7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Hayley on July 24, 2018
Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day.

To create our list, we focused on the top books Goodreads members can't wait to read, which we measure by how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves. All these highly anticipated titles are now available! Which ones catch your eye?


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, love stories with secrets, mysterious disappearances, modern dating terms, friends who tell you when you're acting crazy



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You should read this book if you like: YA fiction, classic horror movies, dark humor, creepy film sets, confronting your literal and figurative demons, being haunted by your past



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You should read this book if you like: Memoirs, trailblazing Olympic athletes, moving coming-of-age stories about growing up as the only African American Muslim at school, fencing



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You should read this book if you like: Psychological thrillers, hearing noises no one can else can, potentially possessed typewriters, wondering if you're losing your mind



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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, Scotland, The House Between Tides, stories that span centuries, myth and family legend, 9th century Norsewomen



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You should read this book if you like: Essay collections, hilarious wit combined with poignant soul-searching, revealing journeys of what it's like to be a creative, sensitive black man



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You should read this book if you like: Science fiction, the Wayfarers series, humans hanging with aliens, thrilling space adventures, wrestling with profound universal questions



What are you looking forward to reading? Let's talk books in the comments!

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message 1: by Anissa (new)

Anissa Some books I'd never heard of here that I'll have to give a closer look.

But the newly debuted books I'll be buying this week include Lawrence Osbourne's Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Novel, The Last Thing I Told You by Emily Arsenault & The Space Between by Dete Meserve. It's a good week for mysteries & thrillers.


message 2: by Adrian (new)

Adrian Valencia Scream all night looks interesting, i love me some dark humor


message 3: by Amelia (new)

Amelia I love Becky Chambers' writing!


message 4: by Kaitlin (new)

Kaitlin Anissa wrote: "Some books I'd never heard of here that I'll have to give a closer look.

But the newly debuted books I'll be buying this week include Lawrence Osbourne's [book:Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Nov..."


Oooh thanks for the list! "The Last Thing I Told You" looks amazing!


message 5: by Danvers (new)

Danvers Fletcher never had such books but I will try them


message 6: by Mayke ☕️ (new)

Mayke ☕️ Very interesting books. Haven't heard of any of them.


message 7: by Midelaye (last edited Jul 24, 2018 04:38PM) (new)

Midelaye So excited for Record of a Spaceborn Few! I love Becky Chambers' writing, and the Wayfarers series has quickly become one of my favourites. Unfortunately it doesn't come out in Canada for a couple months, but I placed my pre-order today!


message 8: by Michael (new)

Michael I've been waiting for Record of a Spaceborn Few
by Becky Chambers for a while. Loved both of the other Wayfarers books and I'm sure I'll love this one.


message 9: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Midelaye wrote: "So excited for Record of a Spaceborn Few! I love Becky Chambers' writing, and the Wayfarers series has quickly become one of my favourites. Unfortunately it doesn't come out in Canada for a couple ..."

Same thing here in New Zealand but I ended up caving and doubling up with the ebook. Just started but it's already so lovely!


message 10: by Dale (new)

Dale I just bought Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, which released today. Love this series of cozy mysteries.


message 11: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta I went to Record of a Spaceborn Few's Scottish launch yesterday so already have a signed copy - can't wait to start reading it. 😁


message 12: by Susan (new)

Susan Paul Women of the Dunes sounds interesting but cover looks too much like so many others


message 13: by Nicko (new)

Nicko Moknu Yeeeah ... no. Not my kinda fiction :/


message 14: by Jim (new)

Jim funny how many comments are "never heard of these books" even though Goodreads insists people want to read them :)


message 15: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Stoolfire Scream All Night is absolutely awesome. I can't recommend it enough! :)


message 16: by Kiandra (last edited Jul 29, 2018 05:16AM) (new)

Kiandra Halstead James wrote: "funny how many comments are "never heard of these books" even though Goodreads insists people want to read them :)"

Exactly and I'm still trying to figure out goodreads, I'm basically new as well as I dont get on much. Though I'm into reading new books I don't have $ for, I've a lot of book to get to and don't have immediate access to library, these all look good. Not sure I'm finished with all this, will get back to you/this. Catch you all later lovelies!


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