Adult Fiction

Adult fiction, by contrast with childrens or young adult, is fiction intended for (and usually about) adults. ...more

Can't We Be Friends: A Novel of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe
Like Happiness
The Extinction of Irena Rey
The Woods All Black
The Stars Turned Inside Out
All the World Beside
Green Frog: Stories (Vintage Book Original)
Rhythm and Clues (The Record Shop Mysteries, #3)
Wolf at the Table
Mother Doll
These Letters End in Tears
Bury the Lead (Quill & Packet Mystery, #1)
The Werewolf at Dusk: And Other Stories
Cirque du Slay (Hayden & Friends)
The Teacher
Just for the Summer (Part of Your World, #3)
Reminders of Him
Yours Truly (Part of Your World, #2)
Beach Read
Remarkably Bright Creatures
People We Meet on Vacation
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Part of Your World (Part of Your World, #1)
The Seven Year Slip
Regretting You
The Four Winds
The Maid (Molly the Maid, #1)
She's Not Sorry
Mad Honey
The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerA Little Life by Hanya YanagiharaCall Me by Your Name by André AcimanMaurice by E.M. ForsterLie With Me by Philippe Besson
Literary Gay Romantic Novels
98 books — 260 voters
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo IshiguroThe Four Winds by Kristin HannahMalibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins ReidThe Lost Apothecary by Sarah PennerThe Kindest Lie by Nancy    Johnson
Anticipated 2021 Literary Fiction
447 books — 592 voters

Cold Mountain by Charles FrazierSerena by Ron RashProdigal Summer by Barbara KingsolverThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsStumbling Thru by A. Digger Stolz
Appalachian Fiction
275 books — 324 voters
The Help by Kathryn StockettThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie FlaggDivine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca WellsLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott
Best Adult Female Friendship Books
676 books — 1,205 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Best Southern Books
807 books — 813 voters
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth RussellAmerican Dirt by Jeanine CumminsThe Vanishing Half by Brit BennettThe Glass Hotel by Emily St. John MandelSuch a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Anticipated 2020 Literary Fiction
583 books — 1,343 voters

Gone Girl
The Help
The Girl on the Train
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Where the Crawdads Sing
The Handmaid’s Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
The Midnight Library
The Great Gatsby
The Kite Runner
Little Fires Everywhere
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
All the Light We Cannot See

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Cora Thompson had two of them--cats, that is. Which was quite remarkable considering she had never owned a pet before. Growing up in the rural South as she had, Cora had been taught that if an animal couldn't work in a field or be slaughtered for food, then it was of no use. Certainly any domesticated animal such as a dog or a cat would only bring about the destruction of fine furniture, stained carpets, and the onset of disease, not to mention the foul odor. That's just the way it was. ...more
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