25 YA Books For Adults Who Don’t Read YA. If you've heard of Harry Potter and Hunger Games, check out these other "young adult" books that older adults love too!
Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings follows the fraught relationship of a wealthy girl and her maid in 19th-century Charleston ($28, amazon.com)
From actual bookmarks to photographs, ticket stubs, lists, scribbled recipes, children’s drawings, birth certificates, four-leaf-clovers, unsent love letters, and countless other funny, heartbreaking, and odd ephemera, this scrapbook of intriguing finds by a used bookstore owner Michael Popek opens a rare window into the private lives of anonymous strangers through snippets of their life stories.
'Cider with Rosie' (1959) by English poet, novelist, & screenwriter Laurie Lee.The first book of a trilogy that continues w/ As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) & A Moment of War (1991).Over six million copies sold worldwide.Account of Lee's childhood in the village of Slad, Gloucestershire,in the period after WWI.Chronicles traditional village life which disappeared w/ the advent of new developments, such as the motor car,& relates experiences of childhood seen from many years later.