Top Ten Contemporary Women’s Fiction Novels
This week’s top ten is all about contemporary women’s fiction. A great list for those that are looking for a little escapism in the current climate.
All of these books are available in Kindle, Kobo, via Google Play, or Apple. So jump right in.
A personal favourite, and a little bias of mine, is Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams. This romantic, will-they-won’t-they love story based in London is exactly what those living in the city need right now. And keep your eye out for her next book as well!
This book has lit it up lately and for good reason. Part comedy, part contemporary fiction, and part commentary on the current racial climate, particularly in America. A fantastic read that will engross you.
This is the only Sophie Kinsella book I’ve read – I know! I should have read more by now! – This is the book that most spoke to me. It’s about a twenty-something young woman in London who reinvents herself and it all goes wrong. A fun read.
This has been classed as the ‘original chic lit’ novel. It’s a really lovely look at mental health in young women and also the power-pull between men and women, particularly impressionable young women. Also, a fab New York escapism.
I love Ayisha Malik! Her Sofia Khan series is one of my favourites. Partly set in the publishing industry, this story focuses on a young Muslim woman who are navigating a dating life, with working life, her family life, and her friends. A really lovely depiction of modern life for Muslim women across the UK. And it’s hilarious too!
This was the first-ever women’s fiction book I read and owned and I love it to this day. Set in the publishing industry, the main character is working for a prestigious independent and going on dates with several men while dealing with a mother with mental health issues. It’s not necessarily your typical happy-go-lucky women’s fiction, but it made me think a lot when I was reading it.
A sweet, friends-to-romance novel that spans decades. The younger end of One Day by David Nicholls, this book is written solely through DMs, texts, phone calls, and emails between Rosie and Alex. It’s set in Ireland and is heartbreaking and gorgeous. I love it.
A recent release, this story focuses on four friends in their late twenties who are all at different stages of living. From the one going through a recent break-up, another one who is engaged, another is who getting a life-changing job and another that is a free spirit. It’s a great, modern-day read and great fun if you’re just looking for a little escapism.
If you’re looking for a more literary, witty, and acidic women’s fiction, then Animals is the one for you. It is utterly hilarious. Emma Jane Unsworth is the Queen of the one-liner. I love her.
Finally, a women’s fiction meets psychological thriller. This is a real mix of styles and genres. It reminded me a lot of Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, except it’s much more commercial. Well worth a read if you haven’t got around to it yet.
So there we have it. My current Top Ten Contemporary Women’s Fiction reads. What are your favourites? I could do with a few suggestions at the moment.