20 Must-Read Fiction Authors Like Emily Giffin

20 Must-Read Fiction Authors Like Emily Giffin

Sophie Kinsella

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, No 1)

Sophie Kinsella is the author of many fiction and romance novels, and she’s sold over 40 million copies worldwide. She is best known for novels like Confessions of a Shopaholic, Can You Keep a Secret, and The Undomestic Goddess.

Confessions of a Shopaholic is Kinsella’s first novel in the Shopaholic series, and it made the UK bestseller lists when it was published in 2000. It follows Becky, a woman who hates her boring, low-paying writing job and is hopelessly addicted to shopping–despite the fact that she can’t afford it. As Becky tries to cut back on her shopping sprees, she happens to find a topic she actually cares about at work and writes an article that will end up transforming her life.

You can find everything by Sophie Kinsella here.

Lauren Weisberger

The Devil Wears Prada a Novel

Lauren Weisberger is a New York Times bestselling author with many successful bestsellers. She specializes in contemporary fiction and romance with a side of humor, and some of her most popular novels include The Devil Wears Prada, Chasing Harry Winston, and Everyone Worth Knowing

The Devil Wears Prada is about Andrea Sachs, a woman who has just graduated college and gets hired as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, a super successful and intimidating magazine editor. Though many girls would die for this job, Andrea realizes that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. With long, ruthless hours and everything having to be just right for her boss, Andrea doesn’t know how much more she can take. 

You can read more by Lauren Weisberger here.

Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

The Nine: A Novel

Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg is the author of two exciting books. The Nine is a contemporary thriller, and Eden is a contemporary women’s fiction novel. With her entertaining and engaging writing style, Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg is sure to remind you of Emily Giffin.

Eden is about Becca, a woman who is the head of the family and always plans a big event during the summer. But this may be her last time doing so because of financial issues, and Becca is having a hard time coping with that thought. When her granddaughter does something bold, it inspires Becca to be bold herself, and she prepares to tell the family about a secret she has been keeping for many years.

This book follows Becca’s family in the days leading up to Fourth of July, when Becca will disclose her secret to everyone.

You can find more by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg here.

Cecilia Ahern

PS, I Love You: A Novel

Cecilia Ahern has sold over 25 million of her books across the world and writes entertaining contemporary fiction and romance. Some of her most popular stories are P.S. I Love You, Thanks for the Memories, and Love, Rosie.

Love, Rosie is a romance novel about Rosie and Alex, who have been best friends since they were children. Right when their relationship is taking a turn to something more romantic, Alex’s family moves all the way from Dublin to Boston. Devastated, Rosie plans to go to a University in Boston so that they can be reunited, but when she finds out she’s pregnant, she stays behind. 

Despite the thousands of miles between them, Alex and Rosie still find themselves unable to stay away from each other.

You can read everything by Cecilia Ahern here.

Marian Keyes


Marian Keyes is an Irish author who writes women’s literature and fiction, and has sold over 22 million copies of her novels worldwide. Some of her most loved stories include Watermelon and Sushi For Beginners.

Watermelon follows Claire, a woman whose husband leaves her the day that she gives birth. She is heartbroken and completely unprepared to take care of a baby by herself, so Claire goes back home to Dublin, where she can have help from her family. By the time James comes crawling back, Claire has healed immensely and he is in for a surprise.

You can find more by Marian Keyes here.

Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies (Movie Tie-In)

Liane Moriarty is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who lives in Sydney, Australia. She writes fiction and chick lit novels, some favorites being Big Little Lies, What Alice Forgot, and The Husband’s Secret.

The Husband’s Secret is about Cecelia, a woman who finds a mysterious letter from her husband. It states: “If you’re reading this, then I’ve died”, but Cecelia’s husband is still very much alive. She doesn’t know if she should open it, but eventually curiosity gets the best of her and Cecelia learns his earth-shattering secret, one that could change the lives of not just their family, but another family as well. 

You can read everything by Liane Moriarty here.

Carole Matthews 

Sunny Days and Sea Breezes

Carole Matthews is an International bestselling author with many successful romantic comedy and fiction novels. Some of her most popular stories include Sunny Days and Sea Breezes, The Difference a Day Makes, and Summer Daydreams.

Matthews’ books are sweet, witty, and heartwarming, and perfect for lovers of Emily Giffin.

You can find everything by Carole Matthews here

Emma McLaughlin

The Nanny Diaries: A Novel

Emma McLaughlin is the author of many riveting fiction novels. Some of her most popular stories include The Nanny Diaries, Dedication, and Citizen Girl.

The Nanny Diaries is the first in a series where we hear the story of a nanny. She was hired by a very rich family where the parents seem to have no time for their four-year-old boy, and since the nanny is struggling to pay her rent and get through college, she knows this job is important. This book follows the Nanny’s journey as she tries to maintain the son’s mental health as well as her own.

You can read all of Emma McLaughlin’s novels here.

Katherine Center

Things You Save in a Fire

Katherine Center is a New York Times bestselling author with 8 books published at this time. She writes sweet contemporary fiction and romance, some of her most well-known stories being Things You Save in a Fire, The Bodyguard, and How to Walk Away.

Things You Save in a Fire is about Cassie, who is used to living in Texas as one of the few female firefighters. But when an emergency strikes and Cassie’s mom wants her to move to Boston, Cassie’s life is turned upside down. The new firehouse isn’t very welcoming, and the men aren’t excited to have a woman joining the team. The rookie on the team is the only guy who doesn’t seem to mind having Cassie around, and she can start to feel herself falling for him despite her efforts to stop it.

