7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on October 29, 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, LGBT stories, Call Me By Your Name, exotic European locales, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, smoldering glances, true love



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You should read this book if you like: Autobiographies, memoirs, Puerto Rico to Miami Beach, Educated, Hunger, Heart Berries, highly acclaimed debut authors, personal reinvention


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You should read this book if you like: Mystery, horror, odd happenings in small Southern towns, dark secrets, wayward teens, sinister conspiracies, low-budget horror films


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You should read this book if you like: History, eerie nonfiction, spiritualists, mediums, creepy old camps in the woods of Maine, speaking with the dead, ethnography, investigative reporting


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary romance, young adult fiction, teenage authors, Angie Thomas, Nicola Yoon, LGBT issues, Rent, blackmail, bullies, facing down the haters


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You should read this book if you like: Musical memoirs, Prince Rogers Nelson, Paisley Park, Minneapolis, scrapbook photos, archival materials, little red Corvettes, raspberry berets


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You should read this book if you like: Mystery thrillers, crime fiction, the Jack Reacher series, tall dark strangers, quiet but competent heroes, cathartic violence, clear-eyed justice, vicarious thrills


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

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message 1: by Aurora (new)

Aurora Never heard of any of them :(


message 2: by Ben (new)

Ben Howard Can't wait for Find Me!


message 3: by Brianna (new)

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message 4: by Snowleesi (new)

Snowleesi I never heard of any of these, but I sure heard of "Shattered Bonds" by Faith Hunter, which is also releasing today!


message 5: by Bailey (new)

Bailey I've never heard of any of these but Full Disclosure immediately piqued my interest so I bopped on over to my local library's website and checked out the e-book!


message 6: by Todd (new)

Todd Kinard Just picked up Jack Reacher Blue Moon this morning my first Jack Reacher novel


message 7: by Doug (new)

Doug Am second in the queue for Find Me at the library! Hurry, hurry! :-)


message 8: by Yasir (new)

Yasir Sorry to say but why nearly all of the 2019 books are about LGBT issues? Do writers think that is a good way to write about popular topics and make money. Ok, thats fine but what about the people who do want to read something useful?


message 9: by Sherry (new)

Sherry None of these interest me in the least....


message 10: by Joyce C (new)

Joyce C The Beautiful Ones by Prince? Really?


message 11: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Dalton What is the criteria for selecting the books featured? Because there are a lot of books released every week, yet the featured ones seem slanted towards celebrity authors/biographies and the favored issue of the day.


message 12: by Landon (new)

Landon Ashcraft Yeah, I also never heard of these books.


Crisanda (Sapphire) Yasir wrote: "Sorry to say but why nearly all of the 2019 books are about LGBT issues? Do writers think that is a good way to write about popular topics and make money. Ok, thats fine but what about the people w..."

I'm sure a lot of people, myself included, find books on LGBT issues useful. I'm sorry that you don't agree.


message 14: by Prachi (new)

Prachi Never heard of them and most of them seem to be on LGBT issues


message 15: by Terrell (new)

Terrell Man Evidence Ignored: What You May Not Know About Columbine by Rita Gleason was also released this week. It's a well researched, in-depth analysis of what happened in the lives of the two killers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold in the two years before the attack. The book contradicts, with abundant evidence, the now commonly held belief that Harris was just a psychopath that pushed Klebold into the crime.


Amy "the book-bat" Joyce C wrote: "The Beautiful Ones by Prince? Really?"

I saw it mentioned in Entertainment Weekly. I get the impression that it is a bit like a scrapbook of Prince's actual writings and artwork and that his biographer pulled it all together and filled in parts with information from interviews and the like. Might be interesting if you are a Prince fan.


message 17: by Francine (new)

Francine Putkowski Can anyone please tell me how I would get my book, which was just released on 10/17/19 on this list? I would be most grateful. My book title is: LOVE WANTS TO FIND YOU, by Francine Putkowski


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