7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Hayley on April 30, 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: Thrillers, The Winter People, ghost stories, the woods of Vermont, overly ambitious do-it-yourself projects, haunted houses


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You should read this book if you like: Fiction, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, witty family dramas, Indian travel narratives, the bonds between sisters



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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary romance, Virgin River, starting over, the San Francisco Bay Area, kindred spirits, fighting for a better life



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You should read this book if you like: History, medieval Japan, never-before-told stories of real-life heroes, martial arts, unlikely samurai warriors



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Waste Tide
by Chen Qiufan and translated by Ken Liu
You should read this book if you like: Science fiction, dark visions of the future, recycling, clashes between tradition and ambition, corrupt corporations, ruthless power grabs



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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, New York City in the 1960s, Cosmopolitan and Helen Gurley Brown, Midwestern girls with big city dreams, scandals and high jinks



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You should read this book if you like: YA contemporary, amusement parks, unrequited young love, epic summer vacations, carousel operators and pirates


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

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message 1: by Tucker (new)

Tucker  (TuckerTheReader) The Invited is a great novel!


message 2: by Mary-Ellen (new)

Mary-Ellen Wayne The African Samurai title sounds intriguing, but a slight bit heavy and too foreign/international.


message 3: by Mary-Ellen (new)

Mary-Ellen Wayne *too foreign and international for me!


message 4: by Ziggy (new)

Ziggy Nixon Russ Linton's 4th 'Crimson Son' book was just released and in a few days we'll also have the 5th installment of Nicholas Sansbury Smith's awesome 'Hell Divers' series! May is Adventure Month for me!


message 5: by Tim (new)

Tim Brindle I'm most intrigued by Hot Dog Girl


message 6: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Tucker wrote: "The Invited is a great novel!"

Thanks! Just added to my Mt Everest of to-reads =)


message 7: by Emily May (new)

Emily May Little Darlings is my recommendation for a new release today. It's a psychological thriller written almost like a fairy tale.


message 8: by nitya (new)

nitya Hot Dog Girl and Shergill Sisters for me!

African Samurai sounds amazing too; there’s so much buried history of black/brown people and it’s high time the world acknowledges and honors it.


message 9: by Sarah (last edited Apr 30, 2019 01:28PM) (new)

Sarah I have been impatiently awaiting the The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters since reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows!


Beatrice Longbottom Tim wrote: "I'm most intrigued by Hot Dog Girl"

I agree! Plus I love this as a general statement. ^


message 11: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Mary-Ellen wrote: "The African Samurai title sounds intriguing, but a slight bit heavy and too foreign/international."

What's wrong with foreign/international? I love reading about other countries. (Mainly now because I'm so embarassed by mine.)


message 12: by Kiki (last edited Apr 30, 2019 04:14PM) (new)

Kiki Emily May wrote: "Little Darlings is my recommendation for a new release today. It's a psychological thriller written almost like a fairy tale."

So totally excited for that one!


message 13: by Valeria (new)

Valeria Sandoval Some people saying “too foreign and international” ASTONISHES me. Open your minds to other ideas, cultures and history


message 14: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Valeria wrote: "Some people saying “too foreign and international” ASTONISHES me. Open your minds to other ideas, cultures and history"

Thank you!!


message 15: by Denise (last edited May 01, 2019 01:55PM) (new)

Denise The Invited! I've had it on my to-read list for awhile now - so glad it's finally out.


message 16: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Denise wrote: "The Invited! I've had it on my to-read list for awhile now - so glad it's finally out."

Me too. Still waiting for my copy to come in at the library.


message 17: by Hari (new)

Hari ~Brekker-Maresh~ Park avenue summer!! (I just came out of a gossip girl phase, sue me😂)


message 18: by Nmesoma (new)

Nmesoma Joy Uzomah I'm going with the Shergill sister and the view of Alameda island. Sounds interesting.


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None So Deadly: A Cullen and Cobb Mystery by David A. Poulsen was released today May 4/19

May 11/19 Turning Secrets: A Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery
Brenda Chapman

May 21/19 A Deceptive Devotion (A Lane Winslow Mystery Book
6) Iona Whishaw (But it's already been delayed twice!)


message 20: by William (new)

William Roland Nitya wrote: "Hot Dog Girl and Shergill Sisters for me!

African Samurai sounds amazing too; there’s so much buried history of black/brown people and it’s high time the world acknowledges and honors it."


You are right.. Let all live as one.


message 21: by Tucker (new)

Tucker  (TuckerTheReader) Emily May wrote: "Little Darlings is my recommendation for a new release today. It's a psychological thriller written almost like a fairy tale."

I have an ARC of that! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!


message 22: by C (new)

C Although I don't need more books to read, I've placed a hold on The Invited at the local library. It sounds right up my alley.


Mayke (acozyliving)☕️ Nice diverse selections of books.


message 25: by Madison (new)

Madison I ma not sure whether I want to read the Invited does anyone know if it is gory or not.


message 26: by Tucker (new)

Tucker  (TuckerTheReader) Madison wrote: "I ma not sure whether I want to read the Invited does anyone know if it is gory or not."

It's not gory. 👍


message 27: by Tucker (new)

Tucker  (TuckerTheReader) C wrote: "Although I don't need more books to read, I've placed a hold on The Invited at the local library. It sounds right up my alley."

It's very good! Enjoy!


message 28: by Madison (new)

Madison Tucker wrote: "Madison wrote: "I ma not sure whether I want to read the Invited does anyone know if it is gory or not."

It's not gory. 👍"


Thanks for the feedback. What age do you think this would be appropriate for


message 29: by Tucker (new)

Tucker  (TuckerTheReader) Madison wrote: "Tucker wrote: "Madison wrote: "I ma not sure whether I want to read the Invited does anyone know if it is gory or not."

It's not gory. 👍"

Thanks for the feedback. What age do you think this would..."


Even though it's not gory, it's still pretty heavy and creepy. I would say 15 and up.


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