7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Hayley on September 11, 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, mermaids, the cost of ambition, London high society, courtesans and captains, obsessive curiosity

Read Gowar's thoughts on the mermaid trend in fiction here.


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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, provocative examinations of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power

Check out an exclusive excerpt from the book here.


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You should read this book if you like: Thrillers, the Jane Hawk series, rogue FBI agents, secret societies, terrifying mind-control technology, saving the country



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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, Audrey Hepburn, unforgettable dinner parties, magical realism and romance, the unexpected ways people change your life



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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, The Chronicles of the Black Company, rebel armies and soldiers, courts of sorcerers, rough-around-the-edges heroes



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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, suspenseful true crime narratives, the real-life inspiration behind classic novels, literary investigations, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita



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You should read this book if you like: YA fiction, the Uglies series, dystopian worlds full of intrigue and rebellion, the bond between sisters, deadly missions



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

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message 1: by Bill (new)

Bill How do you not include Bob Woodward's new book???


message 2: by Mary (new)

Mary My thoughts exactly, Bill.


message 3: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer ditto!


message 4: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Bill wrote: "How do you not include Bob Woodward's new book???"
Agreed!


message 5: by Lee 🦆 (new)

Lee 🦆 I won The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World in the Goodreads giveaway! My first win ever!! So excited to read it once it comes in. :)


message 6: by James (new)

James nowhere near enough mermaids in Gowar's book... waaay more of a historical fiction/romance according to reviewers... more mermaids and i would be all in...


message 7: by Bikram (last edited Sep 11, 2018 03:00PM) (new)

Bikram I was looking forward to State Tectonics (Centenal Cycle #3) by Malka Ann Older. But Tor won't release it to Overdrive for another 4 months...!! That sucks.


message 8: by Candace (new)

Candace You heard about FEAR? Woodward's book that came out today? Million copies so far?


message 9: by John (new)

John Daily Candace wrote: "You heard about FEAR? Woodward's book that came out today? Million copies so far?"

Apparently Goodreads doesn't consider a million books in a single day (and daily excerpts leading up to it starting days in advance) to be "buzziest" enough.


message 10: by Ellery Valest (new)

Ellery Valest Should I set any seeting in order to get recomendations in spanish?


message 11: by J. Wilson (new)

J. Wilson Fear by Bob Woodward. Bought it today. It does exist.


message 12: by Marlene (new)

Marlene L I read The secret life of Bees . Loved it also The Invention of Wings


message 13: by Stelleri (new)

Stelleri Um, Fear? Sold out today on AMAZON?


message 14: by Everydayreader1 (new)

Everydayreader1 I think another great book that was released today is "Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer" by Lisa McCubbin.


message 15: by Eule (new)

Eule Ellery Valest wrote: "Should I set any seeting in order to get recomendations in spanish?"

I am afraid that GR is not aware yet that there are readers who read in different languages than English, yet.
So, no. There are no recommendations in spanish, you've got to look for lists.


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