7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Hayley on September 17, 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: Literary fiction, Brown Girl Dreaming, the power of family and community, Brooklyn, exploring identity, education, and gentrification

Read our interview with Woodson here.


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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, Eating Animals, Earth, learning about real ways to combat global warming, environmental science, changing up your diet


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You should read this book if you like: YA fantasy, Seafire, pirate ships, all-female crews, how revolutions begin, strong bonds between sisters, daring sea battles


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, The Girl with a Pearl Earring, World War II, England's grand cathedrals, embroidery, supportive friendships, crafting a new life


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You should read this book if you like: Thrillers, No Time for Goodbye, Manhattan skyscrapers, imagining what would happen if an elevator malfunctioned, citywide panic, plot twists


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You should read this book if you like: Epic fantasy, The Blade Itself, a magical spin on the Industrial Revolution, blood-soaked battlefields, scheming royals, war machines


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, the dawn of the Cold War, Doctor Zhivago, secretaries-turned-spies, thrilling tales of political and social unrest


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

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message 1: by Susan (last edited Sep 17, 2019 03:22AM) (new)

Susan Graves Just a helpful note the secrets we kept was released September 3rd. :)


message 2: by TMR (new)

TMR Elevator pitch sounds pretty good. Red at the bone hmm not so sure about. But they both sound good and I am excited!


message 3: by Jacqueline (new)

Jacqueline Susan wrote: "Just a helpful note the secrets we kept was released September 3rd. :)"

Yeah I have seen it around (and it's the Reece Witherspoon book club pick for September) but according to the release dates for other editions of the book the Kindle version is released today. Different formats have been released on different days it seems.


message 4: by Philip (new)

Philip Elevator Pitch was delivered to my Kindle app this morning. Next up after Tom Lowe's "The Orchid Keeper" which was delivered yesterday (I think Monday is still part of this week?)!


kittykat (Jo Tortitude) Eliza wrote: "I am making a good salary from home $1200-$2500/week , which is amazing, under a year back I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now i..."

Wow, just 4 messages into this thread and they're already at it... Flagged.


message 6: by Sophie (new)

Sophie kittykat wrote: "Eliza wrote: "I am making a good salary from home $1200-$2500/week , which is amazing, under a year back I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instruct..."
I flagged it as well. So frustrating.


message 7: by Richard (new)

Richard Nothing of interest to see here. Moving on.


message 8: by Philip (last edited Sep 17, 2019 11:07AM) (new)

Philip Sophie wrote: "kittykat wrote: "Eliza wrote: "I am making a good salary from home $1200-$2500/week , which is amazing, under a year back I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed wi..."

I flagged it, too and now there's another one up to flag. Different name again but same origin in Pakistan as many of these things.


message 9: by Ann (new)

Ann JuliaMBerglund wrote: "Making money online more than $15k just by doing simple work from home. I have received $18376 last month. Its an easy and simple job to do and its earnings are much better than regular office job ..."

Richard wrote: "Nothing of interest to see here. Moving on."

someone flag julam Berglund post please .. sorry Richard didn't mean to have your comment copy pasted.


message 10: by Ann (new)

Ann I am personally not interested in any of these books


message 11: by Jason (new)

Jason Wow Richard not interested in saving our planet! Wow!


message 12: by Bikram (last edited Sep 17, 2019 12:37PM) (new)

Bikram No mention of Permanent Record?


message 13: by Marian (new)

Marian Ditto Bikram... what about Snowden's Permanent Record?? I don't know if it will be a "great book" but I sure look forward to reading it, even if it *is* almost $20 a pop (sigh).


message 14: by Sem (new)

Sem None of them catch my eye.


message 15: by Richard (new)

Richard Jason wrote: "Wow Richard not interested in saving our planet! Wow!"

Save the planet? The planet has endured global floods, ice ages, and has been hit by meteorites (miss the Tyrannosaurus Rex?), and somehow we're supposed to be worried about saving the planet, which has been around for 4.5 billion years?


kittykat (Jo Tortitude) MarthaJAllen wrote: "★I get paid over $426 1 to 2 hours working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I'd be able to do it but my best friend earns over $28k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The..."

more scummers... flagged


message 17: by Sophie (new)

Sophie The Family by Louise Jensen in 2020
The Starless Sky by Erin Morgenstern is a must read for many....


message 18: by Carla (new)

Carla Nothing really interests me this week, sadly.


message 19: by Lucy (new)

Lucy Not interested in any of these books 📚


message 20: by Christine (new)

Christine Although I do want to read some of these books listed above, there are others closer to the top of my pile...
I’m most excited about other books that came out very recently: Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” (sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale), and Barbara Hambly’s “Lady of Perdition,” (the latest in her long-running Benjamin January historical mystery series).


message 21: by Bethany (new)

Bethany Chappell Added 4 of the 7 to my “Want to Read” list. :)


message 22: by Richard (new)

Richard Ann wrote: "JuliaMBerglund wrote: "Making money online more than $15k just by doing simple work from home. I have received $18376 last month. Its an easy and simple job to do and its earnings are much better t..."

No worries. Although, I still find it quite fitting for spam. ;)


message 23: by Philip (new)

Philip Richard wrote: "No worries. Although, I still find it quite fitting for spam. ;)"

I find it extremely annoying. I like to follow legitimate comments on articles of which I am interested and I like eMail notifications but I do not like being bombarded with eMails for these crappy spam comments especially when the same spam is posted sometimes as often as 10 times!



message 24: by Ann (new)

Ann Philip wrote: "Richard wrote: "No worries. Although, I still find it quite fitting for spam. ;)"

I find it extremely annoying. I like to follow legitimate comments on articles of which I am interested and I like..."


Agreed.


message 25: by Jocelyn (new)

Jocelyn Richard wrote: "Jason wrote: "Wow Richard not interested in saving our planet! Wow!"
Save the planet? The planet has endured global floods, ice ages, and has been hit by meteorites (miss the Tyrannosaurus Rex?), ..."


Perhaps a rephrase... Saving the planet for future life as we know it now. Only so many catostraphes can be survived, maybe humans will be the final one.


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