7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on February 25, 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: Short story collections, science fiction, fantasy, Hugo Award winning authors, The Dandelion Dynasty, state-of-the-art speculative fiction


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, World War II, biographies, long novels, the domestic life of Winston Churchill, The Devil in the White City


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You should read this book if you like: Socially relevant literary fiction, National Book Award winners, stories about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the power of love and friendship, obscure geometry terms


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You should read this book if you like: True crime, the Elisa Lam case, investigatory journalism, questions, answers, more questions, conspiracies, and cover-ups


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, family drama, courageous teenage protagonists, surprising turns of events, the Mojave desert, big flightless birds


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You should read this book if you like: Inventive fiction with a touch of magic realism, exceedingly weird New Year’s Eve developments, playful abuse of the time-space continuum, Asleep From Day


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, 1950s Hollywood, Americans in exile, postwar London, blacklisted writers, Red Menace drama, the expat life, Radio Girls


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

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message 1: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Ginn The descriptions for these books are amazing and it's worth reading the list for them alone!!


message 2: by Anthony (new)

Anthony How do you know these books are "great" if they haven't been released yet?


message 3: by Ally (new)

Ally Anthony wrote: "How do you know these books are "great" if they haven't been released yet?"

If you read the introduction, you see how they identify the books - it's by how many readers have them on their TBR - that would happen by people reading ARCs (advanced reader copies) of the book and sharing their reviews prior to release.


message 4: by Barry (new)

Barry Anthony wrote: "How do you know these books are "great" if they haven't been released yet?"

Agreed! S/ be: 7 books hitting the shelves this week.


message 5: by luv4pez (last edited Feb 25, 2020 09:10AM) (new)

luv4pez Apeirogon is the best book I've read in a long time, but it's difficult at times because of the subject matter and structure. A must read.

Full review at my blog.


message 6: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Clayton Shouldn't The Splendid and the Vile be listed under nonfiction, not historical fiction?


message 7: by Amy "the book-bat" (last edited Feb 25, 2020 10:30AM) (new)

Amy "the book-bat" Ellie wrote: "Shouldn't The Splendid and the Vile be listed under nonfiction, not historical fiction?"

Historical fiction is actually more accurate for Larson's writing. His books are extremely well researched and are often marketed as nonfiction, but are usually at least partially fictional... I guess you could say creative non-fiction perhaps?


message 8: by Denise (new)

Denise Gone at Midnight sounds like a great read!


message 9: by Ankit (new)

Ankit Garg Denise wrote: "Gone at Midnight sounds like a great read!"

I am currently reading it. Around 70% in, the author appears to have covered every single detail available publicly.


message 10: by Barbara (new)

Barbara O'brien luv4pez wrote: "Apeirogon is the best book I've read in a long time, but it's difficult at times because of the subject matter and structure. A must read.

Full review at my blog."

I agree!


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