7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on May 26, 2020
Need another excuse to treat yourself to a 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: Historical fiction, small English villages, the Second World War, 150 years before the Second World War, the vagaries of time and space, the abiding power of great literature

Check out our interview with Jenner. 


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You should read this book if you like: Autobiography and memoir, tales of weird California cults, overcoming childhood trauma, interesting recreational alkaloids, indie rock bands, the ultimate triumph of family and love


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You should read this book if you like: Romance, suspense, Hollywood royalty, scrappy survivor types, comebacks, Los Angeles, Ireland, Big Sur, delicious vengeance, books by Nora Roberts


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You should read this book if you like: History, the Second World War, remarkable true stories, unbreakable bonds between fathers and sons


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You should read this book if you like: Romance, modern twists on Jane Austen classics, Persuasion, reality cooking shows, lost love, competitive behavior


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You should read this book if you like: Romance, glamorous Hollywood types, bossy bosses, busy assistants, queer fiction, scandals

Check out our interview with Wilsner.


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, gender and identity issues, complicated family dynamics, weird things that our parents secretly do, debut novels, The Other Stories podcast


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

Check out more recent articles, including:
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message 1: by Christin (new)

Christin The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner!


message 2: by Olivia (new)

Olivia Something to Talk About is wonderful!


message 3: by Noelia (new)

Noelia I can't wait to read Recipe for Persuasion!


message 4: by Sonja (new)

Sonja I got The Jane Austen Society as an advanced reader copy and really wanted to read it before it released, but I wasn't able to with all this remote working, homeschooling and everything else. I finally started it this weekend and am enjoying it so far!


message 5: by Leah (new)

Leah I'm here for the queer drama!!!


message 6: by Jim (new)

Jim Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford
Worse Angels by Laird Barron


message 7: by ClaraBelle (new)

ClaraBelle I’m excited about the Jane Austen Society, The Boy who Followed His Father to Auchwitz, and Recipe for Persuasion!


message 8: by Martha (new)

Martha I just finished The Couple Next Door and really liked it. Had some twist and turns that I wasn’t expecting!


message 9: by Gbolajobi (new)

Gbolajobi Ojo Hellllllllo


message 10: by Jt (new)

Jt i had been following the lead vocalist of Toxic Airborne Event for years. Mikal has the words of an enlightening storyteller. I am intrigued how he escaped the hollywood cult. it reminds me of Charlie w/o the death.


message 11: by Sonja (new)

Sonja kittykat wrote: "#4 Symonejohnson wrote: "it is"

#5 Symonejohnson wrote: "me to"

#6 Symonejohnson wrote: "will you be my freind?"

#7 Symonejohnson wrote: "helloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..."


This annoys me too... I flagged them as well!


message 12: by Jt (new)

Jt i do not like to be persuaded or coaxed. there is a user on Goodreads who read one of my updates. there was a web site for Trisha B. it was spam, offensive, and pornographic. we do not need smut on Goodreads. be aware folks.


message 13: by ClaraBelle (last edited May 27, 2020 02:54AM) (new)

ClaraBelle Jt wrote: "i do not like to be persuaded or coaxed. there is a user on Goodreads who read one of my updates. there was a web site for Trisha B. it was spam, offensive, and pornographic. we do not need smut on..."
Thank for warning us @Jt. I’ll be aware. Yes I don’t read smut either. sorry that happened to you.


message 14: by Jt (new)

Jt Goodreads needs to protect its users more. it must preserve dignity and goodness. Thanks ClaraBelle for complying with this message. i do not need to tolerate anymore nonsense. we all must be above the violators. can we at least cooperate and try to respect each other? sighs.


message 15: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Why is Nora Roberts on a list for "Great New Books"? Her work ought to be throw into the bin, alongside Patterson's and that one other thriller writer (Clancy I think his name is).


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