7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Hayley on March 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: Fiction, big debuts, sprawling life stories, verbose toasts, Ireland, the ghosts we all carry with us, regrets and triumphs

Read our interview with Griffin here.


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You should read this book if you like: YA fantasy, the DC Icons series, superhero origin stories, the pursuit of justice, Kansas, naive crimefighters

Find our interview with de la Pena here.


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, 1970s rock and roll, oral histories, music icons, Los Angeles

Read our interview with Reid here.


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You should read this book if you like: Thrillers, The Kind Worth Killing, unstable suburban wives, unsolved murder mysteries, Boston, extremely suspicious neighbors



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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, memoirs, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, feminism, the reality and responsibility of living in the spotlight



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You should read this book if you like: Fiction, Boy, Snow, Bird, classic children's fairy tales, family legacies, magical realism, the price of ambition

Check out our interview with Oyeyemi here.


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, powerful female friendships, divers, stories that span centuries



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

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message 1: by Ezinwanyi (last edited Mar 05, 2019 06:48AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Taylor Reid Jenkins is an awesome writer. I am also looking forward to Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams in a couple of weeks


message 2: by Janine (new)

Janine There's Second Star and Splintering Reality out this week. I read the latter and really enjoyed it.


message 3: by Louie (new)

Louie I love Goodreads but for some reason whenever they do these posts they always seem to "miss" many other good books that should also be highlighted like:You Owe Me a Murder and Opposite of Always.


message 4: by Janine (new)

Janine Louie wrote: "I love Goodreads but for some reason whenever they do these posts they always seem to "miss" many other good books that should also be highlighted like:You Owe Me a Murder and [book..."

It's usually biased towards the 'big event' books, which means a lot of other books get passed over, especially if not published with the big 5 (this includes smaller trad pubs and indies).


message 5: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Fitzgerald Quintland Sisters and Within These Lines were just released today. I broke my usual rule about buying books as soon as they hit the shelves; I usually wait for the library to get them. These two I just could not wait for!🤣📚📚📚


message 6: by Jennie (new)

Jennie Louie wrote: "I love Goodreads but for some reason whenever they do these posts they always seem to "miss" many other good books that should also be highlighted like:You Owe Me a Murder and [book..."

I've been looking forward to [bookcover:You Owe Me a Murder|40142464] too!


message 7: by Jennie (new)

Jennie I won an ARC of Annie Ward's Beautiful Bad through Goodreads Giveaways and I LOVED it. It was released today and I'd recommend that one for this list!


message 8: by Jennie (new)

Jennie If You're Out There looks interesting too!


message 9: by Ezinwanyi (new)

Ezinwanyi Jennie wrote: "I won an ARC of Annie Ward's Beautiful Bad through Goodreads Giveaways and I LOVED it. It was released today and I'd recommend that one for this list!"

Me too. You got in the mail already?


message 10: by Jennie (new)

Jennie Ezinwanyi wrote: "Jennie wrote: "I won an ARC of Annie Ward's Beautiful Bad through Goodreads Giveaways and I LOVED it. It was released today and I'd recommend that one for this lis..."

I got it a few months ago so I'm thinking maybe they did more than one giveaway for it ;) I think it takes a few weeks for the giveaway books to arrive. At least, that's been my experience. Enjoy!!


message 11: by Cheyenne (new)

Cheyenne Woman 99 by Greer Maccallister was also released today.


message 12: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia Lang #1 sounds good...


message 13: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Peter Swanson, must have! 😍


message 14: by Chandan (new)

Chandan Sarmah Good One...


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