It is a well-known fact that literature and fiction have been an important part of human culture since the dawn of writing. This has deep roots in our history and continues to shape how we communicate with one another, even today. For example, those who read fiction can often find themselves learning about new cultures or getting a better sense of what it might be like to live in another time or place.
The best fiction and literature books of 2022 are the ones that take on the issues that matter to us. They are the stories that will help us see the world from a different perspective and make us ask ourselves, “What would I do?”
In 2022, we can expect more of these kinds of books. There will be novels about politics, social justice, and even climate change. But there will also be novels about love and family and all other things that we hold dear. This list will give you some suggestions on what to read next!
About the Author: Denise Kiernan is an author, journalist, and producer and has been working as a writer for more than 20 years. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Discover, etc. She has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” during its Emmy award-winning first season and has produced for media outlets such as ESPN and MSNBC.
About this Book: The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home are about building a monument to an era and way of life that has been dying for a long time. We explore how this monument transitions from being a symbol of loss and sadness to showcasing the best possible version of it – one in which traces of hope can still be found.
The book tells us about George Washington Vanderbilt’s life and the history of his family. It also talks about the wealth that his family had, as well as George’s position in the family.
It’s hard to understand his decision to move himself and his mother out of the city and into North Carolina to build this enormous house (The Baltimore House) in the middle of nowhere. Such a risky logistical gamble, especially considering all of the challenges
About the Author: Amy Engel is a former criminal defense attorney who now lives in Missouri with her family. She is the author of The Book of Ivy, a young adult series that was published in 2015. Her next literary thriller, The Familiar Dark was published by Dutton in the spring of 2020. Her book, the Roanoke Girls went up in popularity and became the #1 bestseller in the eBook category. Richard and Judy also rated it highly and it’s already sold 100,000 copies so far.
About this Book: Amy Engel’s debut novel, The Roanoke Girls tells the story of a young woman who returns to her hometown to unearth the truth about what happened to her best friend from childhood.
At fifteen Lane Roanoke comes to live with her grandparents and energetic cousin at the Roanoke family’s country estate following the suicide of her mom. North of one long, warm summer, Lane encounters the advantages of being one of the rich and excellent Roanoke young ladies.
But, what she doesn’t know is being a Roanoke young lady conveys a horrendous heritage: either the young ladies run for their dear life, or they die. For there is obscurity at the core of Roanoke, and when Lane finds its tricky draw, she has to settle on her decision.
Engel uses this premise as an opportunity to explore complex themes such as friendship and loss while also delivering a thrilling mystery that keeps readers guessing until the very end.
About the Author:Fatima Farheen Mirza is an American author and New York Times best-selling novelist, who was honored by the National Book Foundation as a “5 Under 35” honoree in 2020. Hes is is famously known for her literary work “A Place for Us”. Fatima Farheen Mirza was born in 1991 and raised in California. She graduated from Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was awarded with the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship.
About this Book: A Place for Us is a novel about a Muslim Indian-American family living in California. The novel follows the lives of the children, Jumana, Shirin, and Amar. The book begins with Jumana and her family moving to America from India so that they can have a better life. When they arrive at their new home in California, they are faced with the harsh reality of being the only Indian family in their neighborhood and having to deal with racism on a daily basis. Shirin is Jumana’s older sister who has always been rebellious and reckless while Amar is her younger brother who struggles with his identity as an American-born Muslim boy.
This book is an important read because it sheds light on what it’s like to be Muslim-American today and how difficult it can be living in the United States.
About the Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most popular American writers of all time. He is best known for his novels “The Great Gatsby” and “Tender Is the Night”. His writing is noted for its insight into the social classes of the Roaring Twenties and the Jazz Age. During his lifetime, he published 4 novels, 4 story collections, and 164 short stories. Although Fitzgerald became popular in the 1920s, it wasn’t until he died that he received critical acclaim.
About this Book: Gatsby’s narrative is so captivating because it reflects the emptiness of this society. The more you read it and think about what’s happening, the more captured you will feel.
The novel tells a tragic story of love. You can tell how intense it is and that there are things you won’t ever be able to buy no matter how much money you have embodied in the novel.
Many readers can relate to Gatsby because he’s a well-rounded character who is portrayed in different ways throughout the story. Daisy is shown as being charming and confident when it comes to meeting new people.
About the Author: Her first book, “Ralph’s Party”, came out in 1999 and was the best-selling debut novel for that year. Since then she had written and published another sixteen books, many of which have charted at number one in the hardback charts. She lives in London – with her husband and two daughters. She writes every day (2-3 hours), a minimum of one thousand words each day, typically in a cafe with no access to the internet.
About this Book: The novel is about a woman named Jenna Gray, who had to deal with the disappearance of her daughter Alice. The book starts out with Jenna’s struggle in the aftermath of Alice’s disappearance and follows her as she investigates what happened. This book is so interesting, it’s perfect if you want a thriller that will keep you entertained until the end.
About the Author: She began writing during the First World War and wrote over 100 novels, plays, and short story collections. She was still writing to great acclaim until her death, and her books have now sold over a billion copies in English and other foreign languages. Yet Agatha Christie was always a very private person, and though Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple became household names, the Queen of Crime was a complete enigma to all but her closest friends.
About this book: This is a detective novel, which was published in 1939. It is a murder mystery book, where the protagonist is an amateur sleuth, who sets out to solve a seemingly impossible case of murders that take place on an island. The main character here is called Hercule Poirot.
