Jodi Picoult is the author who stole our hearts with almost 30 books, including 2021’s Wish You Were Here and the renowned My Sister’s Keeper, which was adapted into a movie featuring Cameron Diaz.If you love her books, these selections about family, drama and relationships will be your new favorites! Here are 16 books to read if you love Jodi Picoult’s style.
After the End by Clare Mackintosh
In Clare Mackintosh’s family fiction novel, perfect couple Max and Pip are put through a traumatic event they never thought they’d have to face. Dealing with the fact that their son is facing a detrimental illness, the couple can’t come to an agreement about what they want their child’s future to look. But then they learn that they may be able to both get the future they want, changing their lives forever.
Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
Zach Taylor hid in a coat closet with the rest of his first-grade class as the gunshots erupted in the halls. Nineteen lives were taken that day. While his parents and the rest of the community struggle with questioning humanity and who to hold accountable, Zach sets out on a journey to remind them about love and compassion.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Celestial and Roy were living the American Dream – deeply in love and on the verge of successful careers. When Roy is jailed for a crime he didn’t commit, the relationship begins to deteriorate. Five years later when he is released the two must figure out how to reconnect.
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Amber can’t move, speak, or open her eyes when she wakes up from a coma – but she can hear. She doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a feeling her husband had something to do with her accident. While stuck in her own personal prison, she must figure out what happened and how to move forward.
Mrs. by Caitlin Macy
Philippa Lye has it all. The looks, the style, the money, the incredibly wealthy husband and a great life on New York’s Upper East Side. When secrets about her past come to light in connection with an ongoing investigation her husband is in charge of, Philippa’s perfectly crafted life unravels.
Educated by Tara Westover
Tara Westover was born to survivalist parents and lived in the mountains until she was 17 when she taught herself enough of a basic education to get into college. Educated is a story of self-invention, family and the will to survive in an unfamiliar world.
The Other Side of Everything by Lauren Doyle Owens
After several elderly women are murdered, widower Bernard begins to fear for his neighbors. A young artist begins painting what she imagines the murder scenes to be like, and a teenage girl is drawn to the man the police suspect is the killer. As the three each grapple with the murders in different ways, they will discover they are all connected.
Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
In 1879 New York City, an intense winter storm beats down, taking the lives of the parents of two little girls. When the girls go missing, many assume they are dead. But an old family friend is determined to find them, uncovering haunting secrets as she investigates their disappearance.
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
When Myriam returns to work as a lawyer after being a stay-at-home mom to her two children, she and her husband make arrangements to find the perfect nanny. As the nanny and the family become dependent upon each other, tension, resentment and jealousy seep into their lives.
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
Colby and Bev were supposed to graduate and then spend a year touring Europe with their band. Everything is going according to plan until Bev announces that she has changed her mind and will be going to college instead. Colby continues with the tour but struggles to deal with the distance from Bev.
Thought I Knew You by Kate Moretti
When Claire’s husband Greg doesn’t return from a business trip, her fears mount. As she investigates his disappearance on her own, she finds surprising secrets about her husband. Claire must come to terms with the fact that she maybe never really knew him and may never know what happened to him.
Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky
Mackenzie Cooper was forced to start over after a tragic accident took everything from her. Now living in a small town under the name Maggie, she’s content waiting it out until her probation is over. But when a friend’s son is thrust into unwanted media attention, Maggie has to decide whether she wants to protect herself or stand by her friend as truths and secrets start to unravel.
Night Road by Kristin Hannah
Jude Farraday is the mother to twins Mia and Zach. When newcomer Lexi enters their small town, she quickly befriends Mia and falls in love with Zach. But one wrong decision during senior year breaks the Farraday family apart and rips everything away from Lexi. In the years after, everyone must face the repercussions of that night and try to forget–or be brave enough to forgive.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Mia Warren moves to the quiet suburbs with her daughter for a fresh start. But her mysterious past and disregard for the status quo don’t bode well, especially for Elena Richardson who has the picture-perfect family and principles to play by the rules. When a custody battle over a Chinese-American baby divides the town, Mia and Elena are on opposite sides. Secrets come to light, but at what cost?
What Could be Saved by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz
Laura Preston’s relationship with her sister is strained as their mother’s health deteriorates. When a stranger contacts her claiming to be her long-lost brother from when the Prestons lived in Bangkok, Laura goes to Thailand and discovers more secrets and betrayals within her family than she ever expected.
The Day That Changed Everything by Catherine Miller
Three years after her husband’s unexpected passing, Tabitha is trying to heal and learn to live with the grief. She decides to foster teenage girls and a newborn baby in an effort to put the broken pieces of her life back together. Being a mother is not easy, and neither is grieving. But as Tabitha tries to save these children, she might end up saving herself too.
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