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Where to start reading Marian Keyes’ books

The beloved author of Again, Rachel is mostly found at the top of the fiction bestseller list. But did you know she's also published collections of her journalism, and a cookbook? Here's our guide to where to begin.

Amy Jones
Where to start reading Marian Keyes

One of the most successful Irish authors of all time and queen of contemporary fiction, Marian Keyes is a force to be reckoned with. She’s written 14 novels, published three collections of her journalism, written a cookbook, and won the Irish Book Awards – twice.

Her books are almost universally about people you want to be friends with: even as they go through incredibly difficult things they’re wry, bright, and you can’t help but cheer for them. There are also more serious topics tackled in her novels. It's not often you’d describe a book about going to rehab, the death of your husband or living with debilitating depression as "heartwarming", but Keyes manages it again and again.

This combination of heft and heart has made her one of the most beloved and popular authors writing today, so it’s no wonder that she's written the most exciting sequel of the year: Again, Rachel, which picks up with the titular star of Rachel's Holiday 25 years later.

Overwhelmed as to where to begin? Read on:

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