Auckland Libraries: Top 10 fiction

Top 10 fiction

Explore the best fiction books of 2021, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100.

Everything changes

Stephanie Johnson

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Buying a rundown motel to start a new life - what could possibly go wrong? In this funny and moving novel, prize-winning author Stephanie Johnson turns her wry eye on us.

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Land of big numbers

Te-Ping Chen

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A debut collection from an extraordinary new talent, vividly giving voice to the men and women of modern China and its diaspora.

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The lost apothecary

Sarah Penner

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In eighteenth-century London, women across the city whisper of a mysterious apothecary that sells poisons. The apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when a precocious twelve-year-old sparks consequences that echo through the centuries.

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Hour of the witch

Chris Bohjalian

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Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is 24-years-old, the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. In a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, Mary soon finds herself the object of suspicion and rumor.

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The_atmospherians

Alex McElroy

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Sasha Marcus was the epitome of success, but now she's at rock bottom: canceled and doxxed online, fired from her job and harassed by men's rights protestors. But then her friend, Dyson, asks her to be the face of a rehabilitation community for men.

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Unsheltered

Clare Moleta

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Li never wanted to bring a child into a world like this but now that eight-year-old Matti is missing, she will stop at nothing to find her.

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The four winds

Kristin Hannah

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Texas, 1921. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice for Elsa: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains.

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Project Hail Mary

Andy Weir

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Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a last-chance mission, and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.

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Loop tracks

Sue Orr

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1978: the Auckland abortion clinic is forced to close and sixteen-year-old Charlie has to fly to Sydney. 2019: Charlie's tightly contained Wellington life with her grandson Tommy is interrupted. Written against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Greta & Valdin

Rebecca K. Reilly

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Valdin is still in love with his ex-boyfriend Xabi. Greta is in love with her fellow English tutor Holly. From their Auckland apartment, the siblings navigate the paths of romance as well as weather the storms of their Māori-Russian-Catalonian family

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