8 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Hayley on February 5, 2019
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: Fantasy, A Brief History of Seven Killings, African mythology, antiheroes, ancient cities and underworlds, epic quests

Read our interview with James here.


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You should read this book if you like: Psychological thrillers, murder mysteries that shock the world, unknown motives, obsessive therapists, books headed to the big screen


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary YA fiction, The Hate U Give, young female rappers with big dreams, honest portrayals of working-class families, homages to hip-hop

Find our interview with Thomas here.


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary romance, Confessions of a Shopaholic, handsome strangers and childhood crushes, passing notes, small favors



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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, The Border of Paradise, powerful essays about mental illness, personal stories combined with recent research



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You should read this book if you like: Mysteries, The Dry, the Australian Outback, suspenseful family dramas, atmospheric writing, uncovering shocking secrets

Check out our interview with Harper here.


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You should read this book if you like: Science fiction, space princesses and outlaw soldiers, the far distant future, romance, trying to stop an intergalactic war


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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, the Girls Who Code nonprofit organization, empowering young women, books inspired by TED talks, rejecting perfection



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

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message 1: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta My copy of On the Come Up got delivered this morning and I'm already almost 100 pages in. 📖 😃 It's really good!


message 2: by Cindy (new)

Cindy I need Black Leopard, Red Wolf!


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Fame, Fate and The First Kiss by Kasie West is Missing from This List

I Already Got My Copy a Couple of Days Before Release Date and I Absolutely LOVED it


Latanya (CraftyScribbles) I'm waiting for my copies of The Silent Patient and On The Come Up. I can't wait to read them.


message 5: by Chevy (new)

Chevy Cendaquenta wrote: "My copy of On the Come Up got delivered this morning and I'm already almost 100 pages in. 📖 😃 It's really good!"

I just downloaded it... I can't wait to read it. :)


message 6: by Cherry (new)

Cherry Finishing up my current reading so I could start with The Silent Patient. I can't wait!


message 7: by Cari (new)

Cari Henderson Add “I Think You’re Wrong, But I’m Listening” to this list! The book we all need right now!


TheMistressofBooks Ooh, great list!


message 9: by Katsuro (new)

Katsuro Ricksand Holy fudge. Holy fudge, holy fudge, holy F U D G E. On the Come Up gets released today? Holy fudge, holy fudge, holy fudge,


message 10: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Connections in Death is missing. This is book 48 of the In Death series by J.D. Robb.


message 11: by Bear (new)

Bear Reads Books A Brief History of Seven Killings is one of my only DNFs in recent years. Black Leopard, Red Wolf sounds very different, so may pick it up. Any fans of Brief History here want to convince me to return for a second try?


message 12: by Brianna (new)

Brianna Soloski Cendaquenta wrote: "My copy of On the Come Up got delivered this morning and I'm already almost 100 pages in. 📖 😃 It's really good!"

I have my copy, too, but haven't started.


message 13: by Eilidh (new)

Eilidh Can’t wait for Black Leopard, Red Wolf!! Sadly I found The Silent Patient rather disappointing.


message 14: by Nick (new)

Nick Toney This one is also being released this week: Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service


message 15: by Louie (new)

Louie I can't wait to read On The Come Up! It's being made into a movie by the same people who made The Hate U Give movie! Here's the link for more info: https://www.epicreads.com/blog/on-the...


message 16: by Zubair (new)

Zubair Silent patient is amazing. Must read.


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