7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Hayley on September 18, 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: Mysteries, the Cormoran Strike series, private investigators, private young men with secrets, sinister manor houses, tricky business relationships



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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, A Discovery of Witches, what it truly takes to become a vampire, Paris for immortals, passionate love stories

Read our interview with Harkness here.


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, adventure tales, remarkable journeys from slavery to true freedom, eccentric explorers, life-changing friendship



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You should read this book if you like: Fiction, short stories, The Kite Runner, beautiful illustrations, understanding the current refugee crisis, funding lifesaving relief efforts



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You should read this book if you like: YA science fiction, Warcross, Tokyo, fierce fights for survival, webs of betrayal, teen hackers, ruthless enemies and unexpected allies



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You should read this book if you like: History, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, road maps for aspiring leaders in every field, politics, powerful inspiration

Check out Goodwin's "starter kit" of American history.


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You should read this book if you like: Romantic comedies, dogs, tangled love lives, men as loyal as golden retrievers, charming and witty humor, embracing life's messes

Find out why Schade thinks dogs make better soul mates than men.



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message 1: by rina dunn (new)

rina dunn Defo looking forward to reading Sea prayer!


message 2: by Alex (last edited Sep 18, 2018 06:55AM) (new)

Alex Bear A few more I'm excited about coming out today:
1. The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle -This first novel by Stuart Turton has been pretty hyped.
2. We Sold Our Souls -The books I have read so far by Grady have been pretty entertaining.
3.Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist


message 3: by Mel (new)

Mel Wayward Saint by J.S. Morin also was released today. It's one of the spin off series to his Black Ocean series.


message 4: by Cassie (new)

Cassie Fischer Escape from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco!!


message 5: by Caroline (new)

Caroline rina dunn wrote: "Defo looking forward to reading Sea prayer!"

So am I ,wonderful Author


message 6: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Manchester HOW MANY BOOKS DOES BRANDON SANDERSON HAVE TO SELL BEFORE YOU PUT HIS NEW RELEASE IN THE "NEW THIS WEEK" POST?!!!!!

Sigh. For those who care:
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds by Brandon Sanderson is out today. Genius short story trilogy.


message 7: by Mark (new)

Mark Don't miss this one! It's INCREDIBLE!!! The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón


message 8: by Janice (new)

Janice Lynsay Sands's Vampires Like It Hot....love it.


message 9: by Molly (new)

Molly Leyland The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes is also available today!


message 10: by Christopher (last edited Sep 18, 2018 05:06PM) (new)

Christopher No love for the conclusion of My Struggle? Finally came out today.


message 11: by N.E.C.C. (new)

N.E.C.C. LETHAL WHITE!!!!!!!!!


message 12: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Attention all genre readers; The Queen of Crows by Myke Cole is out today. It's book 2 of the Sacred Throne trilogy. I just got my copy!!!!!! But I'm in the middle of several books already. Sigh.


message 13: by Leo (new)

Leo Calvinist wrote: "HOW MANY BOOKS DOES BRANDON SANDERSON HAVE TO SELL BEFORE YOU PUT HIS NEW RELEASE IN THE "NEW THIS WEEK" POST?!!!!!

Sigh. For those who care:
[book:Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds|39332065..."


IKR! You'd think that after so many releases in a short time he would show up in these lists :(


message 14: by Amritha (new)

Amritha Waiting for my copy of Lethal White.


message 15: by Charles (new)

Charles I feel like if any of the books on this list are debatable as great then you should include everything that's coming out.


message 16: by Yoanna (new)

Yoanna Finally, it's been too long since we've last heard from Strike.


message 17: by Mary (new)

Mary Bush Mark wrote: "Don't miss this one! It's INCREDIBLE!!! The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón"

This and Lethal White arrived together at my house, can't wait to read them both


message 18: by anya (new)

anya Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco came out yesterday!!


message 19: by John (new)

John Mark wrote: "Don't miss this one! It's INCREDIBLE!!! The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón"

Got my copy yesterday and I can't wait to read it. I'm surprised by the lack of publicity that it has gotten.


message 20: by Olliemorales (new)

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