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39 Great Novels to Set You Up for 2022

If you're looking for your next great read, Yvette Cherry is recommending 39 great reads that you are sure to find one you'll enjoy.

By Yvette CherrySunday 26 Dec 2021EntertainmentReading Time: 2 minutes

Here’s a list of novels I’ve enjoyed over the years. Not all of them are new, but they’re all compelling reads. This list is in random order.

The titles in bold are the ones I love the most.

The ones with an asterisk (*) are not particularly relaxing.

The ones that say YA are written for teens (but loved by me).


  1. House Rules by Jodi Piccoult
  2. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (YA)
  3. Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (YA)
  4. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  5. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  6. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
  7. The Dryby Jane Harper
  8. Force of Nature by Jane Harper
  9. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver *
  10. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  11. Where the Crawdads Sing by Dehlia Owens
  12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer
  13. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  14. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (YA)
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  16. Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  17. The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  18. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  19. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  20. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  21. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  22. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  23. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  24. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  25. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  26. Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marcetta (YA)
  27. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  28. The Bronze Horseman Trilogy by Paullina Simons
  29. Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton*
  30. The Light Between Oceans by M.L Stedman
  31. The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham
  32. The Lost Man by Jane Harper
  33. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult*
  34. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult*
  35. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
  36. The Rip by Mark Brandi
  37. I Do Not Come To You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
  38. Wimmera by Mark Brandi*
  39. The Lake House by Kate Morton

How many of these great reads have you ticked off?


Article supplied with thanks to Yvette Cherry.

About the Author: Yvette is a wife, mum to four little girls, worship ministry coordinator, and former English teacher.

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