Top 10 Best Books to Read for Adults

 

Adult books are specifically designed to cater to the reading tastes of adults and reflect maturity, deep sense of social awareness, moral responsibility, political knowledge, and many more characteristics. The following list includes a brief but comprehensive directory of best books for adults to read. They are good books to read regarding their literary quality and intellectual implications. The list contains some genres such as speculative fiction, historical fiction, romance, horror, and mystery or suspense. These are indeed best books to read for adults suiting their interest. Fantasy in the genre of speculative fiction is much welcomed by young adults. Side by side, science fictions also holds a strong reception among them. Historical fiction, horror, and romance are favorites among them. However, mystery and suspense thrillers a claim to be their most wanted books.

Dark Matter

Dark Matter offers a doorway into other dimensions of reality. It is a science thriller where we find the atomic physicist, Jason Dessen, who is married and has a son, discovering another version of his as a Chicago award-winning physicist. Jason's vision of multi-universe is based on Schrödinger's cat experiment. The novel is funny, absurd and fast-paced.

Read it For:
Young adults would find the book speedy and race-to-the-finish-line thriller.
Don't Read it For:
Readers who do not like fast-a-paced and absurd ideas would not take a fancy to it
What makes this book stand out?:
The idea that choices and decisions that we make, splinter off into new worlds every moment is the standout of the novel

The Passage

The book is a post-apocalyptic vampire fantasy set in a near future government experiment on a virus that endows humans with superhuman powers and immortality but ushers in claws, fangs, orange skin, a liking for human flesh and photophobia. The story deals with the conflict about negotiating eternal life in turn of a soul. The first section of the book is on the discovery of the virus and the second section on the spreading of the virus.

Read it For:
Adults will like the story, and the novel is already a blockbuster
Don't Read it For:
Other than adults the children will fear the story.
What makes this book stand out?:
Amy, the silent girl, who appears in both sections of the movie is the standout who retains her human virtues despite gaining supernatural strength.

The Three Musketeers

The book deals with the historical event of the siege of the Protestant iron grip of LA Rochelle during the reign of Louis XIII. The Musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and D'Artagnan are committed to protecting their king and queen passionately, and they embark on the most daring missions to sabotage the Machiavellian schemes of Cardinal Richelieu.

Read it For:
The book is a must for adventure lovers and adults.
Don't Read it For:
Readers who prefer romance and horror genres to historical fiction would not enjoy the novel much.
What makes this book stand out?:
This historical novel acknowledges the contributions of love, courage, pleasure, and friendship. The three musketeers epitomize these values

Gone with the Wind

The story is all about hope amidst the destructive forces of Civil War, starvation, rape, murder, catastrophe and slavery. Scarlett O'Hara, the protagonist of the novel, symbolizes optimism who is determined not to look back and repent for the past. She struggles in the survival for existence and clings to the hopes of her unfulfilled love, Ashley

Read it For:
Adults who like to read historical novels will love this story for its focus on human's resilience and hopefulness
Don't Read it For:
Adults who go overboard for romantic and horror novels would not be fond of the novel.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is notable for its survival guide and its confidence in resilience and bright side of life.
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Fifty Shades of Grey

The book is an erotic novel and is the first installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy. The story revolves around a troubled young millionaire, Christian Gray and the college-aged girl, Anastasia Steele and their sensual relationship.  Christian assumes the dominant position, and the girl accepts it in exchange of lots of money. An excellent entertaining novel of the contemporary age.

Read it For:
Adult readers may enjoy the amorous, romantic novel
Don't Read it For:
The book is not suitable for children and young readers
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out for its improbable BDSM practices. Also, the characters are haunting. It has activated the fantasies and also generated remarkable sales

On Dublin Street

Jocelyn Butler is running away from her past and family tragedies and left States and come over to Scotland. Her single life was doing well until she shifts to a new apartment in Dublin Street until she meets Braden Carmichael who is desperate to get her into his bed. Slowly, Jocelyn confides in Braden and opens up. Eventually, they got married

Read it For:
The book is a good read for adults
Don't Read it For:
The book is not suitable for children
What makes this book stand out?:
The trial and tribulations of the main characters are the standouts of the novel. Jocelyn's attempts to maintain an emotional distance was the mainstay of the book.

Bird Box

A horror novel that leaves readers petrified. The book is set in the apocalyptic future where Malorie and her two unnamed children, being blindfolded, stay indoors where evil darkness prevails. Malorie, being pregnant, has survived apocalypse and struggles in a sanctuary. She teaches her children the sense of hearing and finally, the time is opportune for escape from horror

Read it For:
Adults who are fond of horror stories will like the novel
Don't Read it For:
Children will find the book dreadful, and so it is not recommended for them.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book triggers trepidation, fear and an alarming aura that appropriately go well with horror fictions.

It

The book is coming-of-age fiction. The narrative describes the young and adult lives of Bill, Richie, Stan, Bev, Eddie and Mike of the Loser's Club. It has many scary moments and recounts the revisiting of childhood, maturing and about friendship anticipating both real and supernatural fears. There are situations of bullying, and isolation and also the annoying memory of six boys and one girl having sex in the sewers.

Read it For:
Young adults who are coming of age can relate to the book and so do adults down the memory lane
Don't Read it For:
Some readers may find the book boring and lengthy and unpalatable.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is about childhood and friendship that lasts forever

Murder on the Orient Express

The story is the solving of the murder mystery by Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. An American tourist, named Ratchett, approaches Poirot on the Orient Express and requests him to takes on his case as he fears his life has been threatened. The next day Ratchett was found murdered. The man in charge of the train asks the detective to investigate the case.

Read it For:
Murder mystery lovers would no doubt like the story. The book is recommended for readers above 12 years of age.
Don't Read it For:
Modern young readers might find it quaint and disinteresting.
What makes this book stand out?:
The plot is crafted ingeniously, and the surprising twist at the end is commendable.

Cuckoo’s Calling

Cormoran Strike investigates the murder mystery of supermodel Lula. The dead has its processes evidence of the criminal that Strike can detect. Strike along with Robin interrogates Lula's acquaintances including rappers, actors, designers, and lawyers. Lula's abusive boyfriend turns out to be a suspicious character. Strike is personally troubled with personal problems like his romantic obsession and is mother's drug addiction.

Read it For:
The book is a must-read for adults and teenagers who take a fancy to mystery novels.
Don't Read it For:
Children will not find the book attractive.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a good read, and there is no redundancy in it.

The top 10 books enlisted above are admired and esteemed by adults. Adult literature is very dynamic and has witnessed the field’s artistic development. This list attempts to incorporate the most acclaimed and cherished books consisting of the primary five genres of adult literature. The audience will find the exciting books to read and enjoy quality time.

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