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8 Amazing Debuts of Female Writers You Need To Read
Most successful debut novels by female authors
Do you always feel excited when you discover a new novel? Or an amazing author?
Novels of those writers you have probably never read before but eventually become your all-time favorites!
Well, I do and I love that feeling!! It inspires me to read more and more!!!
So in today’s post, I thought to share some of the amazing debut novels I have read in the last two years. I feel so proudly to having read the works of all these extraordinary female talents.
You can find fiction from almost all the genres: fantasy, mystery, historical fiction and more.
I am pretty sure that once you read these, you will be on the lookout for the next works of these writers!
Read on to find out what are the 8 amazing debuts of female writers you should read immediately!
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Homegoing- Yaa Gyasi
Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel follows the family histories of two half-sisters spanning centuries and continents. A powerful plot with rich characters, Homegoing is an extraordinary tale of slavery.
Read this book if you: have never read any historical fiction, or if you would like to challenge yourself to read a great American novel about slavery!
The God of Small Things- Arundhati Roy
The debut novel of Indian writer Arundhati Roy narrates the childhood experiences of the fraternal twins in Ayemenem, Kerala, India and how small things can affect their behavior and lives.
The god of small things received stellar reviews from around the world and eventually won the Booker Prize in the year 1997.
Read this book if you: enjoy reading classics with stunning metaphors and realistic characters.
The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd
Sue Monk’s debut novel is a coming-of-age story of Lily Owens. The novel narrates Lily’s struggle with her abusive father and her pursuit to find her mother’s past in South Carolina.
The Secret Life of Bees was published in 2001 received critical acclaim. And was also a New York Times bestseller. You can read my full review here.
Read this book if you: are looking for a wonderfully written humorous yet sentimental story!
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry-Rachel Joyce
At a glance, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is a novel about a miserable marriage. However, Joyce’s utterly wise storytelling takes us through the significance of relationships and forgiveness.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for man booker prize in 2012 (top 12) won UK national book award for the new writer of the year in 2012. You can find my full review here.
Read this book if you: enjoy a slow-paced novel that describes the values of life.
Room- Emma Donoghue
Irish- Canadian novelist‘s debut novel is told by five-year-old Jack whose universe is his “room”! A survival story of a mother and son.
The novel has won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ regional prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010.
Read this book if you: love child narrators and their innocent interpretations!
Dear Mrs. Bird- AJ Pearce
Dear Mrs bird is a charming story with humorous incidents and characters told in the horrific background of World War II. Pearce takes us to the lives of females in Britain during wartime.
Read this book if you: enjoy humor in adversity.
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The Bear and the Nightingale- Katherine Arden
The Bear and the Nightingale is the debut novel of Arden and the first in the winter trilogy! Set in a village in Russia, the novel is a combination of folklore, fairytales, and superstition!
Read this book if you: are a fan of Fantasy Literature.
The Miniaturist- Jessie Burton
It’s a debut novel of actress and author Jessie burton. Set in the 17th century in Amsterdam! The miniaturist is historical fiction with elements of love and mystery.
Published in 2014 the miniaturist was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller
Read this book if you: enjoy an enchanting novel of love, betrayal, and mystery.
Time for your action:
Which of these books excite you more?
Have you read any remarkable debut novels over the years? Share them in the comments!
Always eager to hear from you,
Sure. A great book.
I’ve had Homecoming on my TBR forever! I need to pick it up soon. Great list!