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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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Loved the characters and the plot! What a ride! Read this quite some time ago but still thinking of Margarita and Woland's retinue! #themasterandmargarita #mikhailbulgakov

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The Day of the Dissonance | Alan Dean Foster
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Mine's tagged. What was yours? 😃

Samplergal Ha! I had no parental supervision on my reading. I read all kinds of adult stuff. Peyton Place read in fourth grade comes to mind. I had no idea what those adults were doing, but remember that I didn‘t ask my mother, as supervision may have started. I read Gone with the Wind in fourth grade too. My librarian at the public library stopped me from borrowing some. 😂 1y
julesG Can hardly remember any book read before I was 14. I remember checking both the following out of the library when I was 12 or 13 (in German, of course) - they were brand new additions to the tiny local library. I know I read both, but not which one came first. Gone With The Wind or 1y
julesG I might have read books off my parents' shelves before that. Can only remember my parents had the Decamaron and I didn't understand those strange fairytales. 1y
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AmyG I‘m with @Samplergal as I had NO supervision either. I‘m going to guess it was most likely a Harold Robbins book....probably A Stone for Danny Fisher. My friend and I were all over that book. It‘s where we learned about sex. 1y
InLibrisVeritas I am not entirely sure, as I had no supervision on my reading either. One of the earliest (3rd grade i think) was the tagged book. I remember parts of it being really sad, and that there were a few sex scenes. 1y
Stacy_31 Flowers in the Attic. Still one of my favorites, I read it in maybe 4th grade? Then of course the rest of the series. My reading was largely supervised, and I always thought it was funny that I couldn‘t read Sweet Valley High, but my mom didn‘t bat an eye at VC Andrews. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1y
MicrobeMom Not sure I should have read this at 11 because I was a fearful child, but I loved it. My parents censored TV and movies but not books. I do the same with my kids! 1y
BookwormAHN When I was in 5th grade I read Cujo, which was eye opening for various reasons. In 10th grade my Mother bought me Anne Rice's Beauty Series. Those were my first adult adult novels. 1y
madamereadsalot1 I know there is likely another "grown-up" novel I read before this one, but Darkfall is the one that stuck in my memory. I was 11 or 12 when I read it, and I remember loving it. I should reread it. 1y
RebelReader When I was 13 I went to my first secondhand bookstore with my mother and grandmother in the Portland Oregon area and to my grandmother‘s horror, my Mom let me buy 1y
Readingismyescape I loved Stephen King. I‘m not sure which one I read first. Probably Cujo. As a teen I also read the Hobbit and 1y
Itchyfeetreader I think it was Jurassic Park 1y
BookishTrish When I was ten 1y
KrystleTheBookSlayer When I was young, I picked up a Nora Roberts novel at a hospital gift shop because I was bored & apparently they didn't have anything age appropriate, plus my parents always let me read & watch pretty much whatever I wanted. Anyways that was my first introduction to literary sex scenes 😂 1y
MeganAnn The first adult novel I remember was grabbing a Danielle Steele novel off my mom‘s shelf at 12 or 13. Eventually my mom caught on and gave me some of her older more gothic romance novels by Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitney and the like (that were probably less sexually explicit). But she never really censored what we brought home from the library either so I‘m sure there were others I maybe don‘t remember as well. 1y
CaroPi I am trying to remember if it was #quovadis or #themasterandmargarita one of them 1y
jb72 I really don‘t remember my first adult novel. While we had a library in town, my mother never took us. I started going on my own (walking) in like 8th grade. My mother had some Steele and Sheldon books, but I never read them. I would walk to the library and check out cheesy romance books (Harlequin). Funnily enough I now dislike romance books and prefer horror. 1y
bookishbitch I think mine was Lace. Which they also.made a movie out of in the 80's with Phoebe Cates. And it was a library copy. 1y
inthegreensandblues Not sure about first book, but first adult author was Dean Koontz when I was 10. I was obsessed with horror! 1y
dragondrool Flowers in the Attic. And I think the second was Jaws. 1y
SleepyDragon When I was a kid, we didn't really distinguish between YA and adult, so I'm not sure. I read The Hobbit in 5th grade, so maybe that was my first. Around then was when I started raiding my older sister's and dad's bookcases. 1y
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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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It makes sense that I'm loving this book considering it's one of Patti Smith's favs...lol. #pattismithreadinglist #mikhailbulgakov #themasterandmargarita #currentlyreading

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