7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on May 19, 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: Young adult fiction, dystopian science fiction, The Hunger Games, top-secret prequel books, Coriolanus Snow, surprising backstories, adolescence, allegory


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction crossed with intriguing conjecture, what-if stories, Hillary Rodham Clinton, alternate history, Prep, American Wife


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You should read this book if you like: LGBT coming-of-age love stories, debut novels, reimagining of the Southern Gothic, Alabama and football, dark pasts, and finding true selves


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You should read this book if you like: Romance, contemporary fiction, meet-cute stories, struggling authors, unexpected love, romantic comedies, odd couple stories, adjacent beach houses


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You should read this book if you like: Mystery thrillers, suspense stories, psychological thrillers, tony East Coast beach communities, femmes fatale, mysterious strangers in town, dark pasts, obscured motives, The Last Mrs. Parrish


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, Indian literature, magical realism, scientists who study trees, psychics who speak to trees, imaginative storytelling, ecological themes


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Mystery thrillers, South Los Angeles, marginalized communities, unexplained murders, tenacious vice cops, Wonder Valley, Visitation Street


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

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message 1: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Can’t wait to read the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes!!!


message 2: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Rodham sounds awwwwful.


message 3: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Theriault I’m looking forward to reading the prequel and the whole series....but not right now.. During these already dark times I’m avoiding dystopian novels in favor of much lighter reading.


message 4: by Ana (new)

Ana Gutierrez I will have in my possession The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by this time tomorrow and I.CANNOT.WAIT.


message 5: by Anca-Daniela (new)

Anca-Daniela Spataru Elyse wrote: "Rodham sounds awwwwful."

LIKE


message 6: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael These Women sounds good!


message 7: by Harleen (new)

Harleen The wife stalker seems like fun. Can't wait to read the ballad of songbirds and snakes ahhh


message 8: by Donna (new)

Donna Rolon The Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella


message 9: by Mony (new)

Mony Beach Read?


message 10: by David (new)

David Leonard Rosen Perfect Read


message 11: by Rhonda (new)

Rhonda Anca-Daniela wrote: "Elyse wrote: "Rodham sounds awwwwful."

LIKE"


I bet it ends up being the most interesting of the bunch! :)


message 12: by DiAnne (new)

DiAnne Elyse wrote: "Rodham sounds awwwwful."

I agree! Blahhhhh


message 13: by Sahar (new)

Sahar S Boys of Alabama sounds interesting!


message 14: by William (new)

William B I can’t wait to read “A Furious Sky” by Eric Jay Dolin! It releases on August 4, 2020.


message 15: by Michelle (new)

Michelle These Women was excellent! One of my favorites.


message 16: by Ted (new)

Ted That's seven books I'll never read.


message 17: by Emily (new)

Emily Brittany wrote: "Can’t wait to read the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes!!!"

Omg same I have waited months 🤣


message 18: by Avdhut (new)

Avdhut Patil I was waiting for the same books. Thank you for sharing this. https://bookcantalks.blogspot.com/


message 19: by Amber (new)

Amber Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe releases today so if you like 80s inspired horror novels inspired by the Lost Boys and Fright Night definitely check this book out on Amazon today. It is one of my favorite reads of 2020 so far


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Elyse wrote: "Rodham sounds awwwwful."

haha agreed lol


message 22: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Robinson Ted wrote: "That's seven books I'll never read."

Same, haha!


Marc *Dark Reader of the Woods* Ted wrote: "That's seven books I'll never read."

lol, yep, that's most of these lists.


message 24: by ClaraBelle (new)

ClaraBelle Disgusting books! Shame on you, Goodreads!


message 25: by David (new)

David Cox Wendy wrote: "I’m looking forward to reading the prequel and the whole series....but not right now.. During these already dark times I’m avoiding dystopian novels in favor of much lighter reading."

Wow. You need to read dystopian novels so we can all guess how this year will end.


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