10 Really Good First Novels
Looking for some terrific holiday reading? Need some inspiration to get that first novel finished? Here is a list of 10 great books that were the first novel published by each of these authors. (In some cases, the only novel they published.)
This isn’t meant to be discouraging. Every writer has a first book… sometimes they’re amazing. Be inspired!
1. Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
2. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
3. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
4. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
6. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
7. Peace Like a River, Leif Enger
8. The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
9. The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
10. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
What are YOUR favorite “first novels”?
Rachelle Gardner is a Christian literary agent affiliated with WordServe Literary Group in Colorado.