Top 5 Wednesday: Adult Book Love

Welcome to my post, I’m staying consistent with another Top 5 Wednesday post!

Adult Book Love: 27th

“YA has increasingly become more popular among readers of ALL ages, but let’s take some time to share some adult book love! What are some books geared towards adults that you absolutely love and would recommend?”

This is the perfect post for me because adult books are my favourite. I don’t only want to read adult, but I haven’t been as interested in YA recently. Anyway, here are a few picks that I think are great and deserve the hype or deserve more love!

A Dowry of Blood

a dowry of blood

This is one of the first books I read of the year and my favourite so far. I’m not sure if anything can top it but it will have to be very good because A Dowry of Blood is stunning. The writing is beautiful and the book is dark but comforting at the same time. I could have read hundreds more pages of this!

The Black Coast

the black coast

The Black Coast is a really great adult fantasy that puts more focus on the struggle for peace rather than war that I found really refreshing. It still has some action scenes but there is more focus on the characters which I personally love. There are a lot of POVs but every one of them is interesting in some way. I need to read the sequel!


For anyone who enjoys historical fiction (and even if you don’t I think you’ll still enjoy it), Homegoing is an excellent adult book. It spans hundreds of years and follows the descendants of two half-sisters and the different paths they take. It is essentially a collection of short stories, but they’re all connected. I love it so much and I think I will re-read this at some point.

A Memory Called Empire

a memory called empire

A Memory Called Empire is a sort of sci-fi mystery book. It’s been a while since I read it so it’s hard to remember everything, because it was already complicated, but I just remember loving this book and the themes within it, like imperialism, language and identity. It also has the start of a sapphic relationship that I know develops more in the sequel, which again I really need to read!!

Into the Vanishing Half

the vanishing half

The last book I’ve chosen is The Vanishing Half, another historical fiction with two sisters actually. I’m pretty sure it’s inspired by the modern (?) classic Passing, but either way it’s an amazing generational, character-driven story exploring race, colourism, family, identity and more.

Thanks for reading! What are some of your favourite adult books?


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