7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Sharon on March 17, 2020
Need another excuse to treat yourself to new book 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: Mysteries, thrillers, suspense, complicated mother-daughter relationships, Freudian weirdness, delayed justice, sweet revenge
 


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You should read this book if you like: Mysteries, thrillers, suspense, crime stories, strange little feral kids, lonesome hermits, unexpected heroes, authors with 60 million books in print worldwide  


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You should read this book if you like: Unsolved mysteries, international thrillers, emergency room physicians, bicycling in Vietnam, sudden disappearances, gradual revelations, solved mysteries!  


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You should read this book if you like: Autobiography and memoirs, medical mysteries, real-life stories of rare illnesses, “untreatable” medical conditions that turns out to be treatable after all  


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, Vietnamese history, Asian literature, multigenerational family sagas, the power of kindness, books by celebrated poets


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You should read this book if you like: Biography and autobiography, grandmothers and granddaughters, family lore, family secrets, family recipes, unique narrative structures


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, life in a fledgling colony, the Mayflower pilgrims, shocking crimes, mysterious strangers


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

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message 1: by kittykat (last edited Mar 17, 2020 05:11AM) (new)

kittykat How can a book releasing THIS WEEK (Unti on Writing by Roxane Gay) have no cover? Oh, perhaps it's because the release date is given as September 15, 2021. Which is in the book listing. Get it right Goodreads!

On a positive note, I would have LOVED to have seen The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune on this list., which is one of my three most anticipated for the year - all of which are by this same author!

And The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai sounds fantastic.


message 2: by Janine (new)

Janine kittykat wrote: "How can a book releasing THIS WEEK (Unti on Writing by Roxane Gay) have no cover? Oh, perhaps it's because the release date is given as September 15, 2021. Which is in the book listing. Get it righ..."

Another good choice would have been All Your Twisted Secrets.


message 3: by Keanes (new)

Keanes kittykat wrote: "How can a book releasing THIS WEEK (Unti on Writing by Roxane Gay) have no cover? Oh, perhaps it's because the release date is given as September 15, 2021. Which is in the book listing. Get it righ..."

There are real problems out there. This is not a problem.


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message 5: by Lorna (new)

Lorna The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2) by Victoria Lee

Super excited about The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee releasing today!


message 6: by Philip (new)

Philip I have "Closing Time" by Brenda Chapman pre-ordered for release on Sat Mar 21/20


message 7: by Erin (new)

Erin I’m looking forward to reading The Mountains Sing and preordered my copy in January! :)


message 8: by kittykat (new)

kittykat Keanes wrote: "There are real problems out there. This is not a problem."

This blog post by Goodreads, and as such my comment, is about books, not "real problems out there". Also, I didn't use the word problem so I'm at a total loss to see why you found my words so offensive.


message 9: by Philip (new)

Philip kittykat wrote: "Keanes wrote: "There are real problems out there. This is not a problem."

This blog post by Goodreads, and as such my comment, is about books, not "real problems out there". Also, I didn't use the..."


I agree, You made a perfectly legitimate comment about a book and a possible Goodreads error and got answered by an off topic reply. But YES Goodreads does have a real problem because it can't, or maybe WON'T, do anything about all these annoying spam comments such as in message 2 of this thread which I have already flagged and which everyone else should also flag.


message 10: by Jamie (new)

Jamie C Kitty, it was all in your tone. You know, we can actually read those too. Condescending on your part.


message 11: by Cybil, Goodreads employee (new)

Cybil kittykat wrote: "How can a book releasing THIS WEEK (Unti on Writing by Roxane Gay) have no cover? Oh, perhaps it's because the release date is given as September 15, 2021. Which is in the book listing. Get it righ..."

Thank you for the catch! The publication date on that book moved on us, so it's been replaced for you!


message 12: by Susan (new)

Susan Crowe Kittykat, more likely because you were ride.


message 13: by Susan (new)

Susan Crowe Yeah, rude too. Sorry, surviving on little sleep.


message 14: by Philip (new)

Philip Philip wrote: "kittykat wrote: "Keanes wrote: "There are real problems out there. This is not a problem."

This blog post by Goodreads, and as such my comment, is about books, not "real problems out there". Also,..."


Well GR does take these Spam messages down very quickly after they're flagged This one is gone already!


message 15: by kittykat (last edited Mar 17, 2020 10:20AM) (new)

kittykat Cybil wrote: "Thank you for the catch! The publication date on that book moved on us, so it's been replaced for you!"

You're welcome, nice to see that it's been dealt with :)

To those of you that thought I was condescending or rude, that's ok, because I suppose I was intending to be a tad sarcastic at least, given such an obvious error was posted on a public forum.

However, I've seen much more worse comments aimed at actual individuals who may well be effected personaly, so perhaps your ire is better spared for those people.


Philip wrote: "I agree, You made a perfectly legitimate comment about a book and a possible Goodreads error and got answered by an off topic reply..."

Thanks Phillip.


message 17: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart "Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week?"

Erm, yeah, maybe not the best week to go the bookstore. If your local bookstore is even open. Mine are all closed. Social distancing, people!


message 18: by Jim (new)

Jim Maxine Mei-Fung Chung: "The Eighth Girl"


message 19: by Heather (new)

Heather Rainbowheart wrote: ""Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week?"

Erm, yeah, maybe not the best week to go the bookstore. If your local bookstore is even open. Mine are all closed. Social distancing, people!"


I hear you. My local indie bookstore is allowing people to order over the phone or online and then drive up to pick up books. At least it's one way to support both the stores and the staff. :)


Psychowellnesscenter Wow. I have already read one of them. Any reviews for "Beheld" ?


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