7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on August 4, 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: Contemporary adult fiction with thriller elements, young artists making dubious decisions, navigating racial politics, open marriage, New York City

Read our interview with with Leilani here. 


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary adult fiction with international elements, Africa generally, Nigeria specifically, LGBT issues, escalating crises, loss, endurance, transcendence


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You should read this book if you like: Young adult fantasy, The Twilight Saga series, companion novels, clever updates to classical Greek mythology, beautiful girls named Bella, beautiful vampires named Edward


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You should read this book if you like: Ecological science fiction, Arctic expeditions, surly mariners, avian migration patterns, urgent environmental issues, interesting off-genre forays by experienced speculative fiction authors
 


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, buzzy debut novels, switchback narrative structures, #MeToo issues, the dark underbelly of the Hollywood film industry, sweet comeuppance stories


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You should read this book if you like: Autobiography and memoirs, family heritage, genealogy, exhaustive research, African-American history, ambitious books by acclaimed cultural critics, old stories, old photos, old souls

Read out interview with Jerkins here. 


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You should read this book if you like: Autobiography and memoirs, stories of unexpected love and radical change, complicated sexual orientations, rejection of strict definitions, rigorous honesty, open questions


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

Check out more recent articles, including:
August’s Most Anticipated New Releases
Raven Leilani on Writing a ‘Messy Black Woman’
Morgan Jerkins Journeys Across the USA to Retrace Black History

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TMR So excited!


message 2: by Liam (new)

Liam Ward *COUGH* People from my Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami...


message 3: by Jenessa (new)

Jenessa Abrams Why Visit America by Matthew Baker Why Visit America: Stories


message 4: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Thompson Looks like Sweet Sorrow by David Nichols finally got released in the US too, yay! Audiobook narrated by Rory Kinnear, yay! :-)


message 5: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Thompson Liam wrote: "*COUGH* People from my Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami..."

Oh this looks amazing! Thanks for the heads up!


Virginja ↢ 99% imp And of course HARROW THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir


message 7: by Simon (new)

Simon Shouldn't Ellen Marie Wiseman's historical fiction novel The Orphan Collector be on this list?


message 8: by Tera (new)

Tera Pate The Fixed Stars and...Midnight Sun (hopefully the Twilight obsession of old will not return...)


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Elfega Cornejo The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson


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Nathalie Liam wrote: "*COUGH* People from my Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami..."
I have to read that asap!! Should have been included on this & other lists though...


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Cria Cuervos Based on the description i'm interested in the Fixed Stars.


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