Angel Recommends…12 Non-YA Books a YA Reader Should Read

Angel Recommends

Angel Recommends is a feature on the blog where I give awesome bookish recommendations.

Before being the avid YA reader I am today, I have read lots of middle-grade and adult fiction. I didn’t even know Young Adult books existed before so I devoured those books. I read them every day and every night, I even re-read some of those books.

If you’re looking for something new and non-YA to read, I’m here to recommend you 12 awesome non-YA books.

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BOOK REVIEW: 44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel

44 Charles Street Book Cover 44 Charles Street
Danielle Steel
Adult, Contemporary
Dell
January 31, 2012
Mass Market Paperback
400
Purchased

A magical transformation takes place in Danielle Steel’s luminous novel: Strangers become roommates, roommates become friends, and friends become a family in a turn-of-the-century house in Manhattan’s West Village.

The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. And every square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendor—even as a relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from her boyfriend, is suddenly the sole mortgage payer on her Greenwich Village townhouse. The struggling art gallery owner does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders, and soon her home becomes a whole new world.

First comes Eileen, a fresh, pretty L.A. transplant, now a New York City schoolteacher. Then there’s Chris, a young father fighting for custody of his seven-year-old son. The final tenant is Marya, a celebrated cookbook author hoping to start a new chapter in life after the death of her husband. Over the course of one amazing, unforgettable, ultimately life-changing year, Francesca discovers that her accidental tenants have become the most important people in her life. The house at 44 Charles Street fills with laughter, heartbreak, and hope—and in the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, it’s a place those who visit will never want to leave.