8 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Hayley on April 9, 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: Historical fiction, Lilac Girls, lively trips from St. Petersburg to Paris, the years leading up to World War I, fortune tellers and adventure seekers

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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, Prince of Thorns, deadly nuns, empires under siege, a young warrior coming into her own, epic final battles



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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, The Mortal Instruments, warlocks and demon hunters, The Lives of Tao, supernatural world tours, dark magic



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You should read this book if you like: Domestic thrillers, groups of friends bound by a secret, Philadelphia, psychological explorations of guilt and memory, tense reunions



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You should read this book if you like: History, The Day Freedom Died, Reconstruction-era United States true crime, untold stories of the Secret Service, covert wars against the KKK



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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary romance, Pucked, unexpected friendships, embarrassing "meet cutes," flirting lawyers and celebrity crushes



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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, Next Year in Havana, the Cold War and the Cuban Revolution, getting recruited by the CIA, love and war in the Caribbean



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You should read this book if you like: YA fantasy, political intrigue and court drama, Chinese-inspired tales of mystery and magic, fighting for justice, soothsayers and outlaws


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

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message 1: by Jackie (new)

Jackie happy release day as well to Cat Sebastian for A Duke in Disguise!


message 2: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay I can't wait to read Lost Roses!


message 3: by Anissa (new)

Anissa It may not be anticipated enough to make this list, but I'm thrilled it's book birthday time for Rachel Howzell Hall's They All Fall Down!


message 4: by Karen (new)

Karen I can't believe they missed "The Binding" by Bridget Collins is not on this list. And it's about someone who makes books!


message 5: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Karen wrote: "I can't believe they missed "The Binding" by Bridget Collins is not on this list. And it's about someone who makes books!"

I see The Binding publishing in the US on Apr 16 for hardcover.


message 6: by Moberry (new)

Moberry Someone Knows sounds good! I can't say no to books based in Philly.


message 7: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Richter A Time Of Blood by John Gwynne is also coming out in April. Epic Fantasy at its best.


message 8: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Yes!! Holy Sister!!


message 9: by Eleriel (new)

Eleriel y'all it's Malec time!! <3


message 10: by Nitya (new)

Nitya Freedom’s Detective looks intriguing!


message 11: by Hulananni (new)

Hulananni “When We Left Cuba.”

I loved “Next Year in Havana.” Have been waiting for this ‘sequel.


message 12: by Charlie (new)

Charlie "Someone knows" seems right up my alley, i'll have to look into it!


message 13: by Gian (new)

Gian Valdivia Hola muy buena aplicación pueden guiarme si hay grupos en español o me agreguen por fa


message 14: by Alison (new)

Alison Davis Karen wrote: "I can't believe they missed "The Binding" by Bridget Collins is not on this list. And it's about someone who makes books!"
Yes I agree and would add Things in Jars by Jess Kidd too.


message 15: by Mj (new)

Mj Sold on a Monday


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