Fiction of all kinds, either featuring childless or childfree protagonists, or just without major themes of parenthood and pregnancy.

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Title Author Genre Notes Triggers* ISBN
The Lunar Cats Lynne Truss Horror, Fantasy, Mystery, Humour No parenthood focus 9781784756888
Cat Out of Hell Lynne Truss Horror, Fantasy, Mystery, Humour No parenthood focus 9781612194424
When No One is Watching Alyssa Cole Mystery, Horror, Thriller No parenthood focus Racism 9780063036048
Death Before Dessert A.E. Radley Mystery, Cosy LGBTIQA+, Childfree 9781912684328
Of Ants and Dinosaurs Cixin Liu Science Fiction No parenthood focus 9781789546125
Arch Conspirator Veronica Roth Dystopian, Science Fiction, Retelling, Mythology Retelling of Antigone. CNBC characters. Interesting but trigger heavy. Reproductive science, IVF-like technology, religious/genetic oppression 9781250855466
Mornings with Rosemary (formerly The Lido) Libby Page Contemporary Friendship between older CNBC character and young woman. 9781501182051
Half Sick of Shadows Laura Sebastian Historical Fiction, Retelling, Mythology, Fantasy No parenthood focus 9780593200520
The Lost Apothecary Sarah Penner Historical Fiction, Mystery Childless and plan B themes 9780778311010
The Bookshop of Second Chances Jackie Fraser Contemporary romance Single, childless/free character in her 40s 9780593355657
The Flatshare Beth O'Leary Contemporary romance No parenthood focus 9781250295651
A Rogue of One's Own Evie Dunmore Historical Romance Second in a series, Childfree 9781984805706
A perfect Equation Elizabeth Everett Historical Romance First in a series 9780593200643
The Once and Future Witches Alix E. Harrow Historical Fiction, Fantasy No parenthood focus 9780316422017
The Ten Thousand Doors of January Alix E. Harrow Contemporary, Fantasy, Magical Realism No parenthood focus 9780316421973
The Maid Nita Prose Mystery Autistic main character. No mention of childlessness or parenting. 9780593356173
Miss Austen Gill Hornby Historical Fiction About Jane Austen's unmarried, childless sister 9781250252210
Mrs Rochester's Ghost Lindsay Marcott Mystery, Thriller, Romance No parenthood focus 9781542026390
The Music of Bees Eileen Garvin Contemporary Childless main character 9780593183939
The Power Naomi Alderman Dystopian, Science Fiction No parenthood focus 9780316547604
Book Lovers Emily Henry Romance Childfree 9780593334836
The House by the Cerulean Sea T.J. Kline Fantasy, Contemporary Fostering, adoption 9781250217318
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue V.E. Schwab Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy Main character without children 9780765387561
Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter Lizzie Cook Historical Fiction, Mystery No parenthood focus 9781982180492
The Housekeepers Alex Hay Historical fiction, heist No parenthood focus 9781525805004
Ink Blood Sister Scribe Emma Törz Contemporary fiction, magic, mystery No parenthood focus 9780063253469
The Bandit Queens Parini Shroff Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary Indian Female friendships, childless-not-by-choice lead character 9780593498958
The Hollow Sea Annie Kirby Magical Realism, Contemporary Death 9780241522103
A Cold Day for Murder Dana Stabenow Crime, Mystery 9781804549551
A man called Ove Fredrik Backman Contemporary, Humour 9781476738017
After Leaving Mr Mackenzie Jean Rhys Literary Fiction 9780393357813
All Your Perfects Colleen Hoover Romance 9781501193323
Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie Science Fiction, Queer #1 in a trilogy 9780316246620
Ancillary Mercy Ann Leckie Science Fiction, Queer #3 in a trilogy 9780356502427
Ancillary Sword Ann Leckie Science Fiction, Queer #2 in a trilogy 9780316246651
Artemis Andy Weir Science Fiction 9780553448122
City of Girls Elizabeth Gilbert Historical Romance 9781594634741
Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up Alexandra Potter Contemporary, Romance, Humour 9780063340893
