The top 10 women’s fiction from the last 12 months (reviewed in Booklist between March 15, 2014, and March 1, 2015) cover the spectrum, from lighthearted chick lit to heavy issues and even a few with a touch of magic. One of the main appeal factors of this category is that sense of recognition the target audience—yes, women—gets from identifying with the heroines, and these novels deliver something for just about anyone.
The titles are listed below; for the complete annotations, head to the feature on Booklist Online!
All Fall Down. By Jennifer Weiner. 2014. Atria, $26.99 (9781451617788).
Big Little Lies. By Liane Moriarty. 2014. Putnam/Amy Einhorn, $26.95 (9780399167065).
First Frost. By Sarah Addison Allen. 2015. St. Martin’s, $25.99 (9781250019837).
The Geometry of Love. By Jessica Levine. 2014. She Writes, paper, $16.95 (9781938314629).
Housewitch. By Katie Schickel. 2015. Forge, $24.99 (9780765377302).
Landline. By Rainbow Rowell. 2014. St. Martin’s, $24.99 (9781250049377).
One Plus One. By Jojo Moyes. 2014. Viking/Pamela Dorman, $27.95 (9780525426585).
The Precious One. By Marisa de los Santos. Mar. 2015. Morrow, $25.99 (9780061670893).
Skinny Bitch Gets Hitched. By Kim Barnouin. 2014. Gallery, $23.99 (9781476708881).
The Story Hour. By Thrity Umrigar. 2014. Harper, $25.99 (9780062259301).