7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on October 1, 2019
Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the week.

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: Weird memoirs, Running With Scissors, childhood memories, family secrets, witches, the power of love

Read our interview with Burroughs here.


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, science fiction, crosscutting timelines, LBGT love stories, artificial intelligence, transhumanism


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You should read this book if you like: Horror, mystery, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, spooky little kids, imaginary friends, the endless war of light vs. darkness


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, serious young adult fiction, Out of the Easy, stories about the Spanish Civil War, photography, writers from Detroit


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You should read this book if you like: Young adult fiction, dystopian science fiction, the Legend series, the dark future of America, the bright future of Antarctica, sibling rivalry


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary romance, The Wedding Date series, holiday flings, Anglophile adventures, cold rainy days and hot steamy nights


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You should read this book if you like: Self-help books, psychology, neuroscience, optimism, mindfulness, case studies, books by scientists

Read Wood's essay on developing a great reading habit.


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

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message 1: by Tanya (new)

Tanya I'm a third into Imaginary Friend and am really enjoying it so far, even though I was a bit skeptical going in!


The Masked Reader Already ordered some of these. So excited!


The Masked Reader Already ordered some of these. So excited!


message 4: by Philip (new)

Philip I have "The Grey Zone: A Jack Taggart Mystery by Don Easton" pre-ordered for delivery on Sat Oct 12/19


Shall I Download A Black Hole And Offer It To You "Sudden Traveler" by Sarah Hall
"A Lush and Seething Hell" by John Hornor Jacobs
"Blood Sugar" by Daniel Kraus
"False Bingo" by Jac Jemc
"The Grace Year" by Kim Liggett


message 6: by Vuyi (new)

Vuyi Am new to reading books any one who can take my hand


message 7: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Favourite genre?


message 8: by Philip (new)

Philip Philip wrote: "I have "The Grey Zone: A Jack Taggart Mystery by Don Easton" pre-ordered for delivery on Sat Oct 12/19"

Release Date slipped to Sat Oct 19/19


message 9: by Sudhir (new)

Sudhir Deb Extraordinary stories one after the other.


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