Convenience Store Woman Sayaka Murata Contemporary, Japanese Literature
Crudo Olivia Laing Literary Fiction 9780393357417
Daisy Jones and the Six Taylor Jenkins Reid Historical Fiction, Romance 9781524798642
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Olga Tokarczuk Mystery, Crime, Polish Fiction
Evvie Drake Starts Over Linda Holmes Contemporary, Romance 9780525619246
Excellent Women Barbara Pym Historical Fiction, Humour 9780143104872
Flying SoloLinda Holmes Mystery, Romance 9780525619277
Ghosts Dolly Alderton Contemporary Romance 9780241434543
Home (Gilead #2) Marilynne Robinson Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction 9780374299101
I love Dick Chris Kraus Literary Fiction 9781584350347
Less Andrew Sean Greer LGBTIQ, Queer Romance, Contemporary
Love or Something Like It Deidre Shaw Contemporary, Romance 9781400067701
Motherhood Sheila Heti Literary Fiction, Contemporary 9780345810540
Mothering Sunday Graham Swift Historical Fiction Death 9781471155239
Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookshop Robin Sloan Fantasy, Mystery 9780374214913
My Sister the Serial Killer Oyinkan Braithwaite Crime, Thriller 9780385544238
Not married, Not Bothered Carol Clewlow Contemporary 9780007204014
Now You See Her Whitney Otto Contemporary 9780345378262
Olive Emma Gannon Contemporary Whether to parent is a theme. 9780008382728
Poisoned Jennifer Donnelly Young Adult, Romance 9781338268492
Remarkable Creatures Tracy Chevalier Historical Fiction/td> 9780007178377
Seal Rock Sound Sue Fagalde Lick Contemporary 9781733685245
Sourdough Robin Sloan Contemporary, Magical Realism, Fantasy 9780374203108
Tales of the City Armistad Maupin Queer, LGBTIQ, Humour 9780552998765
The Book of Longings Sue Monk Kidd Historical Fiction 9780525429760
The Bookshop Penelope Fitzgerald Historical Fiction
The Bullet That Missed Richard Osman Mystery, Crime, Humour 9780241512425
The Crossing Places Elly Griffifths Mystery, Crime, Thriller 9780547229898
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse Charlie Mackesy Graphic Novel, Philosophy, Childrens 9781529105100
The Dragon Lady Louisa Treger Historical Fiction 9781448217267
The Enchanted April Elizabeth von Arnim Historical Fiction, Romance
The Fair Botanists Sara Sheridan Historical Fiction, Romance 9781529336214
The Goldfinch Donna Tartt Literary Fiction, Mystery 9780316055437
The Huntress Kate Quinn Historical Fiction, World War II
The Keeper of Lost Things Ruth Hogan Magical Realism, Fantasy, Contemporary
The Knitting Circle Ann Hood Contemporary 9780393330441
The Man Who Died Twice Richard Osman Crime, Mystery 9780241425428
The Midnight Library Matt Haig Contemporary, Magical Realism 9780525559481
The Odd Women George Gissing Historical Fiction, Victorian About the lives of unmarried Victorian women.
The Overstory Richard Powers Contemporary, Literary Fiction, Environment 9780393356687
The Princess Saves Herself in This One Amanda Lovelace Poetry 9789524833479
The Rose Code Kate Quinn Historical Fiction, World War II 9780062943477
The Shadows Between Us Tricia Levenseller Romance 9781721357291
The Signature of All Things Elizabeth Gilbert Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction 9781482927757
The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey Historical Fiction, Magical Realism 9780755380534
The Starless Sea Erin Morgenstern Fantasy 9780385541213
The Thursday Murder Club Richard Osman Crime, Mystery 9781984880970
The Weekend Charlotte Wood Contemporary, Literary Fiction, Australian 9781474612975
The Whalebone Theatre Joanna Quinn Historical Fiction, World War II 9780593321713
A Year of Marvellous Ways Sarah Winman Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction 9781472235251
Up beaver Creek Sue Fagalde Lick 9780983389491
What's Not Said Valerie Taylor Romance 9781631527456
Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owen Mystery, Romance, Historical Fiction 9780735219113
Widowland CJ Carey Dystopian Fiction, Science Fiction 9781529412000