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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.

Cockeyed: A Memoir by Ryan Knighton

August 2006

At the age of 18, Ryan Knighton was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a congenital, progressive illness that begins with diminished night vision and degenerates into total loss of vision. Currently, he has access to only 1% of his eyesight. Yet, instead of wallowing in his predicament, he has written a pithy, moving and delightfully snarky memoir that chronicles the ups and downs of his 15-year relationship with blindness.

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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July 2006

A young Irish girl takes a job at a rundown Scottish manor in the 1860s and finds a perplexing mix of love, fear, madness, mystery --- and possibly a lingering spirit. This powerful story of secrets and suspicions, hidden histories and mysterious disappearances is at once compelling and heartwarming, showing the redemptive power of loyalty and friendship.

Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich

July 2006

While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdoes Stephanie Plum discovers that a crazed woman who has a mysterious connection to the dark and dangerous Ranger is stalking her. And now, both Stephanie and Ranger are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count.

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?

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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.