The 14 best fiction books to give away this holiday season

When it comes to Christmas gifts, one of the greatest gifts you can give is a handpicked book.

Whether your loved one enjoys historical fiction, suspense and thriller, or steamy romantic novels, there is something for everyone in our book gift guide this year.

Here are the 14 best fiction books to give away in 2021.

The other black girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Take a trip to New York and meet Nella Rogers, a young black woman working in publishing at Wagner Books. Everything seems to be improving for Nella until she gets a note saying, “LET WAGNER. NOW. ”A chilling sign of the times, this thriller will hook readers in just a few pages.

Beautiful people, where are you from Sally Rooney

This book tells the story of two best friends, Alice and Eileen, both in their late twenties, and on completely different paths.

Alice, a writer, meets a new man called Felix, who works in a warehouse and invites him to Italy with her. Meanwhile, Eileen is in Dublin overcoming a breakup and flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.

The push by Ashley Audrain

Looking for a tense psychological thriller? Look no further than the instant international bestseller the thrust. This page-turning drama tells the story of the creation and breakdown of a family told through the eyes of a woman whose motherhood experience was nothing at all she hoped for – and all that she had hoped for. she feared.

Detransition, Torrey Peters Baby

Detransition, Baby has won numerous awards this year and has been recognized as “one of the most celebrated books of the year” by Time. The book centers on Reese, a trans woman, her ex Ames, a man without transition, and a cis woman named Katrina. Katrina becomes pregnant with Ames’ baby, and the three wonder if they can form an unconventional family to raise the baby together.

Sarah Pearse Sanatorium

A choice and a snapshot of the Reese’s Book Club New York Times Bestseller, The Sanatorium will have you on the edge of your seat throughout. The story takes place at the Summit, an abandoned sanatorium that has since been renovated into a five-star hotel. Elin Warner takes time off from his detective work to tour the hotel. There is something about the property that makes her nervous, and when she finds out that her future sister-in-law is missing, Warner must use his instincts to find her.

Klara and the sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

This Good Morning America Book Club pick appeared on President Obama’s summer reading list for 2021. Klara and the sun tells the story of an Artificial Friend who carefully monitors the behavior of those who come to visit her in her store, and of those who pass by in the street. She is still hopeful that a client will choose her soon, but when the opportunity presents itself, her situation could change forever. It is a magnificent book told through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator.

Code pink by Kate Quinn

I have read over 150 books this year, and The code of roses remains in my top 10. Best seller of The Alice network and The huntress, Kate Quinn brings us another heartbreaking WWII tale of three decrypting women in Bletchley Park and the spy they must find once the war is over.

The People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

From New York Times Best-selling author of Beach reading, The people we meet on vacation focuses on two best friends, Alex and Poppy. The two had a tradition of taking summer trips together, until two years ago when something happened on one of their trips that ended their friendship. Separated by states, Poppy convinces Alex to take one last trip with her, one that could change their friendship forever. I loved this book!

The last thing he told me about Laura Dave

The last thing he said to me is a choice of the Reese’s Book Club, and I guarantee that once whoever you gift it to picks it up, they won’t be able to let go. Filled with heart-wrenching twists and expressive family drama, this gripping mystery is about a woman who thinks she has found the love of her life, until he vanishes.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The latest novel by sensational author Taylor Jenkins Reid will catapult readers straight to the sands and shores of Malibu. Located in August 1983, Malibu on the rise is centered on the wealthy Riva family and weaves between the past and the present. It’s thrilling, fast-paced, and completely addicting.

His only wife by Peace Adzo Medie

his only wife is a witty, intelligent and moving debut novel about a brave young woman crossing the minefield of modern life with its taboos and injustices, living in a world of men who want their wives to be beautiful, they are good cooks and mothers, they are women who respect their husbands and grant them tolerance.

Fall of TJ Newman

A pilot embarks on a flight with 143 passengers on board. Just before take off, he discovers that his family has been taken hostage and he has two choices. He can crash the plane to save his family, or save the passengers and his family will be killed. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride. It’s the best thriller I’ve read of the whole year!

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

From New York Times Best-selling author Liane Moriarty presents a novel that deals with marriage, siblings, and how the people we love most can hurt us the most deeply. Apples never fall focuses on the Delaney family; parents Joy and Stan, and their four children. One night, Joy disappears and while two of the children think Stan is innocent, the other two think he’s hiding something.

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

rock Paper Scissors is the latest national thriller from New York Times Best-selling author Alice Feeney. This one centers around Adam and Amelia Wright, a married couple on the brink of divorce. They win a weekend in Scotland which could be just what their marriage needs. They both know this weekend will make them or destroy them. It turns out they didn’t win the trip at random. One of them is lying and someone doesn’t want them to live happily ever after.

Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder

Ambitious mother puts her artistic career on hold to stay home with her newborn baby, but the experience doesn’t match her imagination. The Mother, paralyzed by extreme exhaustion, is exhausted by the need for her son and her husband. As if pushed into a state of acute psychosis of lack of sleep, this mother begins to experience canine symptoms in the form of small hair growths, similar to a dog’s, intensifying as her anger grows. wilder. This book was timeless.

One last stop by Casey McQuiston

From New York Times Best-selling author of Red, white and royal blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks. The book centers on twenty-three-year-old protagonist August, who has just moved to New York. She meets Jane, the love of her life on the subway, but there is only one problem. Jane has been a time traveler since the 1970s, and August is going to have to use whatever she tried to leave in her own past to help her. One Last Stop is a romance with a big heart where the impossible becomes possible.