7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on October 8, 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?


Rate this book
Clear rating
You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, immigrant stories, Foreign Fruit, visionary pioneers, Eleanor Roosevelt, rural Kentucky, books and libraries, the power of learning, women who persist

Read our interview with Moyes here.


Rate this book
Clear rating
You should read this book if you like: Urban fantasy, supernatural mystery, occult conspiracies, Ivy League secret societies, infiltrating Ivy League secret societies, class rage

Read our interview with Bardugo here.


Rate this book
Clear rating
You should read this book if you like: Memoirs, LGBT issues, coming-of-age stories, self-realization, non-poetry books by poets, the courage required to grow up black and gay in the South



Rate this book
Clear rating
You should read this book if you like: Women's fiction, Winter in Paradise, Caribbean adventures, romance, drama, cold hard truths in hot bright places


Rate this book
Clear rating
You should read this book if you like: Short story collections, White Teeth, Swing Time, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, highly combustible short fiction


Rate this book
Clear rating
You should read this book if you like: High fantasy, The Wheel of Time series, world mythology, JRR Tolkien, European and Asian folk legends, dragons


Rate this book
Clear rating
You should read this book if you like: Historical fantasy, voluptuous horror, 19th century New Orleans, charming vampires, murder mysteries, elegant bloodletting, paranormal cross-species romance

Read our interview with Ahdieh here


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

Check out more recent articles:
October's Most Anticipated New Books
Expert Advice on How to Develop a Reading Habit
Heather Morris Recommends Books Set During World War II

Comments Showing 1-14 of 14 (14 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Susan (new)

Susan I'm hopeful that Elin Hilderbrand's new book is better than its predecessor. Wishing she'd get back to the Nantucket setting where she shines!


message 2: by Jim (new)

Jim My books for this week:

"False Bingo" by Jac Jemc
"Blood Sugar" by Daniel Kraus
"The Grace Year" by Kim Liggett
"Sudden Traveler" by Sarah Hall
"A Lush and Seething Hell" by John Hornor Jacobs


message 3: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Deaton "Book of Bones" by John Connolly
"Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street" by Karen White
"A Bitter Feast" by Deborah Crombie


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

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


message 5: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Kreiser Jojo Moyes writes about librarians. Sounds perfect to me.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

I have "The Grey Zone: A Jack Taggart Mystery by Don Easton" pre-ordered for release on Sat Oct 12/19 but the release date has slipped to Sat Oct 19/19

How about the 8 spam comments - Messages 6 to 13 ! Has to be a record!


message 7: by TMR (new)

TMR I’m definitely excited for Ninth house. Heard good things about it.


message 8: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Nancy wrote: "Jojo Moyes writes about librarians. Sounds perfect to me."

Yes, indeed it does!


message 9: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Philip wrote: "I have "The Grey Zone: A Jack Taggart Mystery by Don Easton" pre-ordered for release on Sat Oct 12/19 but the release date has slipped to Sat Oct 19/19

How about the 8 spam comments - Messages 6 t..."


Silly me, I thought we'd turned a corner because I hadn't seen much spam lately. ;(


message 10: by Stacey (new)

Stacey B Susan wrote: "I'm hopeful that Elin Hilderbrand's new book is better than its predecessor. Wishing she'd get back to the Nantucket setting where she shines!"

I was thinking the same thing. :)


message 11: by Eule (last edited Oct 12, 2019 10:46AM) (new)

Eule Luftschloss Wait, a bot called Alex posting under a blog entry that advertises for Ninth House, the story of protagonist Alex working in a secret society in Yale? Telling people how to get rich with the Illuminati?
This is why I love coincidences.

Started Ninth House today and am really liking it so far.


message 12: by Melody's Tablet (new)

Melody's Tablet Is this story good whoever red this 📚


message 13: by P.W. (new)

P.W. Hazeldine Currently reading The Giver Of Stars. Finding Elenore


message 14: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Bosston Interesting set of books. I hope to read a few of them next month. Maybe I'll find more books to read.


back to top