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General Fiction

The realism and morals of modern life is explored by the best writers of our times - and times past. You’ll find a lot of major award winners within these lists and meaningful stories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Classics

Elegantly crafted fiction and life-changing masterpieces, the offerings from these classic authors stand the test of time.


Contemporary Fiction

The best writers of our times writing stories that ring true to real life. You'll love their take on what it is to live with the human condition, navigate fraught relationships, and strive to thrive in modern times. You'll find a lot of award winners in this list...


If you like... Kate Atkinson

With her superb prose and talent for creating engrossing storylines, it's little wonder we all love Kate Atkinson so much! Her stories seamlessly blend literary narrative with gripping suspense and are complex, vividly atmospheric, moving, and deeply suspenseful. If you like her style and are keen for more genre-busting reads full of eccentric characters and perfect plot twists, then these authors' titles are a great place to start. 


If you like... Jodi Picoult

Centred on relationships and big life issues, Jodi Picoult’s stories deliver an insider's experience into conflict and the struggles of modern life through the journeys of sympathetic characters. You’ll go on an emotional rollercoaster through the straightforward writing, and will relish the inevitable twist in the tail of these titles. 


LGBTQIA+

You'll find thrillers, humour, romance, classics, and more! These titles celebrate LGBTQ+ communities by telling stories we don't always hear. Diversity your bookshelf with some of our favourite books and authors. 


Humourous Fiction 

These titles will make you laugh - in a good way! The stories will be contemporary, adventurous, considerate, romantic and thoughtful, and most importantly, they'll be funny! 


Cult Classics

The modern classic books that stand the test of time, penned by authors who have achieved the status of “literary rock star”. Find out why…


LGBTQIA Fiction

You'll find thrillers, humour, romance, classics, and more! These titles celebrate LGBTQ+ communities by telling stories we don't always hear. Diversity your bookshelf with some of our favourite LGBTQ+ books and authors. 


Religious Fiction

Storytelling with the values of modern religion front and centre. That's what to expect within these titles. Life's upheavals, moral learnings, and humanity's emotional and spiritual journey will play out on the page, always with kindness and care. 


Women's Voices

The best writers of our times telling contemporary stories from the more literary perspective. Great writing and serious depth - this is modern life told without flinching featuring the concerns of life for modern women, and no apologies in the delivery.


Up Lit

Looking for some feel-good fiction? There may be some bumps along the way, but these Uplifting Literature titles will offer life-affirming stories filled with joy, kindness, humour, heroism, hope, empathy, compassion, and love.


General Fiction – New Titles

All the latest titles in General Fiction at Nelson Public Libraries.