This is where I review books that are meant for adults - that means anyone over the age of 18. Of course, there are those under 18 years old who may find many of these books to their liking, particularly the classics which include most of my favorites. I've been on a mission to read the Pulitzer fiction winners and I think anyone who can understand these books, and many are also required reading in high school, should enjoy these classics. If you have a suggestion for a book you would like to read that you want my review of, I would be happy to assist you.

A tale of gloom, particularly if you're a woman, The Handmaid's Tale created a world unlike anything we've ever seen. Or is it? I read a short interview with Ms Atwood where she discussed the TV series about The Handmaid's Tale. She explained how everything in the novel is something that has happened somewhere in our world. In other words, she didn't make anything up. Although it is a work of fiction, the novel reads like science fiction or fantasy.

This collection of previously unpublished and uncollected short stories gave me a perfect sample of Shirley Jackson's writing. Several of the stories may even have been unfinished (or not in a final edit).

I bought the collected stories of Grace Paley and when I checked through my extensive library, found I owned two of the books that comprise this complete volume. No matter, I am a collector and lover of books so either I can pass on the individual books (which I most likely will do) or just keep them all.

This was my first Ayn Rand novel. Although I was familiar with her writing and her blockbuster hits, Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, I wanted just a taste of her writing and this book was the perfect size (89 pages as opposed to Fountainhead at 752 pages and Atlas Shrugged at 1188 pages).

I've been meaning to read the Pulitzer prize winning novel by Jane Smiley, "A Thousand Acres" and I've even started reading the book but for some reason, or some distraction, I haven't gotten very far. But I recently purchased "The Age of Grief" and found myself engrossed in it in no time at all.