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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 Throughout the year, features adult books from, 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 that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont

February 2012

When his best friend commits suicide during their junior year at Kensington Prep, Jason Prosper is devastated by the loss and transfers to Bellingham Academy. There, he meets Aidan, a fellow student with her own troubled past. When a major hurricane hits the New England coast, the destruction it causes brings with it another upheaval in Jason’s life, forcing him to make sense of a terrible secret that has been buried by the boys he considers his friends.

Little Girl Gone by Drusilla Campbell

February 2012

Madora was 17 and headed for trouble when Willis rescued her. She ran away with him, and for five years they have lived alone, in near isolation. But after Willis kidnaps a pregnant teenager and imprisons her in a trailer behind the house, Madora is torn between love and her sense of right and wrong.

Long Drive Home by Will Allison

February 2012

Glen Bauer's life changes forever in one impulsive jerk of his steering wheel. The manner in which his existence is altered invokes a terrifying "this could happen to any of us" horror while compelling readers to turn just one more page, and then another.

The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

January 2012

The resonant story of a young woman’s struggle to take charge of her own future, THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY is a modern take on Charlotte Brontë’s classic, JANE EYRE. 

Night Road by Kristin Hannah

January 2012

When Lexi Baill, a former foster child with a dark past, moves to the Farradays’ small town, she becomes inseparably close with their family. But one bad decision on a summer night during their senior year of high school will change everything.

NIGHT ROAD is now available in paperback.

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

January 2012

How does one talk about love? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of this novel has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary.

THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY is a recipient of the 2012 Alex Award, which is given to books written for adults that have special appeal to teens.

Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James

December 2011

It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, and preparations are underway for their annual autumn ball. Then, on the eve of the ball, a coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister, who --- with her husband, the very dubious Wickham --- has been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered.

One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game by John Feinstein

December 2011

Well-known sports reporter and interviewer John Feinstein goes behind the scenes of his reporting from The Final Four, Wimbledon, The US Open, the Army/Navy game, the Olympics, and more, opening up sport's most private, closed-door places and sharing exclusive stories from the reporting of his books.

The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn

December 2011

Bernie is invited to give the keynote speech at the Great Western Private Eye Convention, but it’s Chet that the bigshot P.I. in charge has secret plans for. Meanwhile, Chet and Bernie are hired to find a kid who has gone missing from a wilderness camp in the high country. As if that weren’t enough, matters get complicated at home when a stray puppy that looks suspiciously like Chet shows up.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

November 2011

High school students Amanda and Dawson were deeply in love. But after unforeseen events tore them apart, the two followed radically divergent paths and became estranged. Now, 25 years later, the funeral of their beloved mentor, Tuck, brings them both back to Oriental, North Carolina. Following instructions Tuck has left for them, Amanda and Dawson are finally forced to confront their painful past.