsively readable novel about a murder in a small Colorado town, about the choices we make and the way their unintended consequences ripple through our lives.

No Good Deeds: A Tess Monaghan Novel by Laura Lippman

July 2006

P.I. Tess Monaghan is damned if she does and damned if she doesn't when her boyfriend Crow welcomes a homeless teen into their home. Little does Crow know that this kind-hearted act will unleash federal agents with threats of felony charges onto Tess unless she releases the boy's name. She, however, must protect his identity because, while he has information on the unsolved murder of a federal prosecutor, his life is also in danger.

The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer

July 2006

In this funny and big-hearted story by Sarah Strohmeyer, author of THE SECRET LIVES OF FORTUNATE WIVES and the Bubbles Yablonsky mystery series, three best friends make a pact to transform themselves into the glamorous women they've always wanted to be.

Lost And Found by Carolyn Parkhurst

July 2006

A mother and daughter, two former child stars, two divorced brothers, reunited high school sweethearts, two inventors, a born-again Christian couple, and two flight attendants are reality show participants who are traveling the globe in search of clues that will lead them to a million dollar prize. Can they survive this globe-trotting adventure with their relationships intact?

Jpod by Douglas Coupland

July 2006

Douglas Coupland, most famous for his 1991 novel GENERATION X, once again sets out to capture the zeitgeist in JPOD. This latest work harkens back to his fourth novel, MICROSERFS, which hit shelves 10 years ago, as a group of video game programmers seek deeper meaning in their technology-driven lives.

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June 2006

Sy Montgomery, a writer usually more concerned with exotic wildlife (JOURNEY OF THE PINK DOLPHINS), has gifted those of us who did not know Christopher Hogwood with the amusing, remarkable, poignant and revelatory biography of a pig who started life small and influenced the world around him in a big way. 

The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld

June 2006

In her acclaimed debut novel, PREP, Curtis Sittenfeld created a touchstone with her pitch-perfect portrayal of adolescence. Her prose is as intensely realistic and compelling as ever in THE MAN OF MY DREAMS, a disarmingly candid and sympathetic novel about the collision of a young woman's fantasies of family and love with the challenges and realities of adult life. 

Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters From Daughters and Sons by Tim Russert

June 2006

After the publication of Tim Russert's number one New York Times bestseller about his father, BIG RUSS & ME, he received an avalanche of letters from daughters and sons who wanted to tell him about their own fathers. The result of this huge outpouring is WISDOM OF OUR FATHERS, which examines and explains fatherhood from every possible aspect.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

June 2006

Sara Gruen weaves an evocative and compelling tale of the frenzied, lawless and cruelly beautiful world of the Depression-era traveling circus. From the striking first scene to the unexpected ending, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS will have readers mesmerized. 

The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth by Leigh Montville

June 2006

Leigh Montville, whose recent New York Times bestselling biography of Ted Williams garnered glowing reviews and offered an exceptionally intimate look at Williams's life, brings his trademark touch to this groundbreaking, revelatory portrait of the Babe.