Albert Camus once said that 'fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth'. Every year we see thousands of fiction books published in the market. These books allow you to enter the world of no restrictions where anything can be possible beyond your imaginations.
All the bookworms and interested gift-givers must be wondering about the best fiction books to begin the New Year. So here we have, a perfect list of all the top fictions books of the past year only for you-
Confessions of a Forty-Something F##k Up by Alexandra Potter
Nell's life hasn't gone as planned. While her friends appear to be living the Insta-perfect dream, Nell is left feeling washed-up and lonely. But then she starts a personal podcast and strikes up an unusual friendship with eighty-something widowed Cricketer, and things start to look up. A few tears, a few laughs, and a reminder that we're all in this together.
Flying Angels by Danielle Steel
In the aftermath of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, nurses Lizzie and Audrey are bereft. Both have lost someone they care about, and both are attempting to cope with their grief while contributing to the war effort. The friends are sent to England to join a mission to fly to the front lines and rescue wounded soldiers. Both are caught up in the trials and tribulations of war, but when the fighting stops, they face one of the most difficult challenges of all: learning to love again.
Midnight in the Snow by Karen Swan
Clover Phillips is a much-garlanded director who encounters frosty Kit Foley, a controversial winner of surfing and snowboarding contests. Entangled in an accident that devastated a rival, Kit keeps a stony silence about the event. Clover is determined to discover the truth and travels to the snowy wilds of the Austrian Alps to do so. Kit can't stand her in this romantic setting. On the other hand, Clover becomes increasingly drawn to him and suspects that he has something to hide.
The Rose Garden by Tracy Rees
Twelve-year-old Ottilie Finch and her family recently relocated from Durham to Hampstead. Life appears to be full of joy and excitement, and the scandal that forced the family to relocate remains a mystery to the child. On the other hand, Ottilie is aware that her mother is ill. Mabs, a local girl, is brought in to care for Mrs Finch, rescued from a life on the canals. Mabs, on the other hand, becomes embroiled in the scandal that has engulfed the Finches and is soon confronted with the hardest dilemma she has ever faced.
Tracy Rees' novel is full of richly imagined intrigue and secrets for Rachel Hore and Dinah Jefferies fans.
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske
For Bridgerton fans who want to bring a little magic into their lives...
This comedy of manners, manor houses, and hedge mazes is set in an alternate Edwardian England, with a magic-infused murder mystery and a delightful queer romance from debut author Freya Marske.
Robin Blyth, a young baronet, was taking on a minor governmental position. He has, however, been appointed as the parliamentary liaison to a secret magical society. He would never have discovered the incredible magic that underpins his world if it hadn't been for this administrative blunder.
But he'll need the assistance of his adversarial magical-society counterpart, Edwin Courcey. When Robin and Edwin are thrown together, they uncover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles.
The City of Tears by Kate Mosse
The City of Tears, the sequel to bestselling author Kate Mosse's epic historical fiction novel The Burning Chambers, is set in France in 1572, during the ten-year-long Wars of Religion. A royal wedding may herald the arrival of peace, but when Minou Joubert receives her wedding invitation, she has no idea that her own family will be shattered in the days that follow. This is shaping up to be one of the year's best fiction books.
Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal
Set in 1866 in southern England, Circus of Wonder is the story of Nell. Set apart by her community because of the birthmarks that speckle her skin, Nell’s world takes remarked turns after she is sold to the local circus by her father.
Moving from the pleasure gardens of Victorian London to the battle-scarred plains of the Crimea, Circus of Wonders is an astonishing tale of power and ownership, fame and wisdom.