7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Hayley on August 13, 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: Contemporary romance, How to Walk Away, female firefighters, Boston, big life changes, the meaning of courage, mixing work and pleasure

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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, gripping true-crime narratives, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, unsolved crimes and citizen detectives, novel ways to catch killers

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You should read this book if you like: YA historical fiction, Under a Painted Sky, Atlanta in the 1890s, advice columns, living a double life, genteel Southern ladies, sticking up for what's right


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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, Stamped from the Beginning, examining racial justice in America, ethics and history, imagining an antiracist society


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You should read this book if you like: Thrillers, The Passenger, prep schools full of alarming secrets, boy-versus-girl skirmishes, teachers with ulterior motives, unlikely alliances


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, The Sweetness of Forgetting, World War II, champagne vineyards and wine caves, risking everything for those you love


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You should read this book if you like: YA fantasy, Of Fire and Stars, forbidden magic, court intrigue, LGBT love stories, princesses on the run, saving kingdoms



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message 1: by Vivienne (new)

Vivienne Of these, The Winemaker's Wife looks interesting. Isn't there also a new Eliott Perlman to be released soon? Maybe the Horse Will Talk. Looking forward to that!


message 2: by Meg (new)

Meg Are they going to stop making the same book covers over and over again? See The Winemaker’s Wife and all these women’s backs...


message 3: by Ursula (new)

Ursula Heinrich I really loved Things You Save in a Fire.


message 4: by Linda (new)

Linda Willimer Pi. C
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Charles Ike Eberechi Good books


message 6: by Aneeza (new)

Aneeza Rafiq Meg wrote: "Are they going to stop making the same book covers over and over again? See The Winemaker’s Wife and all these women’s backs..."
Exactly! I thought no one else was noticing this pattern.


message 7: by Kinga (new)

Kinga Meg wrote: "Are they going to stop making the same book covers over and over again? See The Winemaker’s Wife and all these women’s backs..."
:D ...and also the titles! It is always someone's wife, daughter or assistant nowadays if it comes to historical fiction.


message 8: by Juliet (new)

Juliet Meg wrote: "Are they going to stop making the same book covers over and over again? See The Winemaker’s Wife and all these women’s backs..."

I noticed that too right away.


message 9: by Mary (new)

Mary Juliet wrote: "Meg wrote: "Are they going to stop making the same book covers over and over again? See The Winemaker’s Wife and all these women’s backs..."

I noticed that too right away."

I keep thinking I've read these books until I see they haven't been released yet.


message 10: by Sarah Freese (new)

Sarah Freese I am interested in some of these new books because they speak to the comparison between historical society and today's society. I believe history has much to teach us.


message 11: by Claudia (last edited Aug 18, 2019 05:05PM) (new)

Claudia Kinga wrote: "Meg wrote: "Are they going to stop making the same book covers over and over again? See The Winemaker’s Wife and all these women’s backs..."
:D ...and also the titles! It is always someone's wife, ..."


Exactly. Geez, it feels like I read too many of them already. But the new titles are now with gossip and whispering...watch out for them...


message 12: by Javelyn (new)

Javelyn Just marked most of these novels, so excited for their releases!


message 13: by Tanya (new)

Tanya I was going to say that I loved Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, because I see its cover in the banner preview, but it's not even in this list...


message 14: by Rex (new)

Rex Lee Interesting books except a few of them. Do I really need essay help like https://essayyoda.com/best-essay-help/ to be a good author? I'm interested in this because I want to write my own story. This should be a good one.


message 15: by Liz (new)

Liz I really enjoyed The Swallows.


message 16: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Meg wrote: "Are they going to stop making the same book covers over and over again? See The Winemaker’s Wife and all these women’s backs..." I was just thinking that! It's comical that the majority of historical fiction covers are all so similar


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