Reading is one of the best ways of escaping reality and creating your own imaginary universe, at least for a couple of hours. Out of the numerous literary and non-literary genres available, the category that involves fiction is the most liberating. Why? Well, probably because it’s not real, at least not entirely. Fiction books are incredible because at the root of the main plot, there always has to be some sort of truth, and that’s even more fascinating. Here are 5 incredible fiction books that you cannot miss out on this 2015.
1. “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty
From the bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret
If you haven’t had a chance to check out “Big Little Lies” in 2014, when it was released, you should do it right now. The novel is centered on the lifestyles of 3 mothers from a peaceful Australian suburb. They all have kids and in appearance, their lives are perfect. But what happens when one of the main characters is murdered? Between abusive husbands, cheating wives and school bullies, “Big Little Lies” tries to emphasize that sometimes the most innocent lies can have the greatest impact on people. What to know who the killer is? Liane Moriarty’s book is fascinating, fun to read, and a bit disturbing, but in a good way.
2. “Stone Mattress: Nine Tales” by Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood’s “Nine Tales” is a beautiful collection of short fictional stories that will leave readers speechless. Full of turbulent relationships and psychological insight, the book is beautifully tied together by the author’s dark humor. From mental disorders to revenge to vampires, the wide range of interesting topics makes “Nine Tales” a must-read book for 2015. Vibrant and terrifying, funny and eclectic, the stories featured in the book give characters an opportunity to put their courageous and revenge spirit to the ultimate test; the methods used are both trivial and exceptional.
3. “Adultery” by Paulo Coehlo
From the bestselling author of The Alchemist
Paulo Coehlo is one of the world’s most influential international novelists. In “Adultery” the plot is centered on the life of a married woman who apparently has it all- a stable marriage, sweet kids, good job and a loving husband. Sadly, Linda is not happy at all. In fact, she’s tired of faking happiness and she feels that her life doesn’t have meaning anymore. One day, she comes across an ex-boyfriend, Jacob and falls in love with him. What will Linda do next? Will she leave her husband and kids, or will she make a huge mistake?
4. “Song of the Shank” by Jefferey Renard Allen
Jefferey Renard Allen’s “Song of the Shank” is a contemporary work of art about an unforgettable man living in a fictional America throughout the Civil War era. The beautiful novel is centered on the life of a 19th-century slave known by the name of Thomas Greene Wiggings, who was a piano prodigy but also an autistic, blind slave. Incredibly alluring, and painfully beautiful, “Song of the Shank” explores themes of art and genius, religion and class, race and more. Leaving aside the fictional aspect, the author is also focused on realistic elements throughout the book; the portrayal of the main character and his ability to influence the lives of other people is what makes the book so special and brilliant in historical fiction.
5. “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith
From the author of Harry Potter series with a new name.
If you’re a mystery novel enthusiast with a weakness for characters who are private detectives, then you’ll love “The Silkworm”. Written by J. K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the book is centered on Cormoran Strike, main-character and private eye who is approached by a woman named Leonora Quine. Leonora wants to hire Strike to find her husband, a notorious writer who’s gone rogue. If you want to know more, you’ll just have to read the book. As you might have guessed, “The Silkworm” is packed with mysterious, puzzling situations, murders and intrigue, so you won’t be sorry for buying it.
2014 has been an excellent year for fictional literature, so if you want to catch up on some reading this 2015, the ones we mentioned above must be included on your list. Whether you’re the dreamy type of reader or the realistic, the 5 titles we just talked about will exceed all your expectations.