READING LIST FOR BEGINNERS OF LITERARY FICTION BOOKS

Critically Acclaimed Books for Literary Fiction Book Readers


Reviews By Popular Critics & Publishers
KIRKUS

The Silent Wife

While readers can probably get over a few mentions of Jodi’s work, the Q-and-A style rendition of her own therapy and references to different schools of psychological thought may make readers’ eyes gl ...

GUARDIAN 4

The Angel Esmeralda

As always, DeLillo's dialogue combines impeccable colloquialism with laconic, epigrammatic deadpan.

GUARDIAN

Pride and Prejudice

I strongly suggest everybody to read this book - maybe it will be hard at first but it will definitely be worth it!

KIRKUS 3

The Beginner's Goodbye

Some might consider the latest from Tyler . . .typically wise and charming, while others will dismiss it as cloying.

KIRKUS 3

Enchantments

Harrison’s rococo prose fits her subject matter, but she adds little to Romanov lore while Rasputin’s story, written at arm’s length, never comes to life.

KIRKUS 4

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Unexpectedly entertaining...this good-hearted debut doesn’t shy away from modern cultural and religious issues, even though they ultimately prove immaterial.

KIRKUS 4

The Magicians (TV Tie-In Edition)

Very dark and very scary, with no simple answers provided—fantasy for grown-ups, in other words, and very satisfying indeed.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 5

The Bonesetter's Daughter

The novel exhibits a poignant clarity as it investigates the dilemma of adult children who must become caretakers of their elderly parents, a situation Tan articulates with integrity and exemplary emp ...

KIRKUS 3

Love in the Time of Cholera

Broad and brilliant as it is, though, there's an awful lot about a little here--a candy-box of a novel: more paper slots and creamy centers than something hard to bite down on.

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