7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on January 21, 2020
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 fiction, literary migrant stories, Mexico, the vagaries of American public policy, The Grapes of Wrath
 


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, the Spanish Civil War, the 1930s, poet Pablo Neruda, desperate émigrés, Spain, Chile, points between Spain and Chile


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You should read this book if you like: Science fiction, near-future speculation, time travel, Neuromancer, The Peripheral, books by one of the planet's greatest living sci-fi authors


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You should read this book if you like: Mystery thrillers, The Nowhere Child, eerie island towns, dark secrets, traumatic revelations, wives, widows


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You should read this book if you like: Mystery thrillers, obscenely wealthy people, family secrets, deadly poisons, almost-deadly poisons, Paris Fashion Week, Crazy Rich Asians, Gillian Flynn


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You should read this book if you like: Crime fiction, private investigator stories, unlikely partnerships, unsolved mysteries, San Diego, Two Girls Down


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, World War II, celebrated journalists, socialite sisters, comeuppance for Nazi sympathizers, Lilac Girls, The Women in the Castle


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

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message 1: by TMR (new)

TMR These books do look delightful to read.


message 2: by EricW. (new)

EricW. Sarah wrote: "BE CAREFUL!! 
Nobody here can help you or even suggest how you can get your ex or love back,any testimonies of most spell casters here must be ignored, because most of them are scam i mean real sca..."


What does this have to do with Goodreads? I'm just baffled.


message 3: by Joshua (new)

Joshua Collinson Sarah wrote: "BE CAREFUL!! 
Nobody here can help you or even suggest how you can get your ex or love back,any testimonies of most spell casters here must be ignored, because most of them are scam i mean real sca..."


This also sounds like a scam, also this has nothing to do with books, or Goodreads or...anything.


message 4: by Joshua (new)

Joshua Collinson Sarah wrote: "BE CAREFUL!! 
Nobody here can help you or even suggest how you can get your ex or love back,any testimonies of most spell casters here must be ignored, because most of them are scam i mean real sca..."


I just checked your profile, this seems o be the only comment you are capable of posting, so yeah, I'd say your scam or this actually used to be someones account got hacked and now some bot runs out.


message 5: by Neide (new)

Neide Gomes I'm super excited for the third Truly Devious book, "The Hand on the Wall" by Maureen Johnson. It comes out today and I can't wait to get a copy!


message 6: by Cai, Goodreads employee (new)

Cai Joshua wrote: "Sarah wrote: "BE CAREFUL!! 
Nobody here can help you or even suggest how you can get your ex or love back,any testimonies of most spell casters here must be ignored, because most of them are scam i..."


Hey all, thanks for bringing this to our attention! We've taken care of it 🙂 Please don't hesitate to report any suspicious activity to us in the future.


message 7: by Valerie (new)

Valerie I'm going to add Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford.


message 8: by Bethany (new)

Bethany These do look good! I'll add Homie: Poems by Danez Smith to the list, which is published today.


message 9: by Joshua (new)

Joshua Collinson Cai wrote: "Joshua wrote: "Sarah wrote: "BE CAREFUL!! 
Nobody here can help you or even suggest how you can get your ex or love back,any testimonies of most spell casters here must be ignored, because most of ..."


I'll do that next time! Thank you.


message 10: by Denise (new)

Denise Reed The Wife and the Widow is tremendous! I highly recommend it to all of you thriller/suspense lovers out there.


message 11: by Victoria (last edited Jan 21, 2020 10:23AM) (new)

Victoria 6 great books and 1 racist garbage book being praised to high heavens. There, I fixed your headline.

https://tropicsofmeta.com/2019/12/12/...


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah 5 great books and 2 book by money-grubbing anti-library (anti-lower-income, anti-student, anti-disability) Macmillan imprints.


message 13: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Sarah wrote: "5 great books and 2 book by money-grubbing anti-library (anti-lower-income, anti-student, anti-disability) Macmillan imprints."

Which is the 2nd book to avoid? Only aware of the issues with American Dirt.


message 14: by Jennie (new)

Jennie Valerie wrote: "I'm going to add Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford."

Me too!!


message 15: by Jillian (new)

Jillian Brown Done with righteous Goodreads users and their obsession with author identities. Stop one-starring books you’ll never read in your attempt to make sure every author only writes “in their lane,” only writes characters sharing their racial/cultural/sexual/disability identity slots. Only one-star a book if you’ve read it and hated it. If you genuinely thought it was badly written and researched, THEN you get to complain.


message 16: by JPT (new)

JPT Neide wrote: "I'm super excited for the third Truly Devious book, "The Hand on the Wall" by Maureen Johnson. It comes out today and I can't wait to get a copy!"

Same. I just picked up the audiobook and will start it on my commute home. I have some guesses, but am prepared to be surprised.

Also, is it just me or are the comments getting weirder all the time? LOL.


message 17: by Paige (new)

Paige Turner I have THE JANES coming next week, so I am excited about that.

However, I wanted to say I cannot believe the amount of scammers trying to phish on Goodreads these days. 4 comments here out of 20!

I have flagged them all and I trust Goodreads moderators will remove, not only the comments, but their accounts as well. These despicable people are getting worse and worse these days and I for one am sick to death of them invading every damn site!


Amy "the book-bat" Paige wrote: "I have THE JANES coming next week, so I am excited about that.

However, I wanted to say I cannot believe the amount of scammers trying to phish on Goodreads these days. 4 comments here out of 20! ..."


I agree about the spammer scammers.


message 19: by Neide (new)

Neide Gomes JPT wrote: "Neide wrote: "I'm super excited for the third Truly Devious book, "The Hand on the Wall" by Maureen Johnson. It comes out today and I can't wait to get a copy!"

Same. I just picked up the audiobo..."


Definitely not just you LOL there are too many scammers here


message 20: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea Owens I want to read them all.


message 21: by Jennie (new)

Jennie Victoria wrote: "Sarah wrote: "5 great books and 2 book by money-grubbing anti-library (anti-lower-income, anti-student, anti-disability) Macmillan imprints."

Which is the 2nd book to avoid? Only aware of the issu..."


I'm still wondering what the second book is too!


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