7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Danny on September 25, 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, Life After Life, World War II stories, reluctantly being drawn into a world of espionage, radio, days of reckoning

Check out our interview with Atkinson here.


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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic, superpowers, haunting experiments, life after death, severely flawed heroes



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You should read this book if you like: Memoirs, poetic prose, quirky animals, charming illustrations, a life informed by the creatures you meet, adventurers, finding your passion



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You should read this book if you like: Fiction, the Vlogbrothers, big debuts, alien discoveries that change everything, the effect of social media, how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty



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You should read this book if you like: Thrillers, the Mitch Rapp series, impossibly dangerous missions, avoiding the Kremlin's ruthless security forces, black-ops, averting the next world war



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You should read this book if you like: YA historical fiction, horror, Frankenstein, escaping misery, retellings of classic tales, survival, being consumed by darkness



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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, environmental science, addressing the causes of climate change, carbon budgets, references to T.S. Eliot poems, enlightening research



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

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message 1: by Adrian (new)

Adrian Valencia I’m ready for Vengeful


message 2: by Philip (new)

Philip I just received A Sorrowful Sanctuary (Lane Winslow #5) by Iona Whishaw which was released today


message 3: by Raven (new)

Raven Black You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but Hank Green's is actually kinda cool due to the simplicity of it.


message 4: by Louie (new)

Louie What about A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney ? It just came out today and it's supposed to be like Buffy The Vampire Slayer meets Alice In Wonderland.


message 5: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Transcription is what l am waiting to read. A lot of holds on it at my library.


message 6: by Jenny Baker (new)

Jenny Baker Also releasing today:


Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love, #1) by Beth Revis Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner


message 7: by MeerderWörter (new)

MeerderWörter Also releasing today:

Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq


message 8: by Sylvia (new)

Sylvia Just picked up Transcription at the library-


message 9: by Hoolia (new)

Hoolia Conflicted on whether or not to try the VE Schwab book. I loved A Darker Shade of Magic but thought the other two books in that series were absolute trash. Is the series worth it for someone who didn't completely enjoy the Shades of Magic trilogy?


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Amelia Also releasing today
Almulet Supernova Kazu Kibuishi! Totally recommend and reminds me of Zelda Breath of the Wild.


message 11: by Rashad (new)

Rashad Hoolia wrote: "Conflicted on whether or not to try the VE Schwab book. I loved A Darker Shade of Magic but thought the other two books in that series were absolute trash. Is the series worth it fo..." hi


message 12: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Andres i can’t wait to get a hold of my copy of Transcription!


message 13: by Johanna (new)

Johanna i can't wait to read Rabbit and Robot by Andrew Smith (also out today)Rabbit & Robot


message 14: by Charles (new)

Charles Johanna wrote: "i can't wait to read Rabbit and Robot by Andrew Smith (also out today)Rabbit & Robot"

Oh wow seriously how do they keep missing the mark that is the book I want to read last time it was the new Myke Cole.


message 15: by Charles (new)

Charles Hoolia wrote: "Conflicted on whether or not to try the VE Schwab book. I loved A Darker Shade of Magic but thought the other two books in that series were absolute trash. Is the series worth it fo..."

Not sure if this helps, but https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Haven't read it myself but plan to.


message 16: by Charles (new)

Charles Raven wrote: "You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but Hank Green's is actually kinda cool due to the simplicity of it."

I've concluded after 20 years of considering blurbs that "You shouldn't judge a book by its cover" is BS and/or does not apply to books.


message 17: by Charles (new)

Charles Suggest next time goodreads does a post like this they should have more books in it.


message 18: by Tremayne (new)

Tremayne Ever since I read "All the light we cannot see" I got stuck with the desire to read more historical fiction, especially WWII historical fiction. I'll definitely get Kate Atkinson's book.


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Eule Luftschloss Raven wrote: "You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but Hank Green's is actually kinda cool due to the simplicity of it."

There's a difference between judging a book by its cover and getting intrigued because of it.


message 20: by Brielle (new)

Brielle the cover for "an absolutely remarkable thing" is so cool!


message 21: by Ziggy (last edited Sep 26, 2018 11:43AM) (new)

Ziggy Nixon Just re-read 'Vicious' as prep for starting in on 'Vengeful' tomorrow (and enjoyed it even more the 2nd time around)! Can't wait!

Also keep checking prices on Kiersten White's new offer! It's tempting!


message 22: by Ziggy (new)

Ziggy Nixon Hoolia wrote: "Conflicted on whether or not to try the VE Schwab book. I loved A Darker Shade of Magic but thought the other two books in that series were absolute trash. Is the series worth it fo..."
Definitely! If you love fantasy and especially things in the 'superhero' style, 'Vicious' is a great book! I haven't read the 'Magic' trilogy but certainly found the first book here as good as the 'Monsters of Verity' duology!
No good guys so who do you pull for?


message 23: by Jessie Drew (new)

Jessie Drew AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING, finallllllyyyyy!!


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September 24th, 2018, 11:37 pm
I'll probably borrow the Cormoran Strike book from the library at some point, and maybe Washington Black as well.

I hadn't read anything in forever, but I just read three books on my trip! I had a bunch of things on my Kindle from the library, so I just kind of picked at random.

First up was Party of One by Dave Holmes, which I loooooved. I was an MTV-watching teen when the "Wanna Be a VJ" contest happened, and I was rooting for him the whole time, so I was predisposed to liking the book. It's an easy read, a memoir with a bunch of songs giving it a loose structure.

Next was Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman, which was recommended to me by someone here in a book post. The premise intrigued me, and I do think teenage girls can be a lot like they are described in this book. But I really didn't like the way it was written, or how same-y the two main characters sounded in their POV chapters. I finished it, so it definitely could have been worse, but I wasn't into it.

Finally, I read The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier, which I later realized was for the ONTD horror book club. I enjoyed that one - super easy read with great atmosphere that would probably make a good movie. What can I say, I'm a sucker for plucky orphans.
The is Magical
Those were all super short - next up are Little Women and Dune, which I'd wager are going to be a tad more challenging.


message 25: by Ziggy (new)

Ziggy Nixon Just finished 'Vengeful"! Can NOT recommend it enough! Just an aweesome read, did not want to put it down... so I didn't put it down! Even better than 'Viscious'!


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