You can read more by Katherine Center here.

Naima Coster

What's Mine and Yours

Naima Coster is a New York Times bestselling author who has written two amazing fiction novels. What’s Mine and Yours and Halsey Street are both realistic fiction stories that cover topics like love, loss, racism, and family. Coster’s stories are riveting and the characters are loveable;  you’ll be rooting for them from start to finish. 

You can find everything by Naima Coster here.

Mary Kay Andrews


Mary Kay Andrews writes fiction, mystery, and chick lit, and she’s a New York Times bestselling author with 30 novels. Some of her most-loved books include The Newcomer, Summer Rental, and The Homewreckers.

The Newcomer is about Letty, who has just discovered her sister dead in her apartment. Letty is certain that it was her sister’s ex, Evan, and remembers what her sister said to do. So Letty takes her sister’s Mercedes and her 4-year-old niece, Maya, in an effort to outrun Evan. They settle at a motel in Florida, where Letty tries to console Maya, uncover her sister’s secrets, and dodge the attention of the attractive detective who keeps showing up.

You can read more by Mary Kay Andrews here.

Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Diary

Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire, London, and has written a few literature and fiction novels. Some of her best-known stories include Bridget Jones’s Diary and Cause Celeb.

Bridget Jones’s Diary is written like a diary, and it’s a hilarious documentation of Bridget’s everyday life. Bridget is set on self-improvement, but she is also very self aware and knows that the journey will not be an easy one.

Find more by Helen Fielding here

Diane Chamberlain

Big Lies in a Small Town

Diane Chamberlain is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author with over 25 novels published. She is the author of popular books such as Big Lies in a Small Town and The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes.

Chamberlain writes contemporary fiction, mystery, and thriller novels that will keep you guessing until the end. These stories are exciting and suspenseful, and you won’t want to put the book down until the last page.

You can find all of Diane Chamberlain’s books here.

Plum Sykes

Bergdorf Blondes [May 03, 2018] Sykes, Plum

Plum Sykes writes literature and fiction, some crowd-favorites being Bergdorf Blondes and The Debutante Divorcee.

Bergdorf Blondes is about Moi, who lives in New York and thinks that superficial things are the key to happiness. But when her engagement falls apart, Moi doesn’t know if she’ll ever really find happiness in this city. 

You can read more by Plum Sykes here.

Rebecca Wells

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel (The Ya-Ya Series)

Rebecca Wells is the author of many emotional and engaging novels. Writing mainly contemporary fiction, some of her best-known works include Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Little Altars Everywhere.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is about Siddalee Walker, who is interviewed by the New York Times for a new play she’s directing. When The Times calls her mother a “tap-dancing child abuser”, Sidda begs for her mother’s forgiveness. Her mother sends her a scrapbook of mementos, and Sidda tries to analyze what it means. 

This book deals with themes of forgiveness, understanding, and imperfect love.

You can find more by Rebecca Wells here.

Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

Nicholas Sparks is a New York Times bestselling author of many fiction and romance novels, and he’s sold over 105 million copies worldwide. He wrote the beloved classic The Notebook, along with other stories such as A Walk To Remember and Dear John.

Sparks’ novels are endearing, emotional, and romantic, and are sure to take you on a journey you won’t forget.
You can read everything by Nicholas Sparks here.

Hester Browne

The Little Lady Agency

Hester Browne is a literature and fiction author from England, and she has a plethora of enthralling novels. Some of her most popular stories include The Little Lady Agency and The Finishing Touches.

The Little Lady Agency is about Melissa, a woman who is trying to get a job with her old Economics teacher. But during the interview, Melissa realizes it’s not a teaching job but an escort job, and she is taken by surprise. But Melissa needs the money, and she doesn’t really see the harm in talking to a few lonely men. So she takes on an alter ego named Honey, who is flirty and charming and knows how to get out of messy situations.

You can find everything by Hester Browne here.

Jane Green 

Bookends: A Novel

Jane Green has written over 20 novels and is a New York Times bestselling author. She specializes in historical and contemporary fiction and romance, some of her most popular stories being Bookends and Mr. Maybe.

Both of these stories are romantic and dramatic, dealing with themes of heartbreak and friendship.

You can read more by Jane Green here

Kathryn Stockett

The Help

Kathryn Stockett wrote the very popular novel The Help, which is a historical fiction about 3 black women in the 1960s in Mississippi. Constantine and Aibileen are maids, and Minny is Aibileen’s best friend. These 3 women have had enough with the way that they are being treated, so they set out to start a project that will put them all at risk, but they hope it will help in the end.

You can find everything by Kathryn Stockett here.

Cara Lockwood

I Do (But I Don't)

Cara Lockwood has written over 30 books in many genres. From romance to suspense, Cara Lockwood has it all, and her novels are very exciting. Some of her most popular stories include I Do (But I Don’t), Wuthering High, and Pink Slip Party.

Lockwood’s stories may vary in genre, but they are all sure to be entertaining and fun.
You can find more by Cara Lockwood here.


What kind of author is Emily Giffin?

Emily Giffin is an American author who specializes in chick lit, fiction, and romance novels.

How many books does Emily Giffin have?

At this time, Emily Giffin has 11 novels published, her newest being Meant to Be.

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