10 Literary Fiction Books That Are Pure Joy to Read

Don't be put off by the term "literary fiction."

literary fiction books
purple hibiscus literary fiction

Purple Hibiscus

By Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie

the temple house vanishing literary fiction

The Temple House Vanishing

By Rachel Donohue

creatures literary fiction

Creatures

By Crissy Van Meter

everywhere you don't belong literary fiction

Everywhere You Don't Belong

By Gabriel Bump

big girl small town literary fiction

Big Girl, Small Town

By Michelle Gallen

the mountains sing literary fiction

The Mountains Sing

By Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

afterlife, literary fiction

Afterlife

By Julia Alvarez

water for elephants literary fiction

Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen

hieroglyphics literary fiction

Hieroglyphics

By Jill McCorkle

the lives of edie pritchard literary fiction

The Lives of Edie Pritchard

By Larry Watson