I love new beginnings. A blank page, a new project, a fresh season. Emily Dickinson said it best: “I dwell in possibility.”
I’ve read countless nonfiction books that push me from possibility into action. But this year, instead of poring over self-help guidebooks, I’m turning to fiction for inspiration.
This list of fiction books features fresh starts, new beginnings, and second chances. Most of these books fall on the lighter side, though some deal with heavier themes. The main characters find themselves on the brink of big changes or at the entrance of new life phases.
If you’re feeling the need for a vicarious fresh start, I hope you find your next great read (or a few exciting library holds) on this list today.
17 fictional fresh starts
Do you have a “fresh start” title to add to this list? Tell us in the comments section!
P.S. Restart your life with these 12 nonfiction titles or 15 books for new routines and fresh starts. Find more fresh starts in this list of 12 feel-good fiction books you can read in an afternoon.