7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Hayley on August 6, 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 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 top titles are now available in the United States! Which ones catch your eye?


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You should read this book if you like: Thrillers, The Woman in Cabin 10, smart homes, the Scottish Highlands, seemingly picture-perfect families, disturbing murder investigations

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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, The Poppy War, Chinese history and mythology, vengeance, warlords and monsters, avoiding the will of an angry god


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, Rust & Stardust, the 1970s, the bond between a mother and daughter, fugitives, cross-country adventures, roadside attractions


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary romance, Hate to Want You, strict dating rules, sexy football players, ghosting a love interest, technology puns


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You should read this book if you like: Fiction, The Best Man, New England, pretentious grandmothers and rebellious granddaughters, the power of optimism, heartfelt humor


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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, autobiographical essay collections, The New Yorker and Jezebel, the impact of self-delusion, how pop culture shapes our lives


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You should read this book if you like: YA fantasy, buzzy debuts, gothic manors by the sea, family curses and ghostly visions, deadly quests for the truth, justifiable paranoia


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

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message 1: by Christine (new)

Christine It's not new, but I'm currently really liking The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna!


message 2: by Michel (new)

Michel Avenali Christine wrote: "It's not new, but I'm currently really liking The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna!"

That book was phenomenal!


message 3: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael Christine wrote: "It's not new, but I'm currently really liking The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna!"

Oh my gosh so am I, I love it already!!!!!! Great to know someone else is reading it!!


message 4: by kittykat (Jo Tortitude) (last edited Aug 06, 2019 09:22AM) (new)

kittykat (Jo Tortitude) I'm interested in

I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying Essays by Bassey Ikpi and The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre


message 5: by Nicole (new)

Nicole So many exciting reads coming out this week! My birthday is on Sunday so they are all so hard to resist! :o


message 6: by PookyGurl (new)

PookyGurl Christine wrote: "It's not new, but I'm currently really liking The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna!"

Well that's now another book I put on my TBR. I swear if that pile ever falls, we're all doomed.


Amy "the book-bat" Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman is also out today.

I started reading the ARC last night and the first 5 chapters are really good and pulled me in. I hope to read another chunk tonight (hopefully it won't keep me up until 5:30am again)


message 8: by Donna (new)

Donna McEachran I really want to read the new Ruth Ware book...on the wait list from the library :-(


message 9: by Mary (new)

Mary Awaiting The Dragon Republic, but no rush...I just finished Jade War, and it wrecked me. I need time to recuperate.


message 10: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael Christine wrote: "It's not new, but I'm currently really liking The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna!"

Loving it!!!


message 11: by Corina (new)

Corina I read the The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna and loved it! This novel came out in July, The Lager Queen of Minnesota. I finished it and now I'm so sad that it's over. Great story and great characters.


message 12: by Tucker (new)

Tucker  (TuckerTheReader) Christine wrote: "It's not new, but I'm currently really liking The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna!"

I read that one! It was brilliant!


message 13: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael Tucker wrote: "Christine wrote: "It's not new, but I'm currently really liking The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna!"

I read that one! It was brilliant!"


My God it sure was great!!!
Hope she writes more!


Kirstie Whittingham Just been recommended Ruth Jones so that’s next on my list .. finished Jodi Picoult Small Great Things this morning .. wow!


message 15: by nitya (new)

nitya The Right Swipe!! And still gotta read The Poppy War


message 16: by Dana (new)

Dana I'm currently invested in The Turn of the Key


message 17: by Yogi (new)

Yogi Rogers August is a busy reading month for me with 3 books coming out by 3 of my most favorite authors.
On 8/13, J.R. Wards BLOOD TRUTH which is #4 in the
Black Dagger Legacy series
On 8/20, J.T. Geissinger continues the story of Nasir & Evalina in
DANGEROUS GAMES.
On 8/27, Ilona Andrews starts a new Hidden Legacy book with SAPPHIRE FLAMES.


message 18: by Ciara (new)

Ciara Barnett the turn of the key was good! i couldn’t put it down!! xox


message 19: by Becca (new)

Becca The Retreat Is out this week. And it is a fabulous read. :)


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