7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Hayley on September 4, 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: Historical fiction, World War II, incredible acts of bravery and compassion, novels based on true events, unforgettable love stories

Check out our interview with Morris here.


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You should read this book if you like: Young adult fiction, murder mysteries, Serial and other true crime podcasts, sisters with complicated relationships

Check out our interview with Summers here.


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You should read this book if you like: Biographies, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, original interviews and oral histories, portraits of American icons, television history



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You should read this book if you like: Psychological thrillers, Behind Her Eyes, terrifying secret pasts, not knowing who to trust, headline-making scandals



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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary romance, Love and Other Words, quirky heroines with "an army of pets," comically bad blind dates, competitive friendships



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You should read this book if you like: Greek mythology, history from the female perspective, the Trojan War, nuanced character studies, the impact of war on individual lives



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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, Reading People, books about books, reflections on the readers' life, literary companions, fun facts about writing and publishing



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

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message 1: by hayden (new)

hayden sad not to see Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away From the Wolves on this list! one of my favorites of the year so far, and it's out today!


Kate (Feathered Turtle Press) Hmm, nothing's really standing out to me. Sadie, The Good Neighbor and The Silence of the Girls catch my interest in a casual way, but nothing's screaming "Must Read." (Although September, in general, does seem to have a lot of interesting books.)


message 3: by hayden (new)

hayden SADIE was fantastic. definite recommendation!


message 4: by Diane (new)

Diane I’m looking forward to The Glass Ocean from the Three W’s—Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White. Out today and eagerly awaited!


message 5: by Gaby (new)

Gaby Highly recommend Sadie if you like mystery


message 6: by Bikram (new)

Bikram None of today's books are yet available in Seattle Public Library Overdrive. :( (9 pm on 9/4)


message 7: by Melanie (new)

Melanie  Brinkman hayden wrote: "SADIE was fantastic. definite recommendation!"
I second this so much!


St. Erika (NotAnEarlyBird) I am curently reading Circe so I guess I am into greek mythology for now. The Silence of the Girls for me please!


message 9: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta I already bought Silence of the Girls at the Edinburgh Book Festival and am hoping to get to it soon since I'm currently reading The Iliad, which it's based on.


message 10: by T-Roy (new)

T-Roy Maybe I'm like that child who won't try vegetables, but I have absolutely NO interest in these books whatsoever. I can see my wife going for The Tattooist though.


message 11: by annie (new)

annie I've read: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Even the afterword made me emotional (won't say why as i don't want to spoil it)


message 12: by Djilan (new)

Djilan Sadie and The silence of the Girls, mostly the second one!


message 13: by Holly (new)

Holly I don't see much in fiction that appeals; but that Mr Rogers book is a must read!


message 14: by Kristine (new)

Kristine Payant The Silence of the Girls sounds intriguing. And I MUST read about Mister Rogers. Going on vacation in another 3 weeks...might have to treat myself to one of these as part of my reading bag.


message 15: by Peerasak (new)

Peerasak Will Fear - Bob Woodward, be released next week?


message 16: by Jenny Baker (new)

Jenny Baker Sadie keeps showing up on my newsfeed and in various newsletters. I may have to add that one.


message 17: by rina dunn (new)

rina dunn The Tattooist Of Auschwitz is an amazing book! So heartwarming! I ugly cried a lot though!


message 18: by LeeAnn (new)

LeeAnn I already have a copy of the silence of the girls! Can’t waiy to start it!


message 19: by Ja-Relle (new)

Ja-Relle I’m looking forward to Michelle Obama’s new memoir, Becoming.


message 20: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Mister Rogers and the Silence of Girls does stand out. I may look for Sadie at the library as so many are seeming to have liked it.


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