6 Must-read Literary Fiction Books

19 Jan 2023

6 Must-read Literary Fiction Books

We’ve compiled this week’s must-read books for every literary fiction reader. We promise, these stories will have you hooked until the very last page! Happy reading.

The Placeholder

by Lynda Wolters

Release Date: November 1, 2022

“My desire to be someone’s chosen consumes me. Every. Single. Time. It doesn’t matter who I am with, that person becomes my world, and that becomes the new me.” Serenade is looking for love when she falls for her friend with benefits, Zac. When things spiral, Sera learns life’s hardest lesson: The one who loves you has been with you all along.

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The New Days

by Jennifer Carmody

Release Date: September 28, 2022

Annabelle first noticed Liam while he was browsing her bookstore. When she sees him sitting alone at Shea’s bar she decides to make her move. Austin watched as Annabelle made her way to Liam, his heart falling further into his stomach with her every step. Cole and Zoey don’t know what comes next but they know the group will never be the same.

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Really Good, Actually

by Monica Heisey

Release Date: January 17, 2023

A hilarious and painfully relatable debut novel about one woman’s messy search for joy and meaning in the wake of an unexpected breakup, from comedian, essayist, and award-winning screenwriter Monica Heisey

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Small World

by Laura Zigman

Release Date: January 10, 2023

From bestselling author Laura Zigman comes a heartfelt novel about two offbeat and newly divorced sisters who move in together as adults—and finally reckon with their childhood.

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by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Release Date: January 17, 2023

Set during the partition of British India in 1947, a time when neighbor was pitted against neighbor and families were torn apart, award-winning author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel brings to life the sweeping story of three sisters caught up in events beyond their control, their unbreakable bond, and their incredible struggle against powerful odds.

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The Lottery and Other Stories

by Shirley Jackson

Release Date: January 2, 2023

The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. “Power and haunting,” and “nights of unrest” were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson’s lifetime, unites “The Lottery:” with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson’s remarkable range–from the hilarious to the truly horrible–and power as a storyteller.

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