Grow Up!

Growing up doesn't end when adulthood starts. We're constantly growing and changing. We've been thinking a lot about what it means to be an adult and the growing up process, causing us to reflect on some of our favorite coming-of-age stories, or bildungsroman. We asked our friends to help us create a list of books that they read during their formative years--books that helped them navigate life transitions.

Let us know if you think we're missing any . . .

The Summer of Everything Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781945053917
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Published: Interlude Press - September 8th, 2020

The Fires of Spring: A Novel Cover Image
By James A. Michener, Steve Berry (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345483058
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 12th, 1987

Coffee Will Make You Black Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781504058520
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Published: Open Road Media - June 25th, 2019

The Catcher in the Rye Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316769488
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 1st, 1991

 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [75th Anniversary Ed] Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060736262
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - November 6th, 2018

Swing Time: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111641
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Published: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2017

The Diary of Anne Frank Cover Image
$8.94
ISBN: 9781607969341
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Published: WWW.Snowballpublishing.com - February 13th, 2017

Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781468303308
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 29th, 2013

The Black Stallion Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780679813439
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Published: Yearling - August 20th, 1991

True Grit: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590204597
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2010

Whiskey When We're Dry: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735220454
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Published: Penguin Books - July 2nd, 2019

Kindred Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807083697
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Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618526413
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Published: Mariner Books - April 21st, 2004

This Boy's Life (30th Anniversary Edition): A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802149077
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Published: Grove Press - December 17th, 2019

Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525552970
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Published: Penguin Books - August 20th, 2019

Black Swan Green: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812974010
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 27th, 2007

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780375714573
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Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2004

Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780452297753
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Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 2012

Winter's Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316066419
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 11th, 2007

Sula (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400033430
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Cover Image
By James Joyce, Judith John (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9781839641763
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Published: Flame Tree Collectable Classics - August 11th, 2020

The Bottoms Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307475268
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - December 7th, 2010

The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 1991

Down These Mean Streets Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679781424
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Published: Vintage - November 25th, 1997

Goodbye, Columbus: and Five Short Stories (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679748267
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Published: Vintage - January 13th, 1994

Ham on Rye: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061177583
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Published: Ecco - July 29th, 2014

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061374234
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Published: Ecco - September 8th, 2009

Studs Lonigan Cover Image
By James T. Farrell, Anne Douglas (Introduction by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780141186733
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 1st, 2001

The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

Black Boy Cover Image
By Richard Wright, John Edgar Wideman (Foreword by), Malcolm Wright (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780061130243
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - March 27th, 2007

Eleanor & Park: Exclusive Special Edition Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250012579
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 26th, 2013

House Made of Dawn [50th Anniversary Ed]: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062909954
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - December 11th, 2018

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345806543
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

Their Eyes Were Watching God Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061120060
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2006

The Autobiography of Malcolm X Cover Image
By MALCOLM X, Alex Haley (With)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780345376718
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 15th, 1992

Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525555377
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Published: Penguin Books - June 11th, 2019

My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609450786
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012

Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984822185
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Published: Hogarth - February 18th, 2020

Norwegian Wood (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375704024
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2000

Swimming with Horses Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781459743540
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Published: Dundurn Group - March 5th, 2019