The story starts with ten people being invited to the island at the request of one person, who calls himself A.B.C., and they are all strangers to each other. They are told that they will be staying in separate houses and they must not discuss any details about themselves or their past with anyone else on the island because this will be their new life from now onwards and nobody can leave the island until A.B.C.’s game has been played through to its conclusion.
About the Author: “Gillian Flynn was the chief TV critic for Entertainment Weekly and now writes full-time. Her first novel Sharp Objects was the winner of two CWA Daggers and was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger. Her latest novel, Gone Girl, is a massive No.1 bestseller. The film adaptation of Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, won the Hollywood Film Award 2014.“
About this Book: The novel is set in a small town in Missouri and tells the story of two children, one of them an orphaned French girl, who are drawn together by coincidence. The novel explores their different backgrounds, their pain, and the ways they cope.
Gone Girl is a psychological thriller novel by Gillian Flynn published in 2012. The book tells the story of Nick Dunne and his wife Amy who live in North Carthage, Missouri. Nick becomes the prime suspect when Amy goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary.
About the Author: “Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. She is a National Book Foundation “5 under 35” honoree, and her essays are featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.“
About this Book: This book is about decisions and conditions. It recounts the narrative of twin sisters who grow up in the isolated South, a town that’s obsessed with skin color. There are only fair-skinned people there, which makes life difficult for all sorts of folks.
The book explores a lot of complicated issues, including race, identity, and love. The truth is that the town that Desiree and Stella live in is one where any people who are light-skinned have a better chance at success. The two sisters, in their own way, defy the order of the town. They flee at an early age and end up revolting in different ways. One sister marries a man with a darker skin complexion and has a darker-skinned baby girl.
The other sister passes for white and has an advantaged life. Their stories… and the histories of their progenitors are told over a range of right around forty years, starting during the 1950s. The novel has a capturing account and spotlights on the decisions individuals make, the mysteries they hold, and the results that unfurl from this dynamic.
About the Author: “Homer was probably born around 725BC on the Coast of Asia Minor, now the coast of Turkey, but then really a part of Greece. Homer was the first Greek writer whose work survives. He was one of a long line of bards, or poets, who worked in the oral tradition. Homer and other bards of the time could recite, or chant, long epic poems. Both works attributed to Homer – The Iliad and The Odyssey – are over ten thousand lines long in the original.
About this Book: The Odyssey is a work of art, commonly thought of as the second part of Homer’s epic The Iliad- a sequel to his first work. The Odyssey is a cornerstone in the Western canon, being the oldest surviving piece of Western literature. Scholars believe it was composed around the end of the 8th century BC; not far from modern-day Ionia, which boasts rich trading and military history.
The Odyssey is considered one of the great masterpieces of Western literature. It has had an enormous influence on art and culture.
About the Author: xKaren Joy Fowler is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels and three short story collections. She is the co-founder of the Otherwise Award and the current president of the Clarion Foundation. Fowler and her husband, who have two grown children and seven grandchildren, live in Santa Cruz, California. Fowler also supports a chimp named Caesar who lives at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone.“
About the Book: This book is a psychological thriller that is set in the 1960s and tells the story of a girl named Rosemary who, after the death of her mother, was raised by her two older brothers and an abusive father. The story begins with Rosemary, now an adult, discovering that she has a sister named Fern whom she never knew about.
This novel is about how people can be completely different from what they seem to be. It also shows how difficult it can be to find out who we really are.
About the Author: “Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma and trained as a musician at Tuskegee Institute from 1933 to 1936, at which time a visit to New York and a meeting with Richard Wright led to his first attempts at fiction. Invisible Man won the National Book Award. Appointed to the Academy of American Arts and Letters in 1964, Ellison taught at several institutions, including Bard College, the University of Chicago, New York University, etc.“
About the Book: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man is a classic novel that has been translated into over 25 languages. The novel tells the story of an African-American man living in the United States who struggles to find his identity and place in society while dealing with issues such as poverty, race, and social prejudice.
Invisible Man is a groundbreaking work of literature that explores how blacks were treated in America during the 1930s. It also discusses how they were treated during World War II when they were drafted to fight for their country.
About the Author: “André Aciman is an American memoirist, essayist, and New York Times, bestselling novelist. He has also written many essays and reviews on Marcel Proust. His work has appeared in many high-profile publications in the US. Aciman grew up in a multilingual society and received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and became Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.“
About the Book: This novel is a coming-of-age story of a young man’s first love, set in the Northern Italian countryside in the 1980s. It tells the story of Elio, an American-Italian who lives with his parents in Italy and is growing up fast. He spends his days with friends and family – playing music, exploring local forests, and starting to notice girls. And then one summer changes everything.
The book’s protagonist is 17-year old Elio Perlman. He lives with his mother and father in a villa by the Italian Alps for six weeks every year. There he meets Oliver (Oliver), an American student who comes to stay at their house for six weeks as well. Oliver becomes Elio’s best friend, but Elio also feels something more than just
The best sellers’ fiction books of the year 2022 will continue to change as the year progresses. However, these top 12 best sellers’ fictional books will be a fantastic list to make a choice from. I foresee that fiction books will be more diverse, with more female authors and a lot of eBooks and paperbacks titles as well. with that said, it is now time to pick a book and start reading.
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