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By Jill - AV

December 31, 2016

What’s Hot in Fiction:  2016 - The First Half

Thrillers with “Girl” in the title: Even though most of these suspenseful stories are actually about women, they do feature mysterious disappearances, startling discoveries, and page-turning plots. They’re definitely not meant to be read by little girls!

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
The Last Good Girl by Alison Leotta
The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza
Girl in the Dark Marion Pauw
The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney

Remakes of classic literature: These books may not include all new characters and stories, but they do have new settings, new plot twists, and new attitudes that will appeal to new readers as well as fans of the originals.

Love and Friendship by Whit Stilman
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
Mount Hope by Sarah Price
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Chan

Debut Novels with big buzz: Some of these new authors received deals worth almost $1,000,000 for their first books! Many of them have been mentioned on Must-Read lists in multiple publications and are now on the bestseller lists.

The Girls by Emma Cline
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
The Widow by Fiona Barton
The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Novels set during WWII: These books cover the Second World War as well as the years just before and after. They are set in various countries where the characters include pilots, spies, soldiers, teachers, physicians, and prisoners.

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
A Hero of France by Alan Furst
The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler
A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave


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