Children's Book Shop Picks for Grown-Ups

By The Children's Book Shop

By The Children's Book Shop

Our booksellers all have a passion for children's books, but in our spare time, we do (occasionally) read books written for adults! Here are some of our recommendations for grown-ups.

Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by Lauren

The Giver of Stars

Jojo Moyes

$28.00 $25.20

Recommended by Karen

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Gabrielle Zevin

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by Annie and Amy

How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories

N. K. Jemisin

$16.99 $15.63

Recommended by Sara

We Ride Upon Sticks

Quan Barry

$26.95 $24.26

Recommended by Amy

The Round House

Louise Erdrich

$16.99 $15.63

Recommended by Lauren

Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng

$17.00 $15.64

Recommended by Annie

Normal People

Sally Rooney

$26.00 $23.40

Recommended by Annie and Amy

The History of Love

Nicole Krauss

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by Annie

Water for Elephants

Sara Gruen

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by Annie

Moods by Louisa May Alcott

Sarah Elbert

$32.95

Recommended by Lauren

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

Gretchen McCulloch

$26.00 $23.40

Recommended by Amy

Call Me by Your Name

André Aciman

$17.00 $15.64

Recommended by Annie

Prep

Curtis Sittenfeld

$17.00 $15.64

Recommended by Amy

How Not to Die Alone

Richard Roper

$26.00 $23.40

Recommended by Amy

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Patrick Radden Keefe

$16.95 $15.59

Recommended by Amy

Evvie Drake Starts Over

Linda Holmes

$26.00 $23.40

Recommended by Amy

Euphoria

Lily King

$16.00 $14.72

Recommended by Amy

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

$27.99 $25.19

Recommended by Amy

The Diary of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell

$17.98 $16.54

Recommended by Amy

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

$26.00 $23.40

Recommended by Karen

Olive, Again

Elizabeth Strout

$27.00 $24.30

Recommended by Karen

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

$17.00 $15.64

Recommended by Karen

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

$16.99 $15.63

Recommended by Karen

The Alice Network

Kate Quinn

$16.99 $15.63

Recommended by Karen

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Helen Simonson

$17.00 $15.64

Recommended by Karen

A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki

$18.00 $16.56

Recommended by Sara

Convenience Store Woman

Ginny Tapley Takemori and Sayaka Murata

$15.00 $13.80

Recommended by Sara

Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Talia Hibbert

$15.99 $14.71

Recommended by Sara

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

$16.95 $15.59

Recommended by Sara

This Is Really Happening

Erin Chack

$9.99

Recommended by Sara