6 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on June 2, 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, literary novels, the black experience in America, twin sister stories, family dynamics, The Mothers


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You should read this book if you like: Mysteries, thrillers, Agatha Christie, stormy Irish coastlines, found corpses, weddings that turn into murder investigations, The Hunting Party


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, Indian culture and society, highly anticipated debut novels, literary mavericks, Yaa Gyasi, Jhumpa Lahiri, epic debut novels


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, romance, intrigue, missing persons stories, tenacious investigators, enjoyable hook-ups in East Village dive bars, Heart of the Matter


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You should read this book if you like: Humor, satire, essays, Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri, Emo Kylo Ren, Mitch Hedberg, James Thurber, Harvard-style comedy


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You should read this book if you like: Autobiography, memoir, humor, midlife crises, This American Life, The Loh Down on Science podcast, madwomen, roombas


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

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message 1: by Elentarri (new)

Elentarri No science books... as usual.


message 2: by Elina (new)

Elina Söderholm Elentarri wrote: "No science books... as usual."

Then let's use the comment section to highlight some good science books. I recently read The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff and greatly enjoyed that one.


message 3: by Evan (new)

Evan Lien Paul wrote: "This seems to be matriarchal website."

I mean if you want books like men just google the "100 books to read before you die" lists, i swear they're almost exclusively written by men.


message 4: by Kim (new)

Kim Another to check out this month is "Exciting Times' by Naoise Dolan. I've heard lots of good things about this book as it was released in the UK earlier this year and it's now available in North America.


daph pink ♡ I AM SO FUCKING EXCITED ABOUT THE GUEST LIST.
I LOVE AGATHA CHRISTIE AND IF THIS IS NEARBY HER I AM FUCKING GONNA READ IT.


message 6: by Venice (new)

Venice Paul wrote: "This seems to be matriarchal website."

True that


message 7: by Julie (new)

Julie Will for sure not be reading Emily Griffin.


message 8: by Dina (new)

Dina Paul wrote: "This seems to be matriarchal website."

So why you're still here?


message 9: by Aurora (new)

Aurora Meh, nohing interesting


message 10: by Ina (new)

Ina Evan wrote: "Paul wrote: "This seems to be matriarchal website."

I mean if you want books like men just google the "100 books to read before you die" lists, i swear they're almost exclusively written by men."


so what ?


message 11: by Thais (new)

Thais Ina wrote: "Evan wrote: "Paul wrote: "This seems to be matriarchal website."

I mean if you want books like men just google the "100 books to read before you die" lists, i swear they're almost exclusively writ..."


Yeah, so what if women, POC and LGBTQ+ are erased from the conversation of what is good literature on the regular? It's not like reading broadly helps you see people different from you as human beings or anything.


message 12: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Mau and Paul - women have spent generations existing in the patriarchal world. Maybe this can build some empathy in you- if you could bith stop whining. Also what’s wrong w you opeing yoyr minds to things yiu seem to find girlie. Women have had to ingest media meant for men, created by men for generations too. Grow up.


message 13: by Amy (new)

Amy Paul wrote: "Thais wrote: "Ina wrote: "Evan wrote: "Paul wrote: "This seems to be matriarchal website."

I mean if you want books like men just google the "100 books to read before you die" lists, i swear they'..."


Paul, mate, if you didn't want people to reply then why bother writing a comment? If you aren't in fact an angry, fragile man then why are you so bothered that you needed to leave a comment?

Kinda seems like you just wanted to start some shit tbh...


message 14: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Emily Giffin is a really jealous and hateful person, she uses her instagram stories to attack other women. Most recently Meghan Markle who she attacked for Archie's first birthday video where they read "duck rabbit" for charity telling her to go away and calling her phony and unnatural and implying she's a bad mother for the way she read a book to her child ???? I'll never read a thing from Giffen. You can google all this for the receipts.


message 15: by nitya (new)

nitya Really intrigued by the Roomba book!! Seems fun.

And JFC can we go one post without fragile men whining about the featured books. You all own the entire publishing industry, you can deal with marginalized people finally having their voices & stories heard.


message 16: by Amy (new)

Amy Wigand Nancy wrote: "Emily Giffin is a really jealous and hateful person, she uses her instagram stories to attack other women. Most recently Meghan Markle who she attacked for Archie's first birthday video where they ..."

I totally agree with you on this one. With all the good books out there for me to read, I simply won't be wasting my time on authors who use their platform to spread such ignorant, hateful, and hurtful comments.


message 17: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine The Vanishing Half  and A Burning sound interesting.


message 18: by Kasia (new)

Kasia The Guest List by Lucy Foley seems to follow the same tactics/twist types as her other book, The Hunting Party, kinda weird.


message 19: by Casey (new)

Casey  C ∂αρн_ριηк wrote: "I AM SO FUCKING EXCITED ABOUT THE GUEST LIST.
I LOVE AGATHA CHRISTIE AND IF THIS IS NEARBY HER I AM FUCKING GONNA READ IT."


OMG yesss! I love a good Agatha vibe too.


message 20: by Arushi (new)

Arushi Paul wrote: "Amy wrote: "Paul, mate, if you didn't want people to reply then why bother writing a comment?"

I'm told every day how strong and brave and empowered women are. I didn't expect so many delicate and..."


Replying to an unsavoury comment does not make us "less empowered". "Not replying" is what got us in this messed up patriarchal world in the first place.
Won't make the same mistake again!


message 21: by Roneisha (new)

Roneisha Roberts Nancy wrote: "Emily Giffin is a really jealous and hateful person, she uses her instagram stories to attack other women. Most recently Meghan Markle who she attacked for Archie's first birthday video where they ..."

good to know. I will check that out. Definitely not supporting someone like that,


message 22: by Casey (new)

Casey  C Nancy wrote: "Emily Giffin is a really jealous and hateful person, she uses her instagram stories to attack other women. Most recently Meghan Markle who she attacked for Archie's first birthday video where they ..."

Wow, I will be removing that book from my Want to Read list- that's gross behavior on Giffin's part- def won't be reading her work.


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