14 Best Books Like Little Fires Everywhere Update 05/2022

Books Like Little Fires Everywhere

As one of 2017’s most anticipated releases, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng debuted at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. How could it not be, with so much drama, family dynamics, and cultural significance? While you wait for Ng’s next novel and binge-watch the new Hulu series, you can read these books like Little Fires Everywhere to keep yourself occupied.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Everybody’s lives in the wealthy Australian region of the Pirriwee Peninsula appear perfect in this novel about three mothers. Jane and her son, Ziggy, believe they are an exception to the rule until other people’s secrets begin to surface in the neighborhood.

Devotion by Madeline Stevens

The perfect job as a nanny appears out of nowhere for Ella just as she’s about to hit rock bottom, thanks to a wealthy Upper East Side couple. This time she’s spending it with their baby and traveling on their dime in an opulent high-rise apartment. But as she settles in, Lonnie, the mother, becomes the object of her affections. She spends a lot of time studying her, trying to get closer to her. and she appears powerless to halt her actions.

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

An international bestseller about love, loss, a strong friendship, and overcoming adversity, this story follows two families as they wait impatiently for the arrival of their Korean adoptive daughters. However, tragedy strikes, and its effects are felt for decades to come.

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

They had just moved to Tangier for his job in the 1950s. When Lucy Mason unexpectedly shows up, Alice is able to put her past behind her for the first time in a long time. Despite Lucy’s outward sweetness, there’s something off about her… and Alice may not notice it until it’s too late.

Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart

A “surprise” from Nora, Quinn’s sister, gives Quinn hope that they can mend their strained relationship and move forward together. In place of Nora, Quinn is confronted by a terrified child who begs him to keep her safe. Quinn is left to care for the child and wonder what Nora got herself into after Nora’s departure.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

The Keatings and Cousins are two broken families whose lives have become intertwined through love, lust, loyalty, and lies over the course of 50 years in the Commonwealth. The choices made by four parents when their families were young have left an indelible mark on the lives of the six children in this book.

Tracing the Bones by Elise A. Miller

Eve becomes smitten with Anna and Billy when they move in next door and wants to know more about them. Even though Eve had no intention of becoming part of the family, she finds herself entwined with Billy’s family and must find a way to save them all.

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

His life is thrown into turmoil when his undocumented immigrant mother leaves for work one morning and never returns. The boy, who was adopted by an American family and given a new name, must find a way to integrate into his new life while still grieving his past. Both Deming and his mother tell this story, which puts a strain on the mother-son relationship.

The Year of Necessary Lies by Kris Radish

When Julia discovers the true power of women in the early 1900s, she becomes a force to be reckoned with. This woman’s journey over the next year will take her to dangerous locations and require her to keep secrets that her great-granddaughter will one day learn about. This granddaughter is now faced with the decision of whether or not to divulge her findings.

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Adam Sharp’s decision to reject Angelina and their future seemed like the right one when he was a teenager. Adam wonders, “What if?” now that he’s married and has a family. Adam must decide if a second chance with Angelina is worth the risk when she reaches out again.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The IT guy from work, Raymond, introduces Eleanor to a whole new world. Is it possible for her to live the life she was meant to live by opening her heart to someone else?

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

At the heart of this thrilling story are two families whose paths have been crossed due to unforeseen circumstances. Leaving home to pursue her American dream means that Isma will have to face a complicated future in which she will have to accept the powerful influence of family and true love on her life.

Every Kind of Wanting By Gina Frangello

Every Kind of Wanting By Gina Frangello

Weaving together the lives of three dissimilar families in order to conceive a child is a difficult task for any family. When Miguel and Chad, a same-sex couple, decide to start a family, the stark differences between them become immediately apparent. Fortunately, Chad’s sister Gretchen steps up as a surrogate and offers the men one of her eggs. Lina, Miguel’s ex-addict stripper sister, has a passionate affair with Emily’s eccentric playwright husband, Nick, who is married to Emily’s husband, Nick.

These people’s choices become more clear as they get closer to having a baby. Secrets are revealed, and the bonds between the members of the group begin to weaken. Will their mismatched family be shattered forever if one last surprise is thrown at them?

The Blue Girl By Laurie Foos

In a desperate attempt to conceive a child, three different families find themselves entwined. As their relationship progresses, the stark differences between Miguel and Chad’s personalities become increasingly apparent. Gretchen, Chad’s sister, offers the men an egg, and Emily, an old friend of Miguel’s, volunteers to be the surrogate mother.. Lina, Miguel’s ex-addict stripper sister, has a passionate affair with Emily’s quirky playwright husband, Nick.

As the due date approaches, the consequences of each decision these people make are laid bare. As the group’s secrets and demons are revealed, the bonds that once held them together begin to weaken. Is their mismatched family about to be shattered forever?

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