Blog Business Entertainment Environment Health Latest News News Analysis Opinion Science Sports Technology Videos World
Ten Poignant Novels for Your TBR List

If you're looking for profound and reflective contemporary novels to read, then you've come to the right place. Here are ten books that will leave you pondering life and its meaning long after you've turned the last page:

1. "Normal People" by Sally Rooney - This book follows the complex relationship between Marianne and Connell, who come from very different backgrounds but are drawn to each other in ways they can't explain. "Normal People" is a beautiful exploration of love, class, and the ways in which our past shapes us.

2. "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath - This classic novel is a must-read for anyone who wants to dive deep into the human psyche. The story follows Esther Greenwood, a young woman who is struggling with her mental health and the expectations society has placed on her.

3. "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin - This novel follows four siblings who, as children, visit a fortune teller who tells them the exact date of their deaths. The book explores how this knowledge shapes their lives and their relationships with each other.

4. "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel - This post-apocalyptic novel follows a group of actors and musicians who travel the Great Lakes region performing Shakespeare after a flu pandemic wipes out most of humanity. "Station Eleven" is a beautiful meditation on art, humanity, and the power of connection.

5. "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah - This World War II novel follows two sisters in Nazi-occupied France who must navigate the horrors of war and find a way to survive. "The Nightingale" is a poignant reminder of the power of love and the resilience of the human spirit.

6. "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara - This novel follows four friends from college as they navigate the ups and downs of adulthood. At its heart, "A Little Life" is a deeply moving exploration of trauma, love, and the power of friendship.

7. "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai - This novel follows two intertwining stories: one set in 1980s Chicago during the AIDS crisis and the other set in modern-day Paris. "The Great Believers" is a powerful reminder of the devastating impact of loss and the importance of community.

8. "The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen - This novel follows a communist spy during the Vietnam War who is forced to flee to America after the fall of Saigon. "The Sympathizer" is a searing critique of American imperialism and a powerful exploration of identity and loyalty.

9. "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - This novel follows Ifemelu, a young woman from Nigeria who moves to America for college and must navigate the complexities of race and identity. "Americanah" is a powerful reminder of the importance of finding our place in the world.

10. "The Overstory" by Richard Powers - This novel weaves together the stories of nine characters whose lives are all connected by their love of trees. "The Overstory" is a powerful meditation on the interconnectedness of all life and the importance of preserving the natural world.

These books will leave you reflecting on life, romance, and the human experience long after you’ve flipped the last page. So, curl up with a latte and get reading!

Share This Post On

Tags: Fiction TBR Lists Poignant Novels


Leave a comment

You need to login to leave a comment. Log-in is a Global Media House Initiative by Socialnetic Infotainment Private Limited.

TheSocialTalks was founded in 2020 as an alternative to mainstream media which is fraught with misinformation, disinformation and propaganda. We have a strong dedication to publishing authentic news that abides by the principles and ethics of journalism. We are an organisation driven by a passion for truth and justice in society.

Our team of journalists and editors from all over the world work relentlessly to deliver real stories affecting our society. To keep our operations running, We need sponsors and subscribers to our news portal. Kindly sponsor or subscribe to make it possible for us to give free access to our portal and it will help writers and our cause. It will go a long way in running our operations and publishing real news and stories about issues affecting us.

Your contributions help us to expand our organisation, making our news accessible to more everyone and deepening our impact on the media.

Support fearless and fair journalism today.