Amanda’s Favorite Grown-Up books

Did you know that we sell grown-up books at Hooray for Books? We do! We have a great selection in the store, ranging from current and past bestsellers to those sleeper picks we just love, as well as being able to order anything we don’t have in stock, getting it in for you often as soon as the next day!

I have a few favorites to sell to customers looking for a great read for themselves or as a gift for a fellow reader. All of these would make excellent holiday gifts!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I’ve heard this one referred to as “Harry Potter for adults” and I definitely agree! A fantastical story filled with beautiful writing, a love story, exciting magic, and a story unlike any other I’ve ever read. You’ve never been to a circus like this one!

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter

Have a non-fiction lover in your life? This memoir chronicles the journey of Carpenter and her husband as they begin to grow their own food, while living in a bad neighborhood in Oakland, California. They start small, but eventually raise chickens, pigs, and bees, as well as growing all sorts of vegetables and other edibles, all while dealing with living where they do.

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

A lovely story of an elderly widower finding love again with a local shopkeeper, while also dealing with the irresponsibility of his only son and the nosy expectations of his peers.  At times sweet, other times absolutely hilarious, this is definitely one of my favorites to hand readers.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

If you’re a dog lover, this one is a must-have! On the night before Enzo, an elderly dog, passes away, he recounts his life with his family and all the major event that shaped him into the dog he ended up becoming. Mainly focusing on Danny, the man he lives with, Enzo takes us through Danny’s career as a race car driver,  the loss of Danny’s wife and a subsequent custody battle, all of which Enzo endured alongside his human companion.

Funny and uplifting. Definitely one that will pull at the heart strings!

Stop in to check out these titles, along with other favorites of our staff!

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