Reading Lists: Adults

Boisterous, rollicking, and exuberant. These books can't be called bittersweet or subtle, they are belly-laugh books with original, unusual stories.

The sunny skies of California hang above depravity, despair, and a lot of smart quips in these classic mystery stories.

The radio show "This American Life" is one of my favorite radio programs and they produce some great segments that always get me thinking/crying. Lately, they have had some moving pieces on violence, poverty and life on the streets. These are problems in our neighborhoods, communities and nation. Hoping everyone takes some time to listen and read; we need to find a solution.

Every once in awhile I like a really complex, mind bending book. Books on this list have multi-layered stories, unreliable narrators, post-modern playfulness, or all of the above!

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