I'm looking for some good, old fashioned (as in the 90's) X-men stories in novel form. I stopped reading X-Men after Avengers VS. Xmen a few years ago; it just got too complicated. I almost wish Marvel would retcon everything like DC does to bring things back to square one, before mutant messiahs and M days and a thousand characters dying and then coming back and changing powers or getting depowered.
Can anyone point me in the direction of good X-Men novels staring the core team written by good authors, maybe an author that has written for the comics in the past? I'd rather not read novelizations of movies, and I'd like to keep away from any lame books for kids. There's got to be some out there, right?