An excellent book is unrivaled. People who always got in trouble for reading beneath their desk, going through the classroom bookshelves and then the school library during recess, crouched in a corner with a novel. Imagine the joy when they discover that reading and writing about books might be a career choice as they grow older! When the real world becomes too stressful or frightening, the finest books provide an escape. They can pique even the most dormant imaginations with fantasy or historical fiction, send shivers up the straightest of spines with a good thriller, melt even the hardstand hearts with a steamy romance novel, or allow us to walk in someone else’s shoes through nonfiction or memoir.
Similarly, if you were planning to gift-wrap any books for your family and friends this holiday season, you may run into problems, but pre-orders make excellent gifts. It will not only offer your pal something to anticipate in 2022, but it will also benefit your favourite authors. Pre-order figures are used by publishing houses to determine which writers have the most popular books, which may lead to higher advances and better book agreements for authors in the future. You may also help small businesses succeed in difficult times by putting a pre-order at your local bookshop.
1. Fiona and Jane (by JEAN CHEN HO)-:
Fiona and Jane are best friends who are navigating their rocky adolescent years, as well as their respective family backgrounds and everything it entails.
Their friendship weakens and threatens to dissolve when Fiona goes across the nation. This beautiful tale about female friendship will offer you a glimpse into both women’s viewpoints on a shared narrative with as many elements as they do. In January 2022, it will be released.
2. The School for Good Mothers (by JESSAMIN CHAN)-:
Harriet, Frida’s daughter, is everything to her. However, after she makes a horrific one-time error, the state determines that she must demonstrate her capacity to be a decent mother in order to keep her job.
This chillingly prescient tale, evocative of Orwell and Vonnegut, delves into the depths of parental love, the harshness with which we evaluate our mothers and one other, and the dreadful prospect of government overreach.
3. When You Get the Chance(by EMMA LORD)-:
This book comes from the author of Tweet Cute and You Have a Match. When You Get the Chance is a musical theatre-inspired coming-of-age narrative.
Millie is a little girl raised by a single father who dreams of performing on Broadway. Millie searches for her separated mother after discovering her father’s old blog. Will she, however, get the answers she seeks? And, maybe more crucially, how will what she discovers affect her future plans?
4. How High We Go in the Dark(by SEQUOIA NAGAMATSU)-:
When an archaeologist sees the reemergence of a long-buried epidemic, history is altered.
This hauntingly beautiful narrative is about the human spirit’s ability to persist in the face of adversity. It’s a poetic trip that seems fanciful yet familiar, with everything from a cosmic search for home to a theme park for terminally sick children and a talking pig.
5. Very Cold People(by SARAH MANGUSO)-:
The outlines in this quietly lovely tale about what it’s like to grow up an outsider will be familiar to Midwesterners, New Englanders, and anybody from small town America.
It’s a strikingly poetic study of the darkness that lurks underneath a lily white neighborhood, with an emotional resonance that catches you off guard.
6. Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You(by ARIEL DELGADO DIXON)-:
Throughout this novel about trauma and coming to terms with it, two sisters’ paths repeatedly diverge and intersect.
This is a sharp and unsettling story of two girls’ ongoing search for their own place in the world and how their history shapes who they become, through life in an abandoned warehouse just outside of NYC, stints at a wilderness rehabilitation centre, and a scramble to find their footing as young adults.
7. Where I Can’t Follow(by ASHLEY BLOOMS)-:
There’s a possibility of escape in a little mountain village ravaged by poverty and the drug crisis. Some individuals see magical doorways as a way out, but once they go through, there’s no going back.
This gripping tale explores what it would be like to have an escape hatch from life’s challenges, as well as the painful dilemma of whether or not to leave everyone you care about behind.
8. Disorientation(by ELAINE HSIEH CHOU)-:
Ingrid has reached a stumbling block in her PhD study on poet Xiao-Wen Chou when she discovers evidence that he may not have been who he claims to be.
Ingrid has blown open a controversy that threatens her relationship with her fiancé and closest friend, her academic department, and even her own self-awareness before she realises it. This is an innovative, funny, and intelligent satire that will change the way you think about cultural identity.
9. The Candy House(by JENNIFER EGAN)-:
You don’t have to have read A Visit from the Goon Squad to enjoy this sequel to Egan’s phenomenal success.
Own Your Unconscious is a groundbreaking technology that allows users to keep and retrieve their own memories — as well as the memories of others. It explores a cast of people’ experiences with Bouton’s invention and how its ramifications resonate through the decades through complicated and personal intertwined storylines.
10. Notes on an Execution(by DANYA KUKAFKA)-:
Ansel Packer, a serial murderer, will be executed in 12 hours for his crimes. However, as time passes, we learn more about the ladies in his life, notably his frantic mother and the murder investigator who grew obsessed with his case.
It’s a terrifying, unexpectedly sweet story about how a single catastrophe affects many people’s lives.
You could run into complications if you wanted to gift-wrap any books for your family and friends this Christmas season, but pre-orders make excellent gifts. It will not only offer your pal something to anticipate in 2022, but it will also benefit your favorite writers.