7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on November 4, 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: Contemporary fantasy, curious graduate students, secret underground societies (metaphorical), secret underground societies (literal), shifty barefoot men, pirates

Release date: November 5

Read our interview with Morgenstern here.


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You should read this book if you like: Mysteries, thrillers, unexpected inheritances, abandoned mansions, abandoned babies, biological parent reveals, Then She Was Gone, Watching You

Release date: November 5

Jewell shares some of her favorite domestic suspense novels here.


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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction essays, cultural criticism, This American Life, Jezebel, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, incisive political commentary, thoughtful feminism

Release date: November 5


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You should read this book if you like: Science fiction, underwater societies, mermaids, mermen, allegory, big themes, serious speculative fiction

Release date: November 5



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You should read this book if you like: Memoirs, essays, LGBTQ issues, playful genre disassembly, innovative structural choices, healthy relationships, National Book Award finalists, Her Body and Other Parties

Release date: November 5

Read our interview with Machado here.


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You should read this book if you like: Memoirs, weird stories, humor writing, Parks and Recreation, Obvious Child, Landline, Saturday Night Live, innovative comedy, heartfelt insights, the fabulous Jenny Slate

Release date: November 5

Read our interview with Slate here.


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

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message 1: by marie (new)

marie ☆彡 could alternatively be titled: 7 Great Books All Hitting Shelves Literally Tomorrow


message 2: by Alex (new)

Alex Zagorac Ok, but how about The Toll??!


message 3: by Verity (new)

Verity Alex wrote: "Ok, but how about The Toll??!"

Considering the spam posts in this thread I thought you were joking about the book title but alas I was wrong and there IS a book coming out called The Troll ;)


message 4: by Alex (new)

Alex Zagorac Verity wrote: "Alex wrote: "Ok, but how about The Toll??!"

Considering the spam posts in this thread I thought you were joking about the book title but alas I was wrong and there IS a book coming..."


It's just The Toll! but troll would be more fitting for these comments haha!


message 5: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Alex wrote: "Verity wrote: "Alex wrote: "Ok, but how about The Toll??!"

Considering the spam posts in this thread I thought you were joking about the book title but alas I was wrong and there I..."


We are absolutely trolled! LOL


message 6: by Whitney (new)

Whitney The Toll absolutely should have made this list. I’ve been waiting a year!


message 7: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Whitney wrote: "The Toll absolutely should have made this list. I’ve been waiting a year!"

Same! Can't wait until it's sent to my Kindle. :)


message 8: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Everyone's talking about the TOLL,
and I totally agree - I HAVE BEEN COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS FOR A YEAR!!!!!!!!!


message 9: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Also Supernova and The How and The Why come out tomorrow :)


message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura I read Starless Sea about a month ago thanks to a DRC and I'M SO IN LOVE WITH IT and I'm happy everyone else will finally get to read it so I have people to talk with about it!


message 11: by Lizz (new)

Lizz Martensen What about Call Down the Hawk?


message 12: by Brandie (new)

Brandie The family upstairs might be a good pick. I have read some of Lisa Jewell's other books and they were good.


message 13: by Zara (new)

Zara I just wanna say yessss The Toll should have been on this list!!


message 15: by Jena (new)

Jena Lawrence SUPERNOVA!


message 16: by Rahma (new)

Rahma Abdelrahman Where is the seventh book? Those are only six.


message 17: by Kayla (new)

Kayla J. ~ Master of Dragons & Assassins Ohhhh, The Starless Sea sounds friggin amazing.


message 18: by Kayla (new)

Kayla J. ~ Master of Dragons & Assassins Laura wrote: "I read Starless Sea about a month ago thanks to a DRC and I'M SO IN LOVE WITH IT and I'm happy everyone else will finally get to read it so I have people to talk with about it!"

Eeeek!!! Good to know. I'm so excited.


message 19: by Lizz (new)

Lizz Martensen Jennie wrote: "Looking forward to The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness and Sick Kids in Love"

I'm looking forward to The Great Pretender as well, that's what I chose this month from Book of the Month Club.


message 20: by Rahma (new)

Rahma Abdelrahman Jasmine wrote: "Everyone's talking about the TOLL,
and I totally agree - I HAVE BEEN COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS FOR A YEAR!!!!!!!!!"


Almost two years actually (since January 2018) ='D
Almost there, almost there!


message 21: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Finding Chika by Mitch Albom and The Toll by Neal Shusterman.


message 22: by Leslie Ann (new)

Leslie Ann I'm looking forward to The Deep, but also these books coming out tomorrow:

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Making Comics by Lynda Barry


message 23: by Dyah (new)

Dyah Did I miss something? I saw only 6 books on the list instead of 7


message 24: by Jordan (new)

Jordan Taylor marie wrote: "could alternatively be titled: 7 Great Books All Hitting Shelves Literally Tomorrow"
LOL


message 25: by Keith (new)

Keith Silver? By Linda Nagata


message 26: by Dianne (new)

Dianne Dodson Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater.


message 27: by Amanda (new)

Amanda This list seems to be missing the 7th book! I only see 6 books listed, despite the title indicating there'd be 7...


message 28: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa Everyone saying, THE TOLL.

They clearly made a non-YA list. There were like 10 YA books that were released that day that aren't here, lol.


message 29: by Sandy (new)

Sandy I keep checking back to see if I can find where the 7th book might be... so far nothing. I see 2 others are wondering about it, but no comments or replies to their queries. Why am I only seeing 6 titles, what am I missing? Any polite belp would be appreciated. Thanks


message 30: by Erin (new)

Erin Shannon The Deep looks interesting!


message 31: by Esme (new)

Esme Bit confused why does it say 7 books hitting shelves when there are only 6 on the list